BMCC ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT FEATURES “FOOD PORN” HOST MICHAEL CHERNOW AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL PRESIDENT HARRY SCHLEIFF; Summit on May 2 offers NYC Community College Students Opportunity to Learn Ropes of Startups and Small Business

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BMCC ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT FEATURES “FOOD PORN” HOST MICHAEL CHERNOW AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL PRESIDENT HARRY SCHLEIFF

Summit on May 2 offers NYC Community College Students Opportunity to Learn Ropes of Startups and Small Business

New York: April 24— Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students will have a chance to meet some of New York City’s brightest and most successful entrepreneurs and business people at the college’s eleventh annual Entrepreneurial Summit on May 2, from10 a.m. until 1 p.m. BMCC’s Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street in lower Manhattan.

Students who dream of starting a business or have questions about where to pitch an idea or want advice on how to get a job at a startup are encouraged to attend. The event will include presentations and panel discussions as well as opportunities to connect with some of the city’s most exciting business innovators.

This year’s feature speakers and panelist include:

  • Michael Chernow, founder of Seamore’s & WellWell.  Chernow also hosts the popular FYI network TV show Food Porn.
  • Yanti Amos, owner of Earth Yoga NYC
  • Evelyn Badia, hospitality expert and owner of Eveland BnB
  • Jimmy Chen, founder and CEO of Propel Tech
  • Robert Cintron, cameraman, film and media expert currently working on the full-length movie “Unwelcome Advances.”
  • Patrick Devaney, award winningactor, producer, director and writer
  • Michael Marino and Jorge Moret co-founders of City Saucery
  • Gunjan Rekhi, owner of Rekhi Law Offices
  • Donna Olah Reiken, CEO of Preferred Small Business
  • Harry S. Schleiff, group president at Discovery Chanel
  • Sha-Rhonda Wilson, COO, Ms/Mrs. Corporate America

 

The wide range of business sectors and industries represented by this year’s speakers and panelists will provide students with real-life insight into whether or not they may want to start a business according to BMCC Business Management Professor Shamira Soren Malekar.

BMCC Business Management Professor Shane Snipes says New York City is filled with startups there are incubators and different services with support mechanisms for startup and BMCC’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship program is preparing students break into the sector.

“There’s a real sense in today’s economy that employers want to have a team that understands what it means to innovate and understanding the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship is a great tool to get that going,” said Snipes.

For more information, directions and a complete schedule on this year’s summit visit the BMCC Entrepreneurial webpage.

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) and enrolls almost 27,000 degree-seeking and 11,000 continuing education students a year, awarding associate degrees in more than 45 fields. BMCC ranks #5 among community colleges nationwide in granting associate degrees to minority students, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. Visit: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu.

 

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