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 Founder Challenge?

A challenge grounded in research and built in the classroom

I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and its intersection with where people can discover their personal career journey.


I’ve studied entrepreneurship programs in some of the most selective business schools like Wharton, UVA Darden, and Toronto Rotman. My research makes the case for opening up a full spectrum of approaches to entrepreneurial engagement that can employ practices that leverage your intuition, pragmatism, and humanism.


As myself and others around the world teach with this full spectrum of tools, we are however realizing that one ingredient remains missing: The need for students to take their own initiative in their learning.

This can be done in courses where students can have experiential projects...But it can also happen just as easily outside of the classroom.

So in 2022, I launched the Founder Challenge with one main goal:

I'm Ashish Bhatia


Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship @ NYU Stern
Founder, of the Founder Challenge

Let's Build Together

Provide a way for students to work in a community to take action, shift their mindset, and create purpose.

Evan Crosby

Director, The Founder Challenge

Evan is a former student of Professor's Bhatia's and recent graduate of NYU Stern. Evan was instrumental to kicking-off the FC and has been building his own venture (User Friendly) alongside of it.

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