Next Round

Providing startups the support and resources they need to get to their next round of funding

Eligibility

Seed to series A

Program Length

1 to 2 years

Focus Areas

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

Deadline

November 16, 2018

The Future Labs provided much more than just a desk and an office. From offering critical feedback to making targeted investor introductions, Craig and the entire Future Labs family were invaluable partners. I would encourage any early stage company to set up shop here.

Andrew Weisgall

Cofounder, Spruce

The Future Labs were an incredible source of support and network for us. They gave us advice on how to scale our team and product, connected us with investors, and created a supportive and safe environment for entrepreneurs to freely exchange ideas and inspire each other. We attribute a large part of our success to this amazing community.

Jade Huang

Cofounder, StyleSage

The Future Labs have opened up so many doors at NYU: research projects with top faculty, multiple computer science interns, flexible access to office space and facilities around the city, acceptance into the STARTUP-NY tax waiver program, and a number of other tangible benefits. It's a great option for early stage companies looking for a far-reaching, supportive institution to call home without necessarily committing to an overly structured or costly program.

Ro Gupta

Cofounder, Carmera

The Future Labs has provided support so far beyond what I was expecting and what we pay for; they truly care about our organization. They know us so well and always go above and beyond for what we ask for but also bring us critical opportunities because they're always on the lookout. We've gotten so much more out of the Future Lab than we would have in any other coworking space.

Michelle Bacharach

Cofounder, Findmine

The Future Labs provided much more than just a desk and an office. From offering critical feedback to making targeted investor introductions, Craig and the entire Future Labs family were invaluable partners. I would encourage any early stage company to set up shop here.

Andrew Weisgall

Cofounder, Spruce

The Future Labs were an incredible source of support and network for us. They gave us advice on how to scale our team and product, connected us with investors, and created a supportive and safe environment for entrepreneurs to freely exchange ideas and inspire each other. We attribute a large part of our success to this amazing community.

Jade Huang

Cofounder, StyleSage

What Sets Us Apart

No Equity

No Equity

Where other startup programs take equity, we don't, allowing you to grow your company in a way that's best for you and fostering full transparency with us.

Access to Top-Flight University Resources

Access to Top-Flight University Resources

Whether it's connecting you to leading faculty providing you with quality student talent, we regularly offer NYU's formidable resources to our startups.

Funded Internship Program

Funded Internship Program

NYU consistently attracts high-caliber students, and we bring them in as interns to select companies at no charge to founders.

Curated Benefits

Curated Benefits

As long as you're with us, we'll customize the program to suit your needs. No rigid program here.

Program Benefits

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

    Pro bono office hours with the renowned legal team at Orrick, a PricewaterhouseCoopers account, resources from our partners, including Nvidia and IBM — just a few of the offerings our startups receive.

  • Customers

    Through pilots with companies in our network — Daimler and News America, to name just two — our startups have secured clients for their products and offerings.

  • Pitch Opportunities

    Whether it’s at Future Labs events, industry conferences, or partner opportunities, companies in Next Round can present their ventures to relevant audiences large and small at venues around NYC and the world.

  • Faculty-Engineer in Residence

    Each year a roster of NYU faculty is chosen to work closely with our startups on various projects. They also offer dedicated office hours and a pipeline to student talent.

  • Eligibility for START-UP NY

    Because the Future Labs are an approved partner of this state program, businesses in Next Round are eligible to apply for tax-free status.

  • A Community of Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

    Our portfolio includes some of the most successful startups past and present in New York City, including such companies as CB Insights, BounceExchange, and Geometric Intelligence (now Uber AI Labs).

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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