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Resources for Entrepreneurs

The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers support and resources to students and alumni looking to launch businesses

NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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. Read a Forbes interview with Berkley Center Director Luke Williams.

Sponsored by the Berkley Center, the Entrepreneurs' Challenge is comprised of three business plan 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
Learn about the competition process from start to finish and watch an MSNBC interview featuring past winners.