For Thursday, September 29:
8:30 am: Reception, informal tours | 9 am: Remarks | 9:30 am: Client interviews, tours
-- Will Target Underserved Populations in Queens,
Including Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Queens --
The Tech Incubator at Queens College—the borough’s first such incubator—will be introduced to the community with a press conference, informal tours of the dedicated, 24-hour, high-tech facility, and a reception to follow.
Current clients will be available to provide feedback on the facility. A virtual ribbon-cutting will help demonstrate the site’s amenities, which include a dedicated IT support center, equipment resource center with state-of-the-art servers and 3D printer, conference rooms, classrooms, a full kitchen, and dining, lounge, and games areas.
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Queens College President, will offer greetings. Invited speakers include James Vacca, NYC Council Committee on Technology Chair; Peter Koo, NYC Council Committee on Small Business; Rory Lancman, NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection and Consumer Affairs, and Jean Ndoutoumou, Tech Incubator at Queens College client and CEO, Numeraxial LLC.
CEP Hall 2, Room 17, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Directions to QC: http://bit.ly/mX79LH;
Campus map: http://bit.ly/1toCpb7
Media Parking is available as directed by Kissena Blvd. Main Gate Security
Background With state-of-the-art labs, wireless access, and the largest
number of undergraduates majoring in Computer Science in the New York area, Queens College is committed to technology. Its new tech incubator highlights the college’s efforts to expand its technology footprint as it continues to be an agent for economic development and prosperity in the borough. The college has cultivated new relationships with a host of business/technology organizations and individuals, who will be invited to serve as “ambassadors” for the incubator. It has also expanded existing partnerships with key organizations, including the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Economic Development Corporation. The Tech Incubator will also be a resource for the college’s students, who will have opportunities to serve as interns and/or create their own ventures in this facility.