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Summer Startup Fellowship

The fellowship offers financial support and startup assistance for current Stern MBAs who want to work on a startup idea over the summer.


  • $10,000 stipend (no equity)
  • 10-week program to launch or accelerate your startup
  • Access to mentors and advisors
  • Legal, marketing, accounting, and other advisory services

Application Criteria 

  • Applicants must be current Stern MBA students committed to working on their ideas during the summer, whether between their first and second years or immediately following graduation.
  • Applicants should have teams of 2 or more. Teams should consist of any necessary technical skills (or access to the technical expertise) required.
  • Venture must be beyond the idea stage. A mockup or prototype is required.
  • Strong preference given to active members of EEX and SEA.
  • Teams which are receiving financial support from other NYU-related startup assistance programs such as the Lean LaunchPad, SIIF or the $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge winners are discouraged from applying.

Application Process Timeline:

Application deadline - 3/28/16
Interviews - beginning in late March
Fellows announced - by 4/6/16

Applications are now being accepted.


The Summer Startup Fellowship program is a partnership between the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab and the NYU Stern Office of Student Engagement.