Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship

CUNY Startups


CUNY StartupsĀ assists students from all 24 CUNY campuses to launch their own business ventures. The Field Center has a close partnership with CUNY Startups to recruit Baruch students into programs like the Accelerator and CUNY Hackathon. To stay updated on CUNY Startups events and opportunities, sign up for our newsletter, Startup Life 101.



The Accelerator is a 3-month program that takes you from idea to pilot to launch; at the end of the program, you have the opportunity to pitch to investors for a chance to win up to $25,000 in seed funding.


Meanwhile, the CUNY Hackathon is a weekend-long 17 hour sprint, convening students from all 25 CUNY schools and from a range of majors, backgrounds and interests to design and build apps intended to make life easier for CUNY students. Think you can come up with creative solutions to overcrowded elevators, redesign the user interface for CUNYPortal, or create virtual study groups with your classmates? Bring your burning idea and take part in workshops, network with mentors, and compete for amazing prizes such as a drone, VR headset, and more.

To receive updates on CUNY Startups and other entrepreneurship opportunities, sign up for the Field Center newsletter, Startup Life 101.

For more information, contact:

1 (646) 844-CUNY