The Combine program exists for early stage, university affiliated startups. Through the program, NYC Media Lab provides teams with the guidance, funding, opportunities, and leadership tools needed to commercialize and reach a product-market fit for their startup concept. All faculty and students from accredited NYC universities are eligible to apply to the program.
Of the 32 early stage teams that have completed the program since the program's inception, 22 formed companies.
Since joining the first cohort graduated two and a half years ago, the teams have raised an additional $3 million in venture capital, SBIR, angel investment, friends and family money, prizes and other grants. Three teams have joined TechStars, including Vidrovr, a team that makes video machine readable; Braiq, a team that building a system that connects biometric information from passengers with the artificial intelligence systems in self-driving cars; and Geopipe, which makes it possible to create automatic 3D models of cities.
This information session is open to all interested and eligible applicants. Please share this with a budding entrepreneur you know!