Forbes Blog: NYU Entrepreneur’s Challenge

My BER classmate Megan Durisin summarizes our mission pretty well: for the next few months, our class is going to follow NYU Entrepreneur’s Challenge from its opening ceremony through to the handing of the torch to the next winner in the spring. Follow our stories, progress, and updates on Forbes!


Over the next few months, my BER 14 classmates and I are blogging about the NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge for

The challenge offers participants the chance to compete to win up to $200,000 to make their start-up idea a reality. At this stage, the projects are just getting off the ground but the top competitors will be giving full pitches of their business plan by April.

On Sunday, I went to the Entrepreneurs Boot Camp, which featured speaker and serial entrepreneur Bob Dorf. He offered a wealth of advice to attendees, all centered around the message of, “Get out of the building and talk to consumers.” I played around with Storify for the first time at the event and created this profile of what participants had to say about Dorf’s speech on Twitter.

At the event, I also talked with two budding groups about their projects and posted profiles about…

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