SeaStraws

Drinking straws made of compostable paper as well as reusable stainless steel and silicone that aim to cut the amount of plastic entering our oceans.

Founder(s)

  • Sophie Kennedy (CAS '19) |
  • Echo Chen (Gallatin '20) |
  • Antonio DiMeglio (Stern '20) |

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Street Smarts VR

Designs and creates original VR training content that simulates the most difficult policing encounters.

Founder(s)

  • Alice Formwalt (Steinhardt '18) |
  • Oliver Noteware |

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Pepper

The first brand to design products specifically for women with small boobs, starting with bras.

Founder(s)

  • Lia Winograd (Stern '19) |

Website

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Startup School

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, Startup School is for you.


Workshops are open 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
    Tue, Jan 28
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Finding and Vetting a Co-Founder

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    What should you consider when bringing on a co-founder? This session will be led by Sergei Revzin, Venture Associate of NYU's Innovation Venture ...

    Details & RSVP

    Tue, Feb 4
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Startup Opportunities in XR and Healthcare

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    XR is revolutionizing healthcare as immersive technologies are adopted across the industry - from education and training tools to mental health a...

    Details & RSVP

    Tue, Feb 11
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Funnel Conversion Optimization (2/11)

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    You've built your website, but customers aren't converting the way you hoped they would. Why not? How do you improve? Come learn about analytics ...

    Details & RSVP

    Wed, Feb 12
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Wait...Was That Paid? Using Branded Content ...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    We will touch on memes, launching a podcast, social strategies (including Instagram), and what to do at each budget level to maximize your dollar...

    Details & RSVP

    Tue, Feb 18
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Legal Essentials for Startups

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Come hear David Sorin (Stern '79), managing partner of McCarter & English and Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Compan...

    Details & RSVP

    Wed, Feb 19
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    The 3 P’s: Your Guide to Aligning with a S...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    The “Hustle Harder” culture is fundamentally broken. Continuously working long hours and chasing the next opportunity will eventually lead to...

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    Tue, Feb 25
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Off the Shelf Tools and Software to Help in ...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    There are numerous tools like Segment, FullStory, Bubble, etc that help founders validate their ideas and collect the information needed to make ...

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    Wed, Mar 4
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Legal Cofounder Considerations: Hiring, Firi...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    What legal considerations should you and your Cofounder take as early-stage founders? During this session, Jonathan Sagot (NYU Law '08) and Andre...

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    Thu, Mar 5
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Build an MVP in 60 minutes

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Launch a product landing page, create an explainer video about that product, and test whether people want the product - all in about 60 minutes....

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