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NYU Clubs, Meetings & Events
Entrepreneurs Festival: Over 1,000 members of the NYU startup community come together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate entrepreneurs across the University. Grow your startup knowledge and make lasting connections.
NYU Alumni Entrepreneurship Network: A community for NYU alumni interested in startups and entrepreneurship.
NYU Female Founders: Monthly “lunch & learn” events, Female Founders Forums, and resources to help founders at NYU and beyond grow or scale their startups.
Startup School: A workshop series, led by industry experts, designed to teach you in-demand startup skills and expose you to essential entrepreneurship topics.
NYU Programs & Competitions
ACRE: Provides access to strategic advisement, introductions to industry stakeholders, marketing and branding support, investor networks, and access to a community of like-minded peers to founders solving real challenges in energy, water, waste, infrastructure, transportation, and resiliency.
AI Nexus Lab: NYU Tandon's bespoke accelerator program for startups using artificial intelligence in their offerings.
Apex: A 9-month, no-cost program that provides mentorship, support, and resources to veterans and military spouses looking to start and grow high-impact companies.
Berkley Center Startup Advising: Offers help with intellectual property, marketing, branding, or general startup advising to NYU Stern alumni.
Catalyst NYC: Data Future Lab's 0 equity accelerator, providing structured mentorship and support to prepare companies for institutional funding.
Clean Start Certificate Program: Provides individuals with the skills required for careers in cleantech. The Certificate delivers a practical application of knowledge and experience that leverages real-world simulations, project scenarios, and case studies to enable a hands-on learning experience.
Endless Frontier Labs: Supports promising startups across the globe by helping them grow their business, scale their teams, and advance human welfare through science and technology based-entrepreneurship.
H2 Refuel Accelerator: A unique partnership between Fraunhofer TechBridge, Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab, the Accelerator offers unparalleled collaboration opportunities for startups who want to bring their hydrogen innovation from concept to market with the support of Shell , Toyota, and NYSERDA.
Next Round: Provides seed to series A startups with the support and resources they need to get to their next round of funding.
NYPA Innovation Challenge: Connects early stage clean-tech startups to one of the most innovative utilities in the world, enabling next-gen technology demonstrations designed to rapidly scale across the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) operations, businesses, and customers.
NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge: For NYU startup teams working on innovative ways to meet the needs of a well-defined target group and have demonstrated problem/solution fit to get mentorship and funding.
StartEd: NYU Steinhardt's Education & Workforce Tech Accelerator, with hubs centered in New York and California. StartEd helps founders solve the biggest problems in education, at any point in the journey of building an organization that makes impact.
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program: Free, introductory educational program for US military personnel, US military veterans, and their spouses who seek to learn entrepreneurial skills or pursue business ventures.
NYU Incubators & Co-Working Spaces
BioLabs@NYULangone: Provides an engaging, collaborative space, top-of-the-line research equipment, business support and acceleration programming to help startup companies reach their milestones faster.
Data Future Lab: Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the Lab incubates early stage businesses working with computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or building intelligent conversational agents.
Digital Future Lab: Situated by the East River waterfront in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, the Lab houses early stage startups focused on virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), video, cloud computing, or digital media.
Hospitality Innovation Hub Incubator: Provide all NYU affiliated travel, tourism, and hospitality startup businesses and young entrepreneurs with support in planning, launching, managing, and growing their businesses. HI Hub Incubator is part of the NYU School of Professional Studies.
Urban Future Lab: The center of cleantech innovation in New York. The Urban Future Lab is leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change.
Veterans Future Lab: Can be found in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood in the Industry City complex. It houses early stage businesses led by military veterans, their spouses, and DoD affiliates, and contains a prototyping space available to the public.
Non-NYU Co-Working Spaces
BioBAT: A not-for-profit research and manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that leases affordable wet lab and office space to expanding science and technology companies.
FutureWorks: An incubator for early- and growth-stage startups to get investor-ready to scale through expert mentorship, a series of essential workshops, and a cohort of founders.
