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Westchester Innovation Network (WIN)

Chao Cheng-Shorland, Founder and CEO of ShelterZoom

Chao Cheng-Shorland, Founder & CEO of ShelterZoom

“WIN helped us establish a legal vertical… We explored the use of our product, the value proposition, and the user experience.”

Dr. Jeanette Mahoney, Founder of CatchU

“It’s been remarkable in establishing network connections. We’re beginning to see patients now who are in our randomized control trial, and we’ve been invited to a few different talks, so the connections are seemingly never-ending.”

Andre Peart, Founder & CEO of ConConnect

“It was fantastic in several ways as far as showing us different projects that we can do and how we can collaborate.”

Westchester Innovation Network (WIN)

WIN is a proven, multifaceted program from the Business Council of Westchester designed to create an environment within Westchester County, NY that pairs innovative products and services with local organizations to test and learn about emerging technologies in a variety of industries.

What Is The Business Council of Westchester?
The Business Council of Westchester is one of New York’s largest and most prestigious business membership organizations representing more than 1,000 members, including multinational corporations, hospitals, universities, biotech pioneers, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs, and companies of all sizes.

What Is WIN?
Building on our first year of incredible success, our goal for the Westchester Innovation Network is to continue introducing innovators to Westchester County from anywhere in the world and to pair those innovators with local businesses. WIN is an exciting, no-cost opportunity for a business to beta test, gather data and educate prospective customers about innovation happening in their industries. CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.

How Does WIN Work?
You may nominate your business as a candidate for a commercial test in the NY metro area and for the publicity and marketing that accompanies participation in the program. As an approved innovator, you will be matched with a local prospective client or beta-test partner best suited to your innovation (selected in collaboration with you).

What Are the Potential Innovation Partner Companies?
The business ecosystem in Westchester County is diverse. We have many small and mid-sized companies, professional services firms, and non-profits, along with world famous brands like IBM, PepsiCo, MasterCard, Heineken, Danone, Morgan Stanley and Regeneron. We are also home to some of the nation’s largest hospitals and healthcare systems and seven colleges and universities. We have a highly skilled and educated workforce, an above average household income, and a population of more than one million. Westchester County is the suburb north of New York City with beautiful green space, parks, and recreation, but also possessing rapid commuter rail to Manhattan.

Next Steps?
Building on the success of 2022, the WIN program is embarking on its second year and is ready to accept applications for 2023. If you are interested in participating in our program, please fill out the form below. If you have any additional questions, please contact Luiz Aragon at

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Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond.
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