Under President Christopher Eisgruber, Entrepreneurship 'the Princeton Way' has become a major priority of the University. This has led to the recent creation of many of the campus resources shown below.
Engage with Entrepreneurship at Princeton
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs is the premier co-working space for science startups in New Jersey — a unique place where you can test, develop and grow your game-changing ideas. Our mission is to foster innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship – in essence, to create and grow an innovation ecosystem – by supporting early-stage startups with high potential. Our mission is aligned with, and intended to further, Princeton University’s educational mission and the societal benefits of commercializing transformative technology. We understand the key challenges and pain-points science start-ups face. Our goal is to change how you do business by building an ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurial scientists to grow quickly, while maximizing capital efficiency.
Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) was established in July 2015 by President Eisgruber and Provost Lee, as the advisory and coordination body on entrepreneurship programs at Princeton University. PEC works closely with existing campus organizations to enable Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way.
The Keller Center offers a wide range of entrepreneurship activities including courses, workshops and lectures.
Princeton University’s Office of Technology Licensing offers the services of Executives in Residence (XIRs), who are available to provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in science and technology that could be used to create products and services to solve critical societal challenges and unmet needs. The creation of these societal benefits is a primary government objective for academic research. Each XIR brings to the position experience in leadership, business development, technology transfer and entrepreneurship in addition to their own network of entrepreneurs and industry experts.
An opportunity for Princeton researchers to present their potential product or start-up idea in a 3-minute “elevator pitch” presentation. Organized by Princeton's Keller Center.
A network of alumni, students, faculty and others connected to the Princeton community who are entrepreneurs, soon-to-be entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, lawyers, accountants, consultants, professional service providers and persons otherwise interested in entrepreneurship.