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.


COVID-19 Business Assistance ResourceSee this page for some resources to help your business.


Grants.World Actionalble funds, grants, loans, and services for startups.


Actors Fund list – for those in the creative fields, restaurant workers, Sole Proprietor businesses, This list is national in scope.


Grasshopper Bank’s A Resource Guide For Founders and Investors During This Uncertain Time Well organized table of contents and list of new content, by week.


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


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.



Tech Skills NYC – An amazing resource for free or deferred payment tech training.


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 training, 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 businesses.

 500+ women Angel Investors (across the U.S.) assembled by Lolita Taub. As always, do your research to see if any given investor favors a particular sector. If that’s not your company’s sector, be a decent person and don’t contact them.



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.