Steven Kuyan is Managing Director of Incubators and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He co-founded and is responsible for managing two of the three incubators located at Varick Street in Soho and DUMBO in Brooklyn. On campus, Steven develops strategic initiatives to accelerate innovation at the University through programs that catalyze student innovation.
The incubators at NYU were the first New York City sponsored incubators and developed the model for the city’s Incubator Network. The unique incubation process has graduated 64 companies, nine graduated as acquisitions, with a combined portfolio valuation of $721M. Worth Magazine named the Incubators at NYU one of the top 10 startup spaces in the US.
Prior to the incubators, Steven founded and co-founded three ventures in the mobile, B2B logistics and retail.
Steven is an adjunct professor of Graduate Entrepreneurship at Tandon and leads entrepreneurship curriculum across the University, including new courses and initiatives such as the Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (VET) Program. Steven is also the founder, advisor and board member of the NYU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association (EIA), Tandon’s largest student organization with a mission of bridging the gap between academia and entrepreneurship to streamline student ventures.
Steven holds a bachelor’s and a master’s from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He is a board member of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Executive Alumni Council of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and nonprofit teaching teens computer science skills.