NYU Tandon is comin’ in hot for artificial intelligence startups with this VC-backed accelerator

NYU Tandon School of Engineering is making a power play into the artificial intelligence space by doing something that no public university has done before, according to dean Katepalli Sreenivasan: partner with a venture capital firm to launch an accelerator.On Wednesday morning, at NYU Tandon’s Data Future Lab incubator on Varick Street in SoHo, Sreenivasan announced the launch of the AI NexusLab, a four-month program for AI startups. The accelerator will be jointly run by the Downtown Brooklyn-based engineering school, though it will be headquartered out of the Data Future Lab, and ff Venture Capital, the Midtown venture firm whose portfolio companies include Indiegogo and Klout. (The accelerator will be based at the Data Future Lab because its AI focus aligns with the Data Future Lab, which already houses some AI startups,…


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