Harlem Biospace: The first Biotech incubator of its kind in New York City to offer affordable shared wet-lab space for competitively-selected entrants.
NYDesigns: Dedicated to the success of design and hardware tech startups in NYC. Companies in their incubator get three years of private studio space and access to a network of mentors and advisers.
Non-NYU Startup Accelerators
Acceleprise: A four month accelerator for teams to hone their product market fit, build momentum, and prepare for and raise their next round. Participants get access to talks and mentorship from B2B SaaS experts, hand picked advisors, events with other founders, weekly 1:1s with your local MD, and more.
Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars - NYC: This unique partnership between Barclays & Techstars brings two networks together into one accelerator program that offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access to a leading world bank & to Techstars' mentor & investor relationships. And it all happens in the heart of New York City!
Interplay: Personalized executive education program designed to give you the basic operational skills you will need to grow through the next steps of your business. The program is very hands-on and entirely customized to the needs of each company. We don’t do classes of companies; companies start the program on their own schedule and the program is entirely bespoke, customized to each company.
M-Corps: Focuses on getting founders through the Valley of Death to launch pilots, fulfill first orders, and get new cleantech products to market.
Midtown Manhattan Small Business Development Center: If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success – for free! Among other things, they help their clients understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources of funding, prepare for e-commerce, identify avenues for exporting goods & services, develop marketing plans, assess an invention’s viability, and comply with licensing & regulations.
Techstars Equitech Accelerator: For startups from any sector that are grounded in the values of diversity, led by founders from underestimated communities, or developing technologies that increase access and equity across society.
Y Combinator: Startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, get a $120K investment, and get intense coaching to refine their pitch to investors.
Non-NYU Resources & Programs
Afrotech: A news site, conference platform, and podcast centered around Black founders and entrepreneurs in tech, finance, and entrepreneurship.
All Raise: Amplifying female voices, accelerating their success, and creating a tech culture where women are leading, shaping, and funding the future.
Astia: Founded in 1999 as a nonprofit organization, Astia, a Silicon Valley-headquartered VC fund, works globally to level the investment playing field for high-growth startups led by women.
Backstage Capital: A firm that prioritizes investments to underrepresented founders, including female founders, LGBTQ+ founders, and founders of color.
BBG Ventures: An early-stage fund backing big ideas from female founders.
Black Girl Tech Day: Provides Black Female Founders in tech with an opportunity to network, learn and celebrate their unique contributions.
BLCK VC: A 501(c)(3)-pending nonprofit organization that equips Black investors with the access, education, and community they need to accelerate their careers in venture capital.
Coalition Venture Studio: An ongoing initiative designed to support Black founders with expertise, resources, funding, connections, and education.
digitalundivided: Founded in 2012, Didtechnology, Inc (d.b.a digitalundivided), is a social startup with 501 (c) 3 status that merges data and heart to develop innovative programs and initiatives that catalyzes economic growth in Black and Latinx communities.
Female Founders Fund: Created with one simple belief: women will build the companies of tomorrow. The fund is a leading source of institutional capital for female founders, having raised seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value.
GingerBread Capital: Invests in the next generation of women founders and entrepreneurs leading high-growth businesses. They help women gain access to the knowledge, networks and capital they need to build and scale successful enterprises.
Harlem Capital: A venture capital firm on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders over 20 years.
HBCUVC: Directing how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx innovators by developing, connecting and mobilizing the next generation of venture capital leaders.
HearstLab: Provides cash investment and services to early-stage, women-led startups in North America. Their mission is to close the gap in venture capital funding for women by helping founders build healthy, sustainable and highly scalable businesses.
Plum Alley: Invests in forward leaning technology and healthcare companies that improve our lives and the planet. They specialize in advanced technologies, medical breakthroughs, and women founders in STEM.
Portfolia: Leads a powerful coalition of women investors for the purpose of investing in women-led startups.
The Black Founder List: An online repository that provides transparent insight into the state of funding for Black founders.