We Build Economies of the Future
SecondMuse has been at the vanguard of global innovation for more than a decade
SecondMuse collaborates with visionary governments, corporations, foundations and startups to build 21st-century economies. At the core of our economies are people, communities and networks. From Brooklyn to Bali, our programs span geographies, sectors and size of business.
We tackle essential challenges in manufacturing, energy, capital, education, mental health, data, civic engagement, food, blockchain, disaster risk and more around the world.
Some current programs include NASA’s Space Apps Challenge, NYCEDC’s Futureworks, the M-Corps cleantech manufacturing program with NYSERDA, The Incubation Network with Circulate Capital to battle ocean plastics, and LAUNCH, accelerating technologies for the circular economy.
21st-century economies are built by strengthening networks and community. So that's where SecondMuse has been focusing for the past ten years. Explore selected projects and stories below or head to our Work page for a summary.
SecondMuse teamed up with both New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York State Energy Resource Development Authority to build a trio of programs that are revitalizing hardware and cleantech manufacturing across the Big Apple and Empire State.
The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse will increase the quality and quantity of companies and programs working to stop plastic leakage to the ocean and environment while also increasing broad-based economic development and job growth, and improving health outcomes.
Over the past half-decade, SecondMuse built Space Apps Challenge, the world’s largest hackathon, with NASA. The incubation innovation program opens up access to the agency’s massive pool of data and at the same time engages young engineers annually in more than 200 cities across the globe.
Growing up is tricky. It’s even more complex in our new hyper-connected world. With Pivotal Ventures a Melinda Gates company, we’re sourcing innovations that rethink and reshape social technologies to support teen wellbeing.
At the core of 21st-century economies are communities and networks, not just goods and services. We successfully build economies across borders, industries and mandates because we put people first.
SecondMuse’s community-sourced incubators in Southwest Florida and Battle Creek, Michigan have inspired a broader vision for building truly inclusive economies
Headstream Innovation Festival to Celebrate the Growing Community Transforming Digital Places for Teens
Headstream’s Inaugural Accelerator and Youth 2 Innovation Program took place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and a global movement for racial justice, which together, gave the programs a more profound and urgent sense of purpose.
Emerging data on the origins of ocean plastic pollution have offered clear starting points for action
Entrenched systemic issues, like racial and gender inequality in tech, require large-scale, coordinated solutions that will open doors for underrepresented groups while they’re still in school — and keep them open as they progress in their lives and careers
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| June 23
| June 23