I’ve toyed around with the idea of doing a Hitchhiker’s Guide to NYC Tech (much like Rob Go has done for the Boston community) for a while now. The New York tech community is growing like a weed and it’s becoming harder to keep track of everything going on. Hopefully this guide will help students, aspiring techies, and veterans all find the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Rather than compile all of the information into one gigantic post, I’ll be breaking things up into a series of posts which I will keep updated over time. Feedback and thoughts are welcome in the comments!
To kick things off, here’s a list of incubators, co-working spaces, and accelerators in the New York City area. I’ve included brief descriptions for each. If there are any awesome places I’m missing, please leave a comment and let me know!
- Dogpatch Labs - Co-working space run by Polaris Ventures.
- General Assembly - Co-working space. They offer classes, hack days, and a host of other events, though there is typically a cost associated.
- Brooklyn Makery - Co-working space for startups and freelancers in Brooklyn.
- TechStars NYC - Seed accelerator that operates out of Pivotal Labs just south of Union Square. Pivotal Labs also hosts a number of after-hours tech-related events. Probably the most impressive of all NYC’s accelerators.
- Founder Labs - Pre-incubator for mobile oriented startups.
- BluePrint Health - Healthcare oriented incubator/accelerator. Member of the TechStars network.
- DreamIT Ventures - Philadelphia based VC and accelerator that has a NY class of companies.
- Seedcamp NY - London based accelerator that has put together a Mini Seedcamp program operating out of Google’s offices during summer 2011.
- SeedStart - a 12 week NY based summer program designed to provide mentorship to startups. Focused on advertising infrastructure, e-commerce, digital content, and mobile technology.
- Entrepreneur’s Roundtable Accelerator - NY based accelerator that partners with InSITE interns and other mentors.
- The Fintech Innovation Lab - this is an annual program run by the New York City Investment Fund and Accenture. Lots of large banks involved.
- New Work City - co-working space in downtown Manhattan.
- We Work Labs - co-working space filled with startup companies, freelance designers, writers, etc
- Tipping Point - 20,000 foot co-working space in Tribeca sponsored by Tipping Point Partners and AION Partners
- GrindSpace - Awesomely creative co-working space that is a collaboration by Behance and others.
For a complete list of co-working spaces, check out this wiki. Check back sometime next week for the next installment of the Guide!