Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Albert Gallatin Founder’s Fund?
The Albert Gallatin Founder’s Fund (AGFF) is NYU’s first global, student-run venture program hosted by the Gallatin Business Club (GBC). Our goal is to empower the next generation of promising student entrepreneurs from around the Global Network University, while also creating an educational environment for those with little to no startup experience. We do this by providing students with access to a number of resources such as $1,000 seed grants, access to educational workshops, mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and the chance to receive $10,000 in funding (non-equity).
November 25, 2013 (Deadline) Students interested in receiving 2 academic credits for going through the AGFF program must contact email@example.com. No team or idea necessary. The AGFF program is also available for students without applying for credit.
December 7, 2013 (Deadline) Students apply as individuals or as teams for entry in the competition.
December 11, 2013 Up to 5 Finalists are notified and each receives $1,000 seed funding (non-equity)
February – April 2014 Students go through a series of workshops with experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to develop their own startups. Workshops are open to all with private dinners available to finalists only.
May 2014 Students present their companies to potential investors and the larger NYU/NYC community. The best teams receive up to $10,000 in non-equity investment from the Albert Gallatin Founder’s Fund
Who can apply?
Any NYU student or team with at least one current NYU student is eligible to apply! This includes students at NYU’s portal and study away campuses. No Gallatin affiliation necessary. We encourage all experience levels to apply.
How far along do i have to be?
No experience necessary — we accept teams from idea to prototype stage. Whether you think MVP stands for Most Valuable Player or Minimum Viable Product, there’s a place in the AGFF for you.
When’s the deadline?
The deadline to be considered for the competition is December 7, 2013. The deadline to receive 2 credits for going through the curriculum is November 25, 2013.
NYU is the Global Network University and Gallatin’s interdisciplinary approach to learning is an important component of this global network. GBC’s AGFF subscribes to this multi-national, interdisciplinary viewpoint, and this year for the first time we’re opening up AGFF to all NYU students abroad.
Interested in 2 credits (optional)?
AGFF will also be offering a 2 credit seminar on basic entrepreneurship. This will allow you to learn and grow as an entrepreneur over the course of a semester while building strong peer connections and moving your startup forward.
Is there anyway I can help?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to donate or help as a mentor.
If I have more questions who do I talk to?
Email GBC President, Sahil Trikha, at email@example.com.