The International Innovators Initiative is developed by the NYCEDC is collaboration with 7 CUNY campuses. The program is helping international entrepreneurs by providing cap-exempt H-1B visas when they build their companies on campus.
Capital One Entrepreneurship Program
Our long-running program sponsored by Capital One Bank guides student entrepreneurs to create viable business plans and matches them with mentors from Capital One’s New York offices.
CUNY Advanced Manufacturing Grant
With the goal to strengthen manufacturing in NYC, CUNY funded the acquisition of new equipment for NYDesigns’ FabLab as well as a series of workshops on Laser Cutting and 3D Printing in partnership with Shapeways.
The Embedded Energy Calculator
The Embedded Energy Calculator, sponsored by NYSERDA, allows designers to measure the energy impact of their products and services, based on the measurement of embodied energy in materials
Créate: Diseñadores de Nueva York
A survey and report on Latino designers funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that gauges the state of design entrepreneurship within New York City’s rapidly expanding Latino community
NYDesigns X SVA: Conversaciones
A collaborative, ongoing series of public lectures featuring some of New York’s most accomplished Latino creative professionals that explores issues significant to NYC’s Latino community
Connecting Designers + Manufacturers
With the Pratt Center for Community
Development, we created strategies to strengthen relationships
between NYC-based designers and small manufacturers in order to stimulate growth
Activating Long Island City-East
A creative placemaking platform that will train students to become active curators and stewards of community assets in the corner of LIC bordering Sunnyside, home to LaGuardia Community College and NYDesigns
Attainable Futures: Design
NYDesigns is proud to announce the Industrial Design Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), an affordable and practical stepping stone towards design for all New Yorkers
Open to resident and non-resident businesses, our network of dedicated professionals provide free “office hours” in areas such as accounting, financial planning and more. Learn more or sign up.
The NYDesigns Fellows program supports entrepreneurs as they explore the intersection between design and technology. The Fellows receive incubation services to help develop and grow their ventures.
Solar Plus Pro
An integrated training program that prepares electricians and related professionals for careers in the growing solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and equips participants with strategies for greater consumer awareness
Founded in 2006, NYDesigns is dedicated to the success of design and hardware tech startups in NYC. Companies in our incubator get three years of private studio space and access to a network of mentors and advisers. Makers can prototype their design ideas in our safe and secure 5,000-sq-ft fabrication lab. We produce events and programs for a thriving community of creators and innovators.