Stern Stories


Raghu Sundaram, Endless Frontier Labs logo, Deepak Hegde, Sardona Therapeutics logo, Elizabeth Elting, Shiru logo

The Endless Frontier Labs
(EFL), based at NYU Stern, celebrated its 2020-2021 graduating cohort of startups on May 6 and 7, which includes a startup that has created a flying “motorcycle,” a startup growing cotton in the labs, and several startups developing front-line treatments against diseases.  

NYU Stern alumna Elizabeth Elting (MBA ’92) has donated $2 million to EFL to provide investment funding for promising ventures featuring women in leadership positions or women-centric businesses that have successfully completed the program. This year, startup graduates Sardona Therapeutics and Shiru were awarded funding. 

The EFL, founded and led by Professor Deepak Hegde, is a nine-month program dedicated to the mission of improving human welfare through science and technology based entrepreneurship. The program admits startups from all over the world (no NYU affiliation required).  Founders of these startups receive mentorship from business leaders and business development support from Stern MBAs enrolled in a companion class taught by Professor Hegde.  The program also uniquely brings together scientific expertise from across NYU including the Grossman School of Medicine, Tandon School of Engineering and Courant.  

The 2021-2022 application is open here