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Program Schedule 2017

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Program Schedule 2017 2017-04-27T14:52:29+00:00

April 21, 2017: Entrepreneur’s Breakfast Forum,  BioInc@NYMC, 7 Dana Rd., Valhalla, NY

Sponsored by

Les Neumann introduces host Randi Schwartz (BioInc@NYMC) and Sponsors Morgan Stanley and Leason Ellis

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Listen to David Hoffman’s presentation, followed by Q&A from our audience!

Listen to Dr. Cheng’s presentation, followed by Q&A from our audience!

Friday, April 21, 2017
BioInc incubator on the campus of New York Medical College.

Presenting Two Critical Ways to Enhance Your Brand and Its Visibility: 1) Jumpstart Your SEO Knowledge; and 2) What to Bring to a Meeting with your IP Attorney


Hosted By:  BIOINC@NYMC
8:00AM: Breakfast+Networking; 8:30AM: Program Begins 


SPONSORED BY:  LEASON ELLIS | MORGAN STANLEY
Note: Cost for this event: $15, includes breakfast, Q+A, and networking.
Address: (Click for Google Map)  7 Dana Road. Valhalla, NY 10595 

Moderator: Dan Potocki, who brings together startup founders, technologists, corporate innovation teams, entrepreneurs, and investors to network, collaborate, and co-create. Dan also runs the Westchester Tech Meetup event series, and is involved in developing investment and educational initiatives for entrepreneurs and teams.


Jumpstart Your SEO Knowledge: David Hoffman

Getting good search engine ranking can make or break a business. But Google and the other search engines are continually refining the algorithms they use to determine how a site should appear. Learn today’s key SEO components to help your site get the Google ranking it needs!
David Hoffman is the founder of Search Smart Marketing, whose core operating principle is to deliver superior client service and results by effectively integrating technology, strategy and project management. Clients include leading national brands such as AutoNation, CARFAX, Bugaboo Strollers and First Capital, as well as small and mid-size businesses from a wide range of industries including publishing, real estate, education, healthcare, finance, and technology.
Prior to forming Search Smart Marketing in 2005, David Hoffman was VP/Managing Director for Wahlstrom Interactive, whose clients included Enterprise Rent-a-Car, GE, Hilton Hotels, Nestle Waters and other category-leading brands.
David is an Adjunct Professor at both Fordham University and Purchase College, teaching Search Marketing in their Digital Advertising programs. Honors include:
  • 914 INC Magazine as a “Name You’ll Need to Know in 2013”
  • Selected for 2013 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program

Five Things to Bring With You When Meeting an IP Attorney to Maximize Value
The presentation will cover how to prepare for and when to meet with an intellectual property attorney to maximize the benefit of the meeting.  IP attorneys like Susie can help teach you how to turn your ideas into assets and how to develop your name into a brand.

Dr. Susie Cheng is a partner at Leason Ellis LLP, an intellectual property law firm in White Plains.  Susie helps startups, privately owned businesses, mid-cap and multinational companies, entrepreneurs and academic institutions to navigate the labyrinth of intellectual property protection including patent, trademark and copyright law.

Leason Ellis is one of the recipients of the Business Council of Westchester Hall of Fame Award in 2017.

Feb 15, 2017: Entrepreneur’s Breakfast Forum,  Koi Creative Space, 169 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601 

Join us for an Entrepreneur’s Breakfast Forum on Feb 15, 2017 at the Koi Creative Space, 169 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601 

Featured Speaker: Dan Potocki

Dan brings together startup founders, technologists, corporate innovation teams, entrepreneurs, and investors to network, collaborate, and co-create.
Dan also runs the Westchester Tech Meetup event series, and is involved in developing investment and educational initiatives for entrepreneurs and teams.

Sep 16, 2016: Sunrise Forum – Financial Technology, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Newburgh, NY

Published on September 16, 2016

The video is from the September 16, 2016 Sunrise Forum on Financial Technology at Mount St. Mary’s College, Newburgh, NY. The three presenters are Ron Sella, ReadyBooks; Ron Singer, HEED HERO; Amit Sharma, Verdigris.

Tech Meet-Up June 29, 2016 in Poughkeepsie, NY

Published on July 5, 2016

The video is from the June 29, 2016 Hudson Valley Tech Meetup held in Poughkeepsie. The primary speaker is Joe Verderame who is the Chairman of the iCANny Board of Advisors.

Pitching the Angels, Apr 21, 2016

2016 Schedule

Published on Apr 26, 2016

This is the morning session of the Pitching the Angels event on April 21, presented by Westfair Communications and the Westchester Angels at New York Medical College in Valhalla. iCANny lead a morning educational forum about how entrepreneurs can grow a business, featuring a panel of four experienced professionals:
-Scott D. Locke of Dorf & Nelson LLP
-Christina Rae of Buzz Creators
-Michael and Stanley Goldstein of Becker & Poliakoff

2016 Schedule

Westfair Communications partnered with the Westchester Angels to present Pitching the Angels — a program focused on the influx of startups, entrepreneurs and investing groups in our area. David Heath, president and founder of Bombas Socks, delivered a keynote speech, followed by pitches from four successful local startups: Lately, MediSprout, Top Chef Meals and Nonnatech. The event took place on April 21 at New York Medical College in Valhalla.