Founder Fellowship: NYC

Applications close December 5, 2023

Host: NewLab



Applications are open for the next cohort of Newlab’s Founder Fellowship!

Founder Fellowship is an innovation catalyst program which supports historically underrepresented founders as they build climate-focused startups in New York City. The program is run by Newlab, in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Bank of America, and provides:

  • one year of free workspace at Newlab
  • educational sessions with subject matter experts
  • introductions to investors & customers
  • a tight knit community of passionate entrepreneurs building alongside you

Ideal candidates are founders of tech-enabled and climate-focused startups headquartered in NYC who have developed a minimum viable product (MVP) and are between the pre-seed and Series A stages of fundraising. Participation in the Founder Fellowship is free.

Applications are open now through Tuesday, December 5th 2023, and the program activities will start in March of 2024. 

Please note: Newlab is one of four program operators running the NYC Founder Fellowship this year, and there is a centralized application for all four. At the bottom of the application, you will be able to see the differences between the operators and select Newlab as your desired program.