ELab Workshop “Accounting and Tax Compliance” Review

                         The ELab had the pleasure to offer a workshop on tax compliance as part of its Workshop Series for its fellows. The workshop which was conducted by expert Philip Ambrosino CPA Certified Public Accountant covered general and specific grounds on the tax topic. Philip discussed all matters related to starting a business through the lens of taxation, what to look out for, and focused on pitfalls that startups face and might lead them to liability issues like sales taxes. Philip, fielded many questions from fellows on how and when…

ELab Workshop: Talking About Culture

Monday, Feb 22nd: 6-8pm The Bark Room 2 West 13th Street M101   Description: Is it too soon to talk about Culture? We think not.   In today’s ever changing world, where most large organizations deal with issues of disruption and employee demotivation, startups are in a unique position crafting what some are already calling The Purpose Economy.   According to recent studies made by the Gallup Institute, less than 30% of working Americans feel engaged at work and yet only 40% know what their organization stands for. These may sound like distant concerns, but as startups scale their business,…

ELab Events Coming Up

FEBRUARY   Workshop: Talking About Culture by Guillerme Curi (Parsons MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program)   Description: Is it too soon to talk about Culture? We think not. With Gui Curi (Parsons MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program). This workshop will guide you through a framework to highlight your purpose and vision, as you plan to expand your business.   Monday February 22 6-8pm Location: TBA   — Panel Discussion + Q&A: Go Fund Yourself An extremely prestigious ELab Panel with successful entrepreneurs and Investors: Shawn Nelson, Founder/CEO of Lovesac Nate Checketts, Founder/CEO of Rhone Josh Francia, Founder/CEO of CrowdWyse Shaun…

3D Printing 101 Presented by Shapeways and NYDesigns

NYDesigns is producing a series of workshops focused on advanced manufacturing. The workshops are 101 skills for laser cutting, 3D printing and Arduino. These workshops are sponsored by a CUNY grant and are free to the participants. Targeting makers and designers who are looking to acquire new skills, the first 2 hour workshop is 3D Printing 101 co-hosted with Shapeways on Feb 18 or March 3, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.   Register and learn more here: 4 codes below: First come first serve! http://nydesigns-shapeways.eventbrite.com   Codes:  3DPREA01, 3DPREA02, 3DPREA03, 3DPREA04   —   Stay tuned to more ELab news on…

ELab Workshop “Pitching To An Investor” by Richard Hecker – March 23rd

The ELab is excited to present another workshop as part of its Workshop Series for its fellows on Wednesday March 23rd on all matters that startups need to know about pitching to an investor. The workshop will be conducted by expert Richard Hecker, CEO of Traction and Scale, who will demonstrate an actual scenario in an interactive workshop format. Those wanting to pitch in front of Richie for feedback reach out to us by 17th 5pm with pitch deck, he’ll pick 3 to discuss for the groups. The event will take place at CSI Center for Social Innovation, one of…

ELab Workshop “Accounting and Tax Compliance” by Philip Ambrosino – February 4th

The ELab is excited to present another workshop as part of its Workshop Series for its fellows this upcoming Thursday the 4th of February on all matters accounting and tax compliance that startups need to know about. The workshop will be conducted by expert Philip Ambrosino CPA Certified Public Accountant. The event will take place at CSI Center for Social Innovation, one of ELab’s coworking space partners. We will keep our social media posts up to date with the event and look forward to the next couple of workshops on funding and pitching to investors. Location CSI 601 W 26th…

Tech Tank Demo Day Feb 4th

RSVP Here New York City has one of the most vibrant tech scenes in the world. And yet, there are parts o f the city where 1 in 3 young adults aren’t in school and aren’t working. But this is changing: Did you know that neighborhoods like the South Bronx are hubs for emerging tech talent?   Thicket Labs has been working with The Knowledge House in the Bronx to create TechTank – a workforce diversity program that uses smart talent matching to build a local tech talent pipeline. Join Thicket Labs for TechTank Demo Day February 4th at ThoughtWorks…

