2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

A University's Role in Funding Startups

Sunday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

In our experience, most founders believe they need to raise money to get to the next phase of their startup's development. Although many startups are premature in seeking capital, by understanding that money is a powerful draw for entrepreneurs the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute has been able to use it as a tool for attracting entrepreneurs into our programs and networks. Once the entrepreneur is engaged, we can help them assess what their true capital needs are as well as what other activities they should be doing to further their venture's development. We can then support them more effectively. In this session, we will discuss the role universities can play in providing funding for startups at different stages of development and we'll share some examples of the types of funds NYU has in place.

A few examples include:
NYU Innovation Venture Fund
NYU Prototyping Fund
NYU Green Grants


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Frank Rimalovski

Exec Dir

NYU Entrepreneurial Instititute (New York University)

Frank Rimalovski is the Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. The Institute empowers entrepreneurs from idea to impact, offering educational programming, events, resources and fu...

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