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We’re launching a new entrepreneurial bootcamp for women 50-plus!

Important Update: Out of an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19, the venue for New Venture 50+ has canceled public events including our bootcamp. We will be rescheduling the event and will alert applicants of new dates and a location as soon as they are available. For more information about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention please visit the NYC Department of Health website.


If you’re a woman age 50 and up and you have an idea for a new business, this brand new boot camp is for you.

We’re partnering with WE NYC at the Department of Small Business Services on a program specifically designed for women over 50. FastTrac NewVenture 50+ is an intensive, twice-a-week course that will take you from idea to action plan in ten sessions over six weeks.

The program teaches participants how to refine their business concepts, draft a strong business plan, and gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable small business. Apply now through Feb. 26, 2020 to be part of the first cohort, launching in March.

The course is a response to a new report from New York City Economic Development Corporation that highlights many of the financial and workforce challenges this demographic faces.

FastTrac NewVenture 50+ will run three cohorts in 2020. The first one will be held at the NY Genome Center beginning March 19, 2020. The twice weekly sessions, led by Ventureneer president Geri Stengel, will teach participants the fundamental skills to launch a business.

The sessions will also feature guest speakers who will share their insights on starting an enterprise. Interested? Learn more and apply here.

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Download Women 50+in the Workforce: Tackling Economic Vulnerability

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