Spring 2014



Members of the NYPACE Board of Directors are extremely excited to welcome Jeff Smith as a new Board member. Jeff has been involved with NYPACE for more than 2 years and has played an integral role on the Marketing Committee, where he has been involved with sharpening the organization's presence on the web, developing a social media strategy and contributing to the organizations' media and public relations efforts. As Director of Communications at Warburg Pincus in New York with more than 10 years of professional communications experience, we welcome Jeff's broader involvement on the Board.


NYPACE would also like to welcome Aaron Gupta as the new Chair of the Entrepreneur Recruiting Committee.  Aaron has been involved with NYPACE for 4 years and has been dedicated to building a strong committee and securing great entrepreneurs for the program!  A shout-out to additional members who have recently joined our Leadership Committees:  William Zamlong (Marketing Committee), Andrew Woodman (PQT Committee) and Kevin Burke (Entrepreneur Recruiting Committee).  NYPACE is looking for additional leaders of the organization as we continue on our strong growth trajectory.  These leadership opportunities are described in the column to the right.  If you are interested, please contact info@nypace.org for more information.


NYPACE is in the midst of a busy spring and getting ready for an even busier summer with new project launches, networking events and other exciting initiatives!  Since the beginning of the year, we have introduced six entrepreneurs to NYPACE for new projects, these businesses include JPR Builders, Dance Laugh Learn, Moetleh Designs, Fabulous Freddy's Beauty Supply Boutique, Parent Training Network, and Hollis Ave Community Center and welcomed 35 new Advisors.  NYPACE held our first volunteer advisor recruiting seminar, "Lunch & Learn with NYPACE" in March. This information session held at EY, a long-time sponsor of NYPACE, resulted in 25 additions to the NYPACE family who will soon join newly launched projects as Advisors!  


On Wednesday April 23rd NYPACE held a networking event in midtown for active entrepreneurs, advisors, Board and Committee Members.  Check out the section below for more information and pictures from the event!


Thank you for your continued support of our mission and organization.  We look forward to your involvement with NYPACE's ongoing initiatives and to seeing you at our upcoming events.


Warm Regards,

Stephanie George, Executive Director

& the NYPACE Board of Directors




NYPACE recently launched a project with Winnie Burch of Moetleh Designs who creates wearable artwork including one of a kind metro card holders, journals and handbags using repurposed leather.  Winnie has a deep passion for entrepreneurship and sustainability.  Her products help save the planet by finding a new use for discarded leather.  Moetleh Designs products are 100% made in the USA and sourced from domestic components.  The NYPACE Advisory-Team is working with Winnie on a marketing strategy, website development, and financial analysis.  Check out some of Winnie's products below and visit her website for more information:  click here!

Recent & Upcoming Events


On April 23rd NYPACE hosted a networking event to bring the entrepreneurs and advisors in our program together with our Board of Directors and those on our Leadership Committees.  This event was the first in an ongoing series of events to bring both NYPACE advisors and entrepreneurs together in an informal setting to share experiences, best practices and build our collective networks.  It was great to see so many of you there!



Upcoming events include a summer networking and fundraising event and our fall fundraising flagship event.  Stay tuned for details and be sure to mark your calendars!



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We appreciate your support!


BECOME AN ADVISOR TO AN ENTREPRENEUR!  We invite you to join an NYPACE project as an Advisor or as a Project Captain if you have already worked as an Advisor.   Please fill out an application TODAY by clicking here!  The NYPACE network is a powerful tool to improve local communities and meet like-minded individuals!


NYPACE currently has openings available for the following LEADERSHIP COMMITTEES:


Project Quality Assurance & Training Committee (PQT): Play an integral role in guiding the NYPACE entrepreneur advisory program!

Provides leadership, guidance and mentorship to project teams. PQT members are assigned to projects as 'Project Mentors' and work closely with project Captains to address project issues if/when they arise, ensuring effective project management and, ultimately, project success. The ideal candidate has worked on a project or two as either an Advisor or Captain. Time commitment:  one monthly committee call, one monthly call with assigned Captains.


Entrepreneur Recruiting Committee (ERC): Help find and screen entrepreneurs in need!  ERC is the 'face' of NYPACE on the entrepreneur side!  ERC is responsible for screening new entrepreneur applicants to determine whether or not they are the right fit for the NYPACE program. ERC is also responsible for interfacing with leading community development and micro-lending organizations who are essential partners with NYPACE. Time commitment:  one quarterly committee call and approximately one phone screen per month.


If you would like to volunteer please visit our website  or email us at info@nypace.org.



A recent Yahoo Small Business Advisor article states, "Gone are the days when a mobile-enabled web presence was an afterthought. According to CNN, "Americans used smartphone and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet (in January 2014) - the first time that has ever happened."  Additional stats:  about half of all U.S. adults now own smartphones; that figure rises to 76% for millennials. Nearly half of consumers say they won't return to a website if it doesn't load properly on their mobile devices.  And three-quarters of B2B vendors say they plan to offer mobile commerce by the end of 2014."


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