The Field Center seeks to help people live more meaningful lives by teaching them how to see and take advantage of opportunities where others do not.


The Field Center provides co-curricular programming opportunities for students, staff, and faculty interested in engaging further with the entrepreneurial community.


The Field Center faculty seek to explore current issues facing entrepreneurs and analyze them with rigorous scientific methods.


at CUNY Startups, our mission is to dramatically improve the economic mobility of CUNY students through entrepreneurship while stimulating business growth and economic development in New York City


Baruch’s MAKER HUB. Learn, make, and play through robotics, circuit technology, 3D printing, as well as low-tech creative methods and tools.


Baruch College hosts the Midtown Manhattan branch of the New York State Small Business Development Center, one of 24 campus-based regional centers.

SBDC shares tips on launching ventures with limited resources

The Midtown Manhattan Small Business Development Center shared tips on how to launch ventures with limited resources in the latest installment of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship’s “Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn” webinar series.

President Wu talks spring plans, new entrepreneurship department

S. David Wu will mark his third year as Baruch College’s president this summer. He shared Baruch’s plans and goals for the future in a sit-down interview with The Ticker.

Baruch will establish an independent department for entrepreneurship titled the “Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.”


Baruch students’ startup ‘Element’ wins CUNY-wide qualifying competition for Hult Prize

Teams of Baruch College students worked together to develop and pitch ideas for sustainable fashion ventures at CUNY’s university-wide qualifying round for the Hult Prize competition.

Three teams of Baruch students were named the top three winners, with the five students who developed the startup Element were ultimately chosen to move on to the next round.

Baruch community shops from women-owned businesses at Field Center event

The Field Center partnered with Baruch’s Women’s History Month Committee to produce an event to celebrate the contributions made by women to culture and society. After two months of planning, the center launched applications for female business owners affiliated with the college to sell their products and services in the “Women Entrepreneurs Marketplace.”

EntreKey founder shares insights on brand marketing in Field Center webinar

The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship welcomed business consultant Chirag Nijjer to discuss the importance of effective marketing in the latest installment of the center’s “Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn” webinar series on March 1.

Fitness trainer discusses social media marketing in Field Center webinar

Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship welcomed Baruch College students to learn about marketing strategies on social media in the next installment of its “Lunch & Learn” webinar series on Feb. 8.

Baruch alumnus Mark Goldsmith discusses social entrepreneurship with Field Center

In the webinar titled “From Madison Ave to Rikers Island: The Making of a Social Entrepreneur,” Goldsmith shared his expertise on the fundamentals of running a nonprofit organization. After working in advertising for 35 years on New York City’s Madison Avenue, he founded the nonprofit organization Getting Out and Staying Out.

Field Center’s festive ‘Marketplace’ showcases businesses run by Baruch community

After swiping in their ID cards to enter the Field Center, attendees were welcome to peruse through the 13 businesses present, all run by members of the Baruch community. The center offered each attendee an orange ticket that could be redeemed for a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider. The drinks, candy canes and cookies were available in limited supply.

Field Center’s ‘Lunch & Learn’ panel features entrepreneur Chris Alvarez

In a virtual panel on Oct. 19 titled “Learning How to Keep Your Entrepreneur Sword Sharp,” Field Center Program Coordinator Gary Smalls welcomed the guest. Alvarez shared tips on entrepreneurship and rapid growth of technology in the video production industry.

Field Center holds first in-person open house since pandemic

“The Field Center is such a hidden gem with so many free services and programs for students and the community,” Field Center Executive Director Marlene Leekang told The Ticker. “We feel like the open house is a great way to try to get the word out.”

Field Center launches mural design competition

One winning art piece will be selected. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to an individual student submission or $2,000 for a team of students. The team prize will increase to $2,500 if the winning teams include students from multiple Baruch schools.

Baruch student wins Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition

Baruch College undergraduate Bruno Santos Rodrigues is one of four winners—out of nearly 1,150 applicants from 34 higher education institutions nationwide—to score a grand prize of $10,000 in the inaugural Blackstone Launchpad Ideas Competition.

The Field Center for Entrepreneurship’s redesign of the physical space brought innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurial activities to the forefront of the Center’s programming. Check out the transformation over the 4 month process.

The Field Center for Entrepreneurship kicked-off a new era of programming and service to students and the entrepreneurial community with a rededication and  ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the newly designed Center.

Scott Newbert

Academic Director,
Field Programs in Entrepreneurship

Marlene Leekang

Executive Director,
Field Center

Remy Arteaga


Benjamin Cox


Following a generous gift from Lawrence N. Field (BBA, ’52) in 1998, Baruch College’s Small Business Lab was expanded and renamed the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Today, the Field Center provides a comprehensive, contemporary, integrated set of educational and support services to current and aspiring entrepreneurs within the New York City entrepreneurial ecosystem. In so doing, our faculty and staff seek to cultivate the creativity and enrich the futures of all those we serve.

Left to Right: Scott Newbert, Academic Director, Lisa Field, Robyn Field (Field Family Members), Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’71), Anthony O’Carroll (Field Family Member), and Marlene Leekang, Executive Director

Phone:  646 – 312 – 4780

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