The Varick Street Incubator fosters partnerships between start-ups and the massive market opportunities in NYC. We assist new businesses in obtaining resources and in forming alliances that are vital in a global marketplace. In addition to being part of an incredibly dynamic community of entrepreneurial talent, benefits of being a tenant company include:
Ethnically, educationally, and technologically, New York City is home to one of the most diverse populations on the planet, creating an ideal climate to foster innovation and bring ideas to life. New York City has the established workforce and new immigrant talent with the drive to succeed and the knowledge to execute. The incubator connects start-up companies to this diverse workforce. The incubator has generated more than 150 new jobs since its opening in 2009.
In addition, incubator tenants gain unique access to the 4,500 engineering, science, technology, and management students at the School of Engineering, and the 40,000 students at NYU. These students bring a vast array of skills and fresh ideas that entrepreneurial ventures thrive on.
The incubator helps companies gain access to markets and customers through its close working relationships with several valuable NYC-based organizations including:
Whether your business needs include venture capital, angel investment, experienced commercial lenders, or access to federal and state programs, the Varick Street Incubator has connections to many forms of growth equity and non-traditional sources of funding.
Companies can collaborate on R&D with the many the School of Engineering research centers and institutes including: