The nomination/application process for the 2015 NYC Venture Fellows is now closed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or to be placed on the mailing list for the class of 2016.
NYC Venture Fellows is a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures in New York City. Established by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and in partnership with 92nd Street Y, this one-of-a-kind program provides:
- Membership to a top-tier group including leaders of some of the world’s most exciting companies – past Fellows have included the leaders of Warby Parker, Etsy, Rent the Runway, SecondMarket, MakerBot, Codecademy, comiXology, Raspberry Pi, and Songza.
- Exclusive mentorship relationships with senior leaders from some of the world’s top organizations, which have included LivePerson, IBM, Lerer Ventures, AppNexus, RRE Ventures, CBS, Collective[i], Time Warner Investments, Huge, HowAboutWe, Warby Parker and dozens more.
- Executive education sessions focused on addressing the leadership challenges that CEOs face in scaling their companies, including M&A strategy, managing a high-performing board and new market entry.
Past Fellows have enjoyed tremendous success, and describe the program as “extremely positive”, “very hands on”, “extremely relevant” and a “huge gift” in building their companies.
2014 NYC Venture Fellows share their thoughts on the program
The 2015 class of NYC Venture Fellows will include up to 30 leaders of fast-growing ventures from NYC and around the world, including international digital media and education pioneers, enterprise technology innovators, and social entrepreneurs. Each Fellow will be paired with an executive-level mentor and team of advisors, and will participate in networking sessions, 92Y events, and training on relevant issues in the entrepreneurial world.