Berkeley College taps into Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Berkeley College faculty, students and alumni participated in seminars, panel sessions and networking events during the first Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week.

Berkeley College is one of 11 colleges and universities that comprise the Tech Triangle U consortium engaged with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to support economic development in the borough of Brooklyn, NY.

“These academic and business collaborations are integral to the future success of our workforce,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “Each college and university participating in Tech Triangle U provides areas of expertise that students can access to build their careers and employers can tap into to grow their businesses,” added Dr. Cortes.

Professors Gavin Goldstein, JD, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; and Darshan Desai, PhD, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, respectively participated in panel discussions on “Legal Issues for Start-Ups” and “Making Sense of Big Data.” Berkeley College alumnus Daniel Saynt, Class of 2003, Founder of The Socialyte Collective, was a panelist with several professionals on the Recent Graduate Panel, and Rahul Bedi, PhD, Associate Chair, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, was a speaker on the “The Startup Curve” panel.

According to Dr. Desai, participants in the “Big Data” session were interested in applications, potentials and ethical issues related to big data and global information system technologies. “Despite the hype, myths and fear, big data and related technologies have potential for significant impact,” she said. If you missed the session and want to take a look, you can view the digital video here: http://vimeo.com/album/2853396/video/93187205

Professor Goldstein was delighted to be presenting at his alma mater, Brooklyn Law School. “I was really happy to give advice and have general discussion with local individuals who were looking to start their own businesses,” he said. You can view the “Legal Issues for Start-Ups” session in its entirety at http://vimeo.com/album/2853396/video/92945557.

Overall, this year’s Brooklyn Tech Triangle comprised 10 events, 32 open office sessions, more than 30 companies and 800 participants in one week. As the first event of its kind, Tech Triangle U sought to connect local tech and creative companies with Downtown Brooklyn’s College Town of 60,000 students. In case you missed it, you can check out the media coverage, video recaps, and some photos.

A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.