The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been tapped by the New York State SBDC network to expand the center’s service area to include Brooklyn as part of a pilot program.
The Studio is designed to support Pace students, faculty, alumni, and staff in taking their compelling business ideas from concept to company.
Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, in collaboration with AnD Ventures, recently launched the Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) with an opening reception. PES will position the University as a leading institution for cultivating entrepreneurship and innovation in the tri-state area.
“The Pace Entrepreneurship Studio represents a bold step into the future for our Lubin School of Business,” said Pace University President Marvin Krislov. “This program will give Pace students the know-how, mentorship, resources, and capability to learn how to evaluate transformative ideas and turn them into disruptive products and powerful new startups. We are grateful to our friends from AnD Ventures for their partnership in launching this exciting endeavor, and we’re excited to see what our remarkable students can produce.”
The Studio offers students, faculty, and alumni new opportunities as they take their first steps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing workshops, professional sessions, training, a customized roadmap, open workspace, mentorship, and access to resources and funding. The focus is on providing entrepreneurs with the tools they will need to build successful companies. Just 48-hours after the launch, PES had already received six applications from students.
“This is a unique opportunity that we are sharing with the Pace community to support their success and the development of extraordinary products and services. Pace remains committed to facilitating great partnerships for our students, alumni, faculty, and staff” said Lawrence G. Singleton, dean of the Lubin School of Business.
At the launch event, Pace students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders were joined by distinguished guests, including a member of Pace’s Board of Trustees. An array of entrepreneurs at Pace are looking forward to meeting with the AnD Ventures team to discuss their companies and plans for growth.
“We are excited to build our presence in New York City and support Pace in building a leading entrepreneurship program aimed at actually building companies, not just educating students and alumni on how to build them,” said Roy Geva Glasberg, co-founder and managing partner of AnD Ventures. “AnD Studio is a venture builder and we are excited about developing venture capital-driven programming at the university.”
Pace University, in its true go-getter fashion, continues to cultivate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovation among members of its school-based community and the regional and local communities surrounding it. Pace “Go-Getters” with startups or compelling business ideas have been encouraged to apply to the PES program.
About the Entrepreneurship Studio at Pace University
Located at Pace University, the Pace Entrepreneurship Studio (PES) elevates promising entrepreneurs with the assistance of international leaders and professionals. PES supports new startups, from ideation to funding—from conception to operation, with the mission to teach the "how" and to support the "what"—providing students, faculty, and alumni with a complete blueprint for establishing successful businesses.
About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University
Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by one of the region’s largest co-op programs, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.
About Pace University
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success because of its unique programs that combine immersive academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.
About AnD Ventures
AnD Ventures is an Israeli venture capital firm that invests in pioneering early-stage startups and builds them into companies that make a difference. The team consists of founders, sophisticated investors, corporates, and VCs. Together, they work in concert with experts from Fortune 500 companies, serial entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts across a vast array of industries and experiences.