As in-person events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, the Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz is convening virtual gatherings to engage the entrepreneurial community and provide information and support.
The Hudson Valley Entrepreneurs Forum, originally scheduled for March 19, has been transformed into a series of weekly online Collaboration Huddles that will continue through May. Each huddle encourages collaboration around a specific topic and an open interaction where all participants can ask questions and share best practices or other helpful info.
“Sometimes it takes an unfortunate situation to bring people together,” said adjunct Tony DiMarco who oversees the Venture Hub. “While we can’t meet in person, this crisis is bringing Hudson Valley entrepreneurs together in new online ways. We will get together in person in better days.”
The online forums invite all types of entrepreneurs, including high-growth startups, small business owners, family business owners and solopreneurs. More than 50 people have participated each week so far, and event recordings are shared with more than 700 people in the regional business community.
“Right now, many Hudson Valley entrepreneurs are struggling to survive and are innovating new ways to thrive once the health crisis is over,” said Tony DiMarco. “We wanted to act now by offering this weekly series online where entrepreneurs can share the ‘ground truth’ of what they have been experiencing and share any best practices that are working for them.”
All are welcome to participate via web conference in upcoming Venture Hub Collaboration Huddles, which will take place every Thursday from 12 – 1 p.m. through the end of May:
- April 30: Strategic Partnerships: Tony Fareed, Managing Director, Bridge Global Capital Group, 360accel
- May 7: Consolidation for Scaling: Rushdi Siddiqui, Co-Founder & CEO of Vaistra
- May 14: Solopreneurs: Lauree Ostrofsky, Founder, Simply Leap
- May 21: Small Business: Frank DeRaffele, Executive Director, Business Networking International HV
- May 28: Finding HV Talent: Kale Kaposhilin, Co-founder, Moonfarmer
No need to register. You can join the webinars using this link.
Meeting number: 612 333 207
Or call in at (415) 655-0001 US Toll
About the Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz
The Venture Hub is housed in the School of Business and serves to connect entrepreneurs with prospective investors and talented potential employees (including New Paltz students and alumni). It’s network of educators, entrepreneurs and investors works to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in the Hudson Valley, one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial environments in the Northeast.