Inclusive Entrepreneurship

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute leads a number of programs and events with the goal of leveling the playing field for underrepresented founders. From networking lunches to loan alleviation grants, read below to learn more about the Institute's Inclusive Entrepreneurship initiative.

To find out how inclusive entrepreneurship permeates all that we do, check out our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policies.

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    Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum

    What: Hear from founders and investors from underrepresented communities in tech who are changing the game in their fields, network with fellow entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts, and get inspired to continue on your startup journey.

    When: Once per semester.

    Female Founders Events

    What: Lunch & learn events, Female Founders Forums, and resources to help founders committed to ending the gender inequity in entrepreneurship grow or scale their startups.

    When: Female Founders Lunches happen monthly. The Female Founders Forum happens once per semester.

    Female Founders Fellowship & Grant

    What: The Fellowship provides extensive training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to student entrepreneurs at NYU who are committed to advancing gender equality in entrepreneurship. Female Founders Fellows can also apply to become Mark & Debra Leslie Fellows and receive loan alleviation grants of up to $50,000.

    When: Application deadlines happen once per semester.

    First Generation to College Founders Fellowship

    What: The Fellowship, sponsored by Santander, provides training and mentorship to student entrepreneurs at NYU, who also have the opportunity to apply for $5,000 scholarships.

    When: Application deadlines happen once per semester.

  • Upcoming Events

    Keep an eye on this section for upcoming Inclusive Entrepreneurship events.

    Thu, Nov 4
    03:00pm ‐ 04:00pm

    Female Founders Fellowship Info Session 1

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    The NYU Female Founders Fellowship info sessions will provide detailed information about this innovative fellowship opportunity.The NYU Female F...

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    Wed, Nov 10
    11:00am ‐ 12:30pm

    Inclusive Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat wit...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute virtually to meet founders and investors.Inclusive Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat with katchAbout the spea...

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    Fri, Nov 19
    12:00pm ‐ 02:00pm

    Female Founders Lunch with Rachel Baruch, I...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute virtually to meet local female founders and investors.Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute via ZOOM for ...

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    Fri, Nov 19
    02:00pm ‐ 03:00pm

    Female Founders Fellowship Info Session 2

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    The NYU Female Founders Fellowship info sessions will provide detailed information about this innovative fellowship opportunity.The NYU Female F...

    Details & RSVP