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NYU Funding & Competitions: Competitions and funding resources available to help NYU students and faculty turn bold insights and inventions into viable business ventures.
gust: Gust helps startups connect with investors across the world
F6S: F6S is a platform that helps founders interact with Investors, Accelerators/Incubators, Products/tools, and talent.
Open Source Funding Documents | Cooley: Cooley LLP has open sourced the legal documents required to do a Series Seed or Convertible Note financing.
The National Venture Capital Association: The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) serves as a resource for venture capital data and unites its member firms through a full range of professional services.
Female Founders Fund: An early-stage fund investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent.
New York City Early-Stage Life Sciences Fund: The City of New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative represents a public-private partnership across academic institutions, industry leaders, investors, and the philanthropic community.
NCIIA Grants: NCIIA (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) awards almost $2 million annually in grants to support courses, programs and ventures with the potential for scalable impact
New York Angels: The New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit.
Life Science Angel Network: The Life Sciences Angel Network (LSAN) serves New York City and tri-state area scientists and entrepreneurs looking to fund and promote innovation. The mission is to provide young life sciences companies with financial and operational support, sector-specific mentorship, and access to a broad network of investors and entrepreneurs for subsequent institutional financing.
Investors' Circle: Investors' Circle is an active early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, they have propelled over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.
Hudson River Angels: Hudson River Angels is an early stage investment group that invests in technology companies.
Grape Arbor: GrapeArborVC is a multi-family office investing in startups and venture funds.
Golden Seeds: Golden Seeds is an early-stage investment firm that is focused on the vibrant opportunities of women-led businesses.
ARC Angel Fund: ARC Angel Fund invests in seed- and early-stage companies with high growth potential. ARC Angel Fund invests in industries with which its members have experience, with investments averaging $50,000 to $250,000, each, over the life of the investment.
AngelVineVC: AngelVineVC is a NYC-based gathering of founders, senior execs, angels, and VCs striving to strengthen the community of tech startups and growth companies.
Active VC Investors in NYC: List of active investors in NYC (New York) based seed stage startups
AngelList: AngelList is a website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.
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Kickstarter: Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality
Indiegogo: Indiegogo's mission is to empower people to unite around ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life.
SBIR Grants: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 with the purpose of strengthening the role of innovative small business concerns in Federally-funded research and development (R&D).
VentureWell E-Team Grant: VentureWell funds and trains student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures. The E-Team Program provides funding, workshops, and coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their inventions into the marketplace.
Pitch Decks
The Secret Structure of Great Talks: Practical lessons from Nancy Duarte (via Ted Talk) on how to structure your speech to make a powerful call-to-action.
Pitching Hacks: Venture Hacks from Babak Nivi, Founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks.
Pre-Launch Pitch Deck: This is Mint.com's pre-launch pitch deck. 5-months before launch.
Starting a Biotech? Advice for how to pitch VCs: Advice for aspiring life science entrepreneurs from Bruce Booth on how to pitch VCs.