NYU Female Founders

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute spurs conversations and events to support women in entrepreneurship. Our NYU Female Founders initiative offers monthly “lunch & learn” events, an annual Female Founders Forum, and resources to help female founders at NYU and beyond grow or scale their startup.

We’re happy to recognize the female founders who have been a part of the Institute! Here are a few statistics we’re particularly proud of:

  • NYU ranks #1 Globally as the university with the highest % of funded companies led by a female founder (according to PitchBook data)
  • 68% of the teams who participated in our Startup Accelerator Series last year are led/co-led by Female Founders
  • 53% of Leslie eLab unique visitors are female

We hope to continue to offer impactful content and resources to support female founders and women working in STEAM. If you're interested in getting involved, please let us know by emailing entrepreneur@nyu.edu.