Columbia Startup Lab Gift Guide

Support small businesses and entrepreneurs this holiday season! Columbia startups have something for everyone on your list – and don’t forget to include a little something for yourself.


Do good, feel good, and eat good with Brava. Sign up for (or gift!) Brava and receive a digital gift card to a Black-owned restaurant in your area every month. You’ll enjoy great food while restaurants receive predictable revenues and early cash flows to reinvest in their businesses and communities.


Shopping for geek culture fans? Nab New has the hottest new product drops & restocks from over 20 top online stores. And with over 50K fandoms to browse, from The Mandalorian to BTS, no matter what they love, you can find it on Nab!


Spruce up your space with custom window treatments from Mesken. 


Give the gift of good taste: Mixt Snacks has the perfect crunchy snack for every day or when you’re on the go and let Coast drinks rejuvenate your body and mind. 


Bring a breath of fresh air to your loved ones with MouthOff, the first ever dissolving gum that actually gets rid of bad breath. Unlike other fresh breath products which only mask bad breath molecules with a flavor that fades away, Mouth Off’s patent-pending formula is activated as you chew, then binds to and removes those bad breath molecules, leaving you with clean breath. 


Share the gift of travel with family & friends! Eat Offbeat’s latest Holiday Gift Box includes jams, cookies, teas, and other holiday treats from around the world, hand-crafted by the Eat Offbeat Chefs, all refugees and immigrants who now call New York City home. Now shipping nationally.


Nix crappy vodka sodas and sugar-packed whiskey gingers with AVEC’s full flavored, low-sugar/calorie mixers made with all-natural real juices, botanicals and spices in stylish 8 oz carbonated cans ($36 for 12-pack), now available by The Sampler ($45) and Party Pack ($115) for holiday entertaining or gifting. AVEC ships nationwide and is available at select retailers throughout the NYC region.


The perfect present for young families this holiday is one that makes an impact. Borobabi is a circular children’s retailer with a conscience, carrying natural & organic, ethically made children’s styles from around the globe. Buy, rent or gift our items this holiday season, and we’ll take you on our journey toward more impactful shopping that also reduces waste to landfill. Shop Holiday Bundles or choose items our items a la carte. Be sure to use your CSL10 discount code at checkout for $10 off your order!


For those with children in high school you might like to gift yourself peace of mind in 2021 by enrolling them with Millie Group, which offers online admissions support and academic mentoring packages with a difference. Columbia Alumni enjoy a 10% discount on their January SAT classes by emailing  to book and putting Columbia in the title.


Toscana USA, a family run company, is the place to go for high quality handcrafted leather shoes and accessories for men and women made in Florence, Italy.


You don’t have to go to Soho for edgy art – enjoy art at home through Curina. They’re offering 15% off for gift cards, which you can use to buy or rent artwork:


Share the gift of health & wellness with fitness app Playbook, which is offering a Columbia discount price of $1 for the first month of all-access. The discount is CSL1 or use this link:


Peace of mind is priceless: Quantime takes the pain out of planning your week and scheduling all you have to do on your calendar by automating the time management experience for modern professionals and teams. Sign up at today!


Looking to advance, launch, restart or change your career in 2021?  Meet people who offer insights, advice & coaching on KIP101, an invite-only community for career knowledge-sharing.  Use the invite code “CSL” to join.


If you’re a renter, RentCity is offering the chance to win 1 month’s free rent! Simply write a review on their site ( of your current (or previous) apartment and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win! A lucky winner will be selected on 12/22/20, so get your review in soon!


Looking for other ways to shop local? “iXopp (pronounced “i-Shop”)” is a location-based marketplace app that allows mom & pop stores to promote their products and businesses. You can sign up for their service to get the latest updates or download their mobile app to discover and shop at your local stores. ”


Thanks for indulging in CSL! These are just a few of the innovative startups that call CSL their home. Get to know the whole cohort at


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