In order to provide founders with the best experience, we only accept 15 entrepreneurs or execs at a time & have 1 session per month, the last week of each month. You can APPLY for any of the session below:
As a participant of Expand NYC and in addition to the program described above, you will also automatically become a member of Spark Labs, the vibrant coworking ecosystem in New York along with a 1 year access to our online platform. Membership at Spark Labs includes:
Expand NYC is a 1-week long program in NYC. It takes place the last week of each month. As soon as you are accepted into the program, you will have access to our services as you prepare for the trip. It is always an option for you to extend your program beyond the 1-week mark if necessary. Let us know and we will be happy to provide you with more information about this.
No. Expand NYC is not only for Tech startups. It is a program opened to all innovators whether the company is very early stage or generating millions in revenue already – we welcome all tech entrepreneurs, media executives, social entrepreneurs, and new business managers. Basically, we welcome a wide range of individuals ready and willing to grow their business in NYC.
No. We receive many more qualified applicants than space available. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a place to many candidates who would likely be very successful participants. For those who are denied admission, there will be the opportunity to reapply for the next batch, we have a new batch every month.
No & you do not need one. The United States has agreements with most countries to facilitate up to 3-month travel to the United States by applying to the ESTA. All questions you may have regarding the ESTA shall be answered here.
Depending on your ESTA situation you may be able to stay longer than 1 week. Most countries have agreements with the United States allowing their citizens to stay up to 3 months on a tourist visa. It is also possible, depending on your project and your situation, to apply for a visa. Our team is here to help you find the best option once you made the decision to stay in NYC longer or make the move for your business.
Spark Labs is located at 833 Broadway in New York, in the heart of Silicon Alley, subway stop is 14th street - Union square.
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Participant to the Expand NYC program will be charged a total of $2,990 for the entire week-long program. This includes all fees and charges, including application fees, enrollment fees, on-site assistance and access to the coworking space. The fee does not include your flight and your hotel, we can however make recommendations should you need any.