Entrepreneurship Navigator

The Entrepreneurship Navigator provides innovation support for entrepreneurs who are starting or operating companies in New York State.

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Objective

Objective

Through the Entrepreneurship Navigator, New York State provides customized services and streamlined access to programs to help incubate entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on minority and women founders

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Overview

Overview

Tackling historical disparities in access to support and capital, the Navigator focuses on assisting founders with accelerating their ventures. Through the Entrepreneurship Navigator, New York State provides customized services and streamlined access to startup programs to help incubate startups in the technology and innovation sectors. The Navigator, with its dedicated staff, helps curate growth plans for startups, connect founders to available resources, and organize pitch events. Furthermore, each entrepreneur has access to a helpdesk that will provide a concierge level of day-to-day support. Sessions are held for startups/entrepreneurs to work closely (virtually or in person) with representatives from Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) and/or other appropriate New York State-based innovation assets. Participating entrepreneurs will have streamlined access to a network of over 70 centers that support businesses in a variety of ways, including business planning, incubation, prototyping and design support, manufacturing assistance, validation, and research and development. Services support companies at any stage of development from concept through maturity.

Target Participants

Prospective and current entrepreneurs located in New York State.

How to Participate

To engage the Navigator program please email [email protected]. Include your company name, contact information, and a high-level description of your current business challenge. Navigator staff will reach out to schedule a 1:1 discussion. A roadmap of recommended programs will be provided to participating companies to achieve their next series of commercial milestones.