StartUp New York Coalition Members

Our Members:

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) founded in 1912, brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. These companies are engaged in communities across the country to raise capital for businesses, promote job creation and lead economic growth.       

Ethikus strives to discover great local businesses where participants can align their purchases with their values. Ethikus believes in supporting businesses that do good, and that it should be easy to do so. Their mission is to advance participant’s values, promote sustainable business practices and discover the good in neighborhoods.

Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by cultural and community groups to establish and advance the East 4th Street Cultural District, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery.  FAB provides a variety of services to its member organizations including leading the development and conversion of 100,000 square feet of cultural space, marketing and promotion of the district, as well as offering discount ticketing and other community events and programs.

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) was launched in 2006.  The Partnership is a not-for-profit organization formed by property owners, businesses and others with a stake in Flatiron. It is one of 67 BIDs throughout New York City and its focus is on community improvements and economic development. An irregularly shaped area of some 38 square blocks, it runs from 21st to 28th Streets and from parts of Sixth Avenue up to, but not including, Third Avenue, serving almost 20 million square feet of commercial space and more than 4,500 businesses.

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) was established in 1992 as a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to revitalizing the Orchard Street Shopping District by providing a variety of services to promote economic activity and improve the quality of life in the Lower East Side.  The LES BID area covers some other parts of the Lower East Side in addition to Orchard Street (from East Houston to Canal Street) Additional areas include Delancey Street from Allen to Suffolk Street; Grand Street from Forsyth to Ludlow Street; East Houston Street (south side) from Allen to Ludlow Street; and portions of Stanton, Rivington, Broome and Hester Streets.  Efforts are tailored toward assisting property owners and merchants who are in the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, and improving the overall quality of life in the community.

The Association of Community Employment Programs was created in 1997 as an umbrella organization to unify the New York City initiatives.  ACE works with homeless men and women throughout New York City, providing job training, work experience and a lifetime support network to help program participants achieve their goals and establish economic independence.  Today, ACE’s homeless charity serves individuals from over 40 shelters and treatment programs from all five New York City boroughs.

The McBurney YMCA  was founded in 1869 and boasted a significant educational mission, housing the Chelsea School, a college prep school, and the New York Law School from 1920 to 1933. In 1973, McBurney began offering full physical education programs for women, as did West Side, Vanderbilt, and Flushing Ys. In 2002 the McBurney branch relocated to West 14th Street, and the former McBurney YMCA in Chelsea was acquired by the state of New York and transformed into 207 units of special needs housing.


The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) has served as the leading voice of business in our communities. Founded in 1949 by a select group of small business entrepreneurs in Greenwich Village, the Chamber has steadily grown to service Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Union Square, Flatiron, and the East Village. Their mission is to provide innovative and effective programs and services to support businesses throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea, NOHO, and SOHO.

Butter Lane is devoted to making you the perfect cupcake. With a focus on pure ingredients like real vanilla beans, pure cocoa and dark chocolate, we’re giving foodies something to sink their teeth into besides straight sugar. Butter Lane is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  


Mogul Fish is committed to small business collaboration and they focus on marketing partnerships that grow businesses together.  

Foursquare  was created in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai.  Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes “badges”.

FoodtoEat is the fresh new way to order food online. Their web-based delivery service is fast, free and flexible, giving you more time to sit back and relax. With stress-free searching, customized delivery options, and a constantly growing number of food retailers in our database, they are changing the way you find food on the web. There’s no better way to find food in the city, fast.

Wix Lounge is located steps from Union Square, the Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working and event space. If you’re a freelancer, artist or entrepreneur and need a place to work or a hot-spot to showcase and exhibit your work, the Wix Lounge is the place for you! Simply walk in, plug in, and start working.

New York University Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is the University’s primary liaison to the community.  OGCA fields questions, addresses concerns, and disseminates information on a variety of University topics, ranging from free and public events to updates on construction projects.  OGCA also builds partnerships with local community groups, BIDs, and nonprofits, and collaborates on a number of events and programs open to the members of the NYU community as well as local residents.


Girls Who Code is a new organization working to educate, inspire and equip 13- to 17-year-old girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.  Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry’s top female developers and entrepreneurs.

Asian Women In Business (AWIB) was founded in 1995, and is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian American women entrepreneurs . We support and promote leadership of Asian American women as entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives.  AWIB has also established a scholarship program which promotes and rewards demonstrated leadership. AWIB serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.


Kurland, Bonica, and Associates, P.C. is a full service boutique law firm offering a wide array of legal services ranging from simple and complex litigation to transactional and administrative legal services.

White Roof Project  is low cost, easy to implement, relieves stress on power grid, cuts down on smog, and creates tangible change for individuals for individuals, our communities and even globally.  White Roof Project is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc., as part of its Citizen Action Program. Open Space Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.