Parsons ELab 12-month Fellowship Program – RSVP to Workshop on September 11


Students and alumni of SDS and DT of Parsons, want to turn your ideas into successful sustainable businesses?

Attend this workshop given by the Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab and learn how! The workshop is open to all enrolled SDS and DT graduate students including those pursuing the online and certificate degrees, in addition to alumni of 2015 and 2014 of those programs as well.



The Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab is announcing the date of its Fall Fellowship Program Workshop which will take place on Friday September 11, 2015 at 6pm to introduce students+alumni, who either already have or will work on brilliant entrepreneurial projects and want to turn them into businesses, to its 12-month fellowship program. Book your calendars early on and stay tuned to reminders in your inbox about the Parsons alumni speakers and mentors who will advise you on this journey.


RSVP early to the workshop and add it to your calendar!


The Date

Friday September 11, 2015 at 6pm

Location TBA


The Workshop

The Parsons ELab Fellowship Program Workshop will introduce the second annual cycle of the ELab’s fellowship program. Come learn about the 2015/2016 cycle’s expectations, application process and important deadlines for submitting your entrepreneurial projects and business ideas.

The workshop will include an introduction to the Elab, a Q & A session with past fellows, and a presentation of examples of application pitch decks required to apply.


Apply here!

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Benefits of the Program

– A one-year hot seats at NYC top incubators and coworking spaces at a discount with access to their communities and networks at a reduced rate

– Negotiated discounts with business vendors

– Personalized mentorship and coaching with scheduled meetings and benchmarks

– Workshops, talks and panel reviews

– Professional support network, friends of the Lab with monthly “office hours”

– Promotion through our social media marketing and planning

– Discounted monthly rent at partnering incubators and coworking spaces


Program Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be recent alumni who graduated in 2015, 2014, or 2013 from any of the graduate programs of the School of Design Strategies: MS in Strategic Design and Management, MA in Theories of Urban Practice, MFA in Transdisciplinary Design, and MS in Design and Urban Ecologies. Also eligible are recent alumni who graduated in 2015, 2014, or 2013 from the MFA in Design and Technology graduate program of the School of Art Media and Technology.



Requirements for Submission by Sept 18 by sending an e-mail to with the subject line “YOURNAME_ELab2015” and one single 15MB PDF that contains the following.

– Your current CV

– A short statement (a few paragraphs to one page) describing your work, the vision you have for your business practice and how the Parsons ELab can help you.

– Work Samples

– Pitch Deck (preferably with some proof of concept or prototypes)

-Outline and Draft Business plan


Who We Are

We are faculty, alumni, and industry experts that believe in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.


Who You Are

You are a passionate and dedicated Parsons SDS or AMT graduate student with unique entrepreneurial spirits, passionate, driven, ambitious, and working hard to pursue your ideas. You cannot wait to create innovative ventures in any creative realm be it design, technology, sustainability, fashion, or any other area you might be creating or disrupting at school and beyond. You live, eat, and breathe your vision. You fall and get right back up. You are eager to diversifying and strengthening your skill set and realizing the power of networking to grow your professions.


What is the Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab?

The ELab is an initiative that aims to bridge the gap between academia and applied practices for select graduate students currently out of the four Parsons SDS programs and AMT’s DT program.  The ELab focuses on entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation, partnership and mentorship within the university, the community and beyond. The ELab provides support to recent alumni by connecting them with networks of communities, spaces and experts to extend and support Parsons academic programs with applied practice methodology.


What We Have Done So Far

The ELab has supported ten graduates of 2014 who transitioned through the ELab mentorship program  into the NYC start-up community with the support and coaching necessary for launching their businesses.


RSVP early to the workshop and add it to your calendar!


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All the best,

The ELab team