Accelerators, Incubators and Workspaces

Alessandro Piol —  March 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

New York is well supported by a variety of shared spaces, incubators and accelerators that can provide affordable office space and resources for ventures in a multitude of industry sectors. What is best for you depends on what business you are in and what kind of help you are seeking. The list of incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces has been constantly increasing. For an up-to-date list of co-working spaces, there are a number of sites one can consult, such as Mark Birch’s blog or the CoWorkingNewYorkCity wiki.


Some of these incubators and accelerators will help you in their own area of expertise. Some have a competitive admission process (e.g. Techstars) but offer some initial funding and exposure to mentors and investors.

New York State/New York City-associated

DUMBO Incubator

ITAC (manufacturing)

NYC Seed

NYC ACRE (Energy)

NYSTAR (state programs)

Varick Street Incubator

Tech Accelerator Programs


DreamIt Ventures

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

FinTech Innovation Lab

First Growth Venture Network

Founder Labs

NYC Seed Seedcamp

TechStars NYC

Women Innovate Mobile

Health Care Accelerators

Blueprint Health

NY Digital Health Acc.

StartUp Health Academy

Other Accelerators

CFDA Fashion Incubator

Pratt Design Incubator

Digital Media/Technology Incubators

Alley NYC

Astia (Women Entrepreneur)

BMW iVentures

Dogpatch Labs

Founder’s Institute

Grind Spaces


ingk labs




Sunshine Bronx Incubator

Tipping Point Partners


Shared Workspaces

3rd Ward

Bat Haus Bushwick

Bitmap Creative Labs

Brooklyn Creative League

DUMBO Startup Lab

General Assembly

Green Desk

Greenpoint Coworking

Hive 55

In Good Company

New Work City

Projective Space

Sunshine Suites

Soho Haven

Space 4 Work

Tech Space

The Makery

The Yard



Wix Lounge


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Alessandro Piol is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. Alessandro is a Partner and co-founder of Vedanta Capital. Previously he was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments, as well as Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. Alessandro is President of the New York chapter of TiE, a global organization fostering entrepreneurship; he serves on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University; and he is a mentor, advisor or board member of various private companies. He received an BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Twitter: @ilmago