New York City is the epicenter of global media, finance, and entertainment. It’s “Silicon Alley” is a leader in the innovation economy – and StartOut is playing a pivotal role in organizing and connecting the LGBT community to one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world today.

Participating in StartOut New York helps LGBT entrepreneurs like you connect with like-minded business leaders through programs designed to connect, network, inspire, educate, and fund the future of entrepreneurship in the LGBT community. We invite you to join our network in New York by becoming a member.

Steering Committee: Hamish Cook, Lucas Pattan, Carlo Cisco, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Patrick McConville, Hector Pro, Patrick Grosso




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    5 | May 2015 StartOut Spotlight: Jennifer Brown - How Jennifer Found Her Voice

    Written by Adam Sandel | Powered by StartOut On September 8, 2012, Jennifer Brown took to the stage before an audience of 800 in San Francisco. Although she entered to the strains of opera music, the classically trained opera singer was not there to sing. A series of vocal injuries had long since dashed that dream. Brown was there to address an audience at TEDx Presidio about her new passion...

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    3 | Mar 2015 Press Release - StartOut Expands Leadership: New Board Members Reflect Commitment to Diversity & Expansion

    For Immediate Release NEW YORK, NY--StartOut announced four new members of the Board of Directors, adding to the roster of LGBT entrepreneurial and business professionals who govern the national organization. The addition of three out lesbian business leaders along with an openly gay entrepreneur & investor is a demonstration of StartOut’s commitment to increasing diversity on its Board a...

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    24 | Jan 2015 Success Story: Carlo Cisco, Select

    Success Story: Carlo Cisco, StartOut member & CEO of Select, has developed a national network of thousands of customers since he first presented at Demo Day in 2014.  See more inspiring success stories and submit your own at

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