Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Build a Startup Community
Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Over the last decade, the New York City startup scene has boomed, surpassing Boston as the second largest city for venture spending in the US. NYU is centered squarely in the center of that startup ecosystem. In this panel, we’ll discuss how NYU has cultivated a robust startup community, both within our university and the broader NYC startup ecosystem. We'll give an overview of the strategy we've implemented to build and foster the community, sharing specific programs, events, and resources that have been successful at NYU that other universities, cities, or organizations could replicate. We will address three categories of programming that contribute to the creation of a startup ecosystem:
Physical spaces – incubators and centers – that bring people together.
Community-building events that promote and celebrate successful NYU entrepreneurs to inspire others.
Networks and clubs – among students, faculty, and mentors – that facilitate collaboration.
NYU Entrepreneurial Instititute (New York University)
Lindsey Gray is the Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, where she develops educational programs and events to inspire, educate, connect, and accelerate entrepreneurs across NYU. Lindsey ...Show the rest
Lindsey Gray is the Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, where she develops educational programs and events to inspire, educate, connect, and accelerate entrepreneurs across NYU. Lindsey is also a member of the Teaching Team for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.
Prior to joining NYU, Lindsey worked for Innosight, an innovation firm founded by Clayton Christensen where she worked with Fortune 100 companies to help them identify strategic growth opportunities and build and invest in new businesses. She has worked with companies across a wide range of industries, and has helped clients establish a number of new high growth ventures.
Before joining Innosight, Lindsey was a Director for the marketing analytics consulting firm, Kantar Retail, where she helped develop and sell new technology solutions for the consumer packaged goods industry. Lindsey also worked at CVS /Caremark in the pharmacy retailer’s strategic producHide the rest