Entrepreneurial Institute

The Week Ahead at the Leslie eLab

Hi everybody,

It is hard to believe but the Leslie eLab has been open for only a little over a month! So many things have already happened here in the last few weeks. We have welcomed well over 30 speakers, panelists, and lecturers. Numerous startup teams have pitched to VCs and other jurors. And this past week, Bäro, a student startup that has tirelessly worked in the Leslie eLab, launched the beta version of their app here.

One thing I am especially excited about is that over these four weeks, students have begun to build connections to other entrepreneurs, have started to build a new community within NYU, and are engaging each other in conversations about entrepreneurship. And we hope that more of you keep joining the community, learn from each other, and encourage each other to build new businesses.

And if starting a startup seems intimidating, let us know - we are happy to help you at any stage of the process! A great place to start are the events we are organizing this week:

> See a complete list here

Monday, October 20 (TODAY!)
Lunch and Learns: Y-Combinator and Fundraising
 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come to hear from Thomson Nguyen, a successful entrepreneur, how he got his startup, Framed Data, into Y-Combinator, how he attracted additional funding, and what it is like to run a company.

Monday, October 20 (TODAY!)
The Challenges of Social Enterprise Startups
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Social Enterprise Startups face unique challenges: not only do they seek to make profits, but also to have lasting impact and change the world for the better. Hear from Andrew Greenblatt, serial social entrepreneur, how your social enterprise can operate successfully in different markets!

Monday, October 20 (TODAY!)
Tech@NYU Design Days: Psychology in Technology
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Have you ever wondered what psychology has to do with technology? Find out in this engaging talk with Matt Wallaert, behavioral scientist at Microsoft, who will be talking about using psychology in technology and how to build products that change behavior.

Wednesday, October 22
How to Start a Startup with Sam Altman
 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Everything you need to know about how to build a startup from some of the world experts.
This video broadcast MOOC covers how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more. Tech@NYU facilitates class discussions.

> See more events here...

All the Best,