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Venture Lab Pitch Event

On Wednesday April 25, 11 teams competed for thousands of dollars in prize money through the Venture Lab Pitch Event. Hosted by The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), the competition gave students enrolled in the Venture Lab course the chance to pitch their ideas and receive constructive feedback from New York City-based socially engaged entrepreneurs. […]

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Team Generators Events!

Thank you to all who participated in our Team Generator Events in March! The application process for next spring’s Venture Lab course will open in August 2018. We encourage you to sign up for the IEI newsletter and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities. If you are a […]

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Venture Lab Intensive Recap

On January 20 and 21, the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) hosted a two-day Pre-Course Intensive for the eleven teams selected to participate in our inaugural Venture Lab course taught by Jen van der Meer and Michele Kahane. The Venture Lab builds on the Lean Launchpad® curriculum taught at leading universities and is designed to support […]

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Nora

In India, personal feminine hygiene is considered a taboo subject, and 95% of India’s sanitary napkin market uses harmful chemicals known to cause Urinary Tract Infections. Nora is creating awareness about the importance of personal feminine hygiene by creating affordable and quality made feminine hygiene products. Their first product will be sanitary napkins made of […]

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Yoke (Formerly Uput)

Yoke is attempting to develop a way for millennials to broaden their understanding of diverse viewpoints and perspectives about current events. They plan to do this by creating an online news platform where people are encouraged to debate current world issues and comment on content from a range of sources. Allison Pinz, Strategic Design and […]

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Spirus Breathing Mask

Spirius Breathing Mask is attempting to address public health concerns in global cities by designing a reusable, aesthetically pleasing breathing mask that has the ability to filter out air pollution. Chien Lo, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Wei Li Lo, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Hao Zheng, […]

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Original Kids

Original Kids (OK) is a community that encourages creative expression among children and adults. Through the lenses of neuroscience, mindfulness, and the arts, OK provides opportunities and tools to develop the emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and resilience needed to thrive in the 21st-century. They plan to do this by collaborating with co-working spaces to design learning […]

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Nightingale Farms

Nightingale Farms

Nightingale Farms is an abandoned coffee farm in the Jamaica Blue Mountains that will be agro- ecologically restored in an effort to create a green economy for smallholding farmers in the region. Once restored, the farm will offer ecotourism retreats to facilitate meaningful connections between the visitor/consumer and farmer/producer. In collaboration with educational institutions, the […]

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Modesty Group

Modesty Group is a clothing line launched in Senegal currently seeking to expand in the U.S. The brand focuses on the idea of physical and symbolic “movement” as a way of capturing a generation of business professional women who are striving to grow professionally and become a better version of themselves. Their new collection that […]

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Artflea (Formerly Leform)

Artflea is a service intended to alleviate financial hardships faced by undergraduate fine arts students by providing them with affordable art supplies delivered straight to their doorstep and also helping them promote their work and find relevant professional opportunities. Sundar Subramanian, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Abhishek Nair, Strategic Design and […]

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