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This summer, we are excited to once again offer the Startup Sprint and Summer Launchpad, NYU’s premier startup accelerators that have launched dozens of successful ventures, including Brooklinen, Ephemeral Tattoo, Kinvolved, GigFinesse, GeoPipe, MyWellbeing, Pepper, Rilla, Baton, Sabai, She Matters, Govern For America, Jones, The Diversity Org, and many others.
These programs challenge NYU founders (and their co-founders) to accelerate traction as they validate their business models, achieve key venture milestones, and build a network of investors and fellow entrepreneurs. Participating teams receive up to $10,000 in grant funding, coaching and mentorship from startup experts, legal support, cloud computer credits, and 24/7 co-working space alongside a diverse community of NYU founders.
Accelerator alumni have gone on to raise over $310 million in VC and be accepted into prominent accelerators such as Y-Combinator, Techstars, and ERA. Last year alone, 24 Startup Sprint and Summer Launchpad alumni secured $125 million in venture funding. Out of the last 12 investments by NYU’s Innovation Venture Fund, 10 went to startups that participated in these accelerators.
These ventures joined the ranks of NYU’s next generation of startup leaders — and your venture could be next! Applications for the Summer Accelerators (a joint application for both Accelerators) are due March 22 at 6pm. Missed all the mandatory info sessions? Please email email@example.com to request a recording.
Applications are now open!
Apply to the Summer Accelerators via this link.
Interested in applying to the Startup Sprint or Summer Launchpad? Read on to explore the “transformative and groundbreaking” perks of each program:
NYU Startup Sprint:
The Startup Sprint is a two-week intensive program that provides startup teams with tailored coaching and deep customer discovery.
The Startup Sprint is open to current NYU students (+ alumni who will graduate in Spring ‘23, as well as staff and faculty) who have been working on their startups for at least six months, or have an early prototype of their product or service. Startup Sprint teams will receive funding and perks, including: daily coaching and feedback sessions with startup experts and investors; skill-building workshops with startup experts and VCs; $500 in grant funding (+ the opportunity to apply for $500 in additional funding); over $5,000 in perks, including AWS and GitHub credits; and more.
Read about the most recent Startup Sprint cohort.
NYU Summer Launchpad:
The Summer Launchpad is a nine-week startup accelerator for scalable NYU startups to refine their business models and solutions, accelerate their customer acquisition, and position their startups for scale.
The Summer Launchpad is open to current NYU students (+ alumni who graduated in Fall '22 and those who will graduate in Spring ‘23, as well as staff and faculty) who are ready to launch and commit to their venture full-time. Summer Launchpad teams will receive funding and perks, including: extensive coaching and feedback sessions; skill-building workshops with startup experts and venture capitalists; $10,000 in grant funding; $15,000 in perks, including AWS and GitHub credits; and more.
Read about the most recent Summer Launchpad cohort.
Applications for the Summer Accelerators (a joint application for both Accelerators) are due March 22 at 6pm. Apply via this link. Missed all the mandatory info sessions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a recording.