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New York's premier startup accelerator 

IgniteU NY runs an early startup accelerator program over the summer. Located in Troy, NY, the experiential program incorporates aspects of NSF I-Corps Customer Discover and adds general business development and startup education. 


IgniteU NY is a community-oriented program that brings together entrepreneurs from different universities and industries, who all have a common goal of creating a successful business. This extremely collaborative environment is intended to unite the entrepreneurs of our region to show them how much this area has to offer. Check out the team behind the success here


Mission

Our mission is to foster the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Central and Upstate New York and prepare local startups for seed funding and entrance into later-stage accelerators.


Goals 

- Accelerate startups in the region

- Facilitate the transfer of technology and expertise from government and university laboratories

- Bring together innovators from different areas and support collaboration

- Enhance networks and relationships among startups

- Increase the startup success rate in the region


CORE CURRICULUM

Using the lean startup methodology, customer discovery, and development process, and experiential learning, we will cover the following topics:

- BUSINESS MODELING

- OPERATIONS

- BRANDING & MARKETING

- SALES

- TALENT MANAGEMENT

- CUSTOMER DISCOVERY / DEVELOPMENT

- COMMUNICATIONS

- FINANCE

- CULTURE


WORK AND GROW

We understand that as entrepreneurs, you do not work an average 9 - 5 day. You need a work environment that is accessible at all times and can support your long hours. You don't need to give up equity in your company to enjoy all that IgniteU has to offer. At IgniteU NY, we offer the following amenities:

- COLLABORATIVE TEAM WORK TABLES
- PRIVATE CONFERENCE ROOMS
- WHITEBOARDS
- LOUNGE
- FREE COFFEE
- KITCHEN ACCESS
- SMART TVS
- VIDEO CONFERENCING STATION
- HIGH-SPEED WI-FI
- 24-HOUR OFFICE ACCESS
- TECH COMMUNITY ECOSYSTEM