Raditube is a search engine that makes ‘hidden’ radical content on YouTube searchable for fact-checkers and disinformation researchers.


  • Erik van Zummeren (Tisch '21) |
  • Cameron Ballard (Tandon '24) |




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


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




A neurocognitive analytics and training platform for competitive gamers.


  • Wayne Mackey, PhD (GSAS '16) |



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
    Tue, Jun 4
    04:00pm ‐ 05:00pm

    Profit-Driven AI, From Concept to Growth

    Explore AI concepts that turn into scalable solutions with Dr .Eva Agapaki, Founder & CEO @ Hatch Labs. #AI #Innovation #MonetizationProfit-D...

    Details & RSVP

    Tue, Jun 11
    12:00pm ‐ 01:00pm

    Testing Your MVP

    Join Phuong Ireland's workshop on June 11 to master MVP testing techniques! Turn your startup vision into reality #MVP #TestingMVP Testing Essent...

    Details & RSVP

    Thu, Sep 26
    05:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Immigration 101 for Startups & Founders

    Immigrating to the US as an #InternationalStudent or #Founder? Join us for a practical and fun workshop with Wiggin & DanaImmigration 101 for...

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