Do you harbor a nagging sense that now’s the perfect time to finally get that idea you’ve been kicking around off the ground? Discover what it really takes to launch a startup. Enter the $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge, the premier platform for identifying, nurturing and showcasing emerging entrepreneurs at NYU. In addition to the opportunity to receive startup cash, you’ll get training assistance and individualized coaching from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives. Plus, you’ll learn critical startup skills such as how to:
- build a solid business model
- determine the right product/market fit
- create a sound financial plan
- pitch investors
- assemble and lead a winning team of founders
In the end, no matter what happens, you’ll emerge better prepared to bring your entrepreneurial vision to light.
All NYU students and alumni are welcome to compete. No prior business courses or experience are necessary. See the Rules & Eligibility for more information.
Individuals may enter the competition alone or as a group (strongly encouraged). If you don’t have a team, we’ll try to help you find those with the interests, talent and skills you seek.
Join us on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Kickoff Event in Paulson Auditorium in Tisch Hall (40 West 4th St., at Greene St.) There, you’ll get a chance to learn more abou the program, meet past winners and ask lots of questions. RSVP now.
NYU Stern New Venture Competition
The NYU Stern New Venture Competition challenges aspiring entrepreneurs and those excited by the new venture creation process to take their ideas from concept to market. Winners compete for a share of the $75,000 Rennert Prize named after the program’s benefactor, Ira Leon Rennert, a Stern alumnus and successful entrepreneur.
Over the past 12 years, the New Venture has awarded $675,000 in startup cash, pro bono services and technical assistance to 31 innovative companies and has been instrumental in the successful launching of dozens more.
NYU Stern Social Venture Competition
The NYU Stern Social Venture Competition was started to recognize and support the growing number of students and alumni interested in using their business and entrepreneurial skills to create innovative approaches to tackling social problems, here and abroad. Winners of the Social Venture Competition vie for a portion of the $50,000 Social Venture Prize.
Over the past eight years, the Social Venture Competition has awarded more than $800,000 in prize money, pro bono services and technical assistance to nine innovative social enterprises and has provided a springboard for launching many more.
NYU Technology Venture Competition
The NYU Technology Venture Competition serves as a catalyst for the creation of new and the acceleration of existing early stage businesses based on technologies developed by NYU students, faculty and researchers. Sponsored by the NYU Innovation Venture Fund, the competition awards a total of $75,000 in cash prizes, plus pro bono services and technical assistance to the winners.
Who Should Enter the Technology Venture Competition?
- Individuals with existing promising life science, information or clean/green technology discoveries or inventions developed while working or studying at NYU and who would like to turn those innovations into a viable business.
Information on selected pre-existing NYU technologies can be obtained through the NYU Office of Industrial Liaison (technology transfer/licensing office).