Browsing: Business Development Network

The Stony Brook Entrepreneur Challenge held each spring provides student entrepreneurs with an avenue to win a share of a $50,000 to make their business idea into a viable company. This year five student teams are moving their ideas closer to market and have received significant support from the University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). At the Challenge, students pitch their ideas to a campus panel of experienced venture funders, entrepreneurs and business services professionals. Then they have the opportunity to move on to the Regional and State competitions for additional funding. For 2018, the top three Stony Brook student awards…

The 2018 Incubator Showcase features more than 50 company exhibits and one-on-one networking with Stony Brook University’s scope of biotechnology, energy and information technology entrepreneurs. It will held on Wednesday, June 27, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT). This is the third annual Incubator Showcase celebrating the entrepreneurial culture built at the University and the individual success of each company at every phase. Investors, government officials, attorneys, business services professionals, and the public are invited to take a glimpse at Stony Brook’s incubator companies and the technologies our entrepreneurs are bringing to…

The Stony Brook Film Festival has always been about great storytelling. This year’s festival, which is in its 23rd year and running from July 19 to July 28, is no exception. “The Stony Brook Film Festival is about great films from the U.S. and around the world,” said Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Stony Brook Film Festival and director of the Staller Center for the Arts. “As in years past, we have all genres covered in the festival, from strong narratives and documentaries to comedies, thrillers and even science fiction.” Bookending the festival’s opening and closing nights are hard-hitting…

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2, the College of Business Dean, Manny London, and Island Federal Credit Union President and CEO, Bret Sears, formally opened the Island Federal Credit Union Business Lab. The newly outfitted space, located on the third floor of Harriman Hall, provides a functional and private lab for research. The naming comes as part of a $3,000,000 philanthropic gift made by Island Federal Credit Union in 2014. Of that gift, $750,000 established three funds at the College of Business, including an endowment for banking education and research, a dean’s fund for excellence in finance and a…

The Stony Brook Alumni Association has partnered with Virtue 4 Business to offer a new perk for alumni business owners and business leaders. Virtue 4 Business, founded by Stony Brook alum and former Cablevision executive Brad Feldman ’97, specializes in helping small businesses save time and money. With a diverse portfolio of products and services, Virtue 4 Business serves as a one-stop shop for small business owners, allowing them to focus on what they love to do. Virtue 4 Business is pleased to extend exclusive benefits to the Stony Brook University community, including: Accounting and Payroll Services: 10% discount Insurance: Free, no-obligation review and…

Want to know how the 2018 Tax Reform will affect you? Join us for a Before Hours Networking Breakfast and hear from Edwin Cassanova, CPA, Head of Accounting at Virtue 4 Business to learn more about the 2018 Tax Reform and its impacts on individuals and small businesses. Q&A to follow. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8 am to 10 am Virtue 4 Business 1660 Route 112, Suite C Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 Register today. This is a free event, but registration is required. Hosted by Bradley Feldman ’97, CEO, Virtue 4 Business. This event is a program offering of…

Since roughly 85 percent of jobs are obtained through personal contacts, more time should be spent on crafting the core messages you’d like to send to your network, while building and maintaining authentic relationships. If you’ve convinced yourself that networking isn’t for you, maybe it’s because you feel uncomfortable meeting new people or it’s not natural for you. That’s not a problem: we’ve pulled together 3 networking myths that often limit career growth, and debunk common misconceptions to help you benefit the most from this powerful technique. Myth #1. You have to be a born networker or a natural at…

With our record-breaking attendance records, ever-expanding alumni network and growing presence across the globe, including 186,550 alumni, 195 events, and 111 countries represented, we are beyond proud of all that our alumni have accomplished this year. For a comprehensive overview of alumni engagement including signature events, social media, awards programs and reunions, as well as a list of Scholarship Golf Classic donors, check out our 2016-2017 Annual Report.

Need Career Advice, or want to share yours? Register today to share your story, or get career advice.  Join us for an evening of networking with alumni and friends! There will be approximately 20 tables representing various careers. Do not miss this opportunity to share or increase your career knowledge and grow your professional network! Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6 pm to 8 pm Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook University Tables will be organized by organized by Career Communities: Arts & Communications Business Education & Helping Professions Government & Public Service Healthcare IT & Engineering Scientific Research & Academia Exploring…

Asad Moughal ’19 has dreamed of working at Google for as long as he can remember.  Thanks to the Stony Brook Career Center, he’s now taken steps toward achieving that goal. “I was able to connect with three alumni, all of whom had amazing things to say about everything from resume advice to interview preparation,” Asad said. “Best of all, I was able to connect with an alum who works at Google, which is a dream employer of mine, and this alumnus was more than open to sharing her experience and advice.” Asad, a marketing intern for the Career Center and…

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