Our Mission


StartUp New York is the leading resource for small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The StartUp New York Coalition is a mission driven organization comprised of business professionals, non-profit leaders, and motivated New Yorkers. We believe that small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy in New York City, and we are dedicated to helping businesses throughout the five boroughs get back on their feet and succeed.

StartUp New York seeks to provide innovative and effective programs and services to support small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Our key initiatives include:

  • StartUp New York Promotional Programs: Market NYC businesses to attract tourism, encourage new investment and economic growth through events, strategic partnerships, and crowd-sourcing.
  • Resources: Keep businesses informed about available local, state, and federal resources through online, print, and grassroots efforts. Educate individuals about volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved in their communities.
  • Events: Organize events to promote and educate small businesses. Our events will bring in new customers, foster economic growth and support our other missions.

Why Small Businesses?


First, small businesses stimulate the local economy. When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses. Owners use local service providers like accountants, lawyers, printers and regional farms; continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

Also, local businesses are owned by people who live in this community and are less likely to leave, contributing to a more sustainable neighborhood and investing back into the local economy. Small local businesses are also the largest employer nationally and in our community, providing the most jobs to residents.

Those are the key reasons why StartUp New York plays such a key role in our cities recovery.


Meet The StartUp New York Steering Committee


Meet Our StartUp New York Coalition Members