NYU Ambition

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - Saturday, March 24, 2012

NYU's Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN) presents:

NYU AMBITION

About the event, register here:

March 22-24th, 2012

WHERE TO GO:

Thursday at 5:45pm : NYU Stern’s Tisch building, Paulson Auditorium (first floor down)

Friday 10:30am on : NYU Poly’s Rogers Hall at the Brooklyn Campus [6 Metrotech Center]. Floors 6 & 7. Workshop room assignments are below. 

Saturday 10am : Start in NYU Poly’s Dibner Building [5 Metrotech Center] room LC400

Saturday 11am on : NYU Poly’s Rogers Hall [6 Metrotech Center] Rooms 202-204 & 214

Thursday’s speaker line up will touch on:

  • Investing in Disruption, David Wells
  • Just Start Building, Aaron Horowitz
  • John Sarik, Designing Green Tech from Prototype to Pilot to Product
  • Charles Nichols & Bertha Jimenez, Innovation in Africa
  • Joe Landolina, Designing a Better Trauma Bandage
  • Hacking Sound: from Lab to Profit, Deborah Berebichez
  • Deaftel- Phone Service for the Deaf, Kunal Batra
  • Engineers to Fashion: A lean product design approach to fashion, Gihan Amarasiriwardena
  • Climbing the Everest of Entrepreneurship, Riley Ennis
Location: NYU Stern’s Tisch building, Paulson Auditorium (first floor down)

Friday’s Workshop Schedule, please arrive at 10:45:

11am-11:50am Morning Workshop Shift #1:
Rogers Hall 721: Design Thinking (Jeff Wenzinger, Social Impact Engineer)
RH 707: Entrepreneur Resources/Finding Funding (Samir Ajmera, Anzenna Founder)
RH 601: Prototyping/Implementation/Evolution (John Sarik, Radiator Labs)
RH 605: Building & Leading a Team (Frank Cicio, iQ4.com)

12-12:50pm Morning Workshop Shift #2:
Rogers Hall 721: Design Thinking (Jeff Wenzinger, Cleantech Consultant)
RH 707: Entrepreneur Resources/Finding Funding (Samir Ajmera, Anzenna Founder)
RH 601: Prototyping/Implementation/Evolution (John Sarik, Radiator Labs)
RH 605: Building & Leading a Team (Frank Cicio, iQ4.com)

1-1:50 LUNCH & Announcements

2-2:50 Afternoon Workshop Shift #1
Rogers Hall 721: Working with OIL/Protecting IP (Nadim & Abram, NYU OIL)
RH 707: Evaluating an idea or research 
(John Sarik, Radiator Labs)
RH 601: Business Models, Plans, & Essentials 
RH 605: Applying for an NCIIA Grant (Samantha Smith, NCIIA)

3-3:50 Afternoon Workshop Shift #2
Rogers Hall 721: Working with OIL/Protecting IP (Nadim & Abram, NYU OIL)
RH 707: Evaluating an idea or research (John Sarik, Radiator Labs)
RH 601: Business Models, Plans, & Essentials
RH 605: Applying for an NCIIA Grant (Samantha Smith, NCIIA)

Location: NYU Poly’s Roger Hall at the Brooklyn Campus. Room assignments are above. 

Saturday’s MakerDay:

MakerDay is about building something from scratch that day and getting it to work, taking it home, solving a problem, and being creative with science and skill. There might even be competition. We recommend you bring a laptop to code or do research on what youre building…and to play music.

Location: We will start in NYU Poly’s Dibner Building [6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn] Room LC400. By 11am we will have moved to Poly’s Rogers Hall Rooms 202-204 & 214 [5 Metrotech Center]

Three options: come with an idea or without. Existing project? Bring it with you!

People: Work alone, bring friends or meet a team!

Breakdown: each room will have a challenge. There will be one room for independent work and API hacking. We’ll have snacks and lunch all day.

Companies that will be joining us: Mysocialcloud, MakerBot, and LunaBot (NASA sponsored team), Ordrin

Challenges for attendees to tackle:
  • Make the sturdiest furniture from cardboard
  • Build a windowfarm
  • Timed take apart and functional reassembly of a remote controlled airplane.
  • Coolest thing you can make with Indexhibit

Other options:

  • Build on AutoCAD and print with MakerBot
  • Hack on MySocialCloud’s code
  • Make the coolest thing you can with Ordrin’s API. Winner gets this: http://www.robotshop.com/desk-pets-tankbot-orange.html 

.For more information click here: http://nyuambition.org

To register click here: http://bit.ly/ambitionreg