Events Calendar

  • Pitch Contest

    • Nov 18, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Reckson, A Division of SL Green
    • 360 Hamilton Avenue
    • Auditorium
    • White Plains, NY 10601
  • $10K Cash Grant Opportunity

    Led by Christina Bechhold, co-founder of the Manhattan-based angel investment group, Empire Angels, the evening is designed to help entrepreneurs take their idea to the next level. Emerging companies will have the opportunity to hear from Bechchold, a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal blog, The Accelerators, and present their idea to a panel of distinguished judges. 

    The winner will receive a $10,000 cash grant and automatic acceptance in the WCA's BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network. A junior prize of $2,500 will also be awarded to the runner up. Applications are due November 7, 2014. To submit your application please visit our website or for more information contact Joelle DiNardi at  or 914-948-6740.

    $20 per person 

    Venue Sponsor:
    Reckson, A Division of SL Green

    Gold Sponsor:
    CMS Bank

    Silver Sponsor:
    Greater Hudson Bank I Tompkins Mahopac Bank

    Bronze Sponsor:
    Fordham Westchester

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  • Twitter Chat: Mining Data for Better Business Decisions

    • Nov 18, 2014, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
    • RPW Group
    • 1133 Westchester Ave
    • White Plains, NY 10604
  • Led by John Lucker, Deloitte’s Global Advanced Analytics & Modeling Market Leader, the virtual Q&A will give businesses in Westchester and beyond a leg up on how to best use data to inform a company’s next steps and strategic plans. Lucker has developed numerous advanced analytic business solutions, is a frequent speaker in the industry on this topic.

    Attendees may submit questions prior to and during the 45-minute chat using the hash tag, #WCAData, to participate. The event is free and pre-registration is not necessary.

    Follow the hashtag: #WCAData

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  • Women In Tech Luncheon

    • Nov 19, 2014, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Tappan Hill Mansion
    • 81 Highland Ave
    • (GPS: 200 Gunpowder Lane)
    • Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • As part of Global Entrepreneurship week, join us as we honor leading women scientists in Westchester's tech, life science, biotech, medtech, healthtech communities and digital healthcare sectors

    Dr. Soo Young Yang, Founder, Chairman, Histogenetics
    Dr. Kathleen Friel, Ph.D. Director, Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery, Burke-Cornell Medical Research Institute
    Ms. Julie P. Gregory, Chief Executive Officer, ContraFect
    Dr. Chau Dang, Chief, West Harrison Medical Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Dr. Doris Bucher, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College

    Moderated by Manoush Zomorodi host and managing editor of WNYC's New York Public Radio

    Gold Sponsor:
    Sterling Bank

    Silver Sponsor:
    Tompkins Mahopac Bank

    Bronze Sponsor:
    Women's Leadership Institute at Manhattanville College

    $110 members; $130 future members

    For more information or sponsorship information contact Laura Montopoli, 

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  • WCA's Fall Leadership Dinner

    • Nov 20, 2014, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Westchester Marriott
    • 670 White Plains Road
    • Tarrytown, NY 10591

  • WCA Leadership Awards Recipients:

    William Cuddy, Executive Vice President, CBRE
    Laura Forese M.D. M.P.H, President, New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System 
    Robert Glazer, CEO, ENT & Allergy Associates 
    Steven Safyer, M.D., CEO, Montefiore Medical Center

    Keynote speaker John D. Bassett III, Chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and subject of the New York Times bestseller, "Factory Man," written by Beth Macy, will offer his five principals of competing successfully in a global economy. 

    Silent Auction throughout the evening. 

    The evening’s agenda 

    5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
    7:00 p.m. Dinner
    8:30 p.m. Dessert Reception
    9:30 p.m. Conclusion 

    To become a sponsor, please contact Laura Montopoli at or 914-948-6444

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