Sign up for our entrepreneurial bootcamp for women 50-plus!

Update: Applications are now open for the fourth cohort, which will start on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Click here to apply; applications due by Thursday, April 22, 2021.


If you’re a NYC woman age 50 and up and you have an idea for a new business, this free bootcamp is for you.

We’re partnering with WE NYC at the Department of Small Business Services on an entrepreneurial bootcamp series 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 just 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, all through the lens of current market shifts and changes due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Our first group of participants graduated in July 2020 and said the program enhanced not only their knowledge but their sense of possibility as well.

“I really appreciate being part of the first cohort. It has been fantastic. The program has helped solidify my intention to start my own business and confirmed that I’m not crazy and can successfully do this.”

The course is a response to a report from New York City Economic Development Corporation that highlights many of the financial and workforce challenges this demographic faces. The twice weekly sessions teach participants the fundamental skills to launch a business and share strategic insight into pivoting and adapting your business during a crisis. Guest speakers cover specialized topics including accounting and digital marketing.

“A very big thank you for investing in NYC women at 50+. I came to see it as more of an advantage than a challenge from the very first class.”

To apply for the fourth NewVenture 50+ cohort, click here to access the application and follow the below steps:

  1. For question one, titled “Which program are you applying for?” Select “FastTrac NewVenture for the Female Entrepreneur 50+” in the drop down menu.
  2. For question two, titled “Please select your preferred course offering (NewVenture 50+),” Select “April 29-June 14, Mondays & Thursdays, 6-9 PM, 13 virtual sessions” from the drop down menu.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the application questions and submit.

Applications are due on April 22, 2021, and the bootcamp start date is April 29, 2021.

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