Fordham Notes: Bronx Summit to Step Up for Start-ups

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bronx Summit to Step Up for Start-ups

“Even though the Bronx has all these great mom and pop businesses, for real sustainable growth and job creation, high tech industries must play a critical role," said W. "R.P." Raghupathi, founding director of Fordham’s Center for Digital Transformation.

Raghupathi, professor and director of the master’s program in business analytics at the Graduate School of Business Administration, will address the promises and challenges facing start-ups in the borough with experts in the field at the Second Annual Summit on Technology Innovation and Start-ups in the Bronx.

October 16, 2013 – 8:30-1:30pm.
Hughes Hall
Rose Hill Campus

While Manhattan and Brooklyn get the lion's share of attention from the burgeoning tech start-up scene, Raghupathi said the Bronx holds promise.  However, he noted that even though the borough hardly lacks for physical infrastructure—competitive real estate costs and great transportation—it must catch up when it comes to bandwidth and other digital necessities.

Ragupathi pointed to the presence of universities, hospitals, medical colleges, the Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and nonprofit agencies as lures to the area, to say nothing of Fordham's own initiatives of Bronx Science Consortium and Fordham Foundry. 

The Center for Digital Transformation, the Schools of Business, the urban studies program, and the Urban Law Center are co-sponsoring the event.

To register click here.
-Tom Stoelker

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