Combine
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NYC Media Lab’s Combine is a venture platform to advance entrepreneurship in emerging media technology. The Combine offers a lean startup accelerator for university startups, corporate intrapreneurship programs, and executive education. Its goal is to help entrepreneurs and innovative companies take advantage of NYC Media Lab's community and the City's thriving technology ecosystem. 

participation Benefits for Faculty & Students

 Curriculum: NYC Media Lab Combine provides a structured "flipped classroom" curriculum for entrepreneurial teams. The curriculum includes video lectures, "field research" for customer discovery, and weekly presentations that show evidence of understanding of the fundamentals of market validation and business model generation. Combine teams will conduct over 100 customer interviews in the program. Teams will develop a business model canvas in the program.

Community: The cohort-based program is a major benefit of the Combine experience. Teams support and learn from each other. The commitment to the other teams in the program results in the overall success and strength of the cohort. 

Mentorship: Mentors from NYC Media Lab's network of innovation executives, faculty experts, and Combine alumni contribute to the growth and development of the Combine's startup teams. 

Funding: Teams are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in grant funding if they complete the program. Following successful completion of the program, if a team incorporates, the team is eligible for additional follow-on grant funding up to $20,000.

Service Offerings for Executives & Investors


Corporate Intrapreneurship

NYC Media Lab structures custom venture bootcamps, startup challenges, and pipeline programs for pilots and proof of concepts with emerging technologies.


Executive Education

NYC Media Lab's provides professional development modules that focus on case studies and strategy frameworks for open innovation and design thinking.

Combine Portfolio: Use Cases & Traction

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