New York #TechWeek: All Things Customer Experience

Thursday, October 19, 2023
3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurship Studio, Room W405A, 4th Floor
One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

​Discover how successful businesses create exceptional customer experiences through engaging talks, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities. Cloudonix, a Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) company, will be a featured presenter. This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of customer-centric strategies and the latest industry trends. Our expert speakers will share valuable insights, practical tips, and real-life case studies that can be applied to diverse industries.​ Whether you're a marketer, entrepreneur, or customer service professional, you will learn the tools and knowledge to elevate your customer experience game. Don't miss this chance to connect with like-minded individuals and gain fresh perspectives on delivering outstanding customer satisfaction. There will be time to network after the presentations. PES is a proud partner of Cloudonix, one of our studio companies. View the agenda and more information about All Things Customer Experience.

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PES Alumni Mixer

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

Calling all Pace alumni: Join us for an event filled with startup talks and light refreshments! Learn more about our Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) and get to know what our current batch of founders are building today. You will also learn more about our application process, as well as mentorship, corporate sponsorship, and partnership opportunities. Find out how to get involved during the event.

Innovation Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Student Center and Tabling Area, 1st Floor, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

Innovation Day is for the Pace community to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in technology. The event features talk sessions with industry experts from tech companies and law firms like Meta, Tawkify, and Cozen O'Connor; keynotes from AnD Ventures and Speedemissions; corporate booths with resources for student entrepreneurs; and fun activities—such as a ping-pong tournament with professional coaches—and of course food! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this event. For our students in Pleasantville campus, the talk sessions will be streamed to Kessel, and there are free shuttle buses between the Pleasantville campus and the New York City campus.

Come find us at the Tabling Hub to learn more about free startup benefit packages and play pingpong with us!


9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m - Opening Remarks
Speaker: Lawrence G. Singleton, Dean, Lubin School of Business

9:10 a.m.-9:40 a.m. - Revolutionizing Innovation: The New Role of Universities
Speaker: Roy Glasberg, Founder and Managing Partner, AnD Ventures

9:45 a.m.-10:25 a.m. - Print, Heal, Innovate: 3D Printing in MedTech from Crisis to Curriculum
Moderator: Marcus Tye, Dean, College of Health Professions (CHP)
Panelists: Denys Gurak, Founder and CEO, A.D.A.M.; John Damiao, Assistant Professor, CHP

10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. - Founders' Panel
Moderator: Arah Go, Director, Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES)
Panelists: Seyi Fakoya '23, CTO, Gamr; Gaia Palliere, CEO, Reusable Logistics; David Silberman, CFO, PingPod; Adam Cohen-Aslatei, Managing Partner, Tawkify; Anya Bhatnagar, Director of Customer Success, Quaeris

11:15 a.m.-11:55 a.m. - IP and the Early Stage Company
Moderator: Horace Anderson, Dean, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Panelists: Jonathan Brown, Director, Pace Food and Farm Business Law Clinic; Amy Divino '91, Member, Cozen O'Connor Law Firm; Jack Scheffel, Adjunct Professor, Haub Law

12:00 p.m.-12:35 p.m. - Into the Metaverse: The Future Unveiled through AR and VR
Speakers: Andrew Carney, Head of Customer Growth - Reality Labs, Meta; Carmine Guida, Clinical Assistant Professor, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

12:40 p.m. - Speedemissions: Young Entrepreneurs for The Environment
Speaker: Rich Parlontieri, President and CEO, Speedemissions

1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
Speaker: Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University

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Opportunities in Africa Summit

Monday, September 18, 2023
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
New York Marriot Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, NY 10006

Opportunities in Africa is an annual event organized by the pan-African company Wutiko, a Pan-African platform connecting people to opportunities, in partnership with Pace University. The goal of the conference is to connect African organizations with investment opportunities from both public and private sectors, including entrepreneurs, to investors, entrepreneurs, or talent who are interested in the African market. This year's theme is "Opening Access to Capital, the Wall Street Way." Keynote Speakers include African heads of state, US government officials, and Wall Street leaders. Pitches and fundraising sessions for large-scale African projects with economic challenges and impact on job creation will be at the heart of this meeting. The event will feature recruitment sessions for the talent of the diaspora and meetings with African companies looking for technical or financial partners in the US. Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) is a proud partner for Opportunities in Africa Summit. View the agenda and more information about the Opportunities in Africa Summit.

PES Startups Presentation

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

PES startups will present via Zoom. Our studio companies Cloudonix and Gamr will pitch. This is an invitation-only event.

Semester End and Launch Party

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Room W405A, 4th floor, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

Lubin students and alumni from the start-ups Gamr, Zalpha, and Cloudonix invite you to come party with us to celebrate the end of the semester. We are also celebrating being officially accepted to the Pace Entrepreneurship Studio. We've got pizza, drinks, and fun swag from our partners at Google, Amazon, Fiverr, Wix, and others.

