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Wednesday, October 23 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Lightning Session: How NYU Engaged in Growing Veteran Entrepreneurship in Brooklyn

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NYU Tandon School of Engineering has strategically fostered a pipeline for returning veterans into become entrepreneurs and enter the technology startup ecosystem that is growing in Brooklyn. This pipeline began with the creation of an entrepreneurship program – the Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (VET) program - at the urging of a local elected official and with government support. This program provides participants hands-on experiential learning, mentorship and capstone projects that assist in turning aspirations into career opportunities and new ventures. Soon after the creation of VET, it was clear that participants were creating new ventures and could benefit from an early stage incubator that provided specific resources to veteran owned company. With government support again, and new private industry partners, NYU Tandon opened the first business incubator for military veterans in New York – the Veteran Future Lab. The VET Program and the Veteran Future Lab are located in Industry City, in Sunset Park Brooklyn, one of the most exciting industrial complexes at the heart of the growing tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Brooklyn. These programs were made possible only by committed partners in academic, government and private industry. This lightening round will trace how these programs were initiated, the coordination required with all our partners in government and private industry to get them off the ground, and discuss how these programs are expanding in the future.

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Jennifer Pautz

Senior Director, New York University
As Senior Director for Government Affairs at NYU, Jennifer oversees City and State interactions for the university at large.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Commonwealth A1

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