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Entrepreneurship NYC: The role of universities in the NYC ecosystem
New York, October 9, 2013 — Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab and the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC will host a forum to discuss the role of universities in the New York City entrepreneurship ecosystem. The event takes place on Thursday, November 7 at Pace’s downtown New York City campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street, in the Aniello Bianco Room of One Pace Plaza, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The enormous impact universities have on regional economies can be clearly illustrated by examples such as Stanford in Silicon Valley and MIT in the Greater Boston area. In New York City, the role of universities extends well beyond research and technology transfer. Local universities have been integral to the success of New York’s ‘New Economy’ by playing a special role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This event will explore that unique role through a panel discussion followed by an interactive session with the audience.
Panelists: Eric Gertler, Executive Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Managing Director, Center for Economic Transformation for the City of New York; Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer, Columbia University and Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures; Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies and founder of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation; and Geoffrey W. Smith, founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a co-founder and general partner of Ascent Biomedical Ventures. Moderator: Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management and Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.
About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers. www.pace.edu/lubin
Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, firstname.lastname@example.org
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