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Entrepreneurship and Family Business


Gain the knowledge and skills you need to bring a new idea to commercial reality

NYU Stern's W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab offers a comprehensive program of courses and practical experience for future entrepreneurs – those who plan to start their own business, run a family business and those who will be taking over a small organization and hope to make it grow.


Selected Businesses and Social Enterprises Started by Stern Alumni

Alala
Denise Lee, MBA '10

The Black Tux
Patrick Coyne, MBA '10

Block Six Analytics
Adam Grossman, MBA '10

Big Bad Boo
Shabnam Rezaei, MBA ’01

Butter Beans
Belinda Di Giambattista, MBA '05

Cosi
Andy Stenzler, MBA '84

Doonya
Priya Pandya, MBA '09

JUARA
Metta Murdaya, MBA '02
Yoshiko Roth, MBA '02
Madecasse
Brian McCollum, MBA '07

MilkMade
Diana Hardeman, MBA '09

Mott & Bow
Alejandro Chahin, MBA '13

SimulTel
Sid Rastogi, MBA '00

Seamless
Jason Finger, JD/MBA '99

Torch Films
Ori Gatch, MBA '08
Tim Hobbs, MBA '08

TransPerfect
Liz Elting, MBA '92
Phil Shawe, MBA '93

 

NYU Stern $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge

Sponsored by the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab, the $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge is comprised of three competitions:
  • New Venture Competition - with winners receiving a share of the $75,000 Rennert Prize, named after benefactor and Stern alumnus Ira Rennert
  • Social Venture Competition - with winners receiving a share of the the $50,000 Social Venture Prize
  • NYU Technology Venture Competition - with winners receiving a share of the $75,000 cash prize, as well as pro-bono support and technical assistance, from the NYU New Venture Innovation Fund

NYU Stern Venture Mentor Network

  • Provides NYU Stern entrepreneurs with insight, advice, and professional wisdom to help address issues key to the success of emerging ventures
  • Program mentors are seasoned entrepreneurs and/or industry professionals from a variety of disciplines

Student Clubs

Entrepreneurs Exchange (EEX)
Social Enterprise Association (SEA)


Related Specializations

Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

FinTech
Law and Business
Product Management
Social Innovation & Impact
Strategy

NYU Stern Summer Startup Fellowship

Summer Startup Fellowship
Learn more about The Summer Startup Fellowship, a program offering financial support and startup assistance to Stern MBAs who want to work on a startup idea over the summer. 

Alumni in the News

Jess Levin Side Bar
Jess Levin (MBA '12) married style and business acumen to launch a fast-growing wedding lifestyle website.