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Welcome Life Science Venture Associate Dee Dao

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is excited to announce that Dr. Dee Dao has joined our team as Venture Associate focusing on new ventures in life science and healthcare. As a Venture Associate, Dee will help drive engagement in life science entrepreneurship and technology commercialization across the university; source, evaluate and lead the due diligence of investment opportunities in the healthcare and life science sectors for the Innovation Venture Fund; and helping to oversee portfolio company management and growth. Prior to joining the NYU, Dee was at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research…

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Statistical Analysis is Sexy: David Coats of Correlation Ventures

Peter is a guardian at the Leslie eLab and an intern at the Entrepreneurial Institute. He is co-president of CASEA and co-chair of the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival. He has started a film production company called Minetta Studios. This is the third piece in Peter’s ‘Statistical Analysis is Sexy’ three-part series, the first of which you can find here and the second here. Now that the scene is set, statistical analysis makes its entrance onto the stage. It seems if a firm could better analyze startup data, it could…

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Institute Insights: I’ve Got an Idea for a Startup…Now What?!

Andy Moss is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and the founder of Lean Launch Ventures and currently also works as Mentor at the Refinery, and as Advisor at Topstone Angels.  He also spent 17 years as an “intrepreneur” within Microsoft Corporation initiating multiple new businesses.  It is often said that the difference between a successful venture and a great idea is the ability to translate that vision into reality. Many people have creative ideas, but only a few actually successfully put them into practice.…

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The Week Ahead at the Leslie eLab

Hi everybody! I hope you are all transitioning well from the wonderful, sunny fall into the cold (but not less wonderful) early winter! If you are dreading those cool gusts of wind and the cold air, why not come into the Leslie eLab and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea and incubate your ideas for a business? Maybe you can invent a new tech-integrated, warmth-generating  garment? In any case, make sure to not miss our exciting events this week that certainly help you start…

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Lessons Learned: Pitching to Investors

Hannah Salwen and Lauren Graham are the founders of Mootch and both attended NYU. Mootch is a platform for peer-to-peer renting of everyday goods. We make it possible for people to rent items they don’t want to buy and rent out the items they already own. As a young entrepreneur, it can be daunting to even think about pitching in front of investors. You may wonder: Am I prepared? Are we too early stage? What do they want to hear? It can be overwhelming. Pitching in…

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Lessons Learned: Take the Risk

Taher Hassonjee is an NYU alumni, Venture for America Fellow, and Associate at Jumpstart Inc. Jumpstart is a nonprofit in Cleveland dedicated to the aiding entrepreneurship in the Northeast Ohio region. Jumpstart also serves as a venture fund that makes early-stage investments in start-ups.  If you’re interested in entrepreneurship (and since you’re visiting NYU’s entrepreneurship website, that’s a safe bet), I’m sure that you’ve read your fair share about taking risks. It is perhaps the most obvious aspect of starting a company. I’d like to share my…

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Statistical Analysis is Sexy: Paul Singh of Disruption Corporation

{{unknown}}Peter is a guardian at the Leslie eLab and an intern at the Entrepreneurial Institute. He is co-president of CASEA and co-chair of the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival. He has started a film production company called Minetta Studios. This is the second piece in Peter’s ‘Statistical Analysis is Sexy’ three-part series, the first of which you can find here. Now that the scene is set, statistical analysis makes its entrance onto the stage. It seems if a firm could better analyze startup data, it could find ways to…

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Institute Insights: NYUEN Collaboration Fund

The NYU Entrepreneur Network was established to help fulfill the mission of improving collaboration of student run clubs at the university. We strongly believe that when you work with others from different areas of the campus the best innovations are created. With that in the mind we have established the NYUEN Collaboration Fund to help clubs at the university that are willing and eager to engage and collaborate with other organizations on campus co-host events. This fund is a great opportunity to try new approaches of engaging…

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Startup Showcase: Oculogica

Oculogica Inc. is developing eye tracking-based neurodiagnostics with a primary focus on brain injury and concussion. The technology works by assessing the function of the nerves that move the eyes and mediate vision as a subject watches television for just a few minutes. Co-founders Uzma Samadani (Faculty at the School of Medicine) and Robert Ritlop (Stern ’14) met through the Venture Fellow program matching faculty with entrepreneurial MBA students and joined with Steve Ogilivie (Stern ’04) to win the 2013 NYU Technology Venture Competition (part of the $200,000 Entrepreneur’s…

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The Week Ahead at the Leslie eLab

Hi everybody! We hope that you all did well on midterms and now have a few a few easy weeks until Thanksgiving! We are sure excited about the next few weeks, mainly because we have some awesome events coming up. But before I give you a heads up on that, let me briefly talk about something that has always been a primary intention for us: we like to see connections being made, teams being formed, and entrepreneurs finding co-founders. We want to build a community…

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