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Ignite your startup


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Ignite your startup


BE INSPIRED

IgniteU NY is a startup accelerator in New York, helping to keep the New York startup ecosystem ranked #2 in the world! We have created a professional yet fun environment filled with all the technology and amenities you need to flourish. Be inspired by the beautiful historic architecture surrounding you, and become immersed in the vibrant downtown business district of Troy, NY.                                                                                              


GET SERIOUS ABOUT STARTUP ACCELERATION, NEW YORK!

"IgniteU is exactly what the Capital Region needs if it's serious about establishing itself as a regional innovation hub and accelerating the growth of its startups in a meaningful way."
                                                                                            - Peg Zokowski, Founder and CEO of SmartKids NY

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Collaborate


NETWORK WITH GREAT MINDS

Collaborate


NETWORK WITH GREAT MINDS

A DESTINATION

Our mission is to foster the region's entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem and prepare student startups for seed funding and entrance into later-stage accelerators. We want to encourage entrepreneurs to launch and grow their startups here in New York.

IgniteU NY is the ideal next step for student startups who have been through an incubator program, entrepreneur development program, or similar program at their school. We're looking for startups who have proof-of-concept and a validated business model that describes their customer segment and value proposition.

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Innovate


DO SOMETHING BIG

Innovate


DO SOMETHING BIG

GET INVOLVED

IgniteU NY offers a unique eight-week summer program for student entrepreneurs. We provide access to a collaborative work environment, advice from experienced mentors, education to hone the important skills needed for a startup, and networking opportunities.The goal of our accelerator is intended to help navigate startups toward becoming more mature companies while preparing them to pitch to a room filled with potential investors. 

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Accelerate


LAUNCH AND FLOURISH

Accelerate


LAUNCH AND FLOURISH

GET RESULTS

Get your startup positioned for aggressive growth to prepare you for a top-tier accelerator program or seed funding. If you qualify, IgniteU will provide you access to the resources needed to get your business up and off the ground, without having to give up equity.