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Got a Great Idea?

Pitch it at the CUNY Startup Accelerator

Pitch your business idea for a chance to join the Startup Accelerator in Spring 2017. Receive an investment of up to $5,000 with 0% equity requirement, co-work in a cool space with other NYC entrepreneurs and visit tech companies such as Etsy, Wix, Google, Kickstarter, Gust, BuzzFeed.

Date: Monday, December 5
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Baruch Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-235

For more information and to register, please visit our website.


Do You Have a Compelling Story?

Share it at Commencment!

At commencement, President Jennifer Raab shines a spotlight on a few extraordinary graduates and the incredible challenges they have overcome to make it to commencement. You may have surmounted steep financial hills, or found ways to leap past language and cultural hurdles that would have stopped others. You may have reached the finish line despite significant physical or health challenges.

Stories of success like these symbolize a legacy of triumph and form a memorable centerpiece of the President's Commencement speech.

If you are graduating in Fall 2016 or Winter 2017, we invite you to be a part of this distinguished tradition!

What is a compelling story?

Recent honored graduates have included:

  • A Vietnamese student who survived years in refugee camps, worked full-time at a hardware store to support his family as an undergraduate, graduated with a 4.0, and was awarded a full PhD scholarship to Harvard.
  • A single mom who held down two jobs and took care of her ailing grandmother while successfully pursuing her dreams to become an astrophysicist.
  • A deaf social work student from the Dominican Republic who came to the U.S. without knowing English or sign language, and went on to earn a master's degree, and a 4.0 GPA.

Deadline: Monday, January 9

To become a candidate for commencement spotlight, visit our website and fill out the form. Then write 2-3 paragraphs describing your challenges and how you overcame them to achieve your degree, and email it to


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