Circle is an online networking platform with fluid interactions and rich networking features. Schools and students use Circle for alumni mixers, recruiting, and admissions events since it helps attendees make better connections more effectively.


  • Seoyoung (Claire) Park (Stern '21) |
  • Kidae Hong (Stern '21) |


Nourish & Refine

Nourish and Refine empowers you to practice self-care through all-natural and conscious wellness products.


  • Nikki Powers (Stern '21) |
  • Matt Powers |


Food Period

All-natural food products packed with endocrine supportive nutrients that can naturally improve menstrual symptoms.


  • Britt Martin (GSAS '17) |
  • Jenn Kim |



Blackstone LaunchPad Startup School

Blackstone LaunchPad Startup School is a workshop series, led by industry experts, designed to teach you in-demand startup skills and expose you to essential entrepreneurship topics.

Topics and instructors vary every semester; browse the upcoming topics below and RSVP to any/all that are relevant to you! Whether you're thinking about pursuing a new startup idea or have already launched, Blackstone LaunchPad Startup School is for you.

Workshops are free to all current NYU community members (with active NYU IDs), and available at a low cost to alumni and non-NYU attendees. 


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  • FAQs

    Do I need to register?
    Yes, registration is required for each workshop. Attendees must check-in at the front desk upon arrival.

    Who teaches Startup School?
    Each workshop is taught by an industry expert. This includes venture capitalists, startup founders, startup lawyers, digital marketers, accountants, and more!

    Are there any prerequisites?
    There are no prerequisites. Simply attend the sessions that are of interest to you - and attend as many as you like!

    Where can I see previous sessions of Startup School?
    Check out previous recordings of Startup School workshops on our YouTube channel.

  • Previously Filmed Workshops

    Getting to Product Market Fit Part 1

    Getting to Product Market Fit Part 2

    How To Build Products Users Love

    When and How to Raise VC

    Acquiring Customers on a Budget

    Sizing Up Your Market and Competition

  • Upcoming Workshops