Entrepreneurial Institute

The Week Ahead at the Leslie eLab

Hi Everybody!

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break and some time away from all the books and assignments. It is always good to get some time to recharge your batteries, see new sights, and experience new things because these will spark new ideas and innovations. If that is the case for you, please let us know what you are working on or what idea you want to bring to life and we'll be there to help you realize it, whether that is in one-on-one sessions or through larger events, there is a range of resources and services for you to tap into.

Check out these events which will help you start up better!

Monday, March 23
Ruby on Rails: Workshop Pt. 2
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Having skills in-house can be crucial for startups to build fast and iterate quickly. The Ruby on Rails workshop series will help you understand this dynamic, reflective, and object-oriented programming language and teach you how to use it to your advantage when building apps and websites.

Tuesday, March 24
5-Day Lean Launchpad Info Session
1:00pm - 3:00pm
The 5-day Lean Launchpad is a practical class—a lab, not a “book” class—to give teams of students real world experience in how to turn an idea into a business. This for-credit class (Aug. 24 - 28, 2015) for graduate students allows you to gain real world experience building a startup, test your business idea with customers, and use feedback to develop your company.

Thursday, March 24
Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurs
5:00pm - 6:45pm
Are you ready to start raising money for your (social) enterprise but are not quite ready to pitch to investors? Maybe crowdfunding is the right solution for you to get you off the ground! Join this workshop with indiegogo and panel with successful startup entrepreneurs to learn how crowdfunding can boost your business.

Thursday, March 24
Filing Your Own Patents
7:00pm - 8:30pm
You have IP that you would like to turn into a startup but you do not have the money to pay for a patent lawyer? Maybe filing your won provisional patent is exactly what you need to get you going and protect your IP! Join us for this talk with Eric Rosenthal (NYU ITP) to learn how you can make sure that others can't steal your idea!

Sneak Peak - Coming Up:
April 9
Shark Tank: Auditions at the Leslie eLab
Ever wanted to pitch your startup to the investors on Shark Tank? This is your chance to get on the show - come and pitch at the casting in the Leslie eLab!


Hoping to see you all soon in the Leslie eLab,