Invent-Her is Access to Entrepreneurship for Women
Collab's Invent-Her is an opportunity for New York City-based female inventors and entrepreneurs to gain access, opportunity and support to start, grow or expand their business. As part of NYCEDC's Futureworks Shops program, Collab has created Invent-Her to support women by providing three months of studio space and mentorship in Manhattan's Hudson Square to the winning entry.
Details about our next Invent-Her Pitch night will be coming soon. If you are interested in being notified of the next program please send us an email so we can inform you.
One winner will be selected from the pitch night competition and given the space, support, resources and mentoring to help build a thriving business.
Winners will receive:
Three months membership/desk space at Collab
10K in support services for prototyping and more
Access to potential investors
Mentoring and startup support
Prior experience starting, operating or working in a business is not a prerequisite. We are looking for a female, or a group of females with an idea that embodies the greatest impact. We are looking for inventive ideas and entrepreneurs with the passion, wit and will to succeed.
Females (or individuals who identify as female).
Open to women or a team of women.
To qualify, you must:
Live in one of the five boroughs
Your business or idea for a business must be in one of the five boroughs, or launched in one of the five boroughs
Hope to solve, or want to solve, a substantive problem
Sponsors & Partners
Collab is part of Futureworks Shops , which provides New Yorkers with prototyping and production credits, access to coworking opportunities, studio time, mentorship, and events across the city. Other shops with great resources, and advanced manufacturing equipment include A/D/O in Greenpoint, Bronx Innovation Factory in Fordham Heights, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Bed-Stuy, Collab in Hudson Square, Craftsman Ave in Gowanus, NEW INC in Nolita, NYDesigns in Long Island City, Voodoo Manufacturing in Bushwick, and Zahn Innovation Center in Hamilton Heights. Futureworks Shops is part of NYCEDC's Futureworks NYC initiative and is spearheaded by collaboration agency SecondMuse.