Programs for Entrepreneurs

World to NYC

World to NYC is designed to help global entrepreneurs and businesses leverage New York City's resources and economic opportunities.

This program will connect innovators in specific industries from around the world with local stakeholders, share global best practices, strengthen the city’s economy and create more economic opportunities for all.

Through a competitive selection process, the World to NYC – Global Industry Challenge brings 15 of the most innovative later stage and established startups from around the world to NYC. While they are here, each company will get an inside look into NYC’s ecosystem and begin to build partnerships with local and national firms along with relevant community groups. For more information, please visit

Global Industry Challenge 2014

New Manufacturing

In partnership with New York International, NYCEDC will host two delegations in 2014. The first, taking place from May 12th -14th, will be comprised of organizations active in the new manufacturing sector, which is the convergence between software and the physical world, the rise of 3D printing, and the omnipresence of connected devices. The second delegation will focus on Cleantech and will occur in late September.

UPDATE:The application deadline has been extended to April 6, 2014.

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World to NYC (2010-2013)

NYCEDC has conducted seven iterations of the World to NYC program. Prior versions targeted international startups with the potential to expand into NYC. Program sessions were evenly divided between presentations on topics of interest (e.g., legal issues, NYC business ecosystem), tours of relevant sites (e.g., business incubators), and networking receptions. Delegates from the following countries have participated in the program:

Date of ProgramCountries
October 2013Israel
May 2013Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey
August 2012Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, France
February 2012United Kingdom, France, India, Colombia, Brazil, Chile
May 2011Singapore, United Kingdom
April 2011China
December 2010United Kingdom

News & Updates


    World To NYC Launches New Manufacturing Challenge

     |  NYCEDC
    World to NYC is launching its new Global Industry Challenge. Apply for the New Manufacturing delegation today.

    Top Israeli Startups Visit NYC

     |  NYCEDC
    Israel to NYC, an exclusive three-day program, brought 14 selected Israeli startups to New York City for an intensive 3 days of meetings, workshops, networking, and site visits.

    NYC to Israel 2013

     |  NYCEDC
    From April 8-11, 2013, NYCEDC staged NYC to Israel 2013, a four-day trip that toured the best of the technology communities in the “startup nation.”

    World to NYC: Central Eastern Europe

     |  NYCEDC
    From May 6th to 8th, NYCEDC's International Desk will welcome its first Central Eastern European delegation! Representing such countries as Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Romania, the delegates will partake in panel discussions, service provider presentations, company tours, and networking events.

    NYCEDC Announces Third Class of "NYC Venture Fellows"

     |  NYCEDC
    The annual program connects 30 entrepreneurs from around the world with mentors from leading companies. Find out more about the 2013 class of Venture Fellows.

    LatAm to NYC Wraps Up

     |  NYCEDC
    On August 8th, NYCEDC wrapped up another successful round of the World to NYC program; this time focusing on Latin American tech startups.

    LatAm to NYC

     |  NYCEDC
    Starting August 6th, we're welcoming Latin American tech entrepreneurs to NYC for the very first Latin American-focused World to NYC.

    World to NYC Recap

     |  CET
    World to NYC, a program that promotes trade and investment between NYC and the global economy, drew over 50 participants representing 32 companies from over 10 countries.
  • NEWS

    Could New York be a better US base for European startups than the Valley?

     |  Source: TechCrunch

    World to NYC

     |  CET
    World to NYC kicks off today! Some 35 international tech startup companies will explore all that New York City has to offer and learn from experts about NYC business and culture.


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