Winning Company Also Receives Acceptance into BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network
November 18, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Pitch contest entry deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014
Calling all entrepreneurs! Apply now for Westchester County Association's second pitch night contest, and the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash, plus a coveted spot in the WCA's BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, which offers free commercial space, complimentary professional services, mentors, and access to seed financing for early-stage companies committed to locating in Westchester County, the new health tech hub of the Northeast.
- Oct 01, 2015, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Tappan Hill Mansion
- 81 Highland Avenue
- GPS: 200 Gunpowder Lane
- Tarrytown, NY 10591
Honoring outstanding women and students in STEM fields
This event is currently sold out. To add your name to our waiting list, please email Lauren Randall.
Keynote Speaker: Linda Sanford, senior advisor, IBM
Corporation, will deliver the keynote address. Sanford was responsible for
transforming IBM’s core business processes, creating an IT infrastructure to
support and integrate processes globally, and helping to create a culture that
fosters innovation. She is a member of the Women in Technology International
Hall of Fame and has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in
Business by Fortune magazine. Hear about her rise through the ranks at one of
the world’s largest and most influential technology companies, based here, in
the heart of Westchester.
2015 Honorees are:
JoAnn Difede, PhD,
director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
Studies at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and
Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell
University, for pioneering uses
of virtual technology to treat survivors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Joan Fallon, DC, CEO, Curemark,
LLC for developing novel therapies to treat autism & ADHD
Lynn Macdonald, PhD, executive
director, Pain, Neurology, & VI Next, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, for
developing genomic technologies for the treatment of human diseases
Rebecca Sommi, senior vice president of operations, support, and engineering, Broadview Networks, for leading this information technology organization through one of the greatest technological shifts in history.
Andrea Soto, vice
president/chief of staff to the president of MasterCard Operations and Technology,
for leading a global corporate Women in Technology initiative.
addition, the WCA will recognize two students for their the achievements and
passion for science, technology, engineering, and math(STEM): Brigitte Obermeyer, a rising senior at Briarcliff
High School dedicating her studies to becoming an engineer, and Lindsay Peckham, who
is pursuing a degree in Cyber Security at Westchester Community College.
A Crowd of 300+ Witness the Pitch Contest on Day One of ‘Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester’
The Westchester County Association (WCA), through its BLUEPRINT for Westchester economic development initiative, tonight announced Databean LLC, a Mt. Vernon-based clinical research organization, as the winner of the “Pitch to the Pros” contest, the first-day highlight of the organization’s groundbreaking two-day conference, Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester. Databean LLC will receive a $10,000 cash grant, plus a coveted spot in the WCA’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, through which it will receive one year of rent-free private office space, complimentary professional services, advertising in local media, and access to financing and mentoring in Westchester County. As a first runner-up, Amrita Health Foods, a producer of plant-based nutrition bars, also will join the Accelerator Network...