Leslie eLab

The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab is a 6,800-square-foot facility in the heart of the Washington Square campus where aspiring NYU entrepreneurs from across all of NYU’s schools and colleges—be they students, faculty, or researchers—can meet to connect, collaborate, and tap into a vast array resources to help develop their ideas and inventions into startup companies.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute will continue to virtually host all scheduled programming, events and coaching utilizing NYU Zoom through August 2021 to help combat the spread of COVID-19. We are excited to announce that the Leslie eLab space will reopen in the Fall '21 semester!

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 remain virtual rather than offered at the Leslie eLab. As before, please visit our website to sign up for our programming, events and coaching sessions.


  • Tell Me More
    The Leslie eLab features flexibly configured co-working spaces, meeting rooms, and an event space to encourage interaction, prototyping, and collaboration so essential in the development of entrepreneurial ideas.


    to the Leslie eLab!

    Who’s It for?
    Anyone currently at NYU can take advantage of the resources offered by the Leslie eLab

    • Current NYU students, faculty, researchers, staff
    • No appointment necessary
    • No prior experience with entrepreneurship necessary
    • Startups at all stages of development
    Where Is It?

    16 Washington Place
    (at Greene Street)
    New York City 10003
    (212) 992-6070

  • Leslie eLab Fall FAQs

    Will the Leslie eLab still be open in the summer?

    • No, the Leslie eLab is closed until the Fall semester to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Leslie eLab is designed to be a collaborative workspace for NYU students, staff, and faculty. Because of the social distance guidelines, we cannot use the space for this purpose at this time. We can provide more resources to more people, safely via Zoom.

    Will Startup School, Startup Bootcamps, Startup Sprints 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 each event or program 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.

    How can I sign up for future events and coaching?

    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.