2020 info coming soon!
About the Accelerator
Once per year 40 students from all CUNY Schools are selected to participate in a 10 week program focused on making the students’ ideas a reality. This program consists of both learning and doing. 2hrs per week in classroom lectures and exercises and 2hrs per week working with their team members and mentors.
Our goal is to create an environment where you can focus exclusively on developing your idea, building a prototype and talking to customers. We accomplish this through education, mentoring, networks and projects. The education has been developed by world class educators, the mentors are successful entrepreneurs and/or investors, you plug into a great network that we engage with, and you work on immersive projects that change the way you think
What We Do
Our team consists of entrepreneurs, mentors, tech partners and professors, who are dedicated to helping students transform ideas into reality through workshops and direct mentoring. We work with 40 students across the City University of New York on forming teams, refining ideas, and testing ideas in the marketplace. Students develop prototypes and a business plans over the course of 10-weeks and then pitch their ideas to the public to gather feedback and prepare for the next stage.
Who Should Apply
We welcome students from any discipline and from any college at CUNY. We encourage all students to apply, even students that don’t have an idea are encouraged to apply. All you need is a desire and commitment to immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial process.
What people say?
Take a peek inside our 2019 Accelerator
2019 Mentors & Entrepreneurs in Residence
PhD, Business Development Director
@ Business France NYC
New Venture Advisor/Mentor, Entrepreneur
Founder at ChatterBoss
Final Word Investments –
Active Seed and Venture Investor
CEO DreamAfrica Consulting
& DreamGalaxy Platform
Academic Data & Medical Researcher Engineer, Medical Devices
Professional Angel Investor
Media & Tech Entrepreneur, Advisor & Investor
Tech & Growth Hacker
The DreadHead in Tech
Executive Director, CUNY-TV
CMO at dxDigital.com
Managing Director at Brooklyn Innovation Center
Venture Partner at Digital Entertainment Ventures and Co Founder of Survive and Thrive Today
IP Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Chief Executive Officer at Timberlake Designs
COO at Uncubed
Interdisciplinary Design | Strategy
Jannette La Sota
The Fitness Detective, Founder
Aaron B. Heisler
Chief Operating Officer at 8of9
Content Coordinator for
Daymond John & entrepreneur
Managing Director at Blackwell Hollinger & Company LLC
Artist / Designer
Head of Operations at BLACK.