Innovate NYC is a social entrepreneurship program that brings together twenty students from across 10 institutions of higher-education in New York City to co-create a solution that addresses a challenge offered by City government.
As this year’s Challenge partner, NYCEDC has offered the Shared Resource Challenge which focuses on the affordability and accessibility of critical resources for NYC’s nonprofit & social enterprise community.
Innovate NYC is a program created and implemented by The DO School and funded by Newman’s Own Foundation.
To learn more about the Shared Resource Challenge and the Innovate NYC program more generally, click here.
This year's Challenge is the Shared Resource Challenge:
NYCEDC challenges you to develop an innovative product or service that improves affordability and access to critical resources including workspace, back-office support, technological infrastructure, among many others - for non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and mission-driven businesses so they can be more effective for the people of New York City.”
- Kate Daly, SVP Center for Economic Transformation
When Is This Happening?
|October 29, 2015||Applications period opens|
|November 19, 2015||Deadline for applications|
|December 6, 2015||Do-A-Thon|
|December 7, 2015||Launch Ceremony|
|Jan - May, 2016||Monthly skills-building workshops|
|June - July, 2016||Intensive solution-finding workshop|
|July, 2016||Solution Delivery|
Over the next seven months, the student cohort will work with experts and local stakeholders in New York City to hone their entrepreneurial skill-sets, understand the challenge context, and then develop a hands-on solution which will be presented to NYCEDC in July 2016.