Primary’s NYC Founders Fellowship
A free, part-time, no-equity program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch new startups.
The fellowship experience
Primary Partners share best practices on topics like understanding your market, building a team, and fundraising
Join a four-person peer group that you’ll work with throughout the program and meet with on a weekly basis
Tune in for panels and fireside chats with leading operators and investors from the NYC tech ecosystem
Connect with the Primary team, founders in our portfolio, and other partners for one-on-one support
The Primary NYC Founders Fellowship is a six-month, part-time immersion in business creation for aspiring entrepreneurs to supercharge the next wave of local startups.
We support our fellows through educational programming, small group cohorts, curated events, and expert office hours.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur working on an early-stage startup idea in the data space, please consider applying!
“Taking the entrepreneurial leap can be lonely. The Founders Fellowship changed that for me and gave me the team access and support to continue making progress on my idea. The general sessions were informative & the mastermind groups created an accountability framework I wouldn't have otherwise had. If you're thinking about starting a company and are in NYC, this program is a must!” - Tommy McNulty
“I applied to the Primary fellowship unsure if or when I would take the leap to found my own company. Three months into the program, I have quit my job and am going all in. The fellowship is what has given me the confidence to do this." - Jessica Cohen
Meet Our Program Partners
Through partnerships with top startup banks and resource companies, we can connect you to best-in-class support.
SVB works with founders on banking, lending/financing, personal wealth management, ecosystem connections, go-to-market strategy, and more. The bank offers our fellows three years of free startup banking, 50+ partner offers and discounts, a money market account currently yielding up to 1%, credit cards with 2x rewards, and more.
Learn more about working with Silicon Valley Bank
Gunderson Dettmer has more than 400 lawyers singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging companies ecosystem, and represents more than 2,500 venture-backed companies, providing guidance at every stage.
IVP’s investors specialize in later-stage company growth and have worked with a wide range of tech executives over the past decades. The firm believes growth is the key catalyst that separates the ultimate winners from the rest of the pack.