Catalyst NYC

Structured mentorship and support to prepare companies for institutional funding

Eligibility

Pre-seed to seed

Program Length

6 months. Applications open on January 8, 2019. Program begins on April 29, 2019

Focus Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data & Analytics
  • Digital Media
  • Machine Learning
  • Video
  • Virtual Reality (VR)

What Sets Us Apart

Save Your Equity

Save Your Equity

Our program is equity free and no cost. Save your equity for future investors and employees.

Access to Resources at World Renowned NYU

Access to Resources at World Renowned NYU

A globally recognized institution, New York University offers a wealth of resources from leading scholars to a talent pipeline of world-class students.

Free Desk Space

Free Desk Space

Up to two founders receive free desk space at either the Data Future Lab in SoHo or the Digital Future Lab in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood.

Dedicated Attention

Dedicated Attention

Because Catalyst NYC accepts just 6 companies per cohort, you'll receive focused attention from our team.

Program Benefits

  • In-Kind Benefits of Up to $350,000

    From pro bono legal support from Orrick, pitch coaching, financial planning, and resources from partners like Nvidia and Google, our startups receive what they need to reach the next stage of business development.

  • Preferential Entry to Next Round

    Graduates of Catalyst NYC can expect an accelerated application process to our Next Round program, which we encourage for continued growth and support.

  • Open Network

    We'll introduce you to influencers and mentors in New York City's entrepreneurial ecosystem, facilitating speaking engagements and other marketing opportunities.

  • Access to START-UP NY

    This state program grants startups tax-free status while they're enrolled in accelerator or incubator programs at approved organizations like the Future Labs.

  • Prototyping Facilities

    Supported by a student intern, our companies can access the 10,000 square-foot MakerSpace at NYU Tandon's Brooklyn campus and the prototyping space at the Veterans Future Lab at no cost.

  • A Community of Driven Entrepreneurs

    Unlike non-curated coworking spaces, the Future Labs sports a community of collaborative, passionate founders with a vested interest in each other's success.

Our Mentors

Andrew Kangpan

Andrew Kangpan

Investor, Two Sigma Ventures

Alex Poon

Alex Poon

Founder and COO, x.ai

Jennifer Litorja

Jennifer Litorja

Head of North America, Ecosystem Development, SendGrid

Natalie Fratto

Natalie Fratto

VP Early Growth Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

Alon Bonder

Alon Bonder

Vice President, Venrock

Neil Capel

Neil Capel

Founder and Executive Chair, Sailthru

Jon Chang

Jon Chang

Director of Marketing, Kickstarter

David Segura

David Segura

Chief Strategy Officer, Roomi

Robert Seo

Robert Seo

CEO, Buzzvil

Ryan Armbruster

Ryan Armbruster

Partner, ff Venture Capital

Aman Khaira

Aman Khaira

VP of Product, CoverWallet

Our Team

Steve Kuyan

Steve Kuyan

Managing Director

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

General Manager

Teal Willingham

Teal Willingham

General Manager

Mina Salib

Mina Salib

Program Manager

Carina Lee

Carina Lee

Program Coordinator

Our Sponsors

Orrick

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