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7 Years of Accelerating

Since 2016 our founder-focused program has scaled hundreds of startups with a focus on empowering underserved communities. Today, 7 years after launching, we are proud to be recognized by countless organizations for being the most cost-effective startup program for U.S Market Entry. 

+ Named #1 cost-effective NYC startup program for U.S Market entry

+ Raised $10M+ for startups with 30% of founders raising capital in 90 days

+ Vast network of NYC leaders and alumni in 25 countries   

"Love what these
guys are doing."
-Chairman, New York Angels
"We came from Australia and it's been invaluable for us."
-Co-Founder, Tiltsta
"An incredible resource for New York Startups"-
-President, Manhattan Chamber
of Commerce 
"2020 Startups helped us raise $100k within 90 days."
-Founder, Stringflix
"2020 Startups is a no-brainer for international startups looking to enter the U.S market
-Hanan Brand, Co-Founder,
Cornerstone Ventures 
(Venture Capitalist)
"It was a pleasure speaking to this amazing group of diverse startup founders. "
-Oliver Mitchell,
 ff Venture Capital
(Venture Capitalist)
"Such an extraordinary 
group of talented people, I'm inspired every time."
-Lucy Norris, TV Host,
Karma Network
"Highly recommend 2020 for founders looking for opportunities and guidance"
-Omer Golan,
CEO, Outernets
(Exited in 2023)
"2020 Startups and Mark Gold always host the best events. Looking forward to the next one! " 
-Katie Weiss, Chloe Capital
(Venture Capitalist) 
"2020 Startups is an incredible organization where I met and mentor diverse founders from Australia, Singapore, Moldova, England, Israel and from the United States."
-Rhonda Binda
"I was part of the Q4 cohort of 2020 Startups and had enormous results like getting more clients and investors.
-Gabriela Ponce,
"2020 got me into Huff Post and my first Airport Pilot."
-Founder, Ment
"I will forever be grateful to 2020 Startups for giving me the guidance and support in my early-stage days."
-Co-Founder, Vikram Chopra,
(Raised $15M Series
A in 2023)
"Mark and Keith were instrumental in helping us close the $1.1M raise within the first 2 months."
-Co-Founder, Park and Diamond, Jordan Klein
(Raised $1.1M S
eed Round 2017)
"Grateful for the insight and introductions that the 2020 Startups provided us."
-Co-Founder, Alice Chun,

(Global Innovator)


(about us)


We've proven to help founders disrupt

marketplaces in record time. 

We're powered by some of the most

innovative companies on planet earth.

Learn how to align and position with market needs to rapidly scale in the NYC.


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