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 Leslie eLab is open!

Current NYU community (students, staff, & researchers) must show a green daily screener pass to enter. Non-NYU visitors will not be allowed in until further notice per NYU's campus visitor policy.

Operating hours:
Mon - Fri. 10 am - 6 pm


  • Tell Me More
    The Leslie eLab features flexibly configured co-working spaces, meeting rooms, and an event space to encourage interaction, 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 reopen in the Fall '21 semester?

    • Yes! We are open to any current NYU student, staff, faculty, or researcher who is able to complete the daily screener and produce a green PASS before entering the building.

    Will Startup School, Startup Bootcamps, Startup Sprints and other programs still occur on schedule?

    • Yes. For now, we will conduct most programs and events virtually since we are unable to grant non-NYU & alumni access to the Leslie eLab. We will communicate very clearly whether a program or event is conducted in-person. All coaching sessions will also 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.