Summer 2018 Opportunities at NYC Media Lab

Demo at NYCML’18: Get your work seen by 1,000+ media and tech executives.
Competitive Deadline: Rolling until September 6th; early submission increases your chances of being selected. 
NYC Media Lab is looking for projects, prototypes and startup concepts that span emerging media and technology areas such as: VR/AR, AI, machine learning, blockchain, voice tech, and more. 100 demonstrations will be chosen to participate, with accepted projects automatically eligible to receive up to $25,000 in awards. Watch this video to learn more about the event’s signature Demo Expo. Contact Alexis Avedisian ( with any questions. 

NYC Faculty: Send an idea for am NYCML’18 Workshop
The NYCML’18 Open Lab Day will take place on Friday, September 21st at NYU Kimmel Center, the day after the mainstage event. Registered attendees will go hands-on to explore the latest tools and trends in emerging media, with a focus on interactive learning experiments and design thinking. As a faculty expert, we’d love to see what ideas and topics are top of mind for you. Send us an idea here:

XR Startup Bootcamp
Friday, August 3, 2018
Application + Details Here
NYC Media Lab is seeking NYC university-based teams that endeavor to start new companies. Teams can now apply to join the XR Startup Bootcamp, an accelerator for startup teams focusing on VR/AR, voice technology and other future interfaces. The program will empower teams to adopt the "lean" startup method to search for and develop a business model for their startup concept. Participating teams will receive mentorship from leading media and technology executives and investors from NYC Media Lab Member Companies and $10,000 in funding.

  • Eligibility: Faculty members, students (undergraduate and graduate), and/or existing startups affiliated with a NYC-based university are eligible to apply. Students who graduated in 2018 are eligible to apply.
  • Timeline: The program runs from September through November 2018 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
  • Contact: Amy Chen at