Futureworks Shops Studio Space Application

Are you an NYC hardware startup looking for a place to build your team and product? Your next home in Long Island City is calling your name. NYDesigns is looking for entrepreneurs and startups with an MVP and a need for space to grow into. As part of the NYCEDC x SecondMuse Futureworks Shops program, NYDesigns is offering a large studio space for up to three teams for six months (May 15-November 15, 2019). The shared studio space is for teams of 2-3 people working on hardware and design products. Selected teams will be rewarded with:

  • 6 months of shared studio space with two other Futureworks companies.
  • 24/7 secured access to NYDesigns Studio and Conference Rooms
  • One membership to the Fab Lab on M-F, 10 AM-7PM
  • Monthly meetings with 1-2 Strategist in Residence at NYDesigns
  • Access to a network of hardware investors and mentors
  • Network of LaGuardia Community College interns and fellows.
  • Secured wifi networks

Application deadline: Friday, April 19 (Applications are now closed).  Finalist Roundtable: Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 PM at NYDesigns, 29-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 Official Announcement: Tuesday, April 30th Move- In Date if Selected: May 1st- May 15th, 2019 Completion of Sponsored Space: November 15, 2019

Testimonials from past Futureworks Fellows

“Sunhouse came to NYDesigns through the NY Next Top Makers and Futureworks programs, both run by the NYCEDC. NYDesigns has been our home for the last four years and has been instrumental in our growth and ability to deliver a quality product to our customers. Not only have the facilities been great (amenities, access to a loading dock, fabrication lab, etc), but the staff is supportive and understanding of startups’ needs.”
– Tenoch Ezparza, Sunhouse

“As one of the Futureworks (formerly Next Top Maker) fellow, Bonbouton was introduced to the NYDesigns residence program and it turned out to be our home for the past 3 years. Not only it was a subway ride away from almost anywhere from Manhattan to Brooklyn. NYDesigns was able to build a strong community of entrepreneurs so we can help each other overcome different obstacles, and ultimately grow the business.”
– Linh Le, Bonbouton

Fine Print

Please note that all participants must provide their own furniture for the studio. NYDesigns does not provide furniture to any residents. Selected participants will have to acquire their own desks and chairs.

Residents are allowed to build and assemble their products in their shared studio space, however, NYDesigns does not allow the use of heavy, loud, and dangerous machinery in the studios. Lite industrial assembly is allowed in the studios.

This opportunity is available to new potetial clients of NYDesigns, not existing residents.