States – New York

New York Resources


NYC Seed
Six MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(707) 469-3669 

Purpose of Initiative

NYC Seed provides funding to seed-stage technology companies in the New York City area. This seed fund is a collaborative effort involving ITAC, the New York City Investment Fund. The New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to early-stage start-up companies in order to assist them with the development and commercialization of their technology.


Eligible applicants include entities consisting of at least two founders that are headquartered in New York City. Eligible companies must be developing a software product/service or a web technology and a working prototype is required.

Application Process

To apply for the NYC Seed fund, fill out an online application, available here.

Award Details

The maximum investment amount is $200,000.


Applicants are directed to contact their local ESD Regional Office.

Purpose of Initiative

The New Technology Seed Capital Fund is a program designed to support technology development and commercialization within New York State. Funding from this program is used to support a variety of R&D programs, early-stage advanced technology companies, and the development of regional technology partnerships. This seed fund provides innovation opportunities, driving private investment and job creation within the state. There is a distinct focus on emerging business sectors such as IT, software, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development.


Eligible applicants include for-profit businesses, non-profit businesses and organizations, local development corporations, and universities that aim to facilitate economic development.

Application Process

For additional information regarding this program, applicants are instructed to contact their local Empire State Development Regional Office.

Award Details

Award details are not provided.

Updated March 2018 by Kristin Stiner


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