New York City is where innovative ideas come to life. This exciting annual competition—now in its fifth year—invites you to develop business plans that can be launched in NYC.
The NYC Next Idea 2013-2014: Global New Venture Competition invites teams from around the world to submit business ideas that can be launched and operated in New York City.
Finalist teams will win an all-expense paid trip to New York City in Spring 2014 to present their idea to a prestigious panel of judges who will decide the prize winners. Prizes include a cash pool of $35,000, free workspace in NYC, pro bono legal advice, and mentorship from the New York City venture capital and startup community.
The competition is looking for ideas that address issues encountered in New York City as a result of the city’s infrastructure, industries, demographics, and space. This includes ideas addressing urban challenges found in NYC, as well as ideas aligned with major industries found in NYC such as fashion, financial services, media, and advertising.
Presented by New York City Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with Columbia University, this contest can put you at the forefront of the City's latest business breakthroughs.
Previous Winners of the competition have raised significant funding, hired employees, and have grown into vibrant businesses in New York City. Applications have closed.
Congratulations to Senvol for winning the fifth annual NYC Next Idea Global New Venture Competition!
A Philadelphia-based group that leverages 3D printing to disrupt the distribution and supply of industrial parts, was selected from a highly competitive and diverse pool of more than 240 applicants from 51 countries. Senvol will receive the grand prize of $35,000, six months of free office space at Columbia Startup Lab and pro bono services from GLG Share, JustWorks, and Michael Kasdan with Wiggin and Dana LLP.
AirCare Labs was chosen as the runner-up and will receive six months of free office space at Columbia Startup Lab.