Future Innovators of NYC Tech

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What if you could make a meaningful first impression & build relationships with leaders of the NYC Tech Community?  

Would you take the leap?

The Future Innovators of NYC Tech program is the first experience driven career accelerator program connecting students & professionals looking to work in tech with leading tech brands who are looking for millennial talent.

We connect both groups by tearing up the job search & talent recruitment rulebooks.

We employ a unique 5-6 week virtual program that starts with examining a core challenge facing companies in a particular vertical with your assigned team and ends with the presentation of your white paper research to leaders who power today's most influential tech companies at our Demo Night event.

 

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Important note - by submitting your application for Linerun's career accelerator program, Future Innovators of NYC Tech, you agree that any non-personal data (i.e. name, email, phone and address) may be used for statistical and research purposes by CoTo Travel, the parent company of Linerun and its representatives for uses including but not not limited to education and training purposes.

 

OUR PROGRAM:

Our 5 week accelerator program consists of three parts, allowing each participant the ability to learn from innovators, apply their knowledge and meet industry leaders at every step.

Learn more about how we structure our process to maximize your success by clicking here.

 

OUR DELIVERABLES:

If you're going to invest your time, money and effort into a program, you should know what you'll get up front.  Here are the top 5 takeaways you'll receive by participating:

Learn more about what makes us different (and more valuable to you) by clicking here.

 

OUR PROCESS:

We're deliberate in our approach to connecting students with leading brands and organizations in tech.  Here's how we do it:

Click here for more information about our process.

 

SKILLS YOU'LL LEARN FROM US

Beyond the research project, mentor networking & company visits, we want you to leave us with the tools needed to create your own "roadmap" to achieve your career goals.  Here are a few of the lessons you can expect to learn from us:

*NOTE = All skills building programs advertised above are based on projected lesson activities with mentors & other session leaders scheduled as of August 2018.  Actual educational programming for career development may be subject to change without notice based on availability of speakers and the needs of the program manager and/or accelerator cohort.

 

OUR NETWORK

We've developed an incredible network of innovators and inlfuencers through our experience curating and hosting Tech & Startup Tour programs in New York and Boston.  Our network includes mentors and partners from:

COHORT SCHEDULE

Dates & agenda are subject to change without notice based on the needs of the program and/or the group.

  • September 1st - 23rd - applications open for cohort candidates & selection process

  • September 24th - 29th - selected applicants receive welcome to cohort message & initial interview call

  • September 30th - teams given research project assignments and project scope

  • Week of October 1st 2018 - Get to Know Your Team & The Problem

  • Week of October 8th 2018 - Meet the Mentors

  • Week of October 15th 2018 - Putting the Pieces Together

  • Week of October 22nd 2018 - Draft Time

  • Week of October 29th 2018 - Finalize White Paper & Presentation

  • November 7, 2018 - NYC Innovation Tour (visit tech companies) & Demo Night

 

FAQs

 

Who should apply to the Future Innovators of NYC Tech career accelerator?

This experience is aimed at college students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are interested in careers in the tech industry, with an emphasis on companies based in New York City.  Ideal candidates are driven leaders who are actively involved in campus activities and have exhibited their interest in tech either through current or previous coursework or practical experience (freelance, jobs, etc.)  You do not need to be a computer science, engineering or business student to apply – the program is agnostic to academic discipline and geography.

We will also consider recent grads (must be less than 5 years removed from graduating college) under the conditions listed above. 

We are unable to accept anyone who does not meet the above qualifications at this time, as our program is specifically geared towards current students & recent grads.

 

How much time will I need to invest & when and where will it take place?

The program takes place from October 1st to November 6th online through a special Facebook group specifically for the cohort.  This is where the majority of our skill building workshops, collaborative mentor trainings and group collaborations will take place.  Research teams will be introduced by email and can coordinate any additional work offline via mutually agreed upon channels.

At the start of each week (Sundays in October), you’ll receive a group agenda, covering what each individual and team needs to accomplish, as well as a program schedule for Facebook group activities.  While you may work at your own leisure to fulfill your weekly tasks, all assignments related to your research project will be due each Friday by 10pm EST. 

Each week will feature different activities and assignments.  You should budget a minimum of 5-10 hours each week to accomplish these activities.  The busiest weeks in the program are Weeks 2 & 3, where you’ll be actively connecting with mentors and other professionals for your project as well as your own independent research. 

