Grand Central Tech

Grow your startup in Facebook’s old Manhattan headquarters and soak up some of that mojo, learn from top industry insiders, then mentor young people in the entrepreneurial spirit with this business incubator.

2017-2018 program runs through June 2018. We’re unsure when the next application process will take place for 2018. Please email [email protected] with questions.

Award Amount

  • No direct funding, but benefits listed below


  • Build, Midtown Manhattan, New York City


  • One year

Additional Benefits

  • Free Manhattan coworking space in Build for one year
  • Legal and accounting assistance
  • Mentors and mentor companies with networks of interested investors
  • A well-established internship program on which to draw
  • An in-house recruiting team to help you find top-drawer talent

Who Can Apply

  • Startups with big, innovative ideas focused on revolutionizing their industries

Selection Criteria

  • Team dynamic and composition
  • Ideas targeting large, lucrative markets
  • Market traction
  • Strength of underlying technology
  • Benefits to the community

Application Process

  • Open-house tour available
  • Email to express your interest and receive application form
  • Written application
  • Interview
  • Acceptance on a rolling basis


  • Work full-time at Grand Central Tech’s office space
  • Take on at least one intern from the internship program
  • If it doesn’t harm your business, commit to staying on at Build after graduation

Post-Program Perks

  • Guaranteed coworking space for competitive rates at Build
  • Discounted offices available at The Hub


As always, this program takes ZERO equity!