Starting Up: Entrepreneurship Panel

Friday, July 30, 2010

Our entrepreneurship panel discusses what it means to be a business-leader in tough economic times and how to succeed in different parts of New York.  Guests include: Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation; Dr. Andre Fenton, neuroscientist and president of the Bio-Signal Group at SUNY/Downstate Medical Center’s biotech incubator in Brooklyn; Leni Calas, editor and publisher of the blog QueensMamas.comGerdie Rene, owner of Sankofa Salon in Cambria Heights, Queens; owner of Brooklyn-based Otte Gear, Todd Fairbairn; Keavy Landreth, owner of Kumquat Cupcakery in Brooklyn; Celine Legros, owner & maker of miniature pastries at Les Canelés de Céline, now using WHEDCo's Bronx kitchen incubator; K.Y. Chow, president of Grand Meridian Printing in Long Island City; Jessamyn Waldman, executive director of the Hot Bread Kitchen in Long Island City; Rob Kalin, CEO of Brooklyn-based Etsy, with Etsy top-seller Alyssa Zygmunt of Brooklyn Rehaband Puneet Mehta, the co-founder (with Sonpreet Bhatia and Archana Patchirajan) of MyCityWay in Manhattan.


Leni Calas, K.Y. Chow, Todd Fairbairn, Andre Fenton, Rob Kalin, Keavy Landreth, Celine Legros, Puneet Mehta, Seth Pinsky, Gerdie Rene, Jessamyn Waldman and Alyssa Zygmunt

Comments [5]

Karcia from Brooklyn

I'm an entrepreneur, who is currently building an e-business in NYC. I just wanted to encourage everyone to take advantage of entrepreneurship development organizations like Fasttrac NewVenture program or online strategy roundtables for entrepreneurs such as "One Million by One Million" by Sramana Mitra. Also there are great online groups and resources such as and

Thank you!

Jul. 30 2010 11:06 AM
Gadge from NYC

The NYC publishing fee for LLC's in the city is $2500, in Brooklyn, Queens etc. its around $375. This is because city based LLC's have to publish in the American Law Journal. You should be able to publish online only, the is a gift to the Journal and a tax on city based new businesses.

Jul. 30 2010 10:50 AM
David A from Brooklyn

Science is very entrepreneurial. Actually DOING scientific research means assembling resources to solve problems, the essence of being an entrepreneur. There's fund raising (from NSF, NIH, etc.) and there's marketing papers, tech reports, poster sessions. And management of small numbers of employees. A background of science research is excellent prep for starting a new business.

Jul. 30 2010 10:48 AM
p w ritter

why can't I find the place to click to WATCH the Greene Space show today? All I see is 'Audio'.

Jul. 30 2010 10:47 AM
RJ from Prospect Hts

Frequently the requirements of responding to city RFPs take more work than the projects themselves.

Jul. 30 2010 10:41 AM

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