Opportunities

For startup founders, startup workers and those who aspire to be either

If you have an offering for founders or tech worker please email marcos@ bettermousetrap.nyc with the details so I can post it here and in my newsletter.

You’ve arrived! Here’s where you’ll find funding and other opportunities for both founders and tech workers.

Halo Incubator provides female founders with the tools, programming, mentorship and fundraising support to get their startups to the next level. Applications are currently open for Winter 2020 cohort beginning in February, apply here! The 2-month program takes place in person in NYC and several virtual attendees will be accepted into the program.

The USA EdTech Accelerator,  deadline open. A three-month, equity-free, bi-coastal program for international companies that includes: mentoring, co-working and discounted co-living spaces, USA entry-specific resources, including immigration/visa support, US tax law, US school system structure and overview and more. Access to the StartEd Network, the most powerful education network in the world. Apply here

Podfund $25k – $50k to support emerging podcast creators Learn more and apply

Morgan Stanley’s accelerator for women and multicultural led tech startups is now accepting applications for their next cohort. The Lab is a 6-month program offering office space at Morgan Stanley headquarters, a cash contribution, and curated content and connections. More info or  Apply by January 3

The Runway Startup Postdoc Program is part business school, part research institution, and part startup incubator. Based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Runway ushers recent PhDs in digital technology fields through a paradigm shift — from an academic mindset to an entrepreneurial outlook. The program runs from 12–24 months and incorporates academic, business mentorship, a package valued at $175,000 in the first year and $102,000 in the second year. This includes a salary, research budget, housing allowance, space and more. Apply by Feb 15th

Looking to brush up on some digital skills or learn something new? Google is offering free workshops via their Grow with Google program. Check out the offerings and then get over to Google’s headquarters!

Tacklebox Accelerator – For idea-stage founders (with full-time jobs) 6-week program, 2 evenings per week.

ONGOING RESOURCES

Subscribe to Civic Hall’s “NYC Civic Tech newsletter for their thought provoking weekly events + programming hosted by civic tech organizations such as Women’s March Global, DataKind, BetaNYC and more. And explore Civic Hall membership, which  provides collaborative-working space, free/discounted events + digital skills trainings, and a sliding scale option for those on tight budgets.
Master Coding Fundamentals Grace Hopper, Fullstack Academy offers a free (for the moment) online intro to coding (Javascript) 40 hrs. of coding instruction & practice.
Programming with Python | Python for Beginners. These are short lessons to get you started on the road to programming in the Python language.
Check out women.nyc’s guide to free and low-cost tech courses in New York, including classes, workshops, and meetups across all five boroughs! Learn the essential skills to land a well-paying job in the tech field.
Every month the Awesome Foundation awards a $1,000 grant to a project, no strings attached.
LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode Learn to code, Network Admin. No cost to eligible participants.
Fullstack Academy re-launches its No-Tuition fellowship program with NYC. The 17 week Web Development program has eligibility requirements and will select 40 applicants to participate. Learn more hereApply here.
The Fundery: The Essential Venture Capital Database for Women Entrepreneurs VC firms investing specifically in women entrepreneurs

Here’s a good list of Series A funders who fund women founded business.

The New York Times has a course to teach its reporters data skills, and now they’ve open-sourced it. Upskill yourself courtesy of the New York Times. Learn more.
The Elements of AI a free series of online courses from Reaktor and the University of Helsinki to teach what Artificial Intelligence can and cannot do. Geared to a non-technical audience.