Future Labs A/X Venture Studio

Building viable startups out of NYU’s world-class IP

Eligibility

NYU Tandon and Langone faculty, researchers & students with IP that they believe is ready for commercialization or fundraising

Program Length

5 months. Next program runs from January 15 to May 15, 2022. For more information, email hello@futurelabs.nyc

The Future Labs A/X Venture Studio brings together the NYU community and leaders in NYC’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to build viable companies from the world-class IP created at the university.

The Venture Studio’s mission:

  • To validate, refine, and co-create NYU IP that reduces human suffering; and
  • To provide graduate NYU Tandon students a C-level apprenticeship to develop and launch viable healthcare businesses.

Program

The Future Labs team evaluates IP created within the NYU ecosystem for strong economic and human impact. We conduct targeted customer discovery and collaborate with clinical and scientific experts, the venture community, and potential corporate partners to identify projects that can change the world.

In the event of a potential fit, we build and fund new teams of Venture Studio Fellows around each project comprising NYU Tandon graduate students and proven business leaders. The Venture Studio team then works with these teams in a 5-month studio sprint, functioning as a hands-on ‘fractional cofounder’ to validate and de-risk the technical and business aspects of each project.

The goal is to launch a viable business or close a seed/Series A round at the conclusion of the studio sprint.

Equity

The Future Labs A/X Venture Studio takes no equity beyond the portion(s) represented by NYU’s IP holdings.

Our Team

Steven Kuyan

Steven Kuyan

Managing Director, Future Labs

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Managing Director

Vadim Gordin

Vadim Gordin

Future Labs A/X Venture Studio Director; NYU Tandon Entrepreneurship Competition Coordinator

Arjun Sahgal

Arjun Sahgal

General Manager

Michael Frank

Michael Frank

Program Coordinator

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