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. A Veterans Future Lab program

Eligibility

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

Program Length

1 year. Application deadline: March 10, 2020. Program begins: July 8, 2020. We are happy to accept mid-cycle applications — please apply below or email us at vfl@nyu.edu for information about joining the current cohort.

Deadline

March 10, 2020

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.

Opportunity for Free Housing

Opportunity for Free Housing

Growing a startup isn’t easy. Relocating to New York City shouldn’t add to that burden. We’re lightening the load by offering the first 6 qualifying founders free shared housing.

Program Benefits

  • Free Shared Housing

    Select founders (1 per startup) who must relocate to New York City from outside the Tri State Area to enroll in Apex are eligible to apply for free housing in shared apartments. With limited room available, the first 6 qualifying accepted applicants will be awarded housing.

  • 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, 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

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

General Manager

Kathleen Stryhal

Kathleen Stryhal

Community Manager

Uriel Eisen

Uriel Eisen

ProtoShop Manager

Diah Mehera

Diah Mehera

Marketing Lead

Our Sponsors

Barclays
Empire State Development
New York State
Small Business Administration
Verizon

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