Open Application: NYCML Combine Accelerator

Are you building a startup? Join NYC Media Lab’s Combine accelerator program to help take your idea to the next level and bring your startup to market.  Participating teams will receive mentorship from leading media and technology executives and investors from NYC Media Lab Member Companies and up to $25,000 in funding. To date, 15 teams that have completed the Combine program have formed companies in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, VR/AR, and brain computer interfaces. 

Eligibility: Faculty members, students (undergraduate and graduate), and/or existing startups affiliated with a NYC-based university

NYC Media Lab Combine seeks to coordinate the community of faculty, entrepreneurs and media executives and technologists that participate in the Lab to build a ‘spinoff engine’ focused on commercializing media technologies from universities. The goal for the Combine is to match new technologies emerging in university labs, studios and classrooms with a program and resources to commercialize them. Key to the proposition is mentorship and market access from technologists and executives at NYC Media Lab Member Companies.

2018 will mark the third cohort of the Combine program.

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The Combine is supported by funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and through the support of NYC Media Lab’s corporate membership.