Startup mentors in New York

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Paola Veglio

VP Marketing. Ex-Google and Android. Brand, Growth and Marketing Strategy
Marketing Leader & Advisor, ex-Google and Android || Brand, Growth & Strategy in Consumer Tech || Reforge Alum

Kevin Manley

Growth @ EDITED
I love finding new opportunities for growth by improving UX, increasing motivation, reducing friction, and creating new triggers for engagement. I've worked on growth in both product and marketing, and look forward to connecting to find the best opportunities for growth.

Necca Sampson

Conversion Copywriter @OwlCopy | Sales Funnel Strategist
Hi there! I'm here to help you craft the funnel strategy + messaging you need to inspire trust in your solution. Getting your product or service out there is hard; I totally get that. I've been honored to help 150+ companies and coach 200+ freelancers, and now, I'd love to help you!
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Zev Asch

Business & Marketing Growth Coach
Patient listener, coach, mentor. 4 decades of growing start-ups to multi-million dollar B2B/B2C companies. Strategic & creative problem-solving driven via unbiased intuitive perspective. Exceptional leadership/management experience.

Pierpaolo Maniglio

Director, Strategic Growth & Partnerships at Reuters | Digital Mktg | NEXT50 | 20 Rising Stars | Ex: Coca-Cola, Kellogg
Here to grow together, network and share my knowledge about: Audience Dev, Business and Revenue Model, Startup & Scale-up strategy, Innovation, Product and Idea Validation, Tech, Digital Platforms & much more. I am a 360 degree media & marketing professional with consultative solutions approach

Gary Bongiorni

Global Head of Digital Marketing
I am a seasoned and savvy growth marketing leader specializing in ☑️ Strategic thinking ☑️ Customer acquisition ☑️ Go-to-market strategy ☑️Brand identity. Mostly focused on B2B and B2B2C. I am super passionate about helping startups and businesses grow. 🚀

Jonathan Baillie Strong

B2B Podcast Strategist
I help I help businesses (primarily consultants & B2B service providers) launch and produce podcasts. If you have an idea for a show or are looking to understand more the podcasting landscape, I can help you with that.

Jack Gierlich

Growth Nerd | Strategic & Creative | B2B/B2C | Impact Focused
Growth Expert with over 10 years of experience creating, developing, and deploying growth strategies that have positively impacted millions and generated tens of millions in revenue. Happy to discuss everything growth and marketing. Always looking to make an impact!

Eric Goeres

Brand Builder
I spent 20 years in New York City's digital publishing world, forging relationships with the world's top publishers, ad tech companies, social media leadership, digital marketers and top brand builders. I've run digital agencies, newsrooms worldwide, magazines, portals and pure play publishing.

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New York Startup Ecosystem

New York has a world-leading startup ecosystem. Venture-backed startups raised a record-breaking $52 billion in 2021, more than double the previous year. At least five companies pulled in more than $300 million. 

The presence of the USA’s leading VCs, angels, and equity investors in New York gives startups in the city an advantage in fundraising. The city is home to 22 unicorns, and startups have an average seed round of $1.2 million versus a global average of $671k. 

Blockchain and FinTech are two of the fastest-growing sectors in New York, as it quickly becomes the world leader in both. The city is home to over 250 blockchain startups and more than 2,000 FinTech startups. New York also has the highest concentration of AI and machine learning startups in the world. 

Tax incentives from the city program START-UP NY offer new businesses 10 years tax-free if they make academic partnerships and operate on university campuses in New York state. This gives them access to expertise and research opportunities. 

Access to highly qualified talent, global connectedness, and the hundreds of startup incubators in the city all contribute to its status as a world-class startup hub. New York is also the number 1 city in the world to attract and support female entrepreneurs. 

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