Applicants must be a current NYU Stern student (graduate or undergraduate) or recent graduate (Class of 2014-2018 welcome to apply) founder.


  • You must be working in a team on your venture. Up to 2 students per venture may apply to the official program, but not all team members need to be NYU students. Students will be reviewed individually, and funding and travel expenses will only be granted to those accepted as Fellows. (However, all team members may take advantage of the workspace given to Fellows).

  • Your venture must be beyond the idea stage. A mock-up or prototype is required.

  • You must be committed to working on your venture full-time through the summer and after the program. Preference will be given to student teams interested in pursuing their venture full-time after graduation.

Please note: Being a Stern Venture Fellow, you are committing your full attention to your venture and SVF. Therefore, you may not take part in any other NYU summer programs.

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