Stay up to date on upcoming events, deadlines, news, and more by signing up for our newsletters!
2021 was a year full of challenges, but it was also a year of accomplishments. For example, in October, the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute won 2 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) awards. The awards included Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation for our groundbreaking Startup Accelerator Series. In honor of this award, the theme for this year's NYU Startup Holiday Gift Guide is startups who participated in our accelerator programs (Startup Bootcamp, Startup Sprint, and Summer Launchpad).
Read on for a list of NYU-founded local and/or small businesses and organizations you can support this holiday season (including non-profits!) while spreading the cheer of gift-giving. We even made sure to include promo codes made especially for the NYU community, too!
Wishing you all joyful, generous, and safe holidays,
The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Team
FOR THE HOME
Brooklinen offers luxury bedding, towels, and loungewear at a fair price. Leaving our homes can be stressful, so why not make our time at home feel like a spa?
Beautifully designed, affordable furniture made with sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing. Use the code NYUCOZY for $75 off all furniture.
SeaStraws sells straws and eating utensils ethically made from the best renewable and natural materials. Use the code NYU2021 for 15% off.
ONE432 shares 50% of net profits from the sale of their clothes and shoes with its female artisans while sponsoring a children's education in Pakistan.
Bras that finally fit, flatter and celebrate small-chested women. No more cup gaps or bulky push up padding here. Use the code NYU10 for 10% off orders of $100+.
The comfiest thing you never knew you needed, Swoveralls are cool, functional, and extremely comfortable. Use the code NYU20 for 20% off.
FOR THE BODY
Nourish & Refine is an all-natural, organic skincare and conscious lifestyle brand. Use the code NYU15 for 15% off.
Tulii's all-natural botanical skin serums are rich in organic antioxidants, essential nutrients, and fatty acids! Use the code HOLIDAYS21 for 20% off.
Their line of natural, food-based wellness products help promote balanced hormones for more regular cycles and less painful periods!
Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with these low calorie, vegan, oil free, paleo, no added sugar, and cholesterol free date spreads. Oh, and they come in 5 flavors! Get free shipping +10% off all orders over $40 through the holiday season.
Fresh spirulina (also in frozen cubes!) which are perfect for smoothies, juices, and bowls. One cube = a full day’s fresh greens! Use the code NYUFARMER for 20% off.
Functional, plant-based bars that your hormones will thank you for. Nothing artificial, gluten and soy free, and keto! Use the code NYU20 for 20% off.
Asian women-founded, Rooted Fare creates delicious cultural sauces by partnering and profit-sharing with immigrant chefs. Their exclusive holiday gift set makes perfect stocking stuffers for the creative cook in your life! Use the code NYU4EVER for 15% off.
Real tattoos made with ink that fades in a year. Ephemeral's ink gets broken down naturally by the body, allowing you to express yourself with no regrets!
Custom night guards for 80% less than the competition! Affordable, convenient, and comfortable. Use the code 40NYU for 40% off.
We've had a stressful couple of years. My Wellbeing matches you with the therapist that is right for you, whatever you need help working through!
The monthly She Matters Wellness Box comes with luxurious candles, silk eye pillows, lavender whipped shea butter and and other self-care items to give you a personal postpartum wellness experience.
FOR THE HEART
Consider sharing your bounty beyond your loved ones this holiday season – support nonprofits who are giving the gift of education, career training, and more!
An organization that recruits, trains, inspires, and empowers recent graduates to dismantle systemic inequities and create a more effective government through job placement and other services.
An organization that educates low-income students on how to obtain corporate and high-income careers.
The goal of the Academy is to bring education to every child in Afghanistan by empowering women to teach their own neighbors!
Happy holidays from the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute team! We hope you receive and spread some joy and love this season.