How to pitch your startup with a compelling story

This free workshop is part of 2022 Queens StartUP! Program. Join the finalists and the instructor on how to best tell your startup stories. About this event Join the Queens StartUP! Competition program to learn how to most effectively pitch to the investors and potential customers. You will learn: Use storytelling techniques in startup presentations […]


#1. Off The Shelf: Boosting Store Sales For Your CPG Brands

Does your CPG brand have a strategy to move products off of retailer shelves? Most brands spend so much energy getting their product ON the shelf that they struggle to sell it OFF the shelf once it’s there. Having a plan to drive sales for your product in retail is essential to ensure your product […]

Founder’s Friday: How I Built and Sold My B2B Marketplace in 4 years

  We will be sitting down with Victor Hunt. He founded and sold, a marketplace helping building owners hire contractors. Victor founded Astorian in 2017 at Yale, raised $2.2m in VC funding, scaled it to 30 cities, partnered with Zillow and Opendoor then sold to Plentific in 2022. Now he is exploring new ideas across […]

2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge Info Session

​Presented by the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Queens Economic Development Corporation, the 2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge is designed to help busy entrepreneurs launch or grow their startup. Its flexible schedule allows participants to join at any time between October 2022 to February 2023. ​The multi-month program offers high-level entrepreneurial classes, one-on-one […]

Queens Tech Founder Happy Hour

If you’re a tech founder or soon-to-be founder who lives in Queens, please join us and meet other founders and learn about the resources that we provide while enjoying a beer and some appetizers.

How to Approach Retailers (Big and Small) to Sell Your Products Effectively

You want to talk to your local store owner about your product/product concept but don’t know what to say? You want to sell your product to the big retail chain but can’t find the right person to speak with? Regardless where you’re in your business, this workshop will provide you with some guidelines on how […]


How to Launch and Scale Innovative Products that Go Viral

Do you have an innovative product? Do you know what it takes for a product to go viral? This workshop will showcase all the positive and negative elements that underpin a viral business. You will leave the workshop having a stronger knowledge base about what kinds of products, campaigns, and businesses can go viral and […]


Funding and Financing Strategies for Urbantech Startups

​As one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the world, New York City plays a major role in leading the global urban technology innovation. However, who is funding the urban tech startups? What are the different financing options for the urban-tech startups ? What projects and returns are investors looking for? To answer those questions, […]

Queens Entrepreneurs Meet up – Holiday Edition

Our second in-person meetup is returning during the most wonderful time of the year🎅💫 Whether you're a local small business entrepreneur or a tech startup founder, you're welcome to join us, meet other entrepreneurs and learn about the resources that we provide while enjoying some appetizers and drinks. This event will be held at Greater […]

How to Get Into a Startup Accelerator?

​Are you a tech founder and are thinking about applying for an accelerator? Do you know how the accelerator selects candidates and what makes a company or an entrepreneur stand out ? To answer those questions, we're excited to have Tristan Bel, Program Director of Urban-X, a leading urbantech accelerator in NYC, join us for […]

Setting up the Corporate Structure for your Tech Startup

​Do you know when is the right time to incorporate your company? Should it be C-corp, S-corp or LLC? Is Delaware a must for tech startups? What are some key tax items to look out for? To answer those questions, we are excited to have the attorney Sarah Besson join us for this workshop.