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.