The Mercy College Center for Entrepreneurship to Host New York Entrepreneurship Week
New York Entrepreneurship Week is a time when leaders in entrepreneurship get together to exchange ideas and brainstorm ways to advance the entrepreneurial community.
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 11, 2013
Mercy College’s Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to host New York Entrepreneurship Week. The program is being held at Mercy College’s Manhattan campus, October 15, 2013 through October 17, 2013.
New York Entrepreneurship Week is a time when leaders in entrepreneurship get together to exchange ideas and brainstorm ways to advance the entrepreneurial community. The program brings together local leaders, investors, supporters and entrepreneurs to discuss an array of topics including: investing, funding, legal issues, accounting, marketing and branding. A select group of companies will also have the chance to pitch their company to investors.
One of the presenters at New York Entrepreneurship Week will be Mercy College’s Center for Entrepreneurship Director, Mahmud Wazihullah. Wazihullah says, “We are honored to have been chosen to host this great event that builds the intellectual and economic capital for New York City in entrepreneurship."
About Mercy College’s Center for Entrepreneurship
Mercy College’s Center for Entrepreneurship integrates academics and experiential learning to give students the critical real-life skills they need to start and succeed in business after graduation. With its unique mission, Mercy College’s Center for Entrepreneurship fills a gap that is critically missing from top business schools across the country. The Center offers students unparalleled opportunities to prepare them for success by:
- Partnering students with well-known incubators, such as Alley NYC, who provide support services for entrepreneurs to grow their new businesses, in order to create internship opportunities with venture-backed startup companies and their founders.
- Teaching students how to use their marketing, accounting and financial skills to support entrepreneurial ventures.
- Teaching students the skills they need to create and execute new, socially responsible ventures.
With support from the center, a team of Mercy College students recently created a company to make musical instruments for the physically disabled. The team was a Regional Finalist and a National Rookie of the Year in the Enactus Social Entrepreneurship Competition in the U.S. this year.
About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. http://www.mercy.edu/ 877-MERCY-GO.
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