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A year round membership in a physical and online community for EdTech entrepreneurs. Connect with EdTech-savvy peers, log into community webinars, and leverage the NYU and StartEd Network.

For companies ready to raise funding, get in front of customers and leverage the press, we recommend checking out our Hyper Accelerator Program.

REMOTE AND ONSITE APPLICANTS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS


 
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Join the Army of EdTech Innovators 

  • One-on-one “speed dates” with peers & mentors

  • In-house photo and video production team to produce brand collateral for your startup

  • Access to office and meeting space

  • Industry-savvy functional specialists focused on sales, marketing, product, and PR

  • Weekly workshops & panels, in-person and online

  • Get prepped for our week-long Hyper Accelerators focused on fundraising and US market entry

  • Member-only rate for NY EDTECH WEEK, the global education innovation festival

What events and programs does the incubator offer? 

Weekly StartEd Talks and monthly Edtech Meetups are open to all members and are accessible by video link from anywhere in the world. Members are encouraged to contribute programming that positions your or your organization as experts in a domain, market, or function. All programming is optional — we don’t want to get in the way of you building your company, assessing companies to invest in or learning the tools to save time and teach more effectively!

A typical week might look like the following:

 

PRICING 

Two Options

Our incubator is fully accessible for remote members. If a company should wish to use our facilities as their main office , they may reserve a spot for themselves and their team (up to +3  people, including the founder) in our coworking space located in the NYU Steinhardt Campus on 2 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn, NY, for an additional monthly fee. Virtual members who come through NY are welcome to use the space for the duration of their stay for free, up to 1 week at a time.

The membership fee is billed to your credit card automatically.
To cancel your membership and stop payments, contact staff@startedaccelerator.com

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$99/month (charged quarterly)

  • Included virtual access to all programming

  • Mentor 1:1s

  • Access to our resources

  • Network access for every member of your team.

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$199 / month / team (3 people max)

  • Includes hot desks at incubator

  • NYU ID cards

  • all programming

  • Mentor 1:1s

  • Access to our resources

  • Network access for every member of your team.

 
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do members access the StartEd Mentor Network and other StartEd Incubator Members?

Build relationships, grow your business, and increase your influence as a member of the StartEd Incubator powered by NYU.. The incubator provides peer-to-peer advice from fellow EdTech innovators via an active, moderated Slack channel and weekly invite-only socials. Incubator members also have the opportunity to participate in 3-4 small group discussions with the StartEd mentor network hosted online or in the incubator space on a weekly basis, as shown in the above section.

How do I participate if I’m not in New York?

Join the virtual community and participate in activities virtually whether you are based in New York or elsewhere. All programming is broadcast to virtual members and we maintain an active online community via Slack. Members tend to get back what they put in, so spending time consistently with the community yields better results and better relationships with peers, founders, and mentors.

How does Incubator membership support my participation in other StartEd programs?

We receive applications from 100s of companies each year and want to work with as many of you as possible. While we invest in ~10 companies per year through the Bootcamp Accelerator, companies that successfully apply get to know us first and/or are referred by our mentor network. We’ve made it easier to do so by creating the Incubator.

Incubator membership also allows you to participate in our week-long Hyper Accelerators focused on fundraising and US market entry, and attend NY EDTECH WEEK, the global education innovation festival, at a members-only rate.

How do I join the Incubator?

Applying for the incubator is a competitive process. Team leads apply on behalf of the full team through the application links on this page.

It takes about 15 mins.

What does it cost?

See our pricing information.

Does the Incubator include investment?

The Incubator does not invest in or provide grants for companies. However, the Bootcamp Accelerator includes up to $170,000 in investment, mentorship, and brand awareness via NY EDTECH WEEK.

My company is based outside the US. Is there any assistance to cover the cost of living in New York or additional financial support provided?

Not at this time. However, we will connect you with local hosts who would accommodate you during your visit to New York and can provide guidance on cost effective, convenient options for housing for the duration of your stay.