Varick Street

The School of Engineering Varick Street Incubator combines next-generation technology with highly adaptable business models. We leverage the wealth of global talent found in New York City to assist entrepreneurs. We help emerging companies to transform into thriving businesses with highly valuable products and services.

The incubator shortens the time from innovation to impact, and provides the guidance, expertise, and resources that start-ups need to grow into scalable ventures that bring economic growth to the greater New York area.

The School of Engineering and the City of New York launched the Varick Street Incubator as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s Five Borough Economic Opportunity Plan in July 2009. The incubator is an integral component of the School of Engineering's i2e philosophy (invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship).

Download the Varick Street brochure (PDF)

Industry Sectors

The incubator is open to all start-up businesses, but is particularly targeted toward the following industry sectors:

  • Digital Media
  • Cleantech
  • Biotech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Financial Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Social Media
  • Educational Technology
  • Search Advertising Technology
  • Mobile Applications

Varick Street Incubator

137 Varick Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-292-3122

For general questions or press inquiries contact us at: incubator@poly.edu.