Vengo and the NYU Entrepreneurial Lab
Frank Rimalovski is the Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Instititue He has made quite an impact at NYU connecting them to the entrepreneurial community and helping NYU put some money back into some of their entrepreneurial graduates. One of the companies that came out of NYU and that Frank and I both work with is Vengo. Vengo is more than a vending machine it is a billboard that delivers products. We had a board meeting this past week which took place at the new Mark and Debra Leslie eLab. What a fantastic place. There also happen to be two Vengo machines in there (see above).
What I love about the lab is it feels like a start-up. The architecture, the offices, the communal spaces have that shared work space vibe. This is one of the shared spaces. I happen to love the clever names that they used for each spot. This is the option pool.
Hats off to Frank for creating this at NYU. It is really fantastic and I am pretty confident that the impact it will make will have a very long tail.