Programs for Entrepreneurs

NYCEDC has created an ecosystem to develop entrepreneurs across industries and stages of business with access to information, training, and innovative competitions.

  • Bio & Health Tech SBIR Impact NYC

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    A competitive one-on-one SBIR/STTR application assistance program for life sciences and healthcare technology ventures based in New York City.

  • Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC

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    This Program features a mini-MBA curriculum, expert coaching, pitch preparation support, team building activities, and access to a community of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.

  • Community Health Center Expansion Program

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    The Community Health Center Expansion Program will provide real estate expertise, technical assistance, and grant support to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in New York City looking to expand.

  • Connect IBZ

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    Connect IBZ will provide upgrades to broadband infrastructure in the city's Industrial Business Zones, increasing access to high-speed Internet service in underserved Digital Deserts.

  • Digital Health Breakthrough Network

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    The Digital Health Breakthrough Network offers rapid validation for early-stage health tech startups by enabling them to collaborate with NYC-based healthcare providers quickly and affordably.

  • Digital Health Marketplace

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    Digital Health Marketplace connects buyers and sellers of market-ready health technologies through curated matchmaking, technical assistance, and competitive funding for pre-sale pilot projects

  • Digital.NYC

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    Digital.NYC is the city's official online hub for all things tech and startup in New York City.

  • Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI)

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    The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) is a $6 million public-private partnership fund by NYCEDC and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

  • Global Business Exchange

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    The NYCEDC Global Business Exchange (GBX) will provide opportunities for business expansion to cities around the world, and will bring top start-ups to New York City to grow and thrive.

  • HireNYC

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    HireNYC connects the City's workforce development services to economic development projects, identifying the best City resources to meet a company's recruitment needs and encourage local hiring.

  • Industrial Growth Initiative

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    With the Industrial Growth Initiative, NYCEDC is providing qualified small industrial businesses the opportunity to learn growth strategies from industry experts during a yearlong program.

  • International Innovators Initiative

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    IN2NYC brings international entrepreneurs to schools across New York City’s five boroughs to build businesses, develop innovation ecosystems, and train the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • LifeSci NYC

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    $500 million investment will establish New York City as the leader in life sciences innovation and R&D.

  • Made in NY Media Center

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    This 20,000-square-foot facility is located on the ground floor of 22 John Street in DUMBO, in a New York City landmark building constructed in 1909 by William Higginson for the Arbuckle Brothers, once America's largest coffee roaster and packager.

  • Made in NY: Fashion

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    Made in NY: Fashion is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing an array of programs to fortify New York City's fashion design, manufacturing, and educational sectors.

  • NYC BigApps

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    NYC BigApps is the premier civic innovation competition in New York City that challenges designers, developers, academics, entrepreneurs, and New Yorkers at large to apply their know-how to improve New York City.

  • NYC Broadband Map

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    NYC Broadband Map provides an up-to-date view of broadband infrastructure availability in the city’s commercial buildings to help tenants make informed business location decisions. The map also facilitates connections between ISPs and commercial tenants looking for upgraded service, by allowing tenants to submit service requests directly through the site.

  • NYC Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative

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    Launched with anchor participation from NYCEDC, Celgene, GE Ventures, and Eli Lilly, the City of New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative seeks to launch 15 to 20 breakthrough ventures by 2020.

  • NYC Fashion Production Fund

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    The NYC Fashion Production Fund (NYCFPF) was organized to support emerging designers based and manufacturing in New York City with financing to ensure that the city remains the premier destination for fashion design talent.

  • NYC Media Lab

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    NYC Media Lab connects companies seeking to advance new media technologies with academic institutions undertaking relevant research, in order to drive collaborative innovation.

  • NYC Solar Partnership

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    As a member of the NYC Solar Partnership with Sustainable CUNY and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, NYCEDC has helped solar energy in New York City grow by over 800% in the past five years, making solar a competitive renewable energy source. 

  • NYCHA Food Business Pathways

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    This innovative business accelerator program, operated in partnership with SBS, NYCHA, Citi and Hot Bread Kitchen, empowers NYCHA residents to start and grow food businesses as part of New York City’s efforts to support entrepreneurs across communities.

  • NYCxDESIGN

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    NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official annual celebration of global design.

  • RISE : NYC

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    RISE : NYC is a global competition to identify and deploy new and innovative technologies to prepare New York City small businesses for the impacts of future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change.

  • Smart Grid at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

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    In partnership with Con Edison, NYCEDC developed a smart grid demonstration project at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) in Sunset Park.

  • Urbantech NYC

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    To help New York City's entrepreneurship ecosystem grow, NYCEDC is launching a new model of support for fast-growing companies that are solving our most pressing urban challenges.

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Lab (VR/AR Lab)

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    The Lab is the first publicly-funded VR/AR facility in the country, supporting startups, talent development, and research and innovation.