Are you eager to create a home-based stream of income? Are you exploring the idea of becoming an entrepreneur? Are you considering various business ideas or exploring a nonprofit venture? Do you have a concept that you are ready to launch? Launch1000 can help you to write the next chapter on how, and where, you work.

Launch1000 is an innovative, self-paced program designed to help you apply your creativity and problem-solving skills to turn your ideas into a viable business. Only 1000 Westchester residents will have this opportunity.

So, we’re asking you: Are you ready to launch?

Westchester RISES

Have you lost customers, teammates, and/or revenue during the pandemic? Are you looking to pivot your business? Do you want to learn from other business owners who are navigating the pandemic economy? Westchester RISES is your sounding board and connection during this time of challenge.

Westchester RISES is a mentoring and training program offering online workshops, industry roundtables, and one-on-one advisement for business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to pivot or rebuild as a result of COVID-19, or those looking to build resiliency and strategize for future business growth.

Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program

Awardees may use Westchester County Business FIRST grant funds for retaining and/or supporting employees; employee benefits; rent or mortgage payments; addressing temporary COVID-19-related restrictions on business activity; increasing technology capacity to enable alternative work options; marketing; buying safety equipment; and other expenses directly related to impacts of the pandemic.

Element 46

The Element 46 Incubator program kicked off in 2019 to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in the County. Two cohorts of diverse startups have already completed the program. Startups learn from local business experts, network and collaborate with each other and with Element 46 alumni, receive extensive mentorship, and have access to co-working space during the program. For more information and to apply for the next cohort, click here:

Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator

Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator is a competitive entry, 6-month long program designed to provide entrepreneurship education and regional networking to seed-stage ventures to build their teams and secure funds. Innovators with therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, research tools, digital health and materials technology breakthroughs are invited to apply. You do not need to have formed a company to apply. For more information and to apply for the next cohort, click here:

Thank you to our corporate supporters:
Leason Ellis, Target Health Inc., Synectic, Wilson Sonsini,
and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Westchester Catalyst-Volunteer

The County has recruited a team of seasoned professionals who serve as volunteer mentors to provide free business advice to small businesses affected by the pandemic. The County will match the small business with a volunteer mentor whose skill set matches the small business owner’s needs. This program is provided by the County in partnership with RXR Realty’s RXR Volunteer program, which similarly connects local small businesses affected by COVID-19 with volunteers who have expertise in various business disciplines.

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