It’s New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) next week from November 8 to 12 in the Big Apple! The five-day event is comprised of a series of workshops, networking events, and keynote speeches and panels that are focused at helping early-stage entrepreneurs and small business owners with a chance to learn from and directly engage some of the world’s most renowned entrepreneurs, and rising entrepreneurial talents.
“Entrepreneurs are looking for sound, credible and straightforward advice, especially during these tough economic times,” says Gary Whitehill, the founder of NYEW. “Here in New York City we’ve averaged a monthly gain of 24,100 jobs over the past 10 years, yet last month we gained just 8,200. NYEW is designed to address the many pressures entrepreneurs and small business owners face today, providing actionable information that stimulates business and job growth.”
NYEW mentors and speakers to feature at the event are business leaders from a wide range of industries including: beverage, clean tech, film, finance, media and retail, and include actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, president and CEO of the New York Investment Fund Maria Gotsch, president of the NYCEDC Seth Pinsky, and Jigar Shah, CEO of the Carbon War Room.
“Our research has shown that as a direct result of knowledge learned at NYEW, every 1 in 75 business owners plans on hiring at least one employee within the next six months. It’s an impactful statistic when extrapolated across tens of thousands of attendees,” says Whitehill.
“For entrepreneurship to flourish in New York and develop into the powerful force it can become in driving the economy, we must break down barriers and build platforms which unite the entrepreneurial landscape. Now more than ever, it is critical for business owners of all sizes (especially entrepreneurs) to continue to learn, grow and scale their network. New York Entrepreneur Week offers just that,” he adds.