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Grand Central Tech has grown to be much more than just our well-known accelerator program.

Now consisting of four programs across 100,000 square feet of space,
GCT is NYC's largest single dedicated platform for
growing premier ventures from seed to scale.


We leverage the following resources across our platform:

Community

GCT boasts ~100 top-tier companies spanning nearly every tech sector and ranging from 1 - 80 employees. Furthermore, ~50% of all GCT companies are female founded and ~30% are founded by veterans or persons of color. We work hard everyday to build a diverse and welcoming environment.

Support Resources

Member startups enjoy world class support resources – including legal, accounting, PR and dedicated recruiting services – at free or discounted rates from premiere growth partners as well as access to a deep, experienced bench of mentors and advisers across our programs.

Corporate Partners

GCT works with many of the world’s most innovative corporations, including our corporate partners, to bring key resources to bear on behalf of our companies including: pilot programs, investment, sales channels, mentorship and more.

Programming

Events and resources are specific to each company but cover at a minimum the following core topics: product development, sales & marketing, fundraising, board & advisory; HR & culture, and back office/ operations via a range of mechanisms including: office hours, workshops, founders lunches, lunch & Learns, happy hours, pitch sessions and GCT’s Signature Speaker Series.

Space

GCT consists of over 100,000 square feet of brand new office space across 3 floors custom suited to startups' needs including an ideal mix of open desks and private offices, kitchens, lounges and event spaces, conference rooms and call rooms, mothers' rooms, etc.

Investment

GCT companies have raised over $200mm from some of top VCs and angels in the country. We don’t do demo days. New this year, all GCT companies have access to follow on investment from GCT Ventures. (conditions apply; see Accelerator FAQ section for details.)

GCT boasts ~100 top-tier companies spanning nearly every tech sector and ranging from 1 - 80 employees. Furthermore, ~50% of all GCT companies are female founded and ~30% are founded by veterans or persons of color. We work hard everyday to build a diverse and welcoming environment.

Member startups enjoy world class support resources – including legal, accounting, PR and dedicated recruiting services – at free or discounted rates from premiere growth partners as well as access to a deep, experienced bench of mentors and advisers across our programs.

GCT works with many of the world’s most innovative corporations, including our corporate partners, to bring key resources to bear on behalf of our companies including: pilot programs, investment, sales channels, mentorship and more.

Events and resources are specific to each company but cover at a minimum the following core topics: product development, sales & marketing, fundraising, board & advisory; HR & culture, and back office/ operations via a range of mechanisms including: office hours, workshops, founders lunches, lunch & Learns, happy hours, pitch sessions and GCT’s Signature Speaker Series.

GCT consists of over 100,000 square feet of brand new office space across 3 floors custom suited to startups' needs including an ideal mix of open desks and private offices, kitchens, lounges and event spaces, conference rooms and call rooms, mothers' rooms, etc.

GCT companies have raised over $200mm from some of top VCs and angels in the country. We don’t do demo days. New this year, all GCT companies have access to follow on investment from GCT Ventures. (conditions apply; see Accelerator FAQ section for details.)

Together, our FOUR programs support our companies from seed to scale.

Accelerator Urban Tech Hub NY Ventures Fellows Growth Space
Size < 20 5 - 50 > 20 5 - 150
Funding Any Any Any Any
Space Open Private Virtual Open & Private
Focus Sector Agnostic Urban Tech Sector Agnostic GCT Program Graduates
Rent None Starting $500/person Virtual Starting at $550/person
HQ in NY Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deadlines May 12 Rolling TBD N/A
Term 1 year Month 1 year Month
Equity Requirement 0% 0% 0% 0%
Access to GCT Ventures Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerator
Size: < 20
Funding: Any
Space: Open
Focus: Sector Agnostic
Rent: None
HQ in NY: Yes
Deadlines: May 1
Term: 1 year
Equity Requirement: 0%
Access to GCT Ventures: Yes
Urban Tech Hub
Size: 5 - 50
Funding: Any
Space: Private
Focus: Urban Tech
Rent: Starting $500/person
HQ in NY: Yes
Deadlines: Rolling
Term: Month
Equity Requirement: 0%
Access to GCT Ventures: Yes
NY Ventures Fellows
Size: > 20
Funding: Any
Space: Virtual
Focus: Sector Agnostic
Rent: Virtual
HQ in NY: Yes
Deadlines: May 1
Term: 1 year
Equity Requirement: 0%
Access to GCT Ventures: Yes
Growth Space
Size: 5 - 150
Funding: Any
Space: Open & Private
Focus: GCT Program Graduates
Rent: Starting at $550/person
HQ in NY: Yes
Deadlines: N/A
Term: Month
Equity Requirement: 0%
Access to GCT Ventures: Yes
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