WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Association’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester announced last week the formation of a new networking group for companies, startups, and entrepreneurs who want to meet like-minded innovators.
“Accelerate Westchester: Meetup. Startup.,” will offer opportunities to share tips, address startup challenges, and attend forums where entrepreneurs can bounce ideas off industry experts. The first event for Accelerate Westchester: Meetup. Startup. is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m., in the Executive Dining Room at 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains.
Accelerate Westchester also builds upon the WCA’s long history of serving as an advocate for the business community, said Marissa Brett, executive director of the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the WCA’s aggressive economic development initiative, driven entirely by the private sector.
“Westchester’s growing entrepreneurial economy has the potential to change our local economy, but they need support,” Brett said. “Today’s entrepreneurs must be equipped with knowledge, skills, and networking to succeed and scale their businesses—and the WCA wants to help provide those opportunities,” she added. “Ultimately, our goal is economic development and job creation. The BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network and Accelerate Westchester help businesses begin and remain in Westchester as they grow.”
David Crane, CEO of Mobile Health One, a new member of the BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, is scheduled to speak at the first meeting. He will give a short talk titled “On My Sixth Startup: Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur.” WCA representatives will be on hand to share information on the Accelerator program’s resources to help companies grow. Registration for the event is $15 and available at www.westchester.org.
The Blueprint for Westchester is the Westchester County Association’s aggressive campaign to revitalize Westchester’s economy in collaboration with the county’s real estate, business, and academic sectors, and strong participation from Westchester’s six cities and County government.
The Westchester County Association is the preeminent business leadership organization serving Westchester County. The Association is committed to business advocacy, economic vitality and to providing a strong and clear voice for the interests of businesses on the regional, national and international levels.