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Tech Triangle U Brings Students and Tech Companies Together

Hottest tech companies in Brooklyn’s pioneering Tech Triangle partner with universities to give students an insider view of innovation at work

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Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
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LIU Brooklyn is participating in the first-ever Tech Triangle U, an exciting week of events focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, organized by the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition and downtown Brooklyn’s colleges and universities.

The event will offer networking, lectures, workshops, and tours of many tech companies in the district, including BioLite, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (six startups), Cir.cl, Digital DUMBO, EcoLogic Solutions, DUMBO Startup Lab (29 startups), Huge, NYU Poly DUMBO Incubator (20 startups), Tough Mudder, Urban Future Lab (15 startups), and Wool & Prince.

“The energy that comes from being around innovators is contagious!” said Ryan Attard, director of entrepreneurship at LIU. “Students from all disciplines can be a part of this—not just computer-science types. Technology touches every industry these days. Take a business like Etsy—they combined craft with a great online interface to create a wildly successful business. Not only will students have the opportunity to tour innovative startups in Brooklyn, but they can network with people at all stages of their careers or attend panel discussions on a variety of startup topics from how to start your own company to legal issues. There’s really something for everyone.”

The first event, the Networking Kick-off, an interactive “speed dating” session that brings companies and students together in a fun ice-breaker networking opportunity, will take place on April 22, at 8 p.m., at the reBar located at 147 Front Street, DUMBO. Christina Wallace, director of the New York campus of Startup Institute, will moderate the event, and several Brooklyn-based companies will participate, including Huge, a full service digital agency, Expedition PR, a communications agency that connects innovative organizations with key influencers, and Red Antler, a branding and design consultancy specializing in startups and new ventures.

Students can also participate in a Mentorship Hackathon, where college and professional students will team up with mobile and Web developers to develop their very own app over just a few days.

Students from all campuses are welcome and encouraged to attend the events, all of which are free and open to the public. Transportation will be provided for some events from the LIU Post campus—more information to come. To see a full schedule of events or register, visit brooklyntechtriangle.com/tech-u/.

Tech Triangle U, a week-long series of events, from April 22 to 27, will enable 11 local Brooklyn colleges to highlight the talent of their faculty and students to companies in Brooklyn Tech Triangle, while engaging local companies in conversations about how to best prepare students for jobs with innovative firms. To register for the Networking Kick-off on April 22, visit eventbrite.com/e/student-career-sessions-flash-networking-tickets-10596194503.

Posted 03/25/2014

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