The Tech Venture Workshop 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 >$100,000 in grants plus training, mentorship & more to commercialize NYU research. Learn more about the Technology 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 '22 Tech Venture Workshop is taking place on November 4, 11, and 18 (9am-2pm ET each day) via Zoom. Check back for the Spring '23 Tech Venture Workshop dates.
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 as well as faculty and staff who are working on startup ventures which do not commercialize scientific research should consider applying to the Startup Bootcamp instead. The Startup Bootcamp is similar to the Tech Venture Workshop, but is specifically built for more general types of ventures which do not have to be deep technology driven. Learn more about the Startup Bootcamps here.
Tech Venture Workshop - Fall '22 Cohort 1
The Workshop will be offered again in Spring '23