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


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

Get Involved!

Tell us more about yourself and we’ll send you relevant opportunities as they come in!

Event ProgrammingEducational & Networking Events

  • Panels
  • Demo Days
  • Fireside Chats

For Startup Founders Coming Soon! Startup Partners Portal

  • Support and empower HBS startup ecosystem
  • Entrepreneurs benefit from free and valuable consulting advice
  • Intimate round-table sessions

For Alumni Mentors/AdvisorsGive Back to HBS Alumni Ecosystem in NY

  • Alumni share their knowledge and gain exposure to new trends and technologies
  • Give back to the HBS community
  • Lifelong learning opportunity

Pillars & Programs

Entrepreneurship Focused Event Programming

Educational and Networking Events

Startup Partners & Volunteer Portal

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

Startup Stages & Life Cycle of Our Programming

We try to offer programs for startups across a spectrum of stages. See our categorization of stages below.

WantrepreneursI want to become an entrepreneur, and don't know where to begin

I have a skill.

I have a desire.

Newbie EntrepreneursI've put the idea to paper. Now what?

I have a plan.

I have some results.

Rookie EntrepreneurFriends & Family Round, Seed Round, Series A

I have a product.

I have a pitch.

Our Team

We have several volunteers working hard to accomplish this initiative. If you are interesting in becoming an organizer for Alumni Startups, please contact (

Division Leader

  • Ana Kertesz

New York Alumni New Venture Competition Lead

  • Justin Joffe

Startup Partners & Mentor Matching Leads

  • Mary Hainsworth
  • Gregory Meredith

Our Volunteers

Leadership Team

  • Ana Kertesz
  • Justin Joffe
  • Mary Hainsworth
  • Gregory Meredith
  • Olga Bertnicki
  • Sabeen Mian
  • Shachar Hirschberg
  • Sunny Arora

Lead Advisors

  • Mary Hainsworth
  • Gregory Meredith
  • Monica Juniel
  • Julia Hallisey
  • Kathy Murray

Featured HBS Alumni Entrepreneurs in NY

  • Denzil Eden
  • Giuseppe Morgana