NYU-Poly Incubators Program
I am a huge fan of the incubator programs. If you get in and can figure out how to make the time (aka not easy for Moms with kids) they are well worth it. The benefits are huge. You have the ability to drill down on your business with a new set of eyes, you meet other people who are in the same boat, you begin to understand how to build a property on the web/app, how to brand, how to market, how to raise money, how to how to how to.
What I really like about incubators is that they are like playing a competitive game. If you play against someone who is just a little better than you it forces you to play at a higher level. When you get a bunch of super smart entrepreneurs in the room who all have very different assets…everybody ups their game.
NYU-Poly has a program that you can apply to here. They are looking for potential high-growth companies that will create job and change the economy with new products and services while leveraging the strength of the exisiting start-up community. Their focus is on adtech, fintech, gaming, mobile, social and digital media, and cleanweb.
Their program is a rolling admission. To date they have had 10 companies graduate, get funded and have created over 400 jobs. Really great mentors in this program too.
I am a huge fan of NYU-Poly and I love what they are doing over there to be leaders in ever-growing the tech community.