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. Join them by registering now!
Applications have closed. Judges are now in the process of selecting teams for Round 2.
For more information on the competition, please visit nycnextidea.com.