The New York City Hot Spot with the New York City Regional Innovation Node and CUNY I-Corps is pleased to announce our newest programming, the Gotham Innovation Gambit!

Four Pawns Gambit? Elephant Gambit? Or the Gotham Innovation Gambit…. Are you ready to make the sacrifice and play the board to learn more about what it takes to create your own startup?


The Gotham Innovation Gambit is an entrepreneurial training course. Modified from the NSF I-Corps program, this program is designed for teams to learn the business model canvas, the customer discovery process, and to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of instructors and leaders from sites, nodes, and the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem. Teams will conduct 30 customer discovery interviews and will receive eligibility to be nominated to the NSF I-Corps as well as receive guided help in navigating "Next Steps" resources for entrepreneurs and startup founders

Cohort Meet and Greet: Tuesday September 7, 2021, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Kickoff Day 1: Thursday September 9, 2021, 2:30 - 6:35 PM

Kickoff Day 2: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 2:30 - 5:35 PM

Finale: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 2:30 - 6:30 PM

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Cohort Meet and Greet - Friday, August 6, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kickoff Day 1 – Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Kickoff Day 2 – Thursday, August 12, 2021, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mid-Sessions - Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cohort Finale - Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

CLOSED - Gotham Innovation Gambit Virtual I-Corps Short Course
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The Gotham Innovation Gambit is made possible by support from the EDA. More information about this EDA award may be found here

CLOSED - Gotham Innovation Gambit Virtual I-Corps Lean Bootcamp