Starting a company out of your dorm isn’t just for Rick Rubin. NYU students are wasting no time setting up their own businesses, making the most of NYC’s thriving technology and entrepreneurship scenes.
From Monday until Saturday, all-square club Tech@NYU hosts Startup Week, which will bring leaders from NYC’s startup scene to speak about technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital. Here are the events you need to attend to make sure your business goes the way of Facebook, not Myspace.
Hacking Your Career – Tuesday, 6pm
This panel will feature the founders of three successful business — Lean Startup Machine, Parse.ly, and Branch — talking about ways to accelerate your career. Lean Startup Machine, founded by NYU dropout Trevor Owens, organizes business competitions around the world and was recently featured in Wired.
Branch’s speaker Hursh Agarwal also “took a leave of absence” from NYU so he could work on his company which received $2 million in funding from Twitter’s founders. So yeah, these guys know what they’re talking about.
The event will take place at NYU Poly’s Varick Street Incubator. You did know NYU has a business incubator, right?
Hacking the Future – Wednesday, 6pm
While your business might become the next Facebook, without startup capital you will have a tough time taking it off the ground. This panel will bring together prominent investors Dave Tisch, co-founder of Techstars NYC, and Charlie O’Donnell, partner in Brooklyn Ventures, to talk about how you can get investors to give you cash for your startup.
The duo will be interviewed by Adam Penenberg, NYU journalism professor/subject of this Hayden Christensen movie.
DemoDays – Saturday, 6pm
DemoDays gives students an opportunity to show off the cool projects they’ve been working on, whether websites or apps or businesses. Past projects students have presented include a stereo system that makes Blue Man Group-style paintings from its speakers; a dental retainer which plays music when bitten down upon; and an iPhone game where you drop hot dogs on policemen.
This event will feature more of the most creative students from around New York displaying what they’ve been working on in technology. Whether you want to show off your work or just hang and eat pizza, DemoDays is an assured good time to culminate this Startup Week.
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