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Today is National Chocolate Day and, to our delight, The Harlem Chocolate Factory is here to stay. Learn about this “chocolate cultural experience” and its founder Jessica Spaulding, owner and founder, who has been living, breathing and eating chocolate for as long as she can remember. provides financial data covering equities, commodities, futures, company fundamentals, news and more, including streaming live real-time financial data. This database is not on all computers at SIBL. Ask a staff person to log you in on a stand-alone computer in  SIBL's Electronic Information Center. Note: this database is accessed through a desktop icon on a stand alone computer. 

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George AcevedoGeorge Acevedo

Business Consultant, Hunts Point Economic Development Corp.

Maurice BretzfieldMaurice Bretzfield

Certified Business Mentor, SCORE, New York City


Alan BrodyAlan Brody

Founder iBreakfast & Startupalooza

Eddie ChanEddie Chan

Director of Business Development, Chinatown Manpower Project


Michael FrankelMichael Frankel

Founder of HULEDET

Angel GarciaAngel Garcia

Business Development Specialist LES People’s Credit Union


Mercedes GonzalesMercedes Gonzalez

Director, Global Purchasing Group

Toby JacksonToby Jackson

Con Edison


Jill JohnsonJill Johnson

Executive Director Workshop in Business Opportunities

Kellee JoostKellee Joost

Managing Director, Golden Seeds


Shagun MalhotraShagun Malhotra, CPA, CIA

Founder, Skystem LLC


Michael OdumboMichael O. Odumbo


Donna RussoDonna Russo

Program Manager, FastTrac, SUNY Levin Institute


Ivan SzantoIvan Szanto

Certified Business Mentor, SCORE, New York City

Picturing Riverdale: A Community Photo Essay

This exhibit is a pictorial essay of Riverdale as seen through the images captured by those who work live or play in our community. The images depict the everyday scenes that we encounter and often wish to share with others. It is a celebration of unexpected moments that are often taken for granted

May 21st, 2015 - June 9th, 2015

The full text of the Schomburg Center's collection of The Green Book is now available on NYPL's Digital Collections site.
A Department of labor blog post authored by Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. In his post, Dr. David Michael announces new OSHA reporting requirements:
A U.S. Small Business Administration blog post authored by Marco Carbajo. Marco is a business credit expert, author, speaker, and founder of the Business Credit Insiders Circle.

New York StartUp! 2016 Business Plan Competition
Win up to $15,000 to start your business!
Read the press release about the 2015 winners!

The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 7th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000.

Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).


  • You must live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island
  • Your business must be in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island
  • All businesses must have ideas or business models in the start-up phase and have earned less than $10,000

For more details see our Rules and Eligibility page.


To Enter:


  • 1st Place Award: $15,000
  • 2nd Place Award: $7,500
  • 3rd Place Award: $5,000 
  • 4th Place Award: $1,500 
  • 5th Place Award: $1,500  


2015 Winners – watch video below.



2014 Winners announced - view the details or watch the video below.

View the press release about the 2014 winners.


Read about the 2013 Winners and Finalists!

Video of the 2013 New York Start Up! Winners

Previous competition winners:

StartUP 2012 Winners and Finalists below:

First place $15,000 - Dwayne Samuel, R.N., Esq. and Jason Funes, JD for a business plan to create Curatio HCS, a full-service home health care agency in the Bronx.
Second place $7,500 Bernice Mast and Richard J. Becker for their plan to create Wheatless and Meatless, gluten-free vegan burger mixes and meal starters.
Third place 5,000 Rina Mansukhani and Christi Helsel for iEvoke, a plan to create a line of products that uses the powerful connection between scent and memory.
Runner-up : $1,500 Jean-Pierre Adechi of Wheelie
Runner-up : $1,500 Monica Sharma and Kim Nguyen of Runway Exchange

Read about the 2012 winners in Upstart Business Journal 

New York StartUp! 2012 Finalists:
Jean-Pierre Adechi
Case Carpenter
Regina Clark  
Kurt Franz
Rina Mansukhani
Bernice Mast
Dwayne Lloyd Samuel
Monica Sharma
Precious L. Williams, Esq
Shaunte L. Williams

2012 New York Start Up! Winners!

Read about the 2012 finalists.

Start UP! 2011 Competition - Read about 2011 winners. Link to list of 2011 winners and judges
View a list of the finalists for the 2011 competition.View a video of 2011 Winners (bottom of page) 

Watch a Video about 2010 winners (1st annual competition, 2010) 

New York Start Up Business Plan Competition 2011 Winners
October 5, 2011

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