More than Delicate Objects of Beauty
Fordham’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations recently worked with the staff at Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. to secure a gift-in-kind opportunity for the University when the global healthcare giant announced it was moving its Nutley, N.J. plant. On Jan. 28, some 79 boxes and four pallets’ worth of equipment, mostly laboratory glassware, were donated to Fordham for use in University labs. Many of the glass instruments were handblown in what is, today, a dying art, said Amy Balija, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry. Balija enlisted students to help unpack.
NYCEDC and Fordham Announce Third Class of NYC Venture Fellows
NThe New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Fordham University on Jan. 31 announced the newest class of NYC Venture Fellows, a year-long program to connect emerging entrepreneurs from around the world with mentors from leading companies, for the purpose of growing or expanding businesses in New York.
Now in its third year, NYC Venture Fellows begins on Feb. 25 with a series of meetings with leading New York City companies, followed by workshops, panel discussions, and cultural events. The 2013 class of Venture Fellows comprises 30 entrepreneurs selected from hundreds of nominees and applicants. Applicants hail from six countries and represent a diverse cross-section of industries—media and emerging tech, biotech, fashion, education, financial services, and real estate.
“The Venture Fellows program is a model for partnerships between universities, government, and private industry,” said Stephen Freedman, Ph.D., provost of the University and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. “The exposure benefits Fordham’s faculty and curriculum, and our intellectual capital is a terrific resource for the program.”
The program is designed for entrepreneurs whose businesses stand to substantially increase their employment.
The 2013 class of Venture Fellows was selected by a committee of private and non-profit sector leaders, including Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group; Lawrence Lenihan, founder and managing director of FirstMark Capital; and Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham.
To read more visit www.nycventurefellows.org.