The Tech Venture Workshop (TVW) is a three half-day immersive program where faculty entrepreneurs and their PhD/postdoc teams learn how to test the commercial potential of their research directly with customers and partners. Participating teams receive grant funding from the National Science Foundation, coaching, workshops on selecting the right market, customer segment, IP, and more.
The Tech Venture Workshop is the first of three programs in the NYU Tech Venture Program, which offers grant funding of up to $101,000 in total (across all three phases) to participating project teams, plus training, mentorship, and more to commercialize NYU research. Learn more about the Tech Venture Program here.
The Tech Venture Workshop introduces commercialization methodologies adopted by the NSF, NIH, DOD, DOE, and other federal agencies: business model design and customer development (aka the Lean Startup). Participating teams will be eligible to apply for the NSF I-Corps program, and will qualify for the next phases of the Tech Venture Program, which comes with $50K in grant funding and another $15K in other benefits (legal, accounting, cloud hosting credits, etc.). Participants will also be well poised for a strong SBIR/STTR grant application in the future.
The Fall Tech Venture Workshop will take place over three days via Zoom (and you must attend ALL three days):
Applications are due Oct. 6. The Tech Venture Workshop will be offered again in the Spring 2024 semester.Apply Here
The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute offers Tech Venture Workshops for faculty, PhD, post-docs, and researchers to learn the fundamentals of the Lean Startup approach and begin to explore the commercial potential of their research and technologies.
Each Workshop is a three half-day commitment, held online on select weeks during the semester. Accepted teams can expect:
Tech Venture Workshops are open to any NYU full time/research Faculty or researcher-led teams from across NYU who are interested in commercializing new scientifically driven research developed at NYU in fields including biotech/life sciences, computer science including ML/AI, AR/VR, robotics, blockchain, material science, photonics, electronics, and quantum computing, among others with:
NYU students, and faculty and staff who are working on startup ventures that do not commercialize scientific research, should consider applying to the Startup Bootcamp instead. The Startup Bootcamp is similar to the Tech Venture Workshop, but it is specifically built for more general types of ventures that do not have to be deep technology-driven. Learn more about the Startup Bootcamps here.
Tech Venture Workshop - Fall 2023 Cohort
Applications for the program are competitive, with less than half of applicants being granted acceptance.
The Workshop will be offered again in the Spring 2024 semester.