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Announcing the Upcoming Regional I-Corps
August 2021 Program
Call for Team Applications!




Four Pawns Gambit? Elephant Gambit? Or the Gotham Innovation Gambit…. Are you ready to make the sacrifice and play the board to learn more about what it takes to create your own startup?



Applications are being reviewed and accepted on a ROLLING BASIS until July 22, 2021




Gotham Innovation Gambit Virtual Regional I-Corps Short Course
Program Dates via Zoom

Cohort Meet and Greet - Friday, August 6, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Kickoff Day 1 – Tuesday, August 10, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Kickoff Day 2 – Thursday, August 12, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mid-Sessions - Tuesday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cohort Finale - Tuesday, August 24, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM



NYCRIN NSF I-Corps Cohort - Winter 2021 Finale Graduation Photo





Gotham Innovation Gambit Virtual Regional I-Corps Short Course

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Teams consists of 2+* members** - preferably consisting of an Entrepreneurial Lead (undergrad, grad, Ph.D. student who will move the project forward) and a Technical Lead (typically, a faculty member, senior research scientist, postdoctoral scholar, or others with deep and direct technical expertise in the actual core technology about which the I-Corps team is exploring commercial potential). Teams are encouraged to also have an Industry Mentor. Full role descriptions listed in the application below.
  • Have a technology innovation in any STEM field and want to explore its commercialization potential
  • Willing to find and talk to 30 potential customers in three weeks
  • May want to apply for the NSF I-Corps Teams National Program and manage a $50,000 grant

*We encourage one-person teams to still apply!
**Teams may not split attendance between members. Each team member is required to attend and participate fully in every session of the short course.  



Applications are being reviewed and ACCEPTED on a ROLLING BASIS until July 22, 2021 -




For questions or comments, please email


The Lightning Round

The Lightning Round is a fast-paced pitch competition offering finalists more than $500k in SaaS perks and a priority intro for the winning founder to the 450+ investors in the Tech Coast Angels community. It is co-hosted by Tech Coast Angels LA and Spark xyz

Startups can visit to apply; The Early Bird application due date is June 24th - Regular Decision applications are due June 30th.

A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs

Join us as we focus on the diversity of the entrepreneurship journey. Hear from a panel of alumni entrepreneurs on how they connected the dots and took different paths to create companies that address existing challenges. Our moderator is Connie Bianco Weisman ’81, vice president of Corporate Partnerships at Plug and Play Tech Center, and our panelists are Jagadeesh (JD) Ambati ’03, founder and Chief Executive Officer of EverestLabs.AI, and Sandra Shpilberg ’97, entrepreneur and author of the bestselling book New Startup Mindset: 10 Mindset Shifts to Build the Company of Your Dreams.

Thursday, May 29

7:00 PM (EST)/4:00 PM (PST)

Register at

Contact Michele Camardella ( with any questions.


ANNOUNCING THE NYC REGIONAL Business Plan Competition! Calling all student innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to apply!

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is an annual Statewide Competition featuring student teams from all of New York. Qualifying for the Statewide Competition NYBPC begins with 10 Regional Competitions.

The NYC Innovation Hot Spot invites all student teams to join the New York City Regional Business Plan Competition (NYC-BPC)! The NYC-BPC final event will take place virtually on April 9, 2021! Two winning teams from six defined tracks (12 total winners) from this Regional Competition will advance to the Statewide final competition to be held virtually May 2021. NYC-BPC winners will also be awarded a $500 prize.



Student Ventures launches International Student Entrepreneurship Photography Contest

PALO ALTO, USA - 20 October 2020:  A desire to highlight the talent and skills of student photographers, Student Ventures through its Academy and virtual entrepreneurship club has initiated a unique, first-of-its kind global contest.

“Student photographers are entrepreneurs of sorts themselves” commented Michael Clouser, Co-Founder and Director, who followed with “We wish to highlight their talent and potential, in incentivize them to show and share it with the world””

This effort will also add to publicly available visual content surrounding the theme of student entrepreneurship as all entries will be placed public domain under the Creative Commons (CC) license.

“Our research has found a shortage of student entrepreneurship visual content in the public domain, even in the private, for that matter.  We’d like to help fill that gap”” said Clouser.

