Join the NYU Tandon School of Engineering entrepreneurial ecosystem​, and sign up for the Future Labs' no-cost, virtual 8-week crash course in launching your own company


Early-stage founders with technology-enabled ventures registered or operating in New York State no earlier than October 1, 2020 or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to launch a tech-enabled venture in NY


8 weeks, remote/virtual. January 9-February 27, 2024. Deadline EOD December 15.


  • The latest in entrepreneurship

    What do you need to know to succeed in the ‘new normal’? Get up-to-date information and time-tested strategies for growing your venture and making the most of opportunities in the new business landscape, whether you’re launching an online store or tech startup.

  • Your company, your schedule

    Meet your cohort once a week, virtually, for deep dives into syllabus topics. Stock up on skills and assigned custom-created video content on your own schedule, and learn how to pull together all the information to achieve your goals.

  • Insights from the experts

    Tap into NYU Tandon’s expertise at the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship. Hear from founders, investors, and industry leaders on how to build and grow strong companies. Learn the pitfalls to avoid and new success strategies adapted to a new workforce and business environment.

  • A committed community

    Network is critical, and yours starts here. Grow your startup with founders at the same stage, learn from the brightest minds at a world-renowned university, and join the NYU Tandon community.

  • Entirely subsidized resources

    Built on the foundation of NYU Tandon’s commitment to innovation and bolstered by the Reimagine Workforce Preparation grant, the Future Labs, through Keystone curates expertise, educational materials, and training at no cost to admitted participants.

  • Priority access to the next stage

    Graduates of Keystone have preferential access to the next stage of the program, a 3-month accelerator-type offering that supports early-stage ventures with resources and benefits curated over 12+ years of growing NYC startups.


The increase in IRS applications for new businesses is the highest since 2007, according to the US Census Bureau. If you’re one of these entrepreneurs — or plan to be — join NYU Tandon Future Labs’ Keystone and learn how to make your venture a success. Keystone leverages NYU Tandon Future Labs’ expertise across 12+ years of growing top NYC startups and the resources of a world-renowned university to train early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs in the skills necessary to grow sustainable, resilient ventures.

Keystone offers cutting-edge classes and content as building blocks for your business. Understand the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture creation. Learn how to enter and thrive in entrepreneurial environments. Join a community that nurtures design thinking and new-idea generation. Discover how to respond effectively and efficiently to rapidly changing circumstances.

Harness some of the world’s brightest minds in innovation and entrepreneurship at NYU Tandon to grow your tech-enabled venture, whether it’s a startup aligned with one of NYU Tandon’s areas of research excellence or a small business focused on ecommerce. With almost 170 years of teaching students how to achieve their goals, the school’s expertise now turns to your venture — at no cost to you.


Keystone will be held online on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm ET from January 9 - February 27, 2023.

By the end of the program, participants should walk away with:

  • Multidisciplinary leadership skills, including management and team building
  • Decision-making strategies and the ability to evaluate problems and devise solutions
  • Startup strategies, finance, fundraising skills And other soft and hard skills critical for early-stage entrepreneurs


No cost to participants. All course fees for admitted participants are subsidized by the Reimagine Workforce Preparation grant.

Certificate Requirements

Participants must attend all classes and complete all coursework.

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