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2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference

The Mid-Atlantic Conference will be hosted on May 10, 2016 by the NYU Stern School of Business’ Berkley Innovation Lab. Up to this point, annual conferences among schools and partner organizations have focused on engaging business schools in addressing the issue of management skills development. The goal of this Mid-Atlantic Conference is to build networks between business schools and organizations that provide access to capital and access to markets. Below is an overview of the conference topics with confirmed speakers. See the growing list of conference attendees.

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8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.

Matching Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses with Corporate Customers

This session will examine how business schools can connect with organizations that can play a market-maker function and with large corporations that are seeking a diverse supply chain.

  • Marquis Miller, Vice President, Field Operations, National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Ricardo Barrientos, Global Procurement, Sr. Director of Supplier Diversity, Pepsico
  • Michael Robinson, Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity, IBM
  • Jean Horstman, CEO, Interise

10:45 a.m.

Small Business Capital Needs

This session will examine the financing needs that businesses in LMI communities face and the approaches that financial institutions and community development financial corporations take in meeting these credit needs.

  • Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Monika Mantilla, President and CEO, Altura Capital Group and Managing Partner, Small Business Community Capital

12 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Removing Barriers to Entry for Minority Entrepreneurs

  • Robert Seamans, Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors and Associate Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

1:30 p.m.

Management, Money, and Market Access: Building Successful Cross-Sector Partnerships

This session will examine the successful partnership built between the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship at the NYU Stern School of Business, CitiBank, Interise, and the New York City Department of Small Business Services in support of small business development.

  • Tanya Pope, Assistant Vice President, University Supplier Diversity and Business Program Integration
  • Cynthia Franklin, Director of Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, WR Berkley Innovation Lab, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, NYC Small Business Services

2:45 p.m.

Break

3 p.m.

Engaging MBA and Undergraduate Students in Inner City Business Development

This session will examine strategies for engaging business school students in growing businesses in LMI communities. In addition to examining the impact that students have on businesses this session will explore the long-term impact of this work on the careers and lives of students following graduation.

  • Lynier Richardson, Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Rutgers University Business School
  • Erin McGowan, Associate Director, Wharton Small Business Development Center
  • Stephanie Kim, Associate Director, Community Strategy, Wharton Social Impact Initiative

4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m.

Conference Ends

2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference Attendees

Altura Capital Group
Monika Mantilla, President and CEO and Managing Partner, Small Business Community Capital

Cablevision
Samantha Trinh, Director of Product Strategy

City of New York
Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, NYC Small Business Services

City University of New York
Faith Fraser, Community Manager– CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship, Adjunct Lecturer – Baruch College Zicklin School of Business

Columbia University
Tanya Pope, Assistant Vice President, University Supplier Diversity and Business Program Integration
Lindsay Fuller, Graduate Student

DePaul University College of Commerce
Marty Martin, Director & Associate Professor

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
Ladan Manteghi, Executive Director, Global Social Enterprise Initiative

IBM
Michael Robinson, Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity

Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Jill Johnson, Co-Founder/CEO

Interise
Jean Horstman, CEO
Bernard Johnson, Director of Programs
Nancy Lee, Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation
Katie Mirkin, Program Manager, Partnerships
Tanya Musumhi, Interise, Program Manager, Partnerships

Morehouse College
Tiffany Bussey, Director, Entrepreneurship Center

National Minority Supplier Development Council
Marquis Miller, Vice President, Field Operations

New York City Economic Development Corporation
Bomi Kim, Senior Vice President
John Rooney, Assistant Vice President, Opportunity M/W/DBE

New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Cynthia Franklin, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Pepsico
Ricardo Barrientos, Global Procurement, Sr. Director of Supplier Diversity

Rutgers Business School
Lyneir Richardson, Instructor in Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED)
Jasmine Cordero, Managing Director, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers University

University of Massachusetts-Boston
Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Assistant Professor of Management

University of Washington Foster School of Business
Michael Verchot, Director, Consulting and Business Development Center

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Therese Flaherty, Director (retired), Small Business Development Center
Stephanie Kim, Associate Director, Community Strategy, Wharton Social Impact Initiative
Sherryl Kuhlman, Managing Director, Wharton Social Impact
Erin McGowan, Associate Director, Small Business Development Center

White House Council of Economic Advisors
Robert Seamans, Senior Economist

Questions? Please contact Michael Verchot, director of the UW Consulting & Business Development Center, at mverchot@uw.edu or 206-543-9327.