The winner will receive at least a $500 prize which will be awarded to the photographer or artistic team directly or donated to a university or charity of choice. In addition, the winner will be recognized and interviewed for news articles and press releases.

To enter the contest, the student photographer must be a currently registered student at an accredited college or university anywhere in the world where such a contest is legal.  Undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters, Law, Medicine, MBA, MFA, and PhD students are all welcome to enter. Student photographers will submit photos in alignment with a main theme and a subtheme of their choice.

Some of the themes include “Student Entrepreneurs or Teams”, “Student Startup Dogs”, “Student Startup Places”, “Alumni-Student Entrepreneur Interaction”,  “Student Social Enterprises” and others. Creativity is encouraged in capturing the spirit of student entrepreneurship at the higher education level. Participants are encouraged to stay safe, distant and wear masks with 2 meters of others in carrying out their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The deadline for submissions is 01 February 2021. More information and an application form can be found on the site here:

The EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards are having their local competition in January. There’s no cost to apply, and successful applicants are paired with NYC entrepreneurs (members of Entrepreneurs Organization) for mentorship and coaching ahead of the competition. One of the 2018 NYC student entrepreneurs won nationals and then globals in Macau!

Students can apply and learn more here:

Our judging criteria:

Video from our global finals in Macau:



The 2019-20 Regional NYC Competition offers NYC-based students with a budding business the opportunity to compete with other student-entrepreneurs for a chance to appear in the National GSEA Competition, and ultimately the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in South Africa. Please view the NYC competition website here.





Attend the Innovation Festival’s 92Y sessions for FREE with code: 92YPACE

Dear students of Pace University,

We’d love to see you at this year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival. The festival will bring extraordinary personalities together for dynamic talks, hands-on workshops, unexpected performances, and behind-the-scenes tours, designed to inspire creativity and innovation.

We’d like to invite you to attend all the 92Y sessions. All you have to do is register now with code 92YPACE!

92Y speakers include: Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines | Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co. | Sara Blakely, Founder and CEO, Spanx | Jason Blum, Founder, Blumhouse Productions | Scooter Braun, Founder, SB Projects | Tory Burch, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch LLC | Brian Grazer, cofounder, Imagine Entertainment | Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple | Shan-Lyn Ma, Cofounder and CEO, Zola | Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks | José Neves, Founder, CEO, and Cochairman, Farfetch | Richard L. Plepler, Chairman and CEO, HBO | Jennifer Salke, Head, Amazon Studios | Adam Silver, Commissioner, NBA | Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg | Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation | Kerry Washington, Actress, Director, Producer, and Activist | Danielle Weisberg, Cofounder and Co-CEO, theSkimm | Pharrell Williams, Recording Artist, Producer, and Entrepreneur | Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder and CEO, Bumble | Carly Zakin, Cofounder and Co-CEO, theSkimm


*Promotion valid for students only



Tory Burch: Fellows Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

Applications Deadline: Thursday, November 9, 2017

We want to share the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition with all inspiring women entrepreneurs and encouraging them to apply. Women entrepreneurs in the United States can apply to become one of ten inaugural Tory Burch Foundation Fellows.

10 Fellows will receive:

  • One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation
  • $10,000 grant for business education
  • A three-day workshop series in New York City at Tory Burch headquarters
  • Fellows will participate in a pitch competition before a panel of judges to determine one winner for a grant investment of $100,000

30 Finalists will receive:

  • Online profile, which will be featured on the Tory Burch Foundation site

Additional considerations:

  • All 30 finalists will be considered and, if accepted, awarded admission to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Education program

Click here to register


New York Business Plan Competition

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is a venture creation and innovation competition that was established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities. Now in its 8th year, the NYBPC is recognized as one of the most successful programs of its kind, with over $500,000 in prizes provided to winners.

It’s a two-stage process. The NYC Regional competition will be held on Friday, March 31st at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus. The competition is open to all enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Microsoft and Makerbot are supporting the NYC competition, plus many entrepreneurs and others. An Info Session for students will be held on February 13 from 2-4 PM at Microsoft in Times Square. Team applications are due on March 10, 2017 at midnight.

