Catalyst NYC

Structured mentorship and support to prepare companies for institutional funding. Data Future Lab's 0 equity accelerator

Eligibility

Pre-seed to seed

Program Length

Six months

Focus Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Vision
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Mobility
  • 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.

Hybrid virtual/onsite program

Hybrid virtual/onsite program

Along with virtual programming, as our office space opens, up to two founders per startup receive free desk space at the Data Future Lab during the six-month program.

Dedicated Attention

Dedicated Attention

Because Catalyst NYC accepts just six 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 Amazon and Google, our startups receive what they need to reach the next stage of business development.

  • Preferential Entry to Next Round

    After the six-month Catalyst accelerator and based on mutually agreed upon milestones, graduates can transition 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 Team

Steven Kuyan

Steven Kuyan

Managing Director, Future Labs

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Managing Director

Teal Willingham

Teal Willingham

General Manager

Arjun Sahgal

Arjun Sahgal

Program Manager

Diah Mehera

Diah Mehera

Marketing Lead

Our Sponsors

NYC ESD
Orrick

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