Food Period Awarded Phase II Prototyping Fund Grant from NYU Leslie e-Lab

Excerpt from NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Blog: 

We are pleased to announce the 12 grantees of the Spring 2018 Prototyping Fund!  These teams were selected from over 40 applications from 15 NYU schools and colleges. In its tenth iteration, the Fund received a record-setting number of cross-school applications: 16 teams were collaborations between students from two or more NYU schools. 

The objectives of the Prototyping Fund, managed by the Entrepreneurial Institute and Greenhouse at the Tandon MakerSpace are to:

  • Provide student teams with the support and resources necessary to build prototypes
  • Help articulate and/or move to the next stage of product development
  • Encourage multidisciplinary collaboration between students at NYU


Phase I of the NYU Prototyping Fund awards teams up to $500 to build and test hardware and software prototypes. This semester, 12 teams were selected representing 8 NYU schools and totaling over $4,500! Proposed ideas include wearable technology, medical devices, and sustainable energy innovations.

We are also excited to share the recipients of Phase II funding. This extension phase provides additional funding (up to $2000) to past Phase 1 awardees to support the further fabrication and testing of their prototypes.This semester, we'll be awarding a total of $5,000 in Phase II funding! Participants from Spring ‘17 and Fall ‘17 were eligible to apply, and 3 teams were selected based on the technical feasibility, detailed plan of next steps, expert involvement, and long-term feasibility of the concept. Recipients of the Phase II grants will continue to build their product while receiving training and support through Entrepreneurial Institute's programming and mentorship from startup coaches.

Phase 2:

Food Period: Organic food products that allow women to support their menstrual cycles naturally. Britt Martin, CAS ‘18 and Jenn Kim

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