What is Flash Pitching?
Flash Pitch, an event series that brings together a diverse group of founders, investors and entrepreneurs together to watch startups pitch their ventures. Each company is given 2 minutes to pitch, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A and 3 minutes of feedback with the investors. We have seen that this method keeps founders concise, and effective; in turn keeping investors engaged. The network builds on top the event series as we develop a community of NYC's top entrepreneurs and investors.
Our core values are based around our 3 P's:
- Providing Opportunity
- Promoting Diversity
- Propelling Companies
Since our inception, we have had:
- 750+ applications to Flash Pitch
- 125 startups selected to pitch
- 50 top tier investors
- 20 companies featured in major publications including the NY Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, Inc and InStyle
- 20% of companies who pitch go on to be accepted into accelerators (AI Nexus Lab, Y-Combinator, Techstars) and/or raise venture
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Meet the Founders (The Future Labs)
The Future Labs at NYU Tandon School of engineering are a network of innovation spaces and programs that support early-stage startups in New York City through a venture catalyst role. We accept high-potential companies (no NYU affiliation required) and build on their success with a unique approach that emphasizes success rate, sustainability, revenue and growth,
Since 2009, incubator companies have:
- Created more than 1,250 jobs
- Raised more than $145 million in capital
- Had a local economic impact of $352 million
With three locations in Varick, Dumbo, and Metrotech, we place our companies in the heart of NYC to capture the heart beat of this great city