The Fordham Foundry’s partner organizations contribute a mix of funding, expertise, professional networks, and materials that directly benefit the Foundry as a whole—and its member businesses in particular.
Organizations that are interested in developing a partnership with the Foundry should contact us.
The Foundry is grateful for the support of the current partners below, as well as for the inspiration provided by Fordham University’s connection with the worldwide Ashoka Changemaker Campus initiative.
Established in 2005 by then-Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC Business Solutions offers free services to help companies launch, operate, and expand in New York City. It is part of the city government’s Small Business Services department and operates seven NYC Business Solutions Centers across New York’s five boroughs. Services include coursework, legal and financing assistance, financial incentives, and training in areas such as navigating government, recruiting and training staff, and certification.
BNP Paribas is a European bank whose operation spans 75 countries and whose core functions are retail banking, investment solutions, and corporate and institutional banking. While focused on the markets of Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg, BNP Paribas is expanding across the Mediterranean region, in Eastern Europe and Turkey, and in the western United States. Its commitment to responsible and sustainable growth, and its corporate vision statement of having a positive impact on its stakeholders and society, give BNP Paribas common ground with the Fordham Foundry and its member ventures.
The San Francisco-based Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center aims to educate, innovate, and connect aspiring and current entrepreneurs. The nonprofit center’s state-of-the-art headquarters provides Fordham with a “campus extension” where the University can hold classes, events, and educational meetings on entrepreneurship topics. The center also will serve as a proving ground for select student and faculty research projects begun at Fordham. Benefits of the Fordham-Nasdaq partnership include advances in curriculum development, research, and event and technical support.
Fordham Law School is the Gabelli School’s partner in the Entrepreneurial Law Center, which offers students practical problem-solving opportunities in regard to the strategic and legal needs of startups. The center uses a method grounded in case studies. Students who participate in its activities develop marketable skills in the legal and entrepreneurial realms, along with an affinity for Fordham’s Jesuit values of service and ethics.
Social Innovations are novel, scalable solutions to systemic social and environmental issues. These solutions are more effective than traditional solutions, because they rely on stakeholder collaboration, cross-sector thinking, and an interdisciplinary approach to achieve more measurable, efficient and sustainable outcomes.
The CDT is dedicated to the understanding of the role of digital technologies in accomplishing three fundamental transformations required for success in the global marketplace.