• Maroon and Gold Labs

    Supporting Cooper Union students since 2019

  • What We Do

    Maroon and Gold Labs is a non-profit corporation that is designed to incubate ideas created by Cooper Union students, staff, faculty and alumni. Cooper teams are mentored and compensated as they refine ideas. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary teams.

    How It Works

    Cooper teams apply to the program with an idea for a new venture. Teams that are accepted into the lab will develop their idea while receiving support from alumni mentors. At the end of each academic cycle, teams will report on their progress and be eligible for continued support from the lab.

  • Recent Highlights

  • New round of awards coming soon

    Thank you to all of our generous donors! We have received 30 donations from alumni ranging from the class of 1961 to 2017, and we are able to fund two Cooper startup teams in Spring 2020!

    Twist Talk

    Congratulations to M&G Labs grant winners Hannah Quirk and Brian Chung at the Manhattan Family and Professional Resource Fair this December!

  • Help us fundraise!

    Join our Giving Tuesday campaign to raise $5000. A generous donor has pledged to match all donations up to $5000, so your impact will be doubled!

  • Founding Team

    Founding team is underwriting the first year operating costs as well as the inaugural two awards. All members of the founding team are also alumni mentors for student teams.

    Phil Weisberg

    EE '89

    Founder at Matzliach Capital, Former CEO FXall, Former Head of FX, Rates, Credit at Thomson Reuters.

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    Larry Ng

    EE '78

    Board/Advisor to several start-ups; Wall Street Systems, Co-owner; Moneyline Telerate, Founder & EVP; TradeWeb, Founder & CIO; MarketAxess, Founder.

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    Jean Chung

    BsE '91

    Highmore GI Capital, Chief Investment Officer.

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    Howie Rosenblatt

    EE '91

    Director Of Engineering at Edmit.

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    Austin Wong

    ME '17, M.ME '19

    STEM Teacher at Grace Church School, TrioCup Co-founder.

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    Kim Holleman

    A '95

    Founder of Wildflower Designing, MIT Media Lab Affiliate.

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