Brooklyn Tech Triangle U.

Entrepreneurship Symposium

Showcasing research and innovation in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, this year’s event will explore the theme of “Intersections” and how tech is transforming traditional industries and intersecting with real world issues.

Keynote Event: Tech All-Stars Panel

A discussion featuring leaders of major companies and organizations in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle that use tech to enhance “traditional” industries like education, fashion, manufacturing, and media.

Brooklyn Tech Triangle U. Panel

Heather Fleming, Choire Sicha, Laura Smith, Scott Cohen, Manoush Zomorodi.

March 4, 10am

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 Metrotech Center


Scott Cohen
New Lab Co-Founder

Heather Fleming
Gilt Senior Director

Choire Sicha
The Awl Co-Founder

Laura Smith
Amplify VP, Prof. Services, Insight

Manoush Zomorodi (moderator)
WNYC’s New Tech City Host

STEAM: Putting the Arts Back in STEM

How do the arts and creative practices act as a catalyst for technological innovation? This panel will explore the benefits to integrating the creative practice in tech fields.

March 4, 12pm

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 MetroTech Center


Luke Dubois
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Co-Director + Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media

Rebecca Heritage
NYC College of Technology, CUNY Education Specialist

Jamie Jewett
Lostwax Multimedia Dance | NYU Tisch School of the Arts Associate Professor

Kevin Patton
NYC College of Technology, CUNY Assistant Professor + Director of Emerging Media Technologies

Maria Del Carmen Montoya
New Media and Social Practice Artist

Murali Nair (moderator)
Global IT Associates Business Technology Consultant

Business for the Greater Good

A diverse line-up of panelists discusses organizations that are driving social change - and the tools available to help them expand their impact.

March 4, 2pm

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 MetroTech Center


Steven Dean
Brooklyn Law School Professor and co-author of “Social Enterprise and the Law”

Kristina Drury
TYTHEdesign | Pratt Institute Founder and Creative Director + Professor

Dana Brakman Reiser
Brooklyn Law School Professor and co-author of “Social Enterprise and the Law”

Su Sanni

Andrew Young
NYU Governance Lab Associate Director of Research

Christopher Wink (moderator) Brooklyn Co-Founder and Editor

Healthcare Startup 101

What do you need to make your healthcare startup successful? This panel features leaders of a startup, a community biolab, and experts on legal issues and biotech innovation for a soup to nuts discussion on what you need to know for your business.

March 4, 3:30pm

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 MetroTech Center


Omar Ahmad
Suneris Vice President, Engineering

Jonathan Askin
Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic | Brooklyn Law Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship Founder/Director and Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee

Allen Burdowski
St. Francis College Dean + Professor, Biology

Ellen Jorgensen
Genspace Co-Founder and Executive Director

Andrew Lam
Aeterna Laurus | LIU Brooklyn Founder and Managing Director + Alumnus

Lenzie Harcum (moderator)
New York City Economic Development Corporation Director, Bioscience & Healthcare Teams

Game On! Why Gaming Matters to Brooklyn’s Innovation Economy

Small creative agencies, indie gaming developers, and crowd- funding sites are all contributing to the growth of the video gaming industry in New York. This panel will explore how companies can leverage gaming to grow their business.

March 4, 5pm

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 MetroTech Center


Darshan Desai
Berkeley College Professor, Management

Gavin Fraser
Small Planet Founder + CEO

Nicole He
Kickstarter Outreach Lead

James Heaton
Tronvig Group President + Creative Director

Charles Pratt
New York University Assistant Arts Professor, NYU Game Center

Jonathan Bowles (moderator)
Center for an Urban Future Executive Director

Networking Mixer

This meet and greet is open to all who are interested in making connections in the Tech Triangle.

March 4, 6pm

Hill Country Barbecue Market

345 Adams Street


Tech-U-Cation: The Integration of Tech and Education in the Classroom and Beyond

Collaborations between the tech industry and educational institutions are creating more opportunities for learning and experience. This panel will examine “outside the box” collaborations and explore what works and what does not.