Student teams can compete in one of these six categories, with prizes to be split among the top three in each category at the finals in Albany, on April 28, 2017.

  1. Social/Non Profit
  2. Clean Technologies
  3. Information Technology / Software
  4. Advanced Technology
  5. Services
  6. Products

During the four-week period between the NYC competition and finals, two winning teams in each category will receive NYC prizes of valuable services offerings in strategy, marketing, skill-building, communications, etc. to strengthen their business ideas and presentations. This will make a real difference to their chances of winning in Albany.

Applications are due March 10, 2017 at midnight.

For more information and registration go to:

Tell us why your business should win the grand prize grant of $10,000!

A Call To All Small Businesses Of Up To 100 Employees
Take The 1010 WINS – Canon MAXIFY Printers
Small Business Grant Challenge

Turn your creative business idea into a reality with help from 1010 WINS with the 1010 WINS – Canon MAXIFY Printers Small Business Grant Challenge, and win $10,000. Judges will be looking for a plan that meets the following criteria:

  • A convincing plan that is compelling, thorough, and well written
  • A clear need and use for the $10,000 award
  • The positive impact the business has on the community

A maximum of 10 selected qualifying Contestants will have a chance to step on stage and give a :90 second “elevator pitch” followed by 3 ½ minutes of questions from the judges on December 6, from 4pm to 7pm at the Adorama Live Theatre at 1010 WINS. A Grand prize winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event and they will receive the $10,000 grant. The Top 10 contestants will also receive a Canon MAXIFY Printer.

Small Businesses with up to 100 employees throughout the 1010 WINS listening area in the New York Metropolitan Area can enter this contest.

To register to compete go to:

Registration deadline: November 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.



Third Annual "Dream It. Code It. Win It" Contest

Organized by:

The MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and MIT Club of NY


Are you a full time student enrolled in an accredited institution and have a creative and working technology solution for a real world issue?

Apply now and you may have a chance to win $80,000 in prizes

Submission Deadline: April 3rd 2016 at 11:59 pm EST


Team Codapillar from Pace University won the

$10,000 Women in Technology Estee Lauder Prize in 2015



Tory Burch: Fellows Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

Applications Open: November 2015 - January 12, 2016

Voting for Top 30 Finalists: March - April 2016

Final 10 Fellows Selected: May 2016

Fellows in New York City: June 2016

We want to share Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition with all inspiring woman entrepreneurs and encouraging them to apply. Women entrepreneurs in the United States can apply to become one of ten inaugural Tory Burch Foundation Fellows.

10 Fellows will receive:

  • One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation
  • $10,000 grant for business education
  • A three-day workshop series in New York City at Tory Burch headquarters
  • Fellows will participate in a pitch competition before a panel of judges to determine one winner for a grant investment of $100,000

30 Finalists will receive:

  • Online profile, which will be featured on the Tory Burch Foundation site

Additional considerations:

  • All 30 finalists will be considered and, if accepted, awarded admission to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Education program

Click here to register



NYC Conference 2015
October 23, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration opens September 1st. FREE ADMISSION!

The Michael Schimmel Center for The Arts at Pace University – Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038 (Limited Seating)

FREE ENTRY / Live Online Video Streaming*

*Can’t be there in person, tune in via live video stream at


Students, you are tomorrow’s future executives, thought leaders and technology innovators. Don’t miss this very cool event that offers unprecedented access to some of the smartest people in the media industry. Invest in your future and leave with new ideas, new contacts and maybe even a new direction.

The first 100 to register will have access to the ‘Ask Me Anything: Lunch With An Executive’ session. Students can have an up close and personal discussion with a media executive over box lunches.

Check in and morning coffee with light snacks is from 8 am to 8:45 am. The full program begins at 9 am and includes multiple panels, career workshops, keynote speaker, networking opportunities, door prizes and afternoon snacks.

