ELab Events Coming Up



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


Location: TBA


Panel Discussion + Q&A: Go Fund Yourself

An extremely prestigious ELab Panel with successful entrepreneurs and Investors:


Network and Q+A. Don’t miss out this incredible opportunity to learn from the best!


Thursday February 25


LMHQ: 150 Broadway , 20th floor,Tesla Room, New York, NY, 10038




Workshop: Pitching Like a Pro

An ELab Workshop on How to pitch specifically to investors

by Richard Hecker


You can never get enough practice pitching or getting feedback, so here’s your opportunity. This interactive session will be conducted by expert and investor Richard Hecker, CEO of Traction and Scale.

*Those wanting to pitch in front of Richie for feedback reach out to us by March 17th 5pm with pitch decks. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to test your pitch in front of a real investor.

Wednesday March 23
CSI: 601 W 26th St #325, New York, NY 10001




Fellows Midway Check-in

A Milestone in Your fellowship


A mandatory check in and live public presentation. We are proud to have you present your work in front of an audience of  investors, faculty, students, mentors and judges will all be present so put your best foot forward and shine!


The presentations will be 5 minutes max per startup (HARD STOP)

5 min where you will need to present:


Deadline for decks: April 1st

Friday April 15
Parsons: Kellen Auditorium 66 Fifth Avenue Ground Floor


MS-SDM Conference: “Design Intelligence” / ELab Pechakucha

ELab fellows alumni from MS-SDM program (ArtTap | Designedin | Freelancer Street, Senses & Co.) will get the chance to practice their pitch in a 5-minute Pechakucha presentation format during this annual event that attracts all graduate students from MS-SDM Program.


Friday April 30

Location: U Ctr




Parsons Festival: Elab Startup Hackathon/ Design Jam

In an effort to support our fellows is every stage of their venture, we will be providing an all day hackathon based specifically for your start up’s need. This could be programming, beta site testing, marketing deck development, prototype testing or building or promotional materials…you name it, we’ll bring together people to help make it happen! Just tell us what you need. For those who don’t need any support at that time, we will be providing an opportunity to practice pitching like a pro to Parsons community and supporters!


Friday or Saturday, May 13 or 14

Location: TBA


Networking Event: Drink and Mingle with Google 30 weeks Entrepreneurs


Google 30 Weeks is a founders program that transforms designers into founders who are equipped with the entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and tech know-how to create products and start impactful companies.


Thursday May 19


250 Hudson Street, New York, NY, United States (Entrance on Dominick Street)





Demo Day for the 2015-16 Cohort of Fellows

This is the culmination of a 12 month fellowship of hard work and dedication. We are very proud to invite you to pitching in front of an audience of investors and industry experts. The event is open to public and you will have the Parsons community celebrating your achievements. Be ready to rock!!!


Week 3 of October

Location: TBA





New Applicants Pitch Night (2016-2017 Fellowship)


This event will have new applicants to the ELab fellowship 2016-2017 apply within 10-minute pitch format to a jury of ELab’s external partners, investors, mentors, alumni and Parsons faculty.


Week 1 of November

Location: TBA