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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

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

Andy Stenzler, MBA '84

Priya Pandya, MBA '09

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

Diana Hardeman, MBA '09

Mott & Bow
Alejandro Chahin, MBA '13

Sid Rastogi, MBA '00

Jason Finger, JD/MBA '99

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

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


NYU Stern $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

Sponsored by the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab, the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge is comprised of three competitions, with winners sharing $300,000 in combined cash and startup services:
  • New Venture Competition - with winners receiving a share of the $100,000 Rennert Prize, named after benefactor and Stern alumnus Ira Rennert
  • Social Venture Competition - with winners receiving a share of the the $75,000 Social Venture Prize
  • NYU Technology Venture Competition - with winners receiving a share of the $100,000 cash prize, as well as pro-bono support and technical assistance, from the NYU New Venture Innovation Fund

Student Clubs

Entrepreneurs Exchange (EEX)
Social Enterprise Association (SEA)

Related Specializations

Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Law and Business
Product Management
Social Innovation & Impact

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.