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.

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

VentureCrushFG -No equity, no application fee, no requirement to do business with anyone else, or have a demo day. Startups aren’t required to raise or seek funding. Apply by Sept. 30

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

Urban-X Cohort 07 $150K initial funding and 1,000 hours of support in software development, UX/UI, hardware design and more. Apply by Oct. 1

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

Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator focuses on the blockchain domain within industries, and on blockchain infrastructure and protocol development, cryptocurrencies, security, and distributed applications in finance, IoT, education, real estate, retail, insurance, energy, healthcare, and more. Apply by Oct. 13

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator’s (ERA) Winter 2020 Program
ERA, NYC’s leading startup accelerator, is looking for passionate founders to invest in and help build great companies. Since 2011, we’ve invested in 190+ companies and our alumni have raised more than $450M in investor capital. Program: Jan 13th – May 1st, 2020. 
Apply by Oct. 28, 2019

Female Founders: the Tory Burch Foundation’s Fellows Program is accepting applications for a chance to be selected as one of the 50 Fellows to participate in the year-long program, join us in New York for a five-day workshop at the Tory Burch Office, receive $5,000 grant for business education and have the chance to be selected to pitch their business to investors and industry leaders. Apply by Nov. 19th.

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.
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.