Westchester County is home to a dynamic community of entrepreneurs who are diversifying our local economy. From life sciences startups and groundbreaking tech ventures to innovative nonprofits and consumer goods companies, the Office of Economic Development is proud to offer free education, resources and mentorship to this growing sector of our business community.

Element 46

The Element 46 Tech Accelerator Powered by Cela Innovation offers a cutting-edge, structured program for founders ready to scale their startup. Twice a year, the Accelerator accepts 10 to 15 of the very best entrepreneurs in Westchester County.

Launch1000 powered by Entrepreneur Ready

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 venture.

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

Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator powered by FirstXFounder

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:
Atostek, Boehringer Ingelheim, C3 Medical Device Consulting LLC, Pfizer, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Kaneka, Moses & Singer LLP / MS Strategic Solutions, Wilson Sonsini

Catalyst resources


The Office of Economic Development has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful as you launch or grow a business.

launch1000 alumni

Launch1000 Alumni Program

The Office of Economic Development is proud to offer further education and mentorship to our Launch1000 alumni. To join the Slack community or participate in a group, contact the Alumni Team.

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