Startup School

Startup School is a semester-long workshop series that provides the training and resources to successfully launch and grow a startup.

Startup School is free for current NYU students, faculty, researchers and staff, but registration is required. Refer to events calendar to register for upcoming workshops.

  • FAQs

    Do I need to register?

    Yes, registration is required for each workshop. Upcoming workshops can be found below.

    Who teaches Startup School?

    Each workshop is taught by an industry expert. This includes venture capitalists, startup founders, startup lawyers, digital marketers, accountants, and more!

    Are there any prerequisites?

    There are no prerequisites. Simply attend the sessions that are of interest to you - and attend as many as you like.

    Where can I see previous sessions of Startup School?

    Check out previous recordings of Startup School on our YouTube channel.

  • Previous Workshops

    Getting to Product Market Fit Part 1

    Getting to Product Market Fit Part 2

    How To Build Products Users Love

    When and How to Raise VC

    Acquiring Customers on a Budget

    Sizing Up Your Market and Competition

  • Upcoming Workshops
    Wed, Sep 26
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Startup Law 201: Building Your Immigration C...

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    This session will be led by Najia Khalid, Co-chair of Wiggin and Dana’s Immigration and Nationality Law and Compliance Practice Group. Learn ...

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    Wed, Oct 3
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    How to Build Products Users LOVE

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    Learn what it takes to create something with a passionate group of users. During this session, attendees will learn how to work on an MVP, how to...

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    Tue, Oct 9
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Pitching and Storytelling 101

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    As a startup founder, you need to pitch your idea. Constantly. Pitch investors, clients, people you meet on the subway, and more. This session, l...

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    Tue, Oct 16
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Software Prototyping & User Testing

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    This session will be led by Samatha Shi (NYU Shanghai '17) and Tony Hancock of Intent Media. In this interactive workshop, learn how to rapid...

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    Wed, Oct 17
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Protecting Your Idea / Invention

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    Determine what steps you may need to take to protect your startup's intellectual property. This workshop will cover the different methods for pro...

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    Tue, Oct 30
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Building Your Email Marketing Strategy

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    There's a good reason why email marketing has stood the test of time: It works well as a primary communication method between a business and its ...

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    Tue, Nov 6
    09:30am ‐ 01:30pm

    SBIR/STTR Advanced Workshop

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    Join us for a special SBIR/STTR Advanced Workshop focused on non-dilutive funding resources with Jim Greenwood, Founder of Greenwood Consulting G...

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    Tue, Nov 13
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Pitching to Investors

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    One of the most critical jobs of a startup founder is communicating the vision and mission of your startup to the external community. This sessio...

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    Wed, Nov 14
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Legal Essentials for Startups

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    Come hear from David Sorin (Stern '79), managing partner of McCarter & English and Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth C...

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