Please note that you are allowed one (1) and only one missed deadline for your research project.  Upon request, you will be granted a 2 day extension to the following Monday at Noon to complete your tasks.  Any individual who misses more than 1 deadline and/or extension will not be allowed to participate in our Innovation Tour & Demo Night in NYC on Wednesday, November 7th and no refunds of your program fee will be issued.  This policy was instituted to recognize & respect the time and effort our mentors, managers and your fellow participants invest in this program.  To that extent, no exceptions, other than acts of God, documented and verified by a third party that prevent your participation will be allowed.

Please keep these details in mind when applying for this program.

 

What will I receive by participating in this program?

We offer the most comprehensive way to demonstrate your ability, prove your worth and build relationships with industry leaders & influencers.  Here is what you can expect from us:

·        A framework for connecting with industry leaders & practitioners

·        A simple roadmap for establishing social proof

·        Opportunities to connect & collaborate with our mentors

·        The creation of a group white paper on an industry issue

·        Platform to share your research at our demo night

·        Meet with leading startups & organizations through our tours

 

What’s not included as part of this program?

While we offer value, skills and application to all participants through this program, there is a finite limit to what we can promise.  Here is a list of things we cannot guarantee as a result of this program, including but not limited to:

·        Introductions and connections to leaders at your desired company/dream job

·        Job offers or other forms of direct collaboration with company after program

·        Press, speaking opportunities or personal platform development based on your work

·        That the frameworks we teach in this program will work every time & for every situation

·        That the people you meet & work with (including mentors & professionals) will keep in touch

·        That your first choice on question, topic or vertical to work on for your project will be granted

 

Our program is meant to help you create your own career roadmap and initiate the process of pursuing a career in tech.  Actual results may vary and are determined by how you apply what you learn to your own situation to create your own opportunities.  Linerun, its program managers, mentors, professionals, partners and sponsors are not responsible for any issues you may experience in your job search or career development as a result of participating in our program.

 

What do you expect of participants of this program?

We believe in transparency.  This is what we expect from program participants:

 

·        A commitment to achieve each weekly goal & update with integrity

·        An investment of at least 5-10 hours per week dedicated to your team project & program activities

·        A fair share of assigned team work delivered on time

·        Completion of a weekly survey on lessons learned, challenges, questions, etc

·        Actively participate in all program modules, including mentor sessions & skill building workshops

·        Engage in primary and secondary research of assigned topic & document all efforts

·        A final draft deliverable of 750-1000 words for white paper

·        Assistance in compiling, reviewing, drafting and finalizing team white paper & reviewing research of other groups

·        Respect all mentors and professionals you meet by preparing for all interactions

·        Communication with team & management at all touchpoints

·        Follow all stated protocols on outreach & follow up with mentors

·        If in doubt on any part of the program, contact your program manager before taking any action

 

How much does it cost for individuals to participate?

The program fee for college students is $59, which includes all processing fees.  This discounted rate includes access to all program materials for the 6 week duration of the program, inclusion in our cohort’s Facebook group (even when the program ends), group mentor lessons, introductions to professionals in our network (when available and warranted) and participation in our Innovation Tour & Demo Night in New York on November 7, 2018.  Proof of college affiliation (must scan/take picture of college ID & submit your college email) will be required in order to access this rate.

The program fee for all other participants is $299, which includes all benefits included above.

Any travel, accommodation or meal expenses incurred as a result of attending our Innovation Tour & Demo Night on November 7th are NOT included in the program fee.  Please consider these expenses when applying for our program.

As noted above, any individual who misses more than 1 deadline and/or extension will not be allowed to participate in our Innovation Tour & Demo Night in NYC on Wednesday, November 7th and no refunds of your program fee will be issued. 

 

Am I able to access my final research paper after the program ends?

Yes.  Each member of your project team will have access to your research project.  Each team participant will be credited as a co-author and contributor to the final paper, which will be produced and published through Linerun, a division of CoTo Travel LLC.  While Linerun/CoTo Travel LLC will retain ownership of all publishing rights and manage public access to the final paper for future usage including but not limited to research, education and training purposes, you may request access and/or derivative copies at any time following the program.

 

Need more information about our process.  Learn more about it here.

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What makes us qualified to offer this opportunity?  Our founder lived every step of this process to achieve his career goals and aspirations and wants to do the same for you.  Check out his story here and learn more his actual process here

 

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