NYC Media Lab's Amy Chen to lead The Combine as Director of Entrepreneurship Programs

Amy Chen, formerly NYC Media Lab's Manager of Partnerships, will take on the first full-time position in The Combine, our early stage accelerator program for university faculty and students. The Combine seeks to leverage the expertise of NYC Media Lab Member Companies by creating a pipeline between the university community and the City's media and technology industry. Participating startup teams work through an intensive, 3-month curriculum—including market validation and customer discovery—while receiving up to $25,000 in funding to advance their concept. Brooklyn noted Chen's promotion to Director of Entrepreneurship Programs.

15 former Combine teams have gone on to build companies in emerging media areas such as VR/AR, machine learning, computer vision and brain-computer interfaces.