Steven Kuyan is managing director of the NYU Tandon Future Labs – a network of business incubators and accelerators that support early stage ventures in New York City. The Future Labs support entrepreneurs in technology-specific fields, such as: artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, video and virtual machines, among others. To date, the unique process has graduated 97 companies – 18 as acquisitions totaling more than $700 million – for a combined valuation of graduates exceeding $1.5B billion. Furthermore, the companies graduating from the Future Labs have helped contribute to a $4 billion impact for NYC. Steven co-founded the Future Labs while serving as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at NYU – his alma matter and the institution where he continues to teach. Prior to launching the Future Labs, Steven founded and co-founded three ventures in mobile, B2B logistics, and retail. He currently oversees management of the Data Future Lab, Digital Future Lab, Veterans Future Lab and the AI NexusLab – the first program in the U.S. designed specifically for early stage artificial intelligence startups.
Steven also founded NYCai, an organization that works to bring together members of the artificial intelligence community – including researchers and practitioners – for programming, research support, training, and more, all to help prepare NYC for an AI future. Additionally, Steven serves on the board of directors for the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., serves as an advisor to a number of companies outside the Future Labs portfolio, and has spoken worldwide on entrepreneurship, incubation, ecosystem development, and artificial intelligence.