The Futureworks Incubator Grant Writing Workshop

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The Futureworks Incubator Grant Writing Workshop

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NYDesigns 29-10 Thomson Ave., 7th floor Long Island City, NY 11101

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The Futureworks Incubator champions and supports the growth of hardware startups across New York City. Made possible by NYCEDC and spearheaded by SecondMuse, the Incubator's workshop series focuses on the top priorities in a hardware founder’s journey.

This last workshop of the year will be focused on the in's and out's of tapping into a funding stream that can sometimes make the difference: grant writing. You’ll hear from a panel of experts and experienced entrepreneurs on what grants are out there, what are the advantages and disadvantages of grant-based funding, when are they worth pursuing, and how to approach writing applications.


6:00pm Arrival and Networking

6:30pm Welcome Notes

6:40pm Panel Discussion

8:10pm Audience Q&A

8:40pm Closing Remarks

8:45pm Networking and Closeout


Will Mcleod

Will McLeod

Will is a serial hardware entrepreneur who served as the principle investigator on four NSG SBIR grants totaling over $1 million in funding. He also has experience with the NCIIA and has raised several million dollars in non-dilutive funding through business plan competitions.

Kinda Younes

Kinda Younes

Kinda is an entrepreneur and the Executive Director of ITAC, a consulting and training organization dedicated to helping NYC manufacturers and technology businesses grow their top and bottom line. An experienced grant writer herself, Kinda was also a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, a public private partnership that has awarded more than $5.4 billion to job creation and community development programs.

Ann Kayman

Ann Kayman

Ann is owner, founder, and CEO of the New York Grant Company, an award winning, certified woman-owned business connecting businesses, organizations, and communities with government grants and economic incentive programs designed to spur job creation, investment, workforce development, and opportunities in New York, the Tri-State area, and more nationally.


This Futureworks Incubator workshop is free and hosted by NYDesigns at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island Cty.