NYU Startups to Ease Your Social Distancing

With the spread of COVID-19, NYC (and the world) is effectively on pause. However, much like the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, a number of startups founded by NYU community members are still working to make your WFH & online studies the most comfortable and productive.

Check out the products, services, and promo codes below!


Work From Home

Photo of The Sill productThe Sill

Make your apartment a home office you don't want to leave with lots of plants! Hint: they have low-light plants, too.

photo of brooklinen loungewearBrooklinen

Sometimes work from home means work from bed. When that happens, make it Brooklinen. Use code NYU15 for 15% off.

Swoveralls sweatpant overalls on two people on a couchSwoveralls

They are sweats, they are overalls, and they are your new WFH uniform. Use the code VIOLETS20 for 20% off!

The-cushion sofa made of synthetic velvet by Sabai Design.

Sabai Design

Your sofa has never been more important to you than right now. It's time you get a (sustainable!) luxury sofa from Sabai. Use code COZYNYU for $75 off!

Stay Busy

fuzzy numbers cognitive toyboxCognitive Toybox

Stuck at home with a preschooler? Try Fuzzy Numbers, the research-backed math app to help them build an early math foundation.

Vidcode demonstrationVidcode

At home with a teen? The company providing creative coding courses is offering free licenses to parents facing school closures!

Zola invitationsZola

At home and engaged? Quarantine means more time to plan your day. If you already bought Zola invites, change the dates are free!


Food Period moon bitesFood Period

Eat delicious Moon Bites every day and finally have the healthy, regular period of your dreams! Get $10 off with code ELAB.

Mott & Bow clothes on a man and a woman. Jeans and t shirts.Mott & Bow

Finally replace that old pair of jeans with the perfect luxurious (and fairly priced!) denim. Use code together for 10%+ off and free shipping.

My Wellbeing team photoMy Wellbeing

Care for your mental health! Get the support you need, especially in these unprecedented times. Hint: they have COVID-19 related support!

Sustain natural body bundleSustain Natural

Maybe you already know their condoms, lube, and period products, but do you know their body products? You're welcome.

diamonds rings by The Clear CutThe Clear Cut

Beautiful, hand-crafted custom engagement rings and jewelry at fair prices! You deserve it. Use code shopnow for free shipping.

Bespoke Post box on stairs with contents on top, a variety of luxury items like socks, bitters, body products, etc.Bespoke Post

Answer some questions and get a themed prescription box based on your interests! Plus, check out how they're supporting small businesses too!

Nourish and refine vials of body product

Nourish and Refine

All-natural and conscious products, including candles, bath salts, and oils. It's self-care at it's best! Use codes SELFCARE15 for 15% off and SELFCAREFREESHIP for free shipping!

Food: Cook or Order

Haven's Kitchen sauces and ingredientsHaven's Kitchen

The farm-to-fork cafe is delivering their heavenly sauces! Even this can't save your cooking? Get a cooking class gift card for when this is all over.

Rise Products brownies with nutsRise Products

Bake brownies (or have them delivered!) with upcycled, nutritious barley mix and have guilt-free treats. Use code HEALTHY2020 for 15 % off.

Brooklyn Bagel with delicious fresh ingredients insideBrooklyn Bagel

Have a hearty breakfast and stay safe: get 10% off on all contact-less pickup/delivery orders placed through their website.

Salad from ChoptChopt

Staying healthy has never been easier now that you can get free, contact-less delivery on delicious Chopt salads.

Gravy granola barsGravy

Have you been cooking and eating the same thing every day for weeks? Shake things up with food suggestions tailored to your taste buds!

Otto's tacos taco ingredientsOtto's Tacos

Build your own tacos with their new Meals for Two deal! Or, use code TACOS2YOU for free delivery on orders of $20+.

Wanna Date? jars of date butterWanna Date?

Low calorie? Yes. Vegan? Yes. No added sugar? Yes. Oil free? Yes. Non-GMO? Yes. Delicious? You bet. (Even Mark Cuban thinks so!)

Photo of the jar of Spirulina from We Are The New FarmersWe Are The New Farmers

Fresh Spirulina is the perfect superfood, plus 20% of the company's revenue goes to Rethink Food NYC.

Photo of Zaro's BakeryZaro's

Zaro's says they want to "make sure you can eat lox bagels in your pajamas". If that's not love, we don't know what is.

Mexicue foodMexicue

Have a Southern + Mexican fusion happy hour at home! Use code THOMAS for a round of margs on them!

Matchabar cans of hustle matcha energy drinksMatchaBar

Stay alert and productive, even from your couch, with plant-based, no sugar added, matcha energy!

If you can, we hope that you will consider supporting the businesses above during a time that is proving to be especially difficult for small businesses. Meanwhile, the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute team will continue to support you in your startup journey! Are you an NYU community member with a startup idea? Working on a venture already? Get startup coaching!