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.





 I-Corps Virtual Regional Spring 2021*

5 Courses Dates - ALL online via Zoom (Times listed are for Eastern Time):

  • Cohort Meet & Greet: April 12th, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Kickoff Day 1: April 13th, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Kickoff Day 2: April 15th, 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Mid-Session : April 20th, 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Finale: April 23rd, 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM

This I-Corps Regional is sponsored by the NYC Regional Innovation Node, the NYC Innovation Hot Spot and Innovate 518 (the Capital Region Innovation Hot Spot)

*Applications are due March 22nd, 2021*

Application due:

February 21,


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