NYC Green Finance Interns … for Free!

The New York City Economic Development Corp. and SUNY’s Levin Institute are launching another round of their successful JumpStartNYC program.  This successful program is bringing terrific, “hit-the-ground-running” talent from the Financial Services industry into entrepreneurial firms like yours – and it’s making a real difference!

A key part of the program matches participants with firms such as yours for a ten-week “action learning” project.  The project enables participants to develop new skills, while enabling you to leverage talent and gain insights from an extremely experienced pool of talent – at no cost to you.  JumpStart host firms have reported great results from having the experience, wisdom, and energy of the JumpStart consultants during the ten week project period.

This latest offering of JumpStart NYC is going Green! The next JumpStart bootcamp begins on April 12, and then a second week of bootcamp will focus on “green finance”, including carbon trading, project finance and socially responsible investing.  In addition to our normal broad range of projects we seek from entrepreneurial firms (eg: business planning, marketing plans, financing assistance, strategic planning, business development to name a few), we are also seeking projects related to any of the following: carbon trading, small or large project finance, green venture investing, green building development or socially responsible investing.  These projects will begin during the third or fourth week in April, and we invite you to submit a project proposal (or two) for the program.  It’s a unique opportunity for you to obtain experienced, high-level talent for a project that’s important to you – all for free.  Past company participants have raved about it.

If you are interested, please fill out the attached project application and submit it by April 7th. .  The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can register your project.

We have attached an “FAQ” document to help answer your questions.  Additionally, information for companies, and applications, can also be found at .  Projects will commence during the third or fourth week of April depending on the participant availability, and are due to run for approximately 10 weeks, on a part-time basis.  To the extent possible, the matching of projects and participants is mutually agreed upon.

We will be holding an information session for JumpStart host companies on April 6th at 4pm, and cordially invite you to visit Levin to learn more.   Click here to register for the information session, and enter event id 2542.

Questions? Contact Helene Rude ( or 212-317-3568)or Mike DiGiacomo ( or 212-317-3520).