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Thursday, October 23 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Safeguarding the Entrepreneurial City

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Entrepreneurs have helped fuel an innovation economy in New York City over the last 200 years, but the rising cost of living and working, and other factors, are major deterrents to the kind of risk-taking that made New York “New York.” What steps must we take in order to sustain a creative, entrepreneurial class? 

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Yeohlee Teng

Designer, YEOHLEE Inc.
Yeohlee Teng is the designer for YEOHLEE Inc, her eponymous label. For the last five years, Ms. Teng has been at the forefront of addressing the Garment District zoning and planning discussions along with MAS and has been a catalyst in mobilizing people and resources to focus on this issue. She spearheaded the Made in Midtown project for the CFDA in partnership with the Design Trust for Public Space. Made in Midtown is an initiative to create a... Read More →

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Rachel Newton Bellow

Principal, Mind + Matter Studio
Rachel Newton Bellow is co-founder of Mind + Matter Studio, a media platform and consulting firm focused on taking ideas that matter to market. She is the co-host of The Big Payoff, a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs on WGN.FM.  She was a founding Partner and Lead Strategist at Frequency 540, a strategic communications agency. From 1988 to 1996, Rachel was Cultural Program Director at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for New York. ... Read More →
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Michelle Byrd

Principal, Run It By Byrd
Michelle Byrd is the principal of Run It By Byrd, a consulting practice providing strategic direction and advisory counsel. Previously, Ms. Byrd served for three years as Co-President of Games for Change, an organization using digital games to impact social change. Prior to that, she was with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) where she established IFP as the "voice of the independent film community" with the media, government and the... Read More →
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Colin Miles Campbell

Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiburg, Inc.
Colin M Campbell is co-founder & CEO of Wikiburg, a civic platform for open collaboration and collective activism.  Preserving Frank Lloyd Wright homes as a youth to designing inventive eco solutions for the consumer market, his passion is about creating new ideas benefiting the future of humanity.  He is a graduate of Fine Arts from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. In the past, he has collaborated on various projects for... Read More →
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Vin Cipolla

President, Municipal Art Society of New York and President, RGV
Vin Cipolla has served as Chairman, President and CEO across private and public organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and London. He is a five-time entrepreneur, an eight-time company CEO and a two-time CEO of major nonprofits. Most recently he and designer and architect David Rockwell launched RGV, a venture company focused on design-driven businesses. In early 2009, he became President of the Municipal Art Society of New York... Read More →
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Jefferson Mao

Blogger, Flushing Exceptionalism
Jefferson Mao is an urban planning student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a dedicated commentator on issues relating to immigration, entrepreneurship, and local economic development. He draws a lot from his observations on the phenomenon of social mobility, especially the way it has played out in his own life and in his neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. Jefferson runs the news and commentary blog Flushing Exceptionalism, which... Read More →

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:15pm - 2:45pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036