NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Veterans Future Lab (VFL) has selected 17 startup businesses for its first Apex cohort. These early-stage startups, founded by military veterans and US Department of Defence affiliates, will benefit from a selective year-long incubator program, which will include all NYU Tandon Future Labs resources.
Apex will provide the startups with access to NYU Tandon's dedicated incubation program, faculty and student staff, prototyping facilities, free desk space and up to $500,000 in in-kind benefits.
"The VFL is a place where veteran entrepreneurs can thrive and not feel alone," said VFL director James Hendon. "As a veteran entrepreneur myself, I know how it feels to have everything needed to succeed in business except for the feedback, the network and the resources that a program like Apex provides.
“We get into the weeds with our founders to help them help themselves reach the next level — the Apex. In doing so, we maximize the upturns and reduce the downturns on their journey."