2016 nominations are now closed. Please check contact us with questions concerning the 2017 nominations.




Please see below for a general description of the nomination/ application process.

How to Nominate/Apply

NYC Venture Fellows has a three-phase competitive nomination/application process to identify and select exceptional candidates. To be considered for the fellowship, candidates for NYC Venture Fellows must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a Founder or CEO of a fast growing company
  • Has a history of extraordinary achievement, substantial leadership, and demonstrated global perspective
  • Would benefit from CEO-level mentorship and the opportunity to learn from and contribute to a group of fellow founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies
  • Is based in NYC or has plans to expand a global venture to NYC

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Phase One: Nominations

Candidates must receive a nomination in order to be considered for the program. Nominations are generally open between mid-July and late-September. Check back soon for specific dates for the Class of 2017. Self nominations will not be considered or accepted.

Phase Two: Application

Candidates who are successfully nominated (see Phase One) will be notified and provided with a link to the the 2017 application. Following the nomination period, candidates are given approximately one month to apply.

Note: The application form will ask the candidate for basic personal information, company information, a current CV/résumé, headshot, and completion of a short questionnaire. The candidate will also be able to include optional information of no more than three additional pages, such as articles or citations.

Phase Three: Review and Selection

Final selection will be made by a committee of global and New York City industry leaders. The members of this year’s selection committee will be announced at a later date. Click here to see the 2016 Selection Committee.

  • Top 45 candidates are interviewed from November 1-15th
  • Accepted finalists notified by email on December 7th
  • 2016 Fellows attend 2015 Closing/ 2016 Opening Reception in December at a date to be determined