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NYC Makers Can Apply for $30K ‘Growth Initiative’ Grants from @FutureworksNYC @NYCEDC #ManufacturingMonday

Have an idea and fit the billing (read below)? Want to be a part of the next wave of the maker movement in NYC? Apply for the Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative grants!

Applications are due by Monday, November 14.

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The Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative grants help startups like Sunhouse fund engineers, product development, strategic consultants and other advanced manufacturing essentials. Sunhouse’s Sensory Percussion drum kit is revolutionizing the instrument. Credit: Sunhouse

NYCEDC is proud to announce the second round of Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative grants for early-stage advanced manufacturing companies. If you are a manufacturing startup or developing advanced manufacturing technologies, apply! You could receive $30,000 in funding to support your growth here in New York City. No. Strings. Attached.

Well, a few strings, but they’re simple ones. You must have been incorporated at least one year, have fewer than 15 full-time employees, have generated revenue (revenue, not profit) or piloted products. To qualify for the Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative grants, you cannot have received institutional funding which is considered a Series A round or above. Angel investors or crowdfunding is totally fine!

Read more.


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