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Google is multinational internet and software corporation invested in internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its Ad Words program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, while the two were attending Stanford University as PhD candidates. Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Founded in 1989 by the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit comprehensive community development corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for Harlem’s cherished families. For more than 20 years, ADC has been at the forefront of revitalizing the socioeconomic fabric of the Harlem community by developing quality affordable housing, spearheading commercial development, fostering education, strengthening families and building community capacity through civic engagement. Having leveraged over $600 Million in investments in Harlem, ADC has played a key leadership role in Harlem’s development. For more information, please visit the Abyssinian Development Corporation website, or follow ADC on Facebook.

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University (SEAS) offers programs to both undergraduate and graduate students who undertake a course of study leading to the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in engineering and applied science. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is a premier and exclusive engineering school known for the depth and breadth of its offerings as well as its cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research with other academic, corporate institutions including University of Bologna, Tsinghua University, NASA, IBM, MIT, and The Earth Institute. As of today, Columbia Engineering is the only academic institution to hold a share of patents for MPEG-2 technology. Columbia University is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world.

The Harlem Business Alliance, Inc., was founded in 1980 by a group of prominent Harlem business leaders, and incorporated in 1990 as a class 402 501©(3) corporation. HBA has worked diligently to establish Harlem as an economically self-sustaining community. Over the years, HBA has developed cohesive public/private partnerships to assist existing and emerging businesses, community residents and youth. HBA’s membership is diverse and representative of the most influential minority owned businesses in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Alston + Bird is one of the nation’s largest corporate law firms. The partnership is dedicated to excellence, hard work, and teamwork in all that they do. Headquartered in midtown Atlanta, Alston has more than 900 attorneys providing a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business all over the world.

As one of the “Top 25 Accounting Firms in the New York Metropolitan Area” (Crain’s New York Business), Holtz Rubenstein Reminick continues to prove that superior thinking and unmatched integrity are a formula for success, for growth, and most importantly, for client satisfaction. Their diverse range of services and specialties match the firm’s accolades, enabling them to work with everyone from a publicly-traded or privately-held company, a not-for-profit organization, or an individual or family of high-net-worth.

Benjamin Dyett, Co-Founder, Grind Space

Benjamin was a mild-mannered lawyer who woke up one day and, together with some partners, decided, Hey, let’s change the future of work. So, along with his friends, Stuart and Karina, and Co:, Cool Hunting, Behance, Magic + Might and Breakfast, he created Grind, a platform for working in a whole new way, outside the system. Built for free-range humans who carry their offices in their backpacks, Grind is the antidote to everything you knew about work. It’s dedicated to taking all of the frustrations of the old work experience and pulverizing them to a dust so fine it actually oils the wheels of the machine (sorry, old work experience, but you had it coming).

Grind #1 is located at 29th and Park Avenue South in Manhattan. It has 100+ workspaces—from desks you can crank at to couches you can lounge on to conference rooms you can kibitz in—and a lot of really big windows (light is good). Other Grind locations are in the works for New York (West side), Los Angeles, Chicago, Amsterdam and London.

Throughout his career, Benjamin has founded, funded, operated and advised successful start-ups. He has long experience in real estate and corporate law, has represented financial institutions and prominent businesspeople, owned his own consulting firm, and has always been at the epicenter of where business and imagination meet.


Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

CORE (Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs) was founded in late 1999 by students with the desire to become entrepreneurs. CORE’s leading objective is to provide educational and professional resources for students at Columbia University with an interest in entrepreneurship. CORE has successfully organized university-wide business plan competitions, awarded both graduate and undergraduate students over $100,000 dollars in seed capital, and sponsored numerous events featuring successful entrepreneurs as speakers

GIRLS WHO ROCK is an annual concert in NYC during Internet Week that aims to bring together the strongest voices in technology, entertainment, and design to advocate and fundraise for girls’ education worldwide. The concert sponsors girls’ education in developing world countries, while mentoring local student volunteers to be leaders. GIRLS WHO ROCK has been featured on, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post,, NBC New York, among other major media outlets, and has had the honor of partnering with Flip Video and Levi’s Shape What’s to Come campaign, in addition to Internet Week New York.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at Columbia University aims to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE, with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.