Mintz Additional Resources Guide

Public Resources for New York Entrepreneurs


BioAccelerate NYC Prize

The BioAccelerate program aims to increase the number of biomedical commercial spin-outs coming out of New York’s world class academic institutions and to spur business and job creation in the bio-science sector.

The program invested in proof-of-concept research (in the form of a grant with participation) and also makes equity investments to help early stage companies. The program made its final proof-of-concept investments at the end of 2015, bringing the total number of scientists funded to 20.



The Sustainability Lab (“s.LAB”) is an on-site sustainability resource center. The s.LAB offers one-on-one consulting services for designers to create practical roadmaps to optimize the complete lifecycle of their designs in order to reduce human health impacts, ecological impacts, resource use, and incorporate ethical production methods.


LifeSci NYC

New York City will strengthen the life sciences ecosystem by launching ten strategic initiatives and public-private partnerships through three key areas: 1) connecting research to industry, creating jobs, and advancing health care and technology; 2) unlocking space for companies to grow and employ New Yorker residents; and 3) building a pipeline for diverse life sciences talent.


NYC Life Sciences Fund

The NYC Life Sciences Fund program will anchor and accelerate the growth of New York City’s ecosystem for venture creation and early-stage research and development, ultimately transforming the landscape of life sciences in the city and advancing cutting-edge innovations for patients in need.


Innovate Health Tech NYC

Innovate Health Tech NYC invites software and hardware developers and other innovators living or working in New York City to create new commercially viable technologies that solve urgent healthcare problems. Individuals, teams, and companies with ten or fewer employees can compete, and will be required to demonstrate a functioning prototype of a pre-commercial technology in their submission. Technologies may include, healthcare analytics tools, clinical workflow management tools, mobile health applications, and wireless health monitoring devices. Contestants are encouraged, but not required, to address healthcare priority areas identified by New York City.


Bio & Health Tech SBIR Impact NYC

SBIR Impact NYC is an initiative of NYCEDC and the City of New York. The initiative is designed to enhance the competitiveness of SBIR/STTR proposals among NYC-based life sciences and healthcare technology companies. The program features introductory workshops and webinars open to the public, one-on-one assistance for each of twenty select companies actively preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.

Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC

ELabNYC is a six-month training and coaching program for aspiring entrepreneurs in New York City’s life sciences and healthcare technology community. The program provides extensive support to early-career researchers, engineers, post-docs, and graduate students of science interested in forming new biotech and health tech ventures.