Alumni Startups supports and connects HBS alums interested in entrepreneurship activity in NYC. The group includes founders, mentors, professors, angels, and most of all, people who want to shape the future of business in NYC.

Our mission is to serve as a complete ecosystem to support HBS NY Region Founders on their entrepreneurial journey.

Get Involved

Startup Profile Creation

Why Should I Add My Startup to the Hub?

  • Entrepreneurs benefit from free and valuable consulting advice
  • Intimate round-table sessions
  • Meet your peers – NY-based HBS Alumni Founders

Advise HBS Founders

Why Advise an HBS Alumni Founder? Advisors are an essential part of the HBS entrepreneurship ecosystem. All HBS Alumni are invited to work with startup founders as Advisors.

  • Gain exposure to new technologies and startup innovation
  • Apply your skills to new challenges
  • Create long-lasting relationships with other advisors, founders and investors
  • Open the door to new opportunities: many advisors have become Board members, full time advisors and investors
  • Share your wisdom and pay it forward in a flexible way

Recent Recordings

How NVC Accelerated My Startup

AMA with Ilana Springer (MBA ’22), CEO, M7 Health, Winner of 2023 HBS Alumni New Venture Competition.

Pillars & Programs

New Venture Competition & Global HBS Community

Open to for-profit companies, competing in the NVC Northeast Regionals is your chance to showcase your company to a large group of investors and advisors, advance to the NVC semifinals and global finals at HBS, and win over $100,000 in cash prizes.


Our Impact

  • +40

    Startups Mentored

  • 30

    # NVC Applicants

  • 30

    # Mentors

Our team:

Leadership team

  • Ana KerteszMBA '02
    HBS Club of NY Co-VP of Entrepreneurship, NY & Northeast NVC Leader
  • Gregory MeredithMBA '86
    Co-Lead, Advising
  • Mary HainsworthMBA '86
    Co-Lead, Advising
  • Olga BartnickiMBA '99
    Lead, Founder Experience
  • Jennifer HurfordMBA '17
    Lead, Branding & Marketing
  • Joan ChengMBA '02
    Lead, Experiential & Partnerships