"Sustaining NYC’s Entrepreneurial Boom: Helping the City’s Newest Businesses Succeed and Grow"
A Center for an Urban Future Policy Symposium
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
To attend in-person, RSVP via this link.
To watch the livestream, RSVP via this link.
Neighborhoods across New York—from the South Bronx to Sunset Park—are in the midst of an unprecedented entrepreneurial renaissance. There were 168,000 new business applications in 2021 alone, a 30 percent increase from 2019. But it's not yet clear if most of these new enterprises will be able to survive and grow. If the past is an indicator, a disproportionate share of the city's minority- and immigrant-owned firms will close down or fail to achieve meaningful growth.
This forum will delve into how to change this, putting forward specific steps that should be taken by city economic development officials, nonprofit small business assistance organizations, and philanthropy to ensure that a significant share of the city's new businesses prosper for many years to come.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Commissioner Kevin Kim, NYC Department of Small Business Services
- Council Member Mercedes Narcisse, New York City Council
- Council Member Kevin Riley, New York City Council
- Gregg Bishop, Executive Director of the Social Justice Fund, an initiative funded by The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation; Former SBS Commissioner
- Danielle M. Chery, Founder, DMC Original Art
- Blondel Pinnock, CEO & President, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
- Yanki Tshering, Founder & Executive Director, Accompany Capital
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (doors open at 8; program begins at 8:45)
@ The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (between 6th Avenue and Varick Street)
To attend in-person, please RSVP via this link.
To watch the livestream, please RSVP via this link.
We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in our programs. For questions or requests regarding access and accommodation, please contact Stephanie Arevalo at [email protected] at least one week in advance of the program.
This symposium is made possible through generous support from Wells Fargo. We are also grateful for general support from The Clark Foundation, the Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, the Altman Foundation, and ongoing support from a number of other philanthropic funders.