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Panel on Fundraising Options for Mid-life CEOs: Networking Afterwards!
August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm| $20.00
For many people, talk of entrepreneurship and incubators provokes thoughts of Millennials and Generation Z. However, the reality is quite different. According to a recent Kauffman Foundation Index, approximately half of all new entrepreneurs are age 45 or older. That is why LIU Brooklyn’s Center for Entrepreneurship is partnering with Stage2Startups on a program to help older entrepreneurs become startup founders and offer support to this new community.
The first Stage2Startups & LIU Brooklyn programs take place at the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Lab on August 2 and August 30.
The August 2 event focuses on the evergreen issue of “Funding Options,” with advice from entrepreneurs and other experts. Among the speakers are Chanel sales executive turned surf bikini company CEO Helena Fogarty who will share her experience, Lower East Side Credit Union representative Angel Garcia, NYC Small Business Solutions representative Calvin Fletcher who will discuss free programs to help entrepreneurs find lenders, and CEO of Raise the Credit and Business Kings, Andres Rosa, who will speak about managing one’s credit rating to get investment approval.
The August 30 event provides a panel of speakers who will share their experience of leaving their mid-life corporate careers to found their own companies. Among the speakers are former IBM representative turned livestreaming marketing guru Carlos Vassallo, investment banker turned fashion designer Zachery Prell, corporate administrator turned pet-care guru Judy Wong, professional photographer turned career coach Ed Lederman and I Love to be Selling eBay guru Kathy Terrill.
Moderating both events will be Dawn McGee Strickland, director of LIU Brooklyn’s Center for Entrepreneurship, who was part of a startup team that raised over $5 million in venture financing and previously served as a founding board member of the Laundromat Project, an award-winning arts and social justice organization.
Future programs will include insight into equity and partnership agreements and other legal issues, technology, sales and marketing. All programs feature experienced entrepreneurs and may also include subject matter experts.