Click here to register

The 10 Commandments of Startup Profits

THE STARTUP ROADMAP: 10 profit principles get at the nub of how startups makes consistent profits and how they can help you build an enduring business that produces sustainable profits as well (all attendees will receive The Startup Roadmap booklet )  

1. Build a Business Based on Your Distinctive Competence
2. Develop and Deliver a Superior Value Proposition
3. Don’t Start Up Until…
4. Take Charge of the Money and Control It
5. Create a Profit-Based Reward Structure
6. Recognize and Hire “Lightning in a Bottle”
7. Create Profit Centers to Scale Your Business
8. Augment Profits with Proprietary Technology
9. Build a Financial War Chest for Strategic Advantage
10. Behave Ethically, and Profits Will Follow

WHEN: October 6, 2015 from 6.15 PM to 8.15 PM
WHERE: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, 8th Avenue

6:15 to 6:45:  Pizza & Soda thanks to FundingPost,  Beer & Wine, Hint Essence Water and more....
6:45 to 8:15:  Announcements, Panel and Group Discussion
8:15 to 8:30:  Q&A
8:30 to 10:30 Special Disruptive Happy Hour

Main Speaker:
Ed “Skip” McLaughlin, Entrepreneur & Investor

Rohan Marley, Founder & Chairman, Marley Coffee®
Amit Shah, Founder & CEO , AIT International
Bruce Bachenheimer, Professor and Executive Director, Pace University

David Carlos, Founder & CTO of

Click here to RSVP

The Westchester County Association Health Tech '15

WCA presents Face Time for Entrepreneurs

Apply to pitch at the WCA’s Health Tech ’15!

We’ll select the top applicants to pitch to a panel of hospital CMOs, CSOs, and major health tech purchasers to pitch at the WCA’s event, “Face Time for Entrepreneurs,” to be held May 19, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.

One of the biggest hurdles for entrepreneurs is getting new innovative products before people who can actually decide whether or not to buy them. Now, health tech entrepreneurs, developers, and startups get to pitch their Big Ideas to the region’s leading healthcare decision makers and get constructive feedback in real time. This type of access is happening in Westchester County, where the WCA, the healthcare industry, and the business and education sectors are all collaborating to grow the region’s vibrant Innovation Economy.

Click here to register


What's Your Genius?

Have a big idea? Ozy will give you $10,000 to make it a reality

A Call for Geniuses: OZY announces a celebration of young genius. This spring, it will award 10 summer grants to college students, with the aim of backing the next Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey or Harper Lee as he or she writes a book, films a documentary or launches a new company. The competition opens this month, with winners announced in early May.

How to EnterStep 1: Fill out a short questionnaire about your project. Step 2: Upload a short video or photo with a description of your project for the public to vote on. 

Winners: Ten students will win up to $10,000 for their summer projects, and their work will be profiled by OZY and its partners in the fall.   

Judges: Submissions will be open for public voting and judged by a panel of executives, artists and advocates at the top of their fields, including Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of Emerson Collective, and David Drummond, chief legal officer and vice president, corporate development at Google.

Eligibility: The competition is open to undergraduate students at colleges and universities.

About OZY: OZY is an 18-month-old magazine that delivers original reporting and compelling narratives from around the world - in a digital format. Founded by former CNN/MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson and run by a former Page One editor of the Wall Street Journal, OZY reaches 20 million people a month. It has partnerships with outlets like CNN, NPR and Huffington Post.

CONTEST PERIOD:  Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 18, 2015 and ends on 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 18, 2015 (the "Contest Period").  Entries must be submitted during the Contest Period to be eligible to receive a prize.  Late entries will be disqualified, and Sponsor will determine the timing of entries in its sole discretion.

VOTING PERIOD:  Voting begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 18, 2015 and ends on 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 22, 2015 (the "Voting Period").  During the Contest Period, users may visit the Contest Site (as defined below) to vote.  Users will be able to vote up to one time per entry per day by clicking the heart icon by the entry description.  Users must provide a valid email address to vote.

Click here to register


Balancing a Cool Idea with Profitability


11 Times Square (8th Avenue), New York, NY

For more details visist:


2nd Annual "Dream it. Code it. Win it." Contest

Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2015


Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Reception
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Awards
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Networking Reception
The Cooper Union, Great Hall - Directions
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY, 10003
Free to members of MIT Enterprise Forum
$50 non-members, $10 extra at door
All members and guests are welcome.