Startup Accelerator Program of "Technology Entrepreneurship" Course at NYU Poly

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 2012 - $39,950

The existing entrepreneurship courses offered at NYU Poly require students to complete a real venture development project, moving through the standard stages of opportunity identification and evaluation, team building, marketing, and more. While these courses have succeeded in giving students an understanding of the entrepreneurial process, most E-Teams have found it difficult to advance to the commercial stage after the course ends, mainly due to a lack of resources and support. This grant will be used to (1) support NYU Poly E-Teams by funding prototyping and patenting, and (2) facilitate interactions between NYU Poly researchers, students and experienced entrepreneurs to foster joint ventures.