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Launch1000's Andrew Abatemarco Featured in
WCBS880’s Small Business Spotlight

Recently, Launch1000 and its alumni were featured in the Small Business Spotlight on WCBS880. A La Carting is a great example of a pandemic pivot and small business success. Launcher Andrew Abatemarco spoke to WCBS’ Joe Connolly about starting a new venture during the pandemic and how Launch1000 helped him bring his vision to fruition.
Westchester Angels to Host Investor Meeting Bash June 14
The Westchester Angels invite accredited investors to attend the First Annual Westchester Angels Investors Meeting Bash on June 14 at Garcia’s Bar, which is attached to the historic Capital Theatre in Port Chester. This is a unique opportunity to learn about angel investing, network with members of the Westchester Angels, Jumpstart Angels, other angel investors from the Tri-State Area and start-ups. Three interesting and carefully screened start ups will pitch at the event as well.
As per SEC regulations, angel investor meetings may only be attended by accredited investors. All guest must complete a simple document confirming they are accredited prior to the event.
Have Sales or Marketing Skills? Power Points or Websites?
We Need Your Help!

As our Launchers develop their new ventures, they need to create prototype sales and marketing materials, power point presentations, and simple web pages. We are inviting anyone who can teach these skills to record a YouTube style “how to” video explaining any one of the following topics:
Sales and Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Social Media: LinkedIn
  • Hiring a Sales Rep or Sales Staff
  • Improving Landing Page Conversions
  • A Great Website
Prototype Skill Building
  • Canva/Graphics/Photography
  • PowerPoint
  • Making a Video
  • Hosting an Online Workshop as a Prototype
  • Creating a Physical Prototype
Interested volunteers can contact Deborah Novick, director of entrepreneurship and innovation for Westchester County, at
Volunteers Needed to Help Entrepreneurs Enhance Digital Literacy & Computer Skills

Are you, or someone you know, willing to share their skills, knowledge and time to help Launch1000 participants improve their computer skills and enhance their digital literacy? We have some Launchers who could benefit from your assistance as they start their journey to launch a new venture. To learn more about this opportunity, email with Launch1000 in the subject line.
Supply Chain Lessons: Best Practices for Small Manufacturers
Date: May 23, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
Westchester Works Child Care Scholarship Webinar
Westchester County & Child Care Council of Westchester
Date: May 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
You Created a Business Plan, Now What?
SCORE Westchester
Date: May 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Managing Interruptions in the Workplace
SCORE Westchester
Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
WEDC + Key4Women’s Business Networking Event
Date: May 25
Time: 5:30 PM
Excel with Excel: How to Utilize it in Your Business
Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business
SCORE Westchester
Date: May 31, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
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