APPLY FOR NYC MEDIA LAB COMBINE

The next NYC Media Lab Combine accelerator program will take place in 2019. Faculty and students at an accredited university located in NYC are eligible to apply. Students must be currently affiliated with an NYC university at the time of application to be eligible.

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APPLICATION TIMELINE

Recruitment

  • Tuesday, October 2: Information Session at NYU Leslie eLab from 12:30pm-1:30pm EST. RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, October 16: Information Session at Parsons School of Design from 3:00pm-4:00pm EST. RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, November 6: Information Session at NYU Tandon MakerSpace from 9:30am-10:30am EST. RSVP here.

  • Additional information sessions and campus visits to be scheduled

Deadline, Interviews and Selection of Cohort

  • Friday, November 30: Application Deadline

  • Monday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 12: Finalist Interviews in New York City

  • ~Monday, December 17: Selection of Cohort


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2019 Combine Schedule and Topics Covered

*schedule is subject to change.

The entire cohort of teams will meet from 9am to 12noon weekly on Friday mornings in Manhattan. During these cohort meetings, the teams will present assignments focusing on evidence of customer discovery and different parts of the business model canvas. The curriculum focuses on formulating hypotheses to validate or invalidate as each team completes over 100 customer interviews throughout the program.

  • Thursday, January 10th, 9am-5pm: An Introduction to the Combine and Business Models

  • Friday, January 11th, 9am-5pm: Customer Discovery and Team Planning

  • Friday, January 18th, 9am-12noon: Value Propositions and Customer Segments

  • Friday, January 25th, 9am-12noon: Competitors and Sizing the Market

  • Friday, February 1st, 9am-12noon: Minimum Viable Product

  • Thursday, February 7th: MVP Week – Happy Hour: Mentors & Teams Mixer, Location and Time TBD

  • Friday, February 15th, 9am-12noon: Minimum Viable Product Testing and Assessment

  • Friday, February 22nd, 9am-12noon: Channels

  • Friday, February 22nd, 1-3pm: Storytelling Clinic I

  • Friday, March 1st, 9am-12noon: Revenue and Lifetime Customer Value

  • Wednesday, March 6th, 9am-11am: Breakfast with Mentors

  • Friday, March 8th, 9am-12noon: Revenue models and pricing tactics

  • Friday, March 15th, 9am-12noon: Partners

  • Friday, March 15th, 1:30-3pm: Legal Clinic

  • Friday, March 22nd, 9am-12noon: Resources, Activities & Costs

  • Friday, March 29th, 9am-12noon: Lessons Learned & Demo Day Prep

  • Friday, March 29th, 9am-12noon : Storytelling Clinic II

  • WEEK OF APRIL 1: PRACTICE YOUR PITCHES ON YOUR OWN AND CONTINUE YOUR CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

  • Friday April 11th, 9am-5pm: Final Intensive Day Session

  • Friday, April 12th, Final Demo Day

 

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