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StartupTree is the leading platform used by top universities and organizations to develop systems through data to create more robust networks. It is the platform used by Queens College. The company provides information about mentorship, competitions, networking opportunities, and events for participants looking to join or launch their ideas; all the while developing essential skills for their careers. View the Queens College Startup Tree Site: and you can sign up at the top right of the page.

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The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. It enables every person to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, it is connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,200 companies that today have a combined market cap valuation of more than $30 billion. View Site:

Future Founders

Future Founders is a non profit organization that helps 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneurs create and scale ventures across all industries. The organization’s multiple accelerator programs are offered free of charge, and focus on pairing a strong peer community of like-minded founders with intensive coaching from seasoned entrepreneurs. Over the last four years alone, Future Founders has helped hundreds of companies collectively generate over $33 million in revenue, raise $36 million in capital, and create 543 jobs.View Site:


The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) was established in 1997 for the purpose of becoming the key junction for university-based entrepreneurship centers across the U.S. to collaborate, communicate, and jointly advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role and position of the centers in the academic and business communities. GCEC (formerly known as the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers -NCEC), has evolved to include international universities as well. Today, GCEC stands as the premier leadership organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based centers for entrepreneurship. It has become the industry vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship centers, as well as emerging centers, can work together to share information, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the contributions and impact of individual centers–as well as the overall role of university-based entrepreneurship center. View Site: