Past Events

June 15-16, 2017

2017 Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon

The Global Center for Youth Employment, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and 1776 will host a 2-day Ideathon to source, co-design, and invest in innovative solutions to youth employment. At least $250,000 and the collective power of the Center’s members is available to winning solutions.

May 17, 2017

An Ecosystem-Based Model for Credentialing Entrepreneurs

The Global Center for Youth Employment and Acceleration Group will host the launch of the “An Ecosystem-Based Model for Credentialing Entrepreneurs” report. The report focuses on the loss of job creators – youth who have the aspiration to launch enterprises that drive employment, but lack realistic opportunities for doing so. To address this, the GCYE has seeded the development of a new model for credentialing entrepreneurs to reduce their entrepreneurial risk and promote job creation.

April 8, 2017

TEDxNYU - On the Brink

This year’s conference theme is dedicated to exploring crucial tipping points in the fields of science, education, social movements, business and technology. The pace at which our world is changing is keeping us all on our toes, but ultimately without answers. This year’s conference will address the daunting obstacles of this generation and offer insight into what might, or should, come next.

December 11, 2017

Bard MBA Disrupt to Sustain

This December marked the first Bard MBA Disrupt to Sustain Pitch Competition! Thirteen teams from their Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, and POSM classes competed throughout the day to win the top Disrupt to Sustain prize and the “People’s Choice” award chosen via Reuben Jaffe Goldstein’s ‘16 Flockworthy platform. Alum Amy Kalafa ’16 and her team at A-Ray TV filmed the event and are putting together a short reel to pitch a “Shark Tank in Sustainability” reality show. A big thanks to faculty members Alejandro Crawford, Kathy Hipple, and Jorge Fontanez, who created and facilitated the competition. Check out Rebelbase for more information on the judges and the day’s events. Looking forward to this being an annual tradition!