Monthly Lecture: Sara Garson of 25madison

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Central Corridor Lounge, One Pace Plaza, 4th floor, New York City Campus

Sara Garson builds and invests in early-stage start-ups at 25madison, a venture studio and fund. Prior to 25madison, Sara spent six years building consumer startups. She was the fifth employee at Daily Harvest, one of the fastest growing e-commerce brands, where she was responsible for launching and scaling their end-to-end supply chain as Director of Operations. She then founded a venture-backed party supplies company called Coterie. Sara started her career as a CPA at PwC, and received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her BSBA from Georgetown University.

Workshop: Target Audience

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Room W405A, 4th floor, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

Join us for a hands-on workshop with PES manager Nofar Nistani about who is your audience and why you need to know it from your very first steps. Get hands-on practice on identifying your potential clients.

How to Build a Startup - For Pace Students and Alumni

Monday, February 27, 2023
12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Room W405A, 4th floor, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus and Zoom

Dean Singleton is hosting a special session about opportunities for Pace students and alumni to become entrepreneurs. The Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) manager, Nofar Nistani, will share additional information about the Studio program and answer questions about how to launch a startup at Pace. RSVP required - spots are limited.

Monthly Lecture: Robert LoCascio, Founder and CEO of LivePerson

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Central Corridor Lounge, One Pace Plaza, 4th floor, New York City Campus

Robert LoCascio is the founder of LivePerson, Inc. and has been its chief executive officer since its inception in 1995. His mission is to make life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands. LivePerson has come a long way since its early years, having survived the dot-com crash and grown to become the leader in intelligent engagement solutions, currently serving over 18,000 clients, with 1,300 employees and offices across the globe. Robert is one of the longest-standing founding CEOs of a tech company today.

Robert's interests extend beyond his business and reflect his close ties to New York City. He is a founding member of the NYC Entrepreneurs Council of the Partnership for New York City. In 2001, he started the Dream Big Foundation with its first program FeedingNYC, which gives families in need a Thanksgiving dinner.

To date, FeedingNYC has donated more than 70,000 meals. Its second program, the Dream Big Entrepreneurship Initiative, launched in 2014 to fund, mentor, coach, and empower local entrepreneurs in underserved communities.

LivePerson makes life easier for people and brands everywhere through trusted Conversational AI. We empower brands to give customers better experiences through AI-powered messaging instead of forcing them to waste time on hold or crawling through websites. For consumers, AI-powered conversations make it natural and easy to buy products and resolve questions in the messaging channels they use every day, including Apple Business Chat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, SMS. For brands, this means happier customers, higher efficiency, and lower costs. Most importantly for both, conversational relationships run deep. Over 18,000 customers—including leading brands like HSBC, Orange, and GM Financial—have deployed our conversational platform to orchestrate how AI and human agents serve customers at scale. Together, we help millions of people shop and get customer service through the world's most popular messaging channels, brand websites and apps, and even voice assistants.

LivePerson was named the Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies list for 2022. Fast Company ranked LivePerson at #1 on its World's Most Innovative Companies in Artificial Intelligence list, as well as #21 on its overall World's Most Innovative Companies list.

Workshop: Market Research

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Room W405A, 4th floor, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

Join us for a workshop with PES manager Nofar Nistani. Learn what is market research, why it's so important, how to conduct it well, and why investors love it so much.

Workshop: How To Transform Your Idea Into Milestones

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Room W405A, 4th floor, One Pace Plaza, New York City Campus

Join us for a hands-on workshop with PES manager Nofar Nistani. Pace community members will explore their entrepreneurial spirit and learn how to transform an idea into a company's first steps.

Monthly Lecture: PES Community Launching Event With Reed Switzer

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Central Corridor Lounge, One Pace Plaza, 4th floor, New York City Campus

Reed Switzer is an entrepreneur and rising product leader in the financial technology space who has appeared in Business Insider, Fast Company, and Tech Crunch, among others. Born and raised in New York, Reed got his start bussing tables at a local diner. In his early professional career, he developed a passion for apparel and launched his own brand in partnership with a couple of friends. He later served as Operations Lead for a music streaming startup led by the former CFO of Combs Enterprises.

In 2021, studying finance and technology at Wharton, Reed decided to drop out of school to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit. He founded and currently leads Hopscotch, a venture-backed FinTech startup with $10M in funding.

As former small business owners ourselves, we know the headaches that come with getting paid and making payments to service providers. Hopscotch is building the all-in-one payments platform that enables businesses to pay and get paid in real-time without any fees or complexity—the result? An unmatched payments experience for your business. Think Venmo, for business, on steroids.

Today, hundreds small businesses in the business services space use Hopscotch to more easily manage their invoicing and bill pay processes.