James Burling Chase

After a successful career in NYC's TV advertising industry during the 1990's and into the early 21st century, James played communication support roles at Sustainable South Bronx and Majora Carter Group, LLC. At StartUp Box, he is responsible for generating new business and connecting new resources to build the capacity to serve those clients.

Lancelot Chase

Lancelot Chase is a nationally ranked Halo and Soul Caliber player who has appeared on MLG, among many other gaming media outlets.  He has extensive experience in Quality Assurance within the games industry for numerous Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 titles.  Lancelot has also organized  game tournaments for various platforms in the NYC area.

Melissa Lomba


Melissa served 6 years in the US Air Force Reserves, and later went on to become a top sales & weight loss consultant for Jenny Craig Inc. across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico - with monthly sales over $50k/month.

Jermaine Thompson

​Director Tournaments & Recruiting
Jermaine is best known throughout the South Bronx as the creator & producer of the Hunts Point Unity Basketball Tournaments.  This series of financially self-sustaining competitions brings together self organized teams who pay entrance fees - often raising the money through local business sponsorships and other proactive engagement.

Majora Carter

Majora Carter is an urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.