The NYC Innovation Hot Spot provides business incubator services in the heart of Harlem and is operated in coordination with the leadership of the NYC Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN). The Hot Spot is charged with coordinating the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and has partnered with 31 local incubators encompassing all five Boroughs of NYC. We provide these incubators and their members opportunities to participate in NSF I-Corps Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship training, as well as certain New York State tax benefits. The Hot Spot accepts referrals from these incubators for Innovation Hot Spot consideration, which may ultimately lead to STARTUP NY certification at a City University of New York location.




The NYC Innovation Hot Spot invites all students to join the New York City Regional Business Plan Competition (NYC-BPC)!


The NYC-BPC final event will take place virtually on Friday, March 18, 2022. Two winning teams from six defined tracks (12 total winners) from this Regional Competition will receive a $500 prize and will advance to the Statewide final competition to compete for larger prizes to be held virtually in April 2022.

*Submit your Executive Summary by March 14, 2022*

Application due:

February 21,


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