ABOUT NYC Seed
NYC Seed was formed to provide deserving New York City seed stage entrepreneurs with the capital and support they need to move from idea to product launch. NYC Seed has brought together many New York organizations to provide funding and support for young companies in New York City.
The NYC Seed’s partners include:
ITAC is a nonprofit consulting and training organization dedicated to helping NYC manufacturing and technology companies with programs that increase their top and bottom lines. ITAC’s purpose is to strengthen the NYC economy by keeping manufacturing and technology jobs in New York City. It provides training, consulting and expertise on topics that make companies more competitive. ITAC works in a hands-on manner to help companies implement changes that ensure success.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (www.nycedc.com)
NYCEDC encourages businesses to start, expand or relocate in NYC by creating policies that promote economic growth and offering programs and incentives to help them achieve success.
The New York City Investment Fund
The New York City Investment Fund is a private fund with a civic mission. The fund was the vision of Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., who currently serves as its Founding Chairman. His goal was to mobilize the city's financial and business leaders to help build a stronger and more diversified local economy. To that end, the Fund has built a network of top experts from the investment and corporate communities who help identify and support New York City's most promising entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
The New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation is making New York the leader in high-technology academic research and economic development by undertaking a host of new, unprecedented programs and initiatives. These initiatives have resulted in the creation of world-class, state-of-the-art research centers, the modernization of existing research centers and the rapid transfer of technologies from the research lab to the marketplace. NYSTAR is also attracting the best and brightest scientific talent in the nation and the world to New York's research campuses, securing grants for researchers, and coordinating New York's high-tech resources.
Polytechnic Institute of NYU (www.poly.edu)
Polytechnic Institute of NYU was founded in 1854, and is second oldest private engineering school in the United States. Among its graduates and faculty are Nobel laureates, notable inventors, world class scientists and successful entrepreneurs.