NYU Stern Entrepreneurs Challenge Kick Off

For NYU Community

Interested in creating an organization from scratch, bringing innovation to the marketplace, creating jobs, generating wealth, and having control over your destiny? Now is the perfect time to finally get that idea you’ve been kicking around off the ground.

NYU-Poly students are invited to participate in NYU Stern’s Entrepreneurs Challenge, a set of competitions that will give you the experience, guidance, and resources to transform your concept for a commercial or socially-focused business into a reality.

The only requirement is that at least 1 member of your team be a current student or graduate of the Stern School of Business.


11th Annual New Venture Competition

For students and alumni interested in starting commercial ventures.
Prize: $75,000 Rennert Prize, named after the program’s benefactor, Ira Leon Rennert, a Stern alumnus.

6th Annual Social Venture Competition

Recognizes and supports the growing number of alumni interested in creating innovative approaches to tackling social problems.
Prize: $100,000 Satter Family Prize, named after Stern alumnus Stewart Satter, is awarded to the competition winner.

Key Dates

(this is a partial list; view the complete schedule)

What: Competition Kick-off Reception
When: September 15, 2009, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: 40 W. 4th Street, Schimmel Auditorium

What: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp (mandatory)
When: September 20, 2009, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: 40 W. 4th Street, Schimmel Auditorium
The Entrepreneurs Challenge Boot Camp is part of the Berkley Center’s Himelberg Workshop and Speaker Series.

Why Enter

  • Test your venture idea (and your mettle) in a supportive, risk-free environment
  • Develop critical skills such as evaluating opportunities, creating marketing plans, preparing financial statements, leading a team, and pitching investors
  • Receive one-on-one coaching, mentoring and feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and executives as well as seasoned investors
  • Network with successful VCs, entrepreneurs, angel investors, Stern alumni, and others from the entire NYU community

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