Design Technologies Programs


Education and networking are two hallmarks of Design Technologies programs for emerging life sciences ventures.

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ELabNYC, the Entrepreneurship Lab for New York City, initiated by NYCEDC in 2012 now has 115 venture alumni including Cresilon, Yiviva, and Landos Biopharma. ELabNYC ventures include therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, research tools, software, materials technology breakthroughs. ELabNYC represents the earliest stage of our life science acceleration programs: one half of the ventures who enter ELabNYC are not incorporated. Many ventures enter the program while working on a full time job outside the start up. ELabNYC ventures have raised over $275M since 2013 from seed, grants, angels, international and government funding sources.

ELabNYC Corporate Supporters

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ABCT, the Accelerator for Biosciences in CT created on behalf of CTNext, seeks to provide business education and networking to seed funded ventures who desire to recruit team members, funds and build their business network. Operated in CT and NYC, ABCT represents the start of a regional effort to connect emerging ventures, corporate supporters, academics, and capital around the NYC funding capital. ABCT ventures include therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, research tools, software and materials technology breakthroughs.

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The Next Milestone program initiated by SUNY Downstate on behalf of Empire State Development serves incubator clients of the SUNY Downstate Biotechnology Incubator. The Next Milestone program has helped generate 88 jobs and $110M. The Next Milestone program brings expert support to small, founder led teams to achieve infection point milestones.