Upcoming Events

Meet our community at info sessions, meetups, and networking events. Amp up your skills with our workshops and classes. Our events are an integral part of the LIU Entrepreneurship experience. 

Explore our upcoming events and classes here.

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Intro Sustainable Entrepreneurship Workshop: Jump-Start Your Business


    Build a successful and sustainable business. Discover what it takes to be a successful business owner. Develop the basic skills you need to ensure your business's financial, environmental, and social success.

    This immersive, hands-on workshop will equip students with the fundamentals to be a sustainable entrepreneur.

    Students will learn: How to determine what is or is not a good idea for a business; How to develop a marketing strategy that works; What to do and not do when building your team; How much money is needed to finance a new business; How sustainability can give an edge at business launch.

    This workshop is an immersive introduction to the full Sustainable Entrepreneurship Training (SET) / Genesis Course - which takes you from "idea" to the "pitch-ready" stage of your business.


  • Monday, October 02, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    KPMG Advisory Services on True Value


    The KPMG Sustainability advisory team will present their True Value methodology -  a cutting-edge practice used to measure the impact of a business’ activities on the environment, society and governance. This workshop presents the latest in sustainability thinking, the best practices in identifying material areas of concern for companies to focus on, and the best ways to measure the impact of sustainability efforts.

    The team will present the latest developments in sustainability accounting and consulting and how they use cutting edge quantitative models to measure different types of impact and compute the “true earnings” of firms in order to better make strategic decisions.

    Topics will include:

    • The social aspect of the business of fashion

    • Sustainability as a business advantage in the fashion industry

    • Integrity of the supply chain and the benefits of various assurance processes to ensure integrity

    • Analyzing the probability of internalization

    • Valuing the cost of internalization  


  • Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 11:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    How One Man Transformed a Passion for Jazz into an Organization and Career


    Many of us aspire to earn a living from our passions. Hans Schuman, founder and executive director of JazzReach, was able to do just that.

    Please join us as we learn how Hans transformed his love of jazz into a not-for-profit arts education organization and career.


    Through the presentation of innovative, widely acclaimed live multi-media educational programs for young audiences, captivating main-stage concerts for general audiences and informative clinics and master-classes for student musicians and ensembles, JazzReach is steadfastly dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of this rich, vital, ever-evolving American art form.

    Since premiering our debut educational program in 1997, JazzReach has successfully positioned itself as one of our nation's leading arts organizations dedicated to jazz. Our dynamic, innovative programs have triumphantly served over 255,000 young people nationwide in partnership with many of America's most prominent performing arts presenters and have received unanimous praise from students, teachers, parents, the media and arts professionals alike.

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    4 Session Business Planning Workshop



    Move from business idea to business plan under the guidance of John Robinson, president and CEO of the National Minority Business Council.

    The process of business planning can help clarify thinking and increase the likelihood you've considered the most essential aspects of your business venture. This four-session workshop can serve as an introduction to the practice of business planning, a refresher for those already familiar with the process, and preparation for this year's NY State Business Plan Contest.

    Workshop sessions will be held Mondays October 16, 23, 30, and November 6.


  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Applying Lessons from Wall Street to Small- + Mid-Sized Business Clientele

    One path to entrepreneurship involves taking lessons learned from a corporate career and applying them in one's own business. Tricia Taitt, principal of The Art of Money Matters, joins us on October 17 to discuss her career path: how she has effectively applied lessons learned from working on Wall Street to serving the needs of her business's small- and mid-sized clients.

    Learn how a difference in clientele and context can influence a professional's work experience to help you better understand what kind of working environment might best suit you.


    The Art of Money Matters is led by its President and Chief Financial Officer, Tricia Taitt, who has a strong track record of managing and improving the financial operations of growth-oriented, small to mid sized companies in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.  Ms. Taitt is adept at helping senior leaders decode the numbers so that they can better understand their business and make strategic decisions more confidently.

    After spending eight years on Wall Street as an equity markets sales specialist and corporate finance manager at industry powerhouses such as Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, Ms. Taitt realized that her core finance and accounting skills were highly transferrable to small and mid sized companies, which is where she could make a bigger and more personally rewarding impact. With this inspiration, Ms. Taitt started offering her financial consulting services and officially formed The Art of Money Matters, in 2014.

    In addition to managing AMM, Ms. Taitt does speaking engagements and teaches workshops on Small Business Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Sustainability for Non Profits, both domestically and abroad.

    Ms. Taitt holds an M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, and a B.S. in Economics with Finance concentration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 08:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    NYC TechBreakfast



    Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.Based on the popular TechBreakfast format popularized in the Mid-Atlantic and other regions, the NYC TechBreakfast is a "show and tell" format event where up to five different technologists will demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. The event is "triple agnostic". We don't care if the technology is from a start up, a large company, a university, a government agency, or someone's hobby. We are also agnostic as to the industry of the tech - it could be IT, biotech, robotics, aerospace, materials sciences, anything tech and innovative is cool.

    And yes, this is free! 

    To RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-TechBreakfast/events/236638433/

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