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.
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
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