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Announcing the Impact Entrepreneurship Venture Lab!

A keystone program of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), the Venture Lab is designed to support graduate students and upper undergraduates (juniors and seniors) at The New School in developing financially sustainable ventures that address critical societal challenges and demonstrate the potential for scalable impact. Students accepted to the Venture Lab will enroll in a semester-long course offered in Spring 2018, for which they will receive academic credit. In addition to receiving guidance and support from Jen van der Meer, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design, Venture Lab participants will have access to experienced mentors, advisers, and seed funding. Select participants will also have the opportunity to receive up to $20,000 in prize money at the conclusion of the course.

Venture Lab FlyerApplications for the Venture Lab is October 4, 2017. Interested students are encouraged to attend one of the following Information Sessions to learn more about the eligibility criteria, program benefits, and participation requirements, as well as the application process.

Fall 2017 Information Sessions:

Wednesday, September 13 from 2 to 3 pm

66 West 12th Street, Room 712

RSVP here

Monday, September 25 from 5 to 6 pm

6 East 16th Street, Room 1103

RSVP here


For more information about the Venture Lab, please visit the IEI website.


Feel free to contact the Impact Entrepreneurship team at with any questions.

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