Business Basics Workshop on Jan 21

Business Basics: How to develop a business around your product Learn from CEOs – Who? BotFactory CEO Nicolas Vansnick Karma Mobility VP of Marketing Adrea Simmons Martenero CEO John Tarantino Date: Thursday January 21, 6:30-9:30pm Location: Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor RSVP here   Do not miss out this strategic workshop if you are an entrepreneur who is looking to take their business to the next level. During the workshop, Nicolas, Adrea, and John will explore how to build a business around your product. Expert mentors will be on hand to provide guidance around crafting a vision statement,…

Winners of The Do School Innovate NYC Challenge

The ELab is proud to announce that three New School students: Vanya Mittal, Carina Nieves and  Jason Gonzalez,  won the Do School Innovate NYC challenge and will be participating in their social innovation program with NYC EDC and 17 other university fellows from across NYC in the coming months. Here is what a few of them had to say:   Vanya Mittal First year graduate student in the Strategic Design and Management master’s program at Parsons The New School for Design How did you find the challenge? What was your participation like? I came to know about the Innovate NYC…

Blink Blink, ELab Fellow, Wins New York’s Next Top Makers

Blink Blink, ELab Fellow, Wins New York’s Next Top Makers The ELab is proud to announce that blink blink, ELab fellows, won the New York’s Next Top Makers. What this means is that blink blink are now incubated in the New York’s Next Top Makers Studio Incubation Program, a customized seven-month accelerator-like program for six Next Top Makers Fellows who will receive support to develop their product company through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, a prototyping budget and other resources as needed. Part of this offering is access to the Next Top Makers events and workshops which will further push…

Workshop #1: Startup Law 101

The Fellows Workshop Series   What: What startups need to know about IP, copyrights and incorporation Who: Aaron J Wright from Cardozo Law Where:  LMHQ  – Tesla room When: on Dec 3d at 6pm Fellows, we offer you by special invite only, Aaron Wright Cardozo Law professor who will inform you about the legalities around starting up, what you need to know and wish you had known. Attend this workshop at LMHQ on the 3rd of December. Come in with your ideas, questions, and curious spirits to delve into the rigors of incorporating copyrights and intellectual property. This event will…

Calling Designers: Application Deadline to 30 Weeks, Google’s Design Incubator: December 11

“Calling all designers! Apply for 30 Weeks, a new design incubator supported by Google in partnership with SVA, Parsons, Pratt, The Cooper Union, Hyper Island and some of the smartest minds in design, tech, business and venture capital. From day one, the focus is on what you want to build – be it a product or an entire startup.” https://www.30weeks.com/ The application deadline is July 8th. If you are a designer who is interested in launching their own business and looking for a multi-disciplinary learning environment, this program is for you. By designers we mean: graphic, web, product and UX/UI…

Winners of the 12 Month Incubation Fellowship at the ELab

We are happy to announce 11 winning startups who will be incubated in ELab’s partner spaces: CSI Center for Social Innovation, Civic Hall, NYDesigns, and LMHQ, and receive the ELab’s offerings of a rich mentorship program, a series of business workshops, talks and panels, and a variety of networking opportunities and collaborations in those partner spaces. This year’s applicant pool is diverse and passionate, with creative socially-driven business ideas that aim to make positive change, and the ELab is proud to incubate the new fellows for a whole year and looks forward to guiding them towards success! The criteria for…

INNOVATE NYC CHALLENGE

OPEN TO ALL NEW SCHOOL STUDENTS The first 150 students to submit their application will automatically receive invitations to the first skills-building workshop, a day-long event focusing on enhancing your capacity for ideation. The first step crucial to social innovation. Apply now! Apply to this 7mo fellowship challenge along side only 19 others city-wide! For students passionate about social change and developing the skills necessary to turn their ideas into action, we are excited to announce that The Parsons Elab has teamed up with the DO School and 8 other NYC higher education institutions to create a new landmark program…

ELab Finalists Pitch Night – Great Success!

The Finalists Pitch Night was packed and a big success. It was a night of courage, passion, and pride for the Elab and 13 teams that came out of Parsons/New School to create their businesses and trigger social change. With a wide spectrum of projects ranging from a mobile app/platform for real-time monitoring and evaluation of municipal spending on infrastructure in developing countries to a business subscription platform for the personal pleasure industry, the applicants brought their best to the room and presented in a 10-minute pitch format to a jury of 24 judges consisting of ELab’s external partners, investors,…