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Join Discussions on Entrepreneurship at First-Ever Tech Triangle U Event

Students invited to attend panel discussions on multiple aspects of entrepreneurship


Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations

Brooklyn Tech TriangleThe LIU community is invited to attend panel discussions on the latest in topics ranging from legal issues for startups to how to begin your own startup. LIU Brooklyn is participating in panel discussions during the first-ever Tech Triangle U, an exciting week of events focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, organized by the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition and downtown Brooklyn’s colleges and universities.                                              

LIU Post alumnus Alfred R. Kahn (B.A. ’84, Honorary ’05), former chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment—a company that specialized in the acquisition, production, and licensing of children’s entertainment—will participate in the “Legal Issues for Startups” panel discussion, which will focus on issues ranging from data privacy to branding and licensing at Brooklyn Law School (250 Joralemon Street, Student Lounge) on April 24, at 1:30 p.m. To register for this panel discussion, visit

Following that, Mark Fasciano, managing director of ThoughtBox@LIU, will be participating in a panel discussion called “The Startup Curve,” focusing on best practices for startups held at LIU Brooklyn (1 University Plaza, HS 107) on April 24, at 3:30 p.m. To register for this panel discussion, visit

On April 23, LIU Brooklyn alumnus Andrew Zarick, co-founder and CEO of Digital DUMBO—producing live events that connect forward-thinking companies with people that are changing the world through technology—will participate in the “Recent Graduate Panel,” where alumni from Tech Triangle colleges discuss how they launched their careers. Other local companies participating on this panel include Condé Nast, The Socialyte Collective, The Comb + Beauty Beat Box, Buzzfeed, Tough Mudder, and Brooklyn. To register for this panel discussion, visit

Additional panel discussion topics include “Making Sense of Big Data,” “Emerging Trends in Biotech,” “Advanced Technologies for Design and Construction,” “Legal Issues for Startups,” “The Startup Curve,” “Recent Graduate Panel,” and a “Startup 101 Panel.”

LIU Brooklyn is participating in the week of events that will include networking, lectures, workshops, and tours of many tech companies in the district. “What better way to learn about the challenges and best practices of creating and running your own startup than from the innovative and experienced entrepreneurs participating in these panels?” asked Ryan Attard, director of entrepreneurship at LIU. “Students from all campuses are welcome and encouraged to attend these valuable events.”

Tech Triangle U events are free and open to the public. Transportation will be provided for some events from the LIU Post campus. (For information, email Ryan Attard at To see a full schedule of events or to register, visit

Tech Triangle U, a weeklong series of events from April 22 to 27 will enable 11 local Brooklyn colleges to highlight the talent of their faculty and students to companies in Brooklyn Tech Triangle, while engaging local companies in conversations about how to best prepare students for jobs with innovative firms.

Posted 04/08/2014

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