Apex

Providing military veterans, DoD affiliates, and their spouses the support and resources they need to start and grow high-impact companies, including free housing for qualifying founders

Eligibility

Pre-seed. Free housing awarded to select founders relocating to NYC.

Program Length

1 year

Deadline

April 7, 2019

What Sets Us Apart

No Equity Taken

No Equity Taken

Because we don’t take equity, founders can guide their startups in a way that works best for their company.

Open Door to NYU’s Resources

Open Door to NYU’s Resources

We make every effort to connect our companies to New York University’s formidable resources — from its globally recognized faculty to its student talent and more — whenever they would best support a startup’s growth.

Free Desk Space

Free Desk Space

Each company receives free space for the duration of the year-long program.

Free Housing

Free Housing

Moving to New York to grow a startup isn’t easy. We’re removing one basic hurdle by offering free shared housing at Fort Hamilton to qualifying founders.

Program Benefits

  • Free Shared Housing

    Select founders who must relocate to New York City to enroll in Apex are awarded free housing in shared apartments at Fort Hamilton Army Base, Brooklyn.

  • Prototyping Facilities

    All companies within the Future Labs network, past and present, may use the prototyping facilities at the Veterans Future Lab.

  • A Community of Veterans

    Unlike coworking spaces of non-curated companies and individuals, the Veterans Future Lab offers a community of military veterans and their spouses who are invested in each other's success.

  • Up to $500,000 in In-Kind Benefits

    Startups in our programs receive perks like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform credits, PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting, and tools from partners such as IBM and Nvidia.

  • Partnerships with Our Faculty-Engineers in Residence

    Each year a cohort of carefully selected NYU Tandon faculty in disciplines such as computer science, gaming, and robotics work with companies in our portfolio, providing research opportunities, office hours, and more.

  • Access to START-UP NY

    Companies enrolled in Apex can apply for this state incentive, which grants tax-free status to startups participating in our program.

Our Team

Steven Kuyan

Steven Kuyan

Managing Director

James Hendon

James Hendon

Director

Kathleen Stryhal

Kathleen Stryhal

Community Manager

Uriel Eisen

Uriel Eisen

ProtoShop Manager

Diah Mehera

Diah Mehera

Marketing Lead

Our Sponsors

Barclays
New York State
Verizon
Orrick
Empire State Development
Small Business Administration

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