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.

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ELab Info Session

Are you interested in design- driven or impact entrepreneurship? Are you a second year student or recent alumni from School of Design Strategies (SDS) graduate programs or Digital Technology (DT)? Do you have a great idea for a business, but you’re not sure how to get your startup off the ground?   Parsons ELab is looking for startups interested in… Read more →

Calling for game-changers!

  We are excited to announce our next Design Jam on August 13th! If you have a background in web development, marketing, communication, public relations, design or business development, join us to show off your capabilities and gain insight into how startups grow. All skill levels are welcome! Collaborate with likeminded people to solve problems and create new solutions for… Read more →

NYC Media Lab ’16

Columbia University is inviting faculty and students from NYC’s universities to demo at NYC Media Lab ’16, which will be hosted onThursday, September 22nd, from 8 am to 6 pm at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall. This is NYC Media Lab’s major event of the year. On this day, community-executives from the media and technology industries, faculty and students, startups and investors,… Read more →

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 →