Applications now open for Bank of Ireland startlab NYC

Pictured at the official opening of Bank of Ireland, startlab NYC are Tom Hayes, CEO Corporate Banking, Bank of Ireland; Claire Mc Hugh, Founder, Axonista; Patrick Leddy, Founder, Pulsate and Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Joe McHugh TD.

Bank of Ireland is delighted to announce that applications are now open for startlab NYC, an incubation space that will support Bank of Ireland startup customers seeking to scale their business and enter the US market. The collaborative space, located in Manhattan on the 41st floor of 2 Grand Central, is the first offering of its kind from an Irish bank outside of Ireland.

startlab NYC offers seven scalable technology companies the opportunity to have access to a free incubation space in New York City for a 12 month period. The Bank has selected innovative Irish tech startups Deposify, Pulsate and Axonista* to join startlab NYC and an application process for the remaining four places is now open.

In addition to working and meeting space in this central New York location, the selected teams will receive expert mentoring from Bank of Ireland’s dedicated innovation and corporate banking teams in both Ireland and the US to help them develop, grow and scale their business.

Bank of Ireland will work closely with the selected teams to help them get on their feet when they arrive, facilitating introductions to venture capitalists, state agencies and relevant intermediaries based in the city. The seven teams will also receive access to WebPort Global.

The decision to open startlab NYC was taken in response to demand from Bank of Ireland business customers and represents the next step in the bank’s aim to foster entrepreneurship. The incubator, specifically for scaling startups, is an extension of existing successful Bank of Ireland facilities already available in several locations in Dublin, and in Cork, Limerick and Galway, such as Workbench and startlab.

To apply for startlab NYC beginning in mid-April, please go to and complete an application before March 31‘st.

Author: Dylan Jones

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