Providing military veterans, DoD affiliates, and their spouses the support and resources they need to start and grow high-impact companies



Program Length

1 year


April 1, 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.

Close Attention

Close Attention

Because Apex accepts fewer than 10 companies per cohort, you’ll have our full attention.

Program Benefits

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All

    We tailor our offerings and support based on what our startups need and don’t impose a blanket curriculum or process. Each company is unique, and our services reflect that belief.

Our Team

Steve Kuyan

Steve Kuyan

Managing Director

James Hendon

James Hendon


Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

General Manager

Our Sponsors

New York State
Empire State Development
Small Business Administration


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