Entrepreneurial Institute

Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQ (Mar 12 Update)

Starting Friday, March 13, NYU is implementing new measures to keep our community healthy and to contribute to minimizing the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19. In accordance with these guidelines, the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute will continue to virtually host all scheduled programming, events and coaching utilizing NYU Zoombut the Leslie eLab will be closed.

As always, the entire Entrepreneurial Institute team remains committed to supporting your entrepreneurial endeavors and development and we remain available to you. All staff will continue to work regular hours and our support will be virtual rather than offered at the Leslie eLab. As before, please visit our website to sign up for our programming, events and coaching sessions.

Please see frequently asked questions below:

  • Will the Leslie eLab still be open even though classes will be remote? 
    • No. Starting on Friday, March 13, and until further notice, the Leslie eLab is closed.
  • Will Startup School, Ignite, Startup Bootcamps and other programs still occur on schedule? 
    • Yes. All meetings, programs, workshops, events, and individual coaching sessions will take place virtually using Zoom, a video conferencing service that all NYU students, faculty, and staff have free access to. There is also a free version non-NYU personnel may use to participate. Program facilitators will contact registered participants with instructions to attend virtually.
  • Will 1:1 coaching appointments still take place?
    • Yes. All coaching appointments will be honored remotely. Instructions and links to create your own NYU Zoom account, as well as how to download and configure the software can be found here.
  • What about Startup Bootcamps, Startup Sprints and Summer Launchpad?
    • Application deadlines remain unchanged for all Startup BootcampsStartup Sprints, and Summer Launchpad accelerator programs. Startup Bootcamps will be held virtually, and we will make a determination and announcements about the Summer Startup Sprint and Summer Launchpad as we approach those dates.
  • What if I have a room booking at the Leslie eLab?
    • All room bookings are being canceled. Our Operations Manager will be in contact with the event organizer who reserved it.
  • Where can I learn more about the latest NYU developments about Coronavirus/COVID-19?

If you have any other questions, please email entrepreneur@nyu.edu and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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