Programs for Entrepreneurs

NYC Venture Fellows

NYC Venture Fellows is a highly selective, year-long fellowship program designed to help the next generation of global entrepreneurs “make it” in New York City.

Established by the New York City Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with Fordham University in 2010, this selective, international program provides successful entrepreneurs with opportunities to grow their ventures by connecting them with mentors from leading companies and providing exclusive CEO-level networking and educational opportunities.

The program, now operating in partnership with 92nd Street Y, is designed for entrepreneurs whose businesses are at a critical stage in development, when the companies have the potential to substantially increase their number of employees and make a significant impact on New York City’s economy. Fellows also benefit from being part of an exclusive peer network comprised of fellow leaders of fast-growing companies. 

Class of 2015 Nominations Open

Nominations for the class of 2015 are open July 15th-September 15th.

NYC Venture Fellows has a three-phase competitive nomination/application process to identify and select exceptional candidates. To be considered for the fellowship, candidates for NYC Venture Fellows must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a Founder or CEO of a fast growing company;
  • Has a history of extraordinary achievement, substantial leadership, and demonstrated global perspective;
  • Would benefit from CEO-level mentorship and the opportunity to learn from and contribute to a group of fellow founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies; and
  • Is based in NYC or has plans to expand a global venture to NYC.

Nominate a potential Fellow or contact Venture Fellows with any questions. 

More information can be found on the Venture Fellows nominate/apply page. 

Previous Venture Fellows

Read more about the past Venture Fellows classes. 

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