Welcome to NYC Next Idea – the global new venture competition of New York City!
Applications have closed. Judges are now in the process of selecting teams for Round 2.
The NYC Next Idea 2013-2014: Global New Venture Competition invites teams from around the world to submit their business ideas that can be launched and operated in New York City.
Finalist teams will win an all-expense paid trip to New York City in Spring 2014 to present their idea to a prestigious panel of judges, who will decide the prize winners. Prizes include a cash pool of $35,000, free workspace in NYC, pro bono legal advice and mentorship from the NYC venture capital and startup community.
The Competition is looking for ideas that address issues encountered in New York City as a result of the city’s infrastructure, industries, demographics, and space. This includes ideas addressing urban challenges found in NYC, as well as ideas aligned with major industries found in NYC such as fashion, financial services, media and advertising.
Presented by New York City Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with Columbia University, this contest can put you at the forefront of the City's latest business breakthroughs.
Previous Winners of the competition have raised significant funding, hired employees, and are growing into vibrant businesses in New York City. Join them by registering now! Executive summaries are due on November 11th.
2012- 2013 Competition Winners
KISI won the fourth annual NYC Next Idea competition. The team, which is originally from Germany, is developing smartphone-managed entry security systems for buildings, apartments, and other spaces, and was selected from a highly competitive field of over 200 teams.
Executive summaries are due on November 11th by 11:59pm EST.