The Entrepreneurship Program

Discover your passion and develop an entrepreneurial mindset

The Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) was founded on February 16th 2012 as a collaborative workspace designed to bring together students from Pace's six Schools and Colleges to promote cross-disciplinary problem solving, experiential learning and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.

The eLab is staffed by highly motivated personnel and offers a variety of technology resources, including high-performance computers, sophisticated software, a professional video studio, a surface computer, and a 3D printer; as well as a wide variety of desktop, laptop and tablet computers. The eLab's dedicated facilities include a private meeting room, a collaborative work studio, casual work space, and a classroom.

In addition to providing staff assistance, valuable technology resources and dedicated space, the Entrepreneurship Lab organizes a wide variety of events and activities. These include competitions, such as the Pitch Contest, Business Plan Competition and Mobile App Design Contest; a host of different speakers; social and networking functions; as well as workshops and mentoring programs.

The eLab has space for students to launch and manage a new venture, and serves as a 'home base' for those wishing to explore entrepreneurship.

Pace’s entrepreneurship program combines a well-established core curriculum and innovative new courses, such as Entrepreneurial Implementation, with integrated co-curricular support, through centers such as the Entrepreneurship Lab and the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, as well as exciting extra-curricular activities, such as the Pace Pitch Contest, Business Plan Competition, and App Design Contest to provide a meaningful educational experience.

Combining all of this with a rich integration in New York City’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem provides our students with a truly distinctive entrepreneurship program.

Entrepreneurship is much broader than the creation of a new business venture. At its core, it is a mindset – a way of thinking and acting. It is about imagining new ways to solve problems and create value. Fundamentally, entrepreneurship is about opportunity; the ability to recognize a new opportunity, to methodically analyze the opportunity, and ultimately, to capture the value of that opportunity. Such skills are important for those seeking to establish new ventures, and critical for a variety of professional careers given today’s hyper-competitive marketplace where rapid technological innovation and globalization has changed the very nature of work.

 

Networking

Network

Meet students, alumni, visiting entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors through eLab events. These events include social mixers, open houses, conferences, contests, and various other events.

The eLab start up mixer is a great way to get an idea of the networking events we hold. Click here for more information.

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Collaborate

Form a team with other students. Interact with student entrepreneurs and partners.

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm and analyze ideas.

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Develop

Conceptualize your ideas through research and experimentation. The eLab offers spaces for teams to work on their projects as well as resources to assist in the conception stages of ideas.

To learn about the resources available to students click here.

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Pitch

Pitch your ideas. Participate in the Annual Pace Pitch Contest to test you presentation skills and get feedback from a panel of industry expert judges.

Participate in our Annual Pace Pitch Contest to put your business idea and presentation skills to the test. Click here to learn more.

Plan

Plan

Create an extensive and well documented business plan to set your idea and goals in order.

Participate in our annual Business Plan Competition to have your business plan judged by a panel of experts in various fields. Click here for information.

Implement

Implement

Work on some practical aspect of your business.

Apply your knowledge of creating a business by utilizing the resources in the eLab or by joining a Pace Entrepreneurial Implementation class that is held in the Entrepreneurship Lab. Click here for more information.