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23 Best & Most Active New York University Startup Programs

University Startup Programs play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top New York University Startup Programs. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top New York University Startup Programs

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage: Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic nonprofit institution established by Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr., former President and


Simon School Venture Fund

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Investor Type: University Program, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Alumni-backed venture capital fund managed by 2nd-yr MBA students under Board oversight at Simon Business School, University of Rochester.


Cornell University

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca, New York.


University at Buffalo

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Investor Type: University Program

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UB is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities


Wharton Angel Network

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

Founded in 2007, the Wharton Angel Network (WAN) seeks to provide a transparent forum for Wharton alumni entrepreneurs and Wharton alumni


Columbia Technology Ventures

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Columbia Technology Ventures engages in the facilitation of technology transfer services for the Columbia University.


Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund

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Investor Type: Accelerator, University Program

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The fund was established in 2013 to grow and advance the ventures of Colgate student and alumni entrepreneurs who are solving problems.


New York University

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Investor Type: University Program

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New York University is a private research university that provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, and others.


Colgate University

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Investor Type: University Program

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Colgate University is a liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry.


Columbia Venture Community (CVC)

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

CVC is one of the largest alumni groups at Columbia University for those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.


NYU Polytechnic Incubators

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Investor Type: Incubator, University Program

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The NYU Polytechnic Incubators combine next-generation technology with highly adaptable business models.


Simon School of Business, University of Rochester

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

At Simon Business School, we offer an education that will attract students who value our analytic bias.


Clinton Global Initiative University

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Investor Type: University Program

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Established to turn ideas into action by gathering global leaders to help confront the world’s most pressing problems.


Tow-Knight

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Investor Type: University Program

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Tow-Knight runs educational programs, conduct research and support journalism.


InSITE Fellows

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Investor Type: Accelerator, University Program

Investment Stage: Non Equity Assistance

A highly competitive leadership development program comprised of exceptional graduate students at top universities


NYDesigns

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Investor Type: Accelerator, Incubator, University Program

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Non Equity Assistance, Seed

NYDesigns supports and promotes design entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and stages of growth.


The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center instill entrepreneurial thinking in all Columbia Business School students.


Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship

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Investor Type: University Program

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Helps foster new generations of budding and successful entrepreneurs through outreach programs, education and support systems at Rensselaer.


Ivy Plus

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Investor Type: University Program

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We look at firms in technology, software, web, media and medical devices. All companies must be revenue generating with dramatic upside to


Life Changing Labs

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Investor Type: University Program

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Life Changing Labs is a collective of top engineers, designers, and business students working together to launch life changing startups.


Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program helps second-year Columbia Business School students prepare their businesses.


MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

A volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services.


Columbia Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator

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Investor Type: University Program

Investment Stage:

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Written by Mark Kendall

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