Launch Fellowship

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Blue Ridge Labs

Technology has the potential to solve many problems, making tasks easier, but often these solutions don’t address the toughest challenges faced by New Yorkers.

Our Fellowship Launch Program aims to create products and services that tackle real community issues. Tech builders, designers, product managers, engineers, and experts in different fields collaborate directly with the community to design and build impactful solutions.

Fellows (which we also refer to as ‘EIRs’, Entreprenuers-In-Residence) participate in intensive, community-centric research to identify, define, and test potential solutions, followed by several weeks to prototype, test, and iterate on their projects. The goal is for teams to focus on both user and customer validation, and leave the program with a minimum viable product (MVP). Past Fellows have created venture-backed companies, tech-enabled nonprofits, open-source projects, and more.

We seek Fellows who are dedicated to addressing the most pressing issues for low-income communities in NYC, focusing on both launching and sustaining impactful solutions quickly.

Below is further information about our program for 2024. The information is subject to change (including our focus areas, key dates, and other aspects of the program) based on the strategy and resources available to execute. We will keep this website updated with the latest information.


Key Dates

Fellowship Runs: September 12, 2024 – December 13, 2024

Application Opens: May 20th, 2024

Q&A Session: July 12th, 2024

Application Closes: July 17, 2024

Interviews: July 17th, 2024 – July 29th, 2024

Virtual Workshop: August 3rd (half day)

Final Decisions: Sent on August 15th, 2024

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