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2016 Winners

  • 1st place        Reefill Inc. - Patrick Connorton, Jason Pessel, and Andrew Betlyon
  • 2nd place       The Lit Bar - Noelle Santos
  • 3rd place        Manhattan Mushroom Company - Christina Clark 
  • runner up       Urby Lifestyle LLC. - Jacqueline McCabe
  • runner up        Spoonable Spirits - Kellie Lipson

Read the press release about the winners!

2016 Finalists

  • Cooked Cards & Comics, Inc. – Scott Pere
  • Food Sin Fronteras – Evette Zayas
  • The LIT Bar – Noelle Santos
  • Manhattan Mushroom Company- Christina Clark
  • Newsbyte- Carlos Vassallo
  • Refill Inc. -  Patrick Connorton
  • Snaggletooth – Michelle Galvin
  • SPEIDR, Inc. –  Aaron Laroc
  • Spoonable Spririts, Inc. – Kelli Lipson
  • Urby Lifestyle, LLC. – Jacqueline McCabe

2015 Winners (Video)

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2014 Winners (Video)

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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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Business Boost: Social Media Marketing Series

Presented by John Crant and Charlie Conard.
January 18, 2017 (All day) to March 28, 2017 (All day)
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Bernie Swain is the founder of Washington Speakers Bureau (WSB), the largest and most respected speakers bureau in the world.
CEO Series: Laura Vanderkam will speak at the Business Library on September 13.
This time in my life made me realize that finding the right reading material and entertainment is necessary during these nine months of nesting at home. Luckily for me, I am a librarian surrounded by endless resources!

Redbooks provides data on advertising agencies, advertisers, key contacts, ad spend, media type and more.
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Tama Kieves is a former attorney, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, who left her law practice to write and to help others discover and soar in the work they’re meant to do. She became a renowned speaker, coach to thousands, and best-selling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love and also Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! Her latest book is A Year without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence and, together, her books have inspired millions.
On June 9, come discover how one man went from being on welfare to being asked by Prince Andrew in London to help him with social media for one of his entrepreneurial initiatives. Vincent Dignan has discovered the secret to growing your personal and business brand so that you can have a robust online presence. You will learn specific strategies to grow your email list and your social media base with powerful results. Don't miss it!
May 21 is National Readathon Day (#Readathon2016). If you love reading and are interested in business, entrepreneurship and leadership books, here are a few suggestions. Happy reading!
As we approach the start date (May 5, 2016) of our upcoming Online Customer Acquisition Series, we interviewed Maisha Walker, the presenter. Maisha is a digital marketing expert, and she shares with us a bit about what we will learn in Part 1: Social Media Advertising Overview.


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