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Innovator Spotlight, created by Newlab in partnership with Bank of America, fosters diversity and inclusion within the Newlab community and provides entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds with the resources they need to build and scale their companies.

Innovator Spotlight will provide sponsored membership to up to eight companies led by founders from underrepresented backgrounds to support diversity and inclusiveness in thought, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, culture, and economic experience. These companies will each be awarded a 12-month Flex II membership (valid for two individuals), which offers access to Newlab’s 84,000 square foot space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Newlab’s extensive network, and resources that support business growth, including: 

  • Collaboration & Community: With a peer community of 160+ companies scaling transformative technology, Newlab fosters an environment of cross-functional collaboration and knowledge-sharing, with members regularly collaborating on new products. Newlab also helps members navigate legal, marketing, fundraising, and offers skills-building events and workshops.
  • Prototyping & Product Realization: Newlab provides extensive facilities for prototyping and product realization. Members have 24-hour access and each shop contains state-of-the-art equipment designed to facilitate the product development workflow—from idea to design to a working prototype. Onsite prototyping resources include 3D printing, CNC milling, wood and metal shops, casting and finishing, textiles, electronics, and more.
  • Pilot & Investment Opportunities: Newlab creates opportunities for members to showcase products, seek investment, and pilot their solutions through pitch opportunities with organizations such as AlleyCorp, Google X, and New York Angels, pilot opportunities through our Innovation Studios, and more.

We encourage early-stage companies working in transformative technology, founded by underrepresented founders, to apply.

Open Call Deadline: April 28