[CTA Digital Media New York City]
What is the CTA @ NYC?
The CTA @ NYC is a unique 3-month program that offers resources to accelerate a start-up’s integration into the New York market and fast-track global growth.
The program runs a competitive application process to identify cohorts of six (6) start-ups* on a quarterly basis.
Successful applicants benefit from:
* Three (3) additional start-ups are invited to join the cohort for mentoring sessions ONLY (these companies do not receive communal membership or present during Demo Day).
As the world’s capital for advertising, media, commerce, financial services and innovation, New York City is increasingly taking center-stage as a hot-bed for internet-based technology entrepreneurship.
The CTA @ NYC is geared to supporting start-ups looking to achieve the following business objectives in the NYC market:
How Do I Apply?
Calls for applications are issued on a quarterly basis. To receive future calls for applications, please sign-up here.
Recruitment / Selection
CTA @ NYC
Call for Application
Selection of Participants
Week of June 17 2013
Week of July 15 2013
Sept 4, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Week of Sept 16 2013
Week of Oct 14 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Mar 5, 2014
Week of Jan 6 2014
Week of Jan 27 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
Week of Feb 17 2014
Week of Mar 17 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Sept 2, 2014
Week of Sept 15 2014
Week of Oct 13 2014
Sept 3, 2014
Dec 2, 2014
Is My Company Eligible?
Ideal candidates are product-ready digital media start-ups with high-growth potential that have a strategic interest in the NYC market. All applicants must be Canadian clients of the Trade Commissioner Service.
Through the application process, companies will be asked to demonstrate the following:
• Strong founding team and functioning product
• High-growth potential and proven traction
• Unique technology/business model relevant to industries of strength in NYC
• Ability to leverage opportunities in the NYC market to achieve growth
• Fit – in terms of sub-sector and business needs – with CTA@NYC mentors
• Commitment to attending programming & to spending time in NYC
Companies that are beyond 25 employees, or are gearing up for a Series B are considered beyond start-up stage for the purposes of the CTA and will be best served by other programming at the Consulate.
The Fine Print
Companies are responsible for their visas, as well as expenses related to travel, living/lodging and business operations in the US.