Melacast Network is a casting platform for BIPOC Directors and Actors in film and television.


  • Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah (Tisch '20) |
  • Adrian Sobrado (Tisch '22) |



Coffee Card

Coffee Card is a mobile application service that allows users to pre-pay a monthly subscription fee to a number of local coffee shops in NYC.


  • Courtney Finnegan (Tisch '20)
  • Laura Bokser (Stern '21) |




Bristle analyzes your oral microbiome to measure your oral health status – including your risk factors for cavities, gum disease, and bad breath – then provides personalized insights to optimize and maintain your oral health.


  • Danny Grannick (Tandon '22) |
  • Shivam Patel |


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).


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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
    Wed, Dec 13
    09:00am ‐ 01:00pm

    Unlocking Funding Opportunities: SBIR/STTR W...

    Supercharge Your #Innovation with SBIR/STTR Grants!SBIR/STTR WorkshopEach year, 11 federal agencies set aside more than $2 billion to fund resear...

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    Tue, Feb 6
    04:00pm ‐ 05:00pm

    Breaking Barriers: Creating an Inclusive Sta...

    Want to learn how to forge an #inclusive #startup culture? Gain tools for #diversity, inclusive leadership & bias mitigation.Breaking Barrier...

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    Thu, Feb 15
    12:00pm ‐ 01:00pm

    Unleash Your Inner Innovator with Design Thi...

    Spark your #creativity with Maryam Daryabegi, the #DesignThinking Guru! Learn & practice how to #innovate & #ideateDesign Thinking Best P...

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