BMCC's Global Entrepreneurship Week #AskTheEntrepreneur | New York, NY
United States
01/15/2019 7:00 PM

BMCC's Global Entrepreneurship Week #AskTheEntrepreneur

by BMCC Small Business Entrepreneurship (SBE) Program


During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Borough of Manhattan Community College is leading the charge in NYC!

Watch online at BMCC E'ship Youtube Playlist and visit our live show at BMCC Express storefront space. This #popup #AskAnEntrepreneur session will be livecast with live Q&A. Be part of the audience or watch online. If you are in TriBeCa in NYC, stop by the show! There is limited seating at the Express event and it is first come first serve. RSVP is not a guarantee of a seat. 

We will be live broadcasting everything on Facebook Live and Instagram TV @eshipBMCC and Youtube. Subscribe to Youtube to keep in touch. Here's the BMCC E'ship Youtube Playlist for the week.

11/12 NOON, Panel on Marketing in Entrepreneurship

  • Jimy Vasquez 

A young energetic entrepreneur from Dyckman Heights. As the CEO and Founder of Dormbox, Jimy has had his fair share of entrepreneurship experience. At age twenty Jimy sold his first company, Vasquez Estrella Corp, a truck delivery service. This was one of Jimy’s first experience in business and he absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to join another venture. He Co-Founded Dormbox in the summer of 2018 and has been working relentlessly on building out the business. Get to know Jimy better at

  • Tamecca Seril

An entrepreneur and impact investor. Tamecca is the CEO of an innovation consultancy operating as a digital think and action tank developing products and solutions for the public and social sectors. Tamecca is also the Founder of Learning Curve, a STEAMD (STEM + Art & Design) entrepreneurship accelerator and impact investment fund. From 2012-2014, Tamecca was appointed to serve as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Managing Director of the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant (“CIBS”), NYC's largest coalition of community development corporations providing a lifeline of services ranging from affordable housing, workforce development, health and social services and economic development. Aside from civic innovation work, Tamecca has also worked on digital ventures for Yamaha, General Motors, Remy Marten and As the founding Chief Marketing Officer of, the premier on-demand streaming platform for concert films, Tamecca crafted the monetization model, oversaw product develop and sprearheaded partnerships and investor relations. Tamecca is a proud alumna of University of Virginia, School of Architecture and the Harvard Kennedy School. Get to know Tamecca better at 

  • Dasheeda Dawson

Dasheeda Dawson is The WeedHeadTM - a global cannabis advocate, digital expert, and award-winning executive business strategist. Featured as an industry thought-leader and speaker across multiple platforms, including, Black Enterprise, and Essence Music Festival. Dasheeda is Founder, CEO & President of MJM Strategy, a strategy and management consulting company helping cannabis “hack into mainstream America” through industry-leading education, mission-driven advocacy and exceptional business acumen.

11/13 NOON, Jessica Santana, Co-founder,

  • New York On Tech (NYOT) has been working with students, parents, schools, community organizations, companies and professionals to create pathways for students in technology. 

  • NYOT mission is to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging from New York City. We provide low-opportunity students with the resources necessary to pursue careers and degrees in technology. NYOT's flagship program is the Tech Flex Leaders program, an immersive experience for NYC high school students. The program offers scholars access to academic, professional and leadership opportunities in technology. Students are also paired with mentors working in high technology industries that help them build their confidence and leadership skills. Their work has been recognized by TechCrunch, Black Entertainment Television, Black Enterprise and the Huffington Post.

11/13 2-2:45PM, Talonya Geary, Author of How to Live on Purpose #GoDo 

  • Since 2007, Talonya has become a published author, keynote speaker, consultant, and social entrepreneur. She invests her time, money, and energy into moving leaders, teams and organizations forward. #goDO + #doGood 

  • Talonya is a successful multi-platform business professional with over 20 years of experience in business management & professional development. Her passion for growth, accountability and innovation inspired her to create FlawLes Media and FlawLes Magazine, serving as its co-creator and publisher. Over the last decade, Talonya has brought her unique gifts to the talent development arena, working with some of the world’s top thought leaders and influences including Tony Robbins. She’s an experienced leader for young and seasoned professionals and helps teams create learning experiences that grow human, intellectual, social, and financial capital quickly, as well as co-creating transformational curriculum in a variety of key areas.

11/14 2-2:30PM, Sheila Cockburn, Founder of

  • Cockburn Law P.C provides advisory services to innovators and companies who need help identifying and solidifying their target market as they seek expansion opportunities, try to diversify into new markets or capture new clients. 

  • SHELIA COCKBURN is Cockburn Law P.C.’s principal attorney. As the principal attorney, Shelia serves as a General Counsel to local, intrastate, national, and international entrepreneurs and companies. She has vast experience in immigration and counseling small-to-medium sized businesses in a variety of industries. Shelia is a licensed attorney in New York, at the U.S. Federal level and in Canada. Shelia also is an engineer, entrepreneur and inventor. CLPC is a registered NYC and NYS MWBE.

11/15 2-2:45PM, Reza Chowdhury, Founder and CEO

  • AlleyWatch is a global media and technology company, providing hyperlocal-focused content on the fastest growing innovation ecosystems. 

11/16 2-2:45PM, Glenford Patterson

  • Harlem Tech Village aims to scope early-stage, growh-driven startup companies and to have Harlem's ride in tech start up in the U.S. The Money Hub teaches personal financial literacy to underrepresented communities to prevent future financial struggles and improve quality of life. 

  • Mr. Patterson is an entrepreneur, a lecturer at The City College of New York (CCNY), and a venture advisor/mentor supporting start-ups effort throughout CCNY and New York City. Mr. Patterson works with innovation-driven startup entrepreneurs working to launch new ventures all the way through to mid-sized corporations trying to execute or scale their goals through entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and innovation. Previously, Mr. Patterson was the co-founder and Managing Director at SilverSand Capital, an independent advisory firm to early stage and mid-sized stage startups. Prior to that Mr. Patterson worked in various sectors of the financial industry ranging from director of business development at a hedge fund to business banker in large banks. Mr. Patterson sits on the board of various social venture firms and non-profit organizations. Mr. Patterson received a BA in Management and Economics from Georgia State University, an MS in Management from New York University, and an MPA in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age. Anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and starting a business can watch.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Only Monday is at a physical space (see above). All others are online at BMCC Entrepreneurship's YouTube Channel (The E'ship Show).


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Click the contact button below, call us at 212-220-8222 or email us at


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No this is not required. Tickets are not a guarantee of seating.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, login and you can change it,


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is okay. Some events at BMCC require you to show a state issued ID. These do not require that at BMCC Express. Stop by anytime. The space is open to the public and a good place to learn about courses and majors, especially the Small Business Entrepreneurship Degree.

Date and Time

01/15/2019 7:00 PM - 01/15/2019 10:00 PM EST


BMCC Express (Monday's Event; All other events online)
255 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

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