Powering Student’s Futures With Entrepreneurship

Our mission is to dramatically improve the economic mobility of CUNY students through entrepreneurship while stimulating business growth and economic development in New York City. CUNY Startups launched in 2014 as a CUNY program to provide central entrepreneurship resources to all 270,000 students across the 25 colleges. We are located at Baruch College, one of ten senior colleges at CUNY, where a dynamic community educates one of the most diverse student populations in the US.

Through our four programs: Accelerator, Ideas 2 Impact, Hacking Arts and The Big Pitch, we foster diverse student and volunteer engagement through broad and meaningful recruitment and outreach to traditionally marginalized groups. Students learn the skills they need to propel their careers through a combination of instruction, mentorship and practice.

2020 Application is open

2019 RSVP is open

Our Reach

  25 schools over all 5 boroughs


Our Programs

he top 13 startups across the whole CUNY system participate in a 13 week bootcamp. With the help of mentors, investors, workshops and staff, we help startups go from prototype to launch.

Ideas 2 Action helps make your idea a reality! Through a mix of lectures, professional mentoring, and real world projects, you will refine, test and pitch your idea in the real world.

a 3-day event where the arts intersect technology. In an effort to solve, create and design together, to make a difference.

Student teams compete in a March Madness-style competition. Teams go face-to-face in a pitch competition in front of investors and judges

Our Team

Remy Arteaga

Executive Director

Faith Jaskowiak

Associate Director

Aaron Schoenfelder

Graphic Designer


55 Lexington Avenue

2nd Floor, Field Center

New York, NY 10010         

Contact Us

Phone: (646) 844-2869

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9:00 – 5:00