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.

  • Previously Filmed 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
    Tue, Feb 12
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    When and How to Raise Venture Capital

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    At some point in time, nearly every startup will require outside capital to help it grow and scale. This workshop will introduce the different so...

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    Wed, Feb 13
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Coming Up With a Brilliant Business Idea

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    This ideation session will guide you through the first step of starting a business: deciding what your business will be! Brainstorm great ideas t...

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    Thu, Feb 14
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Legal Essentials for Startups

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

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    Tue, Feb 19
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Building Your Product Roadmap

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    Please note that this workshop is only open to current NYU community members. Your NYU ID is required at check-in Startup School is a semester-...

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    Tue, Feb 26
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Influencer Marketing

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    This session will be led by Molly Fedick, Creative Director of Hinge.  Please note that this workshop is only open to current NYU community memb...

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    Tue, Mar 26
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Demystify the Fundraising Process

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    This session will be led by Jenny Fielding, Managing Director of Techstars.  Please note that this workshop is only open to current NYU communit...

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    Wed, Mar 27
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    The Art of the Pitch

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    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, Apr 2
    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, Apr 17
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Startup Sales: Improve Your Odds for Success...

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    The primary activity for startup founders is to sell: to investors, employees, and customers. We will explore sales through these perspectives wh...

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