March 5, 10am

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 MetroTech Center


Mark Parsons
Pratt Institute Director, Production Technologies

Marco Perry
Pensa Founder

Alex Rappaport
Flocabulary Co-Founder and CEO

Emily Wheeler
NYC ACRE and Urban Future Lab Director

Duks Koschitz (moderator)
Pratt Institute Associate Professor in Design and Technology

Career Events

Events aimed at introducing students to life in entrepreneurial careers.

Get the Job: Career Tips for Students

Recruiters from companies in the Tech Triangle discuss what potential candidates should know about getting in the door and how to be successful once they get there.

March 5, 11:30am

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

5 MetroTech Center


John Abrashkin
Honeybee Robotics Director of Business Development + Communications
Creates advanced robotic systems for the worlds’ toughest environments.

Hannah Lindsey
Huge Recruitment Director, East Coast
Creates experiences that transform brands, grow businesses, and make peoples’ lives better.

Jaclyn Mack
MakerBot VP, Human Resources
Setting the standard in Desktop 3D printing, Desktop 3D scanning, and 3D entertainment.

Erica Schneider
Tough Mudder Manager, People Team
Obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.

Jocelynne Rainey (moderator)
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Chief Administrative Officer

Open Office Tours

These curated sessions tours will offer students and recent grads the opportunity to visit innovation firms and incubators in the Tech Triangle and learn about the culture, qualifications, and perks to working in the entrepreneurial world.

March 5 & 6

Various Locations

Space for these tours is extremely limited. RSVP only if you truly plan to attend, and you will be contacted directly with more instructions about the tour.


March 5, 3pm - 5pm
Downtown Brooklyn

Urban Future Lab
15 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor
Incubator dedicated to envisioning and realizing innovation in the cleantech sector.
Presentation, office tour, Q&A
325 Gold Street
Online platform where people connect to buy and sell things they are passionate about.
Office tour + Q&A

LIU Brooklyn Innovation Incubator
1 University Plaza, Pratt Building Room 110
Early-stage incubator for aspiring student entrepreneurs.
Office tour + Q&A

MiMedia Inc.
32 Court Street, 18th Floor
Company provides a personal media cloud where photos, videos, music, and documents can live in a single, secure home.
Presentation + networking

This Also
32 Court Street, Suite 1700
Design company for mobile and emerging technology.
Presentation + Q&A

March 6, 10am - 12pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard

(A free shuttle from Downtown Brooklyn will be provided)

New Lab
Building 280, 8th Floor
High-tech design and prototyping center that houses new manufacturing entrepreneurs, educators, and businesses.
Office Tour + Q&A

Honeybee Robotics
Building 3, Suite 1005
Creates advanced robotic systems for the worlds’ toughest environments.
Office Tour + Q&A

March 6, 3pm - 5pm

Media Hive
68 Jay Street, Suite 601
Provides strategic guidance for online eCommerce and in-store retail systems.
Presentation + pizza reception

NYU Poly DUMBO Incubator
20 Jay Street, Suite 312
Early stage incubator that serves as home to hardware and digital media companies.
Office Tour + Q&A

Brooklyn Brew Shop
20 Jay Street, Suite 410
Producers of beer-making kits.
Beer making demo + tasting; open only to students aged 21+.

Mentorship Hackathon

Calling all future CEOs and CTOs! Build your startup dream team and launch your first great business idea in one weekend. Work with other students interested in tech and business development and team up with successful entrepreneurs, mobile, and web developers in the Tech Triangle’s second annual student-mentor hackathon.

March 5 - 8

NYU Magnet

2 MetroTech Center


March 5, 6pm - Hackathon Networking Meetup
NU Hotel, 85 Smith Street
Come out and meet your fellow entrepreneurs and hackers, as well as our mentors and judges. Get a leg up on the competition and start developing your ideas!

March 6 - Kick-off
Opening reception + weekend agenda + app idea pitches + team formation + API demos

March 7 - Hack away

March 8 - Celebrate
Demo session + award ceremony + networking

Partners + Sponsors
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
General Assembly
NU Hotel
Panera Bread
Pio Bagel
Shake Shack

Tech Triangle U. GA Front Row Offer
Brooklyn Tech Triangle U. Partners