Entrepreneurial Institute

Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU

We would like to share the news that Andy Moss has been named the Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU program. The new entrepreneurship program, funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, offers coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for aspiring NYU entrepreneurs—students, researchers, staff, and faculty—regardless of major, discipline, or NYU school affiliation.

Andy has been with the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute since 2014 as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and will now lead the Blackstone LaunchPad program, connecting ventures to experienced coaches and the burgeoning startup ecosystem at NYU.

“We’re here to help you develop skills around marshaling resources and figuring out how to execute plans for an entrepreneurial venture. We want to know where you are in the process of developing your business so that we are best equipped to help you,” Moss said at the Blackstone LaunchPad kickoff reception that took place at the Leslie eLab.

Andy is also the co-founder of Lean Launch Ventures, a tech accelerator funded by the state of CT, that invests, advises and trains entrepreneurs. LLV utilizes the Lean Methodology and brings together a strong diverse mentor network to guide the entrepreneurs. Andy also serves as an advisor and mentor for several startup programs in NYC and CT including Topstone Angels and The Refinery, and is a member of the New York CTO club.

Previously, he spent 17 years as an internal entrepreneur for the Microsoft Corporation, leading pioneering efforts in digital media, online service delivery, distributed computing, & software development architecture and methodologies. He also frequently represented Microsoft in Congress, at the FCC and other government and industry forums.

Learn more about Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU here.

About the author:

Remya Thomas is the Communications and Community Manager at the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.