Second forum to focus on Financial Technologies supporting underserved and affinity markets.

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Mount Saint Mary College will host the second SUN-RISE Breakfast forum featuring Financial Technology Startups focused on underserved urban markets to be held on Friday, September 16th.

The event will take place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mount’s Dominican Center (Room 218) at 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. There is no cost to attend, but participants should RSVP at msmc.edu/sunrise

The SUN-RISE Breakfast Series, sponsored by the Mount, the START-UP Newburgh (SUN) business accelerator, START-UP New York, and iCANny, will provide a platform for entrepreneurs to present their products to local municipal and urban and economic development agencies, housing authorities, regional & state business development agencies, real estate developers and other potential regional users of their technology.

Three companies with technologies ranging from banking products for underserved urban markets to patented new mortgage products based up shared credit will provide 20 minute presentations of their technologies and the relevancy to Hudson Valley’s redeveloping cities and industries.


The schedule for the event is as follows:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Coffee and networking

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – Introduction to START-UP NY, SUN, Mount Saint Mary College, and iCANny

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – “Historical Premise in Newburgh for banking supported economic growth and development.” Mary McTamaney, City of Newburgh Historian, will provide examples that link peak technology and urban growth to specific banking investment.

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Ron Sella, Ready Books – Business Intelligence Software that plugs into Quick Books to self configure and deliver World Class Business Intelligence solutions for CPA’s and small business owners.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Robert Singer, HEED HERO – A Financial Product enabling home ownership in challenging financial and real estate markets.

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Amit Sharma, Verdigris – Technology-Enabled Community Banking Solutions for the Un-banked, Under-banked and De-Risked.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Additional Question and answer period

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Networking opportunities


The objective of the SUN-RISE Breakfast Series is to stimulate exploration of the City of Newburgh and surrounding communities as a test bed for pilots, market research, and product development, just as Thomas Edison and his investors did a century and a half ago here in the City of Newburgh. Parallel to this is the mission to uncover academic linkages to the Mount’s academic offerings with educational and internship opportunities in business, social and natural sciences.

For those who are unable to attend, the event will be streamed live via www.msmc.edu and www.icanny.net

For more information, visit www.msmc.edu