ELab Presents: 2019 Spring Info Session & Business Model Workshop | Saturday, 28th April 2018, 12:00-3:00PM

Join us for ELab’s 2018 Spring Information Session. This year’s Info Session will feature a Business Model Workshop with Indie.biz founder, Michael Megalli. Interested in design-driven or impact entrepreneurship? Are you an alumni or will you be a recent graduate from The New School by December 2018? Have a great idea for a business, a current capstone, or school project, new idea…? Not sure how to monetize, or what business model to use? If you’ve ever dreamed about turning your skills, creativity and passion into a business, we’ve designed this workshop just for you. The Parsons ELab is offering an…

ELab presents: Midway presentations | Thursday, 26th April 2018 6:00-8:00PM

Join us for the 2018 ELab Fellows’ Midway Pitch event, and peek into the process of progress. What does it look like to start a startup… from the inside? Ever wanted to know more about the journey turning an ideas into thriving business? Have you wondered what it means to iterate, or what a good prototype should accomplish? On April 26th, ELab Fellows will share their 4-month progress stories since they joined our 12-Month Fellowship Program for YOU, and an audience of judges, investors and the New School entrepreneurial community. Each company gets 5 minutes to present their idea by…

Now Accepting Applications: ELab is excited to announce the 2018 Challenge with our partner, The Do School

Innovate​ ​NYC​ ​is​ ​back​!  We are excited to announce that ELab has partnered again with the DO School and 10 other NYC higher education institutions to run a landmark program within New York City’s higher education landscape for the third time in 2018: Innovate NYC. Are you passionate about social change and developing the skills necessary to turn your ideas into action?  Innovate NYC empowers NYC university students through a learning-by-doing approach by solving real-world problems. Rhea Alexander, director and founder of ELab, serves on the board of advisors and is a founding member of Innovate NYC in the consortium of universities….

ELAB FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: Ashley Amin (MS Strategic Design & Management ‘16)

Meet Ashley Amin: 2017 ELab Fellow & Founder of CivicFleet. As a 2017 ELab Fellow, Ashley is working on CivicFleet: a way to help individuals navigate complex health, financial and administrative processes. Last month, Ashley was selected to participate in The Civic Tech Leadership Program, placing CivicFleet among the six exceptional project teams, and eight honorable mentions, selected for the program from a highly competitive group of submissions. Civic leaders, organizations, funders and citizens are increasingly recognizing the power of technology to connect people, improve cities and make government more effective. The civic tech ecosystem is a convergence of a multitude of fields with a…

ELAB FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: Gabor Tankovics (Design & Tech ’15)

Meet Gabor Tankovics: 2016 ELab Fellow & Founder of Dartboard.  Gabor was accepted into ELab to develop his initial concept of Dartboard into a operational business, with the goal of reimagining student loan management. Dartboard is a messaging-based service that intelligently automates and accelerates student loan payments, generating substantial savings for the 44 million US student loan holders. Earlier this spring, Gabor, Dartboard’s founder and CEO, was selected as the first representative from The New School ever into the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer’s (NCET2) University Startup Conference & Demo Day. In April, Gabor presented Dartboard as one of the 40 “Best University Startups” in the Nation, placing The New…

The Do School, partner with Parsons ELab, Announces the Students Selected for the INNOVATE NYC 2017 Program

New School students will tackle a community mobility challenge together with other select students from across the NYC university ecosystem, guided by the Do School. Innovate NYC empowers NYC university students through a learning-by-doing approach by solving real-world problems. Rhea Alexander, director and founder of ELab, serves on the board of advisors and is a founding member of Innovate NYC in the consortium of universities. NEW YORK, N.Y  – Parsons ELab & The New School are happy to share that students, Akshati Merish and Fulya Turkmenoglu, have been selected for the 2017 Innovate NYC program. This landmark program run by the DO School and…

Demonstrating #PROCESS: 2017 ELab Fellows Midway Presentations // April 28th

THE #PROCESS OF STARTUPS: What’s it take? Come watch our ELab Fellows midway pitch and peek into the process of progress. Ever wanted to know more about the journey turning ideas into thriving businesses? Have you wondered what it means to iterate, or what a business model canvas entails? On April 28th, Elab Fellows will share their 4-month progress stories since they joined our 12 Month Fellowship Program for YOU, and an audience of judges, investors and the New School entrepreneurial community. Each company gets 5 minutes to present their idea by addressing the following: The Problem Their Solution The…

2017 ELab Fellows Recognized by Verizon & NYC Media Lab

Congratulations to ELab Fellows, Kate Wallace and Danny Dang (BFA Design & Technology ‘19 Did you hear the news ?! We’re excited to share that Zer, and undergraduate founders Danny and Kate, were recognized by Verizon and the New York City Media Lab in January.  2017 Cohort fellows, Kate Wallace and Danny Dang, began Zer as a news platform aiming to engage generation Z with substantial news through augmented reality, virtual reality and mobile games. Now, Zer is a focused games studio utilizing emerging technology to revolutionize education beyond the classroom.  Verizon awarded $200,000 to university teams for the creation of new prototypes within three topic areas: augmented and…

IN2NYC Program – International Innovators Initiative // Apply Today!

