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The AI NexusLab is a four-month go-to-market accelerator run by the Future Labs at NYU to support AI companies going from MVP to product-market fit. This program is a joint initiative between the NYU Future Labs and ff Venture Capital (ffVC). Each cohort is limited to no more than five companies.

Unlike traditional accelerators, the AI NexusLab is for founders who need a catalyst, not a classroom. Each company is pushed toward market entry and expansion through pilots and customers. Companies receive four months of space during the program and up to three months of additional free space at the Data Future Lab following completion. The Data Future Lab has graduated companies such as Clarifai and Geometric Intelligence (Uber AI).

PROGRAM DETAILS

In exchange for 8% equity:
• Companies receive a $100,000 investment.
• Four-month program
• AI technical mentorship from NYU faculty
• More than $400,000 worth of services, including support from our in-house designer, legal and intelle...
The AI NexusLab is a four-month go-to-market accelerator run by the Future Labs at NYU to support AI companies going from MVP to product-market fit. This program is a joint initiative between the NYU Future Labs and ff Venture Capital (ffVC). Each cohort is limited to no more than five companies.

Unlike traditional accelerators, the AI NexusLab is for founders who need a catalyst, not a classroom. Each company is pushed toward market entry and expansion through pilots and customers. Companies receive four months of space during the program and up to three months of additional free space at the Data Future Lab following completion. The Data Future Lab has graduated companies such as Clarifai and Geometric Intelligence (Uber AI).

PROGRAM DETAILS

In exchange for 8% equity:
• Companies receive a $100,000 investment.
• Four-month program
• AI technical mentorship from NYU faculty
• More than $400,000 worth of services, including support from our in-house designer, legal and intellectual-property consulting by Lowenstein Sandler, credits from Amazon Web Services, IBM/SoftLayer, Paperspace, and others
• A student fellow from NYU
• All cohorts are taken on a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet with our Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur network

Feedback from AI NexusLab graduates;
“NexusLab is an outlier in the incubator/accelerator space: small-batch, product oriented, with a very relevant set of mentors and a truly committed and helpful team. Before the program was even over, we were able to raise additional capital. NexusLab is a no-brainer for startups from all around the world.”
--Pablo Martinez, Founder/CEO, Klustera

“On day one of joining the NexusLab, we knew we’d made the right choice for our company and had aligned with people and a program that shared our values of hard work, persistence and partnership. The program is set-up to get and give each member company what it needs based on where they are right now and at no moment do you get the sense that you’re part of an assembly line process. From the thoughtful choice of mentors to the above-and-beyond that everyone on the NexusLab / Future Labs staff goes to increase your chances for success, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better program for startups like ours.

We had nearly gone with a more well known program but from the moment we walked through the front door we haven’t questioned for even a moment that we made the right call.”
--Michael Bishop, co-founder/CTO, Alpha Vertex
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Craig Wilson GM Digital FutureLab
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Francisco Dao PM Nexus Lab
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Mina Salib Manager Future Labs Working to inspire all people to be the best and most evolved version of themsleves. Ambitious, Driven, and Different.
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Steven Kuyan MD Future Labs Startup founder turned supporter of the NYC startup ecosystem through NYU.
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Teal Willingham (卫玲) GM @NYUfuturelabs. Previously @nestventures, @sailthu, @rre

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