A design led business lab dedicated to entrepreneurial practice and research.

ELab brings alumni closer to the NYC design and entrepreneurial communities by redefining the post-graduate experience for a selected group of Parsons School of Design Strategies graduate students to help transition alumni from students to entrepreneurs.

Parsons Festival at Seaport District will be extended through July 31!

Parsons Festival is an annual series of art and design events in which cutting-edge student work is presented to the Parsons community and the public. This year’s festival includes the Impact! design exhibition, which showcases collaborative research and design projects from Parsons School of Design that address issues of major social concern and offer solutions through unexpected design approaches. The… Read more →

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Elab Fellow’s Design Jam + Hackathon

  RSVP TODAY!   Calling all collaborators! We need your help, come one, come all, for a day of support for our startups. We need programmers, users to test platforms , web designers, marketers, strategists, storytellers, investors…we offer lunch and interesting passionate entrepreneurs &  you help the start ups get to the next level…sign up today!   What the HACK is the… Read more →

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ELab Fellows Pitched Like Pros with Richie Hecker!

On Wednesday March 23rd, Richie Hecker, investor and CEO of Traction and Scale walked the ELab fellows and social innovation startups through important techniques to pitch like pros, with no pitch deck needed. Richie highlighted the importance of storytelling in tying in the problem, the solution, and traction in a 1-minute pitch that investors want to hear and would make… Read more →

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Parsons ELab Fellows Midway Presentations on April 15th

Ready for Take-off!   RSVP TODAY   Join us and find out about the start-ups journey, turning their ideas into thriving ventures.   Mark your calendars for  midway presentations at Parsons ELab 12mo.  program. It’s time for the startups to share their progress in front of an audience of judges, investors and ELab community. Each company gets 5 minutes to… Read more →

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“Pitch Like A Pro” ELab Workshop on March 23rd

The ELab is excited to host a workshop on pitching to investors exclusively for our fellows. This interactive session will be conducted by expert investor, entrepreneur, and dealmaker Richie Hecker, who is also the CEO of Traction and Scale. Fellows will have the opportunity to get invaluable feedback on their pitches.   *Fellows, send us your pitch deck by March… Read more →

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“Go Fund Yourself”? Happy to!

Shawn Nelson, founder and CEO of LoveSac, moderated an ELab panel about how startups go about getting investment from their personal experiences.  The ELab was so proud to host them on Thursday the 25th of February at our partner space LMHQ. The panel included Nate Checketts, founder and CEO of Rhone, Josh Francia, founder and CEO of CrowdWyse, Shaun Gordon,… Read more →