Parsons Elab Incubator program is in partnership with NYDesigns, an incubator and co-working space dedicated to hardware tech startups who participates in the IN2NYC Startup Visa Program offered by NYCEDC. The IN2NYC Program helps international entrepreneurs expand or relocate their businesses to New York City by facilitating collaborative partnerships that qualify entrepreneurs to apply for cap-exempt H-1B visas. DEADLINE: May 3, 2017 APPLY HERE http://www.in2.nyc/apply   Most Important FAQ’s Criteria to Meet: – Board members must be residents of US – 20hrs time to the Laguardia College (location of NY Designs)  – Your company must be at a stage where it…

ELab User Testing Workshop

 Join us for a Test and Play Session! Come to our User Testing Workshop and learn more about the amazing concepts our startups are working on while helping them test their service/products!! RSVP TODAY!!! Collaborate with like-minded people to solve problems and create new solutions with 5 startups founded by current students and recent Parsons Alumni in the Parsons ELab program. Join us to show off your capabilities and get insight into how startups grow. If you are curious about our approach and our startups, learn more on our website: http://sds.parsons.edu/elab/  

THE COMMUNITY MOBILITY CHALLENGE

For students passionate about social change and developing the skills necessary to turn their ideas into action, we are excited to announce that ELab has teamed up with the DO School and 10 other NYC higher education institutions to create a new landmark program within New York City’s higher education landscape: Innovate NYC.  This program offers students from the participating universities and colleges a unique opportunity to launch their careers as changemakers within their communities and learn invaluable entrepreneurial skills. Through a curated co-creation method, together with 19 other participants you will tackle a real-life challenge set by the City of…

ELab Pitch Night!

Join us for this exciting night and help us choosing the startups that will form ELab’s next cohort! The Finalists Pitch Night will host the presentations of the new applicants to ELab’s 12-month fellowship incubator program (November 14, 2016 – November 14, 2017). ———————————————- What: ELab Pitch Night When: November 4th, 2016, 6pm-9pm Where: 66 Fifth Avenue. N 101 – Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium. New York, NY 10003 ———————————————— The jury for startup selection will consist of a panel of judges and you all!  Everyone in the audience will receive a rubric and will be able to evaluate the presentations.  Looking forward to seeing…

ELab calls for the 12 Month Fellowship Incubator Program 2016-2017

Do you live, eat, and breathe your vision? Have a great idea for a business, but you’re not sure how to get your startup off the ground?  We are proud to support current students and alumni in their journey of becoming entrepreneurs! The application for ELab’s 12 Month Fellowship Incubator Program is now open. This year’s cycle 2016/2017 commences on 14th November 2016 and runs through until 14th November 2017. Deadline for applications is October 14.    How to apply:  > Complete this form by clicking here. > Send an email to parsonselab@gmail.com with the subject line “YOURNAME_ELab2016” and one single 15MB PDF that contains the following: :: Your current CV :: Pitch Deck…

Ready for Take-off: DEMO DAY Coming up!

Join us and find out about the start-ups journey, turning their ideas into thriving ventures. Mark your calendars for our 2016 Cohort’s final presentations at Parsons ELab 12mo Program!! It’s time for the startups to pitch their products and platforms in front of an audience of judges, investors and ELab community. Each company gets 5 minutes to present their idea by addressing the following: The problem they are solving The solution they are providing The business model Market positioning The team Traction gained or accomplishments in the past 6 months Their Ask Please, RSVP here. — Learn more about the…

New Challenge and Parsons ELab Workshop

Another great opportunity coming your way! New Challenge and Parsons ELab will be hosting a workshop that will comprise skill-building sessions to support entrepreneurs in advancing their current ventures or future business ideas. If you plan to apply for the next cohort of ELab fellows, this will be a great opportunity to better shape your business pitch! Potential topics will include: – Discovery/Problem Definition, – Value Proposition, – Ideation, – Prototyping, – User Testing, – Validating Solutions, – Lean Startup, – Business Model Canvas, and – Resource Assessment. What: New Challenge and Parsons ELab Workshop When: Saturday, Oct 1  Time: 2:30 to…