The NYU Technology Venture Competition is your chance to turn technology based on NYU-Poly or NYU research into a business. You’ll participate from September to April in workshops, boot camps, and other activities that will help you develop your business plan and pitch your idea to investors. (See important dates and deadlines.)
Sponsored by NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and NYU Innovation Venture Fund, the competition awards a total of $50,000 in cash prizes, plus pro bono services and technical assistance to the winners.
All current NYU students, faculty, or researchers, including those from NYU-Poly, are welcome to compete. At least one current NYU student, faculty, or researcher must be an integral member of the venture's founding management team. No prior business courses or experience is necessary. NYU-Poly teams are welcome to compete with or without having students, faculty, or researchers from another NYU school on their team.
Individuals may enter the competition alone (not recommended) or as a group (strongly encouraged). If you don’t have a team, we’ll try to help you find those with the interests, talent and skills you seek.
Information on selected pre-existing NYU technologies can be obtained through the NYU Office of Industrial Liaison.
The NYU Innovation Venture Fund was created to accelerate the transformation of ideas and discoveries by its students, faculty, and researchers into viable ventures. The Fund focuses on commercializing select technologies developed at NYU and to provide “seed” funding for startup companies based on those technologies.
The NYU Stern New Venture and Social Venture Competitions, which are also part of NYU Stern’s Entrepreneurs Challenge. Learn more about the New Venture and Social Venture Competitions.