Founded in 2012, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association (EIA) was one of the first entrepreneurial clubs at NYU. Steven Kuyan, a graduate student at the time and current MD of the Future Labs and AI Nexus Lab , started the club inspired by the likes of i2e and Y Combinator. After launching summer programs and managing contests, the club picked up it’s biggest endeavor yet – a prototyping competition started in partnership with Time Warner called “Inno/Vention”
Since 2012, InnoVention, morphed into an intense accelerator-like competition, and has brought out “the inner entrepreneur” within NYU’s 60,000 students, faculty, and researchers. All student teams needed was an idea and the passion to pursue it, and within a semester, they would walk out with the tools and resources needed to launch a real startup.