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.
The 2015 Class of NYC Venture Fellows and Mentors was announced on January 23, 2014. The group of 33 entrepreneurs represents a diverse cross-section of industries such as media, enterprise software, biotech, fashion, education, financial services, and non-profits. Read more about the 2015 Fellows and Mentors.
Read more about the past Venture Fellows classes.