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.

Access Cities Open Innovation Call in New York targeting Air Quality and Urban Heat Island New York City Is looking for new and innovative ideas technologies, and approaches to reducing the negative impacts of urban air pollution and the heat island effect. Apply by July 8

Starta Accelerator $130K ($110 in program services + $20K in cash) Looking for Co’s with MVP, traction in home country, global product potential and ability to be in NYC during 3.5 month program. Apply by July 15

Chobani Incubator’s Chobani Food Tech Residency for companies working on waste reduction, food safety, supply chain traceability and more. Apply by July 14

Housing Lab The nation’s first innovation lab exclusively focused on lowering the cost of housing. $100K – $150K funding for seed-stage companies (any corporate structure) Takes 0% equity Apply by July 12

ConsenSys Grants Hackathon-NYC Program – July 19 – 20th The purpose of this hackathon is to bring developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to start learning and building on top of Ethereum. Register now.

SAP.iO Foundry Enterprise Health – For Seed to Series A startups that possess a product market fit and funding with early traction (pilots or contracts with at least a few enterprise customers) No equity taken. Apply by July 9

Built On 5G Challenge Competition to find best products, services & applications that will bring true power of 5G to life; Submit solutions in categories of immersive experience, industry & moonshots; Winners receive $1M, access to Verizon 5G Lab & potential future funding Apply by Jul 15

Global Innovation Competition for Women-led InsurTechs Powered by Quesnay Inc. Pitch at InsureTech Connect, to a strong group of partners and industry leaders to deliver 10+ mentorship and educational opportunities and exposure to CSAA Insurance Group and its venture capital are Avanta Ventures and RGAX. Apply by July 22

RLab Accelerator & Bootcamp
Deadline: July 26 for Accelerator and August 5 for Bootcamp
RLab is searching for the best early-stage companies and most passionate entrepreneurs in VR and AR to join us at RLab for two new venture programs. The RLab Accelerator, supported by Super Ventures, is a 3-month accelerator for early-stage startups from around the world. The RLab Bootcamp is a 10-week incubator for teams of students or faculty from any university in NYC who have a concept or prototype and want to start a company. Learn More

BigApps NYC Blockchain challenge – To support the creation of blockchain applications that improve the efficiency, security, and transparency of public sector services in NYC. Apply by July 31

*Recent Addition* MetaProp Accelerator 22-week program and financing up to $250,000 for early stage PropTech startups focused on driving business growth and accelerated market penetration. Apply by Aug. 15

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

New Lab | Antler: Startup Generator Program $6k (0 equity) w/ possible $150k (10% equity) follow on investment. Learn more & Apply by Sept 23

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.

LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode Learn to code, Network Admin. No cost to eligible participants.

Mozilla Fellowship. They’re looking for technologists, activists, policy experts and scientists devoted to a healthy internet. Learn more & 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.

ONGOING RESOURCES

Every month the Awesome Foundation awards a $1,000 grant to a project, no strings attached.
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
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.