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How to Win 2022 Queens StartUP! Competition

February 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn from last year’s winners and their experiences of preparing and winning the competition.



About this event

As we approach the deadline for the 2022 competition (3/1/2022), you’re invited to join a conversation with with three of last year’s StartUP! winners and gain insight on how they prepared for the competition and pursued their entrepreneurial dreams. Joining the discussion will be Michelle Stoddart from Resorts World, our program sponsor, and Sarah Liu of the QEDC.


Sharae Gibbs – Founder and CEO of She Designs, 2021 Winner, Tech Category

She Designs was born out of a necessity to create a community for women of color in tech. We offer online courses, mentorship, and career coaching to underrepresented women of color and non-binary people. We partner with underrepresented startups to provide students with hands-on experience with real clients.

Sharae Gibbs (founder and CEO of She Designs) is an Interaction Designer at Google with over 10 years of experience in UX Research & Design. “My mission is to empower women of color by providing career development, mentorship, training, and hands-on experience.” Sharae said.

Charly Uzcategui & Timothy Chu – Co-founder of TerrartNYC

TerrartNYC Offers beautiful natural arrangements in containers called Terrariums. The arrangement is made of plants, mosses, stones and other decorations. Not only are they self-sustaining, low maintenance and affordable, they’re also a minimalist and innovative addition to any home, apartment or business. It’s perfect for people who don’t have time to raise and water plants.

Abou Sow – Onwer of Prince Abou’s Butchery

Prince Abou’s Butchery is an online retailer specializing in local halal meats sourced from small, family-run farms just a few hours from NYC. We slaughter, butcher and deliver meat to customers all within the same week. This one-week process ensures that customers are consuming meat that is truly fresh.

Abou is looking to open a butchery shop this year. His goal is to make the transaction of buying meat completely transparent. You know where the meat is coming from, who’s butchering it, and where it’s being butchered.


Learn more about 2022 Queens StartUP! Competition: Queensstartup.org

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.