Steven cofounded the Future Labs while serving as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at NYU — his alma mater and the institution where he continues to teach. Prior to launching the Future Labs, Steven founded and co-founded 3 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 AI startups.
Steven also founded and is the editor for 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., and has spoken worldwide on entrepreneurship, incubation, ecosystem development, and artificial intelligence.