HBA World: Google’s NYC Recovery Challenge For Startups $150,000 In Grant Awards

As New York City begins to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.

There is an opportunity to address underlying issues and support more equitable and sustainable job growth through innovative tools and services.

Google is looking for the next wave of New York tech companies with the potential to impact the economic reactivation of the city.



The goal of the NYC Recovery Challenge is to identify teams, founders, and companies who are specifically committed to supporting job creation, placement, and retention throughout the five boroughs.

It was created to support new ideas, products, services, and solutions that use technology to better equip small and medium-sized businesses and job seekers and aid New York City’s economic recovery in 2022 and beyond.

With this in mind, Google for StartupsCornell Tech, and Tech:NYC have announced the inaugural NYC Recovery Challenge.

Entrants can receive up to $100,000 in cash grants to accelerate their business, and access to resources, mentorship and practical insights about starting and growing a business.

  • One team will be awarded a non-dilutive $100,000 cash award
  • Two teams will each receive a non-dilutive $25,000 cash awards
  • Ten finalists (including the award recipients) will all receive Google, Cornell Tech, and Tech:NYC mentorship and guidance, among other perks

Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is October 29, 2021. For a comprehensive list of requirements, view the Official NYC Recovery Challenge Guidelines.

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