The SUNY Levin Institute was established after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 by George Pataki in memory of Neil Levin who was the director of the Port Authority for New York and New Jersey. The institute if part of the State University of New York (SUNY).
This is their mission. The SUNY Levin Institute promotes
thoughtful engagement and an active response to “globalization” and its
impact on New York State. The Levin Institute is anchored in the
tradition of the urban land grant University: public universities
dedicated to addressing challenges of the 21st century metropolis. The
Levin Institute enhances public discourse, creates and disseminates
knowledge, engages international, domestic and local partners, and
develops and manages programs in support of New York’s and the nation’s
economic growth, sustainability, and social vitality. The Levin
Institute focuses on international engagement,
entrepreneurism, innovation, scholarship, and workforce development.
I was contacted by the Deputy Director of the Levin Institute about a programming they are launching this year called Women Entrepreneurs and Investors to be an advisor. The focus is to bring together aspiring women entrepreneurs and investors to foster the growth of the womens entrepreneurial community. They have partnered with Springboard and Golden Seeds.
It is great to see an educational institute reaching out to the private community to create education for entrepreneurs, networking opportunities among women and investors and a place to inspire more women to jump into the entrepreneurial game. A win for the community.
The first event is March 28th. I will not be at this one but am looking to other events in the future. Information on the event is below.
Women Entrepreneurs and Investors
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now....
How To Navigate The NYC Funding Ecosystem
us launch our new Women Entrepreneurs and Investors project! Explore
the vibrant NYC funding scene with an expert and diversified panel.
Learn from the expertise, experiences and lessons-learned of two
successful women entrepreneurs. Get an early look as up-and-coming
women entrepreneurs take a swim in the Springboard Dolphin Tank,
complete with constructive feedback from our panel and audience. With
lots of time for networking, engaging, learning, and celebrating Women
Entrepreneurs and Investors.
Thomas Moebus, Deputy Director, SUNY Levin Institute
Vanessa Wilson, CFO, Golden Seeds
Amy Millman, President & Co-Founder, Springboard Enterprises
Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds
Jay Levy, Partner, Zelkova Ventures
Julia Pimsleur, CEO & Co-Founder, Little Pim
Adrienne Choma, Founder, Sr. VP & Chief Operating Officer, Saladax
Springboard's Dolphin Tank™:
interactive, fast-pitch session where the panel and the audience "swim
alongside" the companies chosen to participate by giving supportive
feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their pitches.
Program: 6:00 - 7:30
Networking: 7:30 - 8:30