Entrepreneur & Small Business Forum
Educational Lecture Events
What the State Can Do for Your Startup

Steven Cohen, Empire State Development Corp.
Thomas Moebus, SUNY Levin Institute
Vincent Tang, Canrock Ventures


Startup owners and managers can benefit from numerous state-sponsored programs and resources devoted to the entrepreneurial sector.                           The event will focus on:

  • Financial investment programs - such as the Innovate New York seed stage equity fund - supported by the State and Goldman Sachs. 
  • Opportunities to make funding presentations to private investors through programs run jointly by SUNY and Empire State Development Corp.
  • What the State does to promote creation of new businesses, in particular within the realm of STARTUP New York tax-free initiatives. 
  • Partnership and resources available to firms operating within this program. How to apply, and criteria for acceptance.   

 Steve Cohen is SVP and Deputy Commissioner of Empire State Development Corp. Steve has led efforts to create, implement and refine  programs to increase access to capital, support small business development, and improve the economic climate in New York State. New  programs and resources include the $45 MM seed stage equity Innovate New York Fund, and the $50 MM Small Business Revolving Loan  Fund.

 Thomas Moebus is Deputy Director of SUNY Levin Institute, where he presides over programs and events dedicated to those in the entrepreneurial  sector. Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Relations at MIT, where he helped to strengthen MIT's industry links by creating partnerships  with major domestic and international firms. Further, Tom Co-Founded and served as Executive Chairman of OCTANe, a technology development  organization.


  Vincent Tang is a Principal with Canrock Ventures, where he is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities and helping portfolio  companies with their strategic and operational objectives. Prior to Canrock, Vincent was a Principal with Lockwell Investments, where he invested in small-  cap companies in enterprise software, industrial technology, telecom and media. Before Lockwell, he was with Hale Capital Partners and Bear  Stearns.




Thursday, February 20
Check-in: 5:30 to 6:00
Presentations: 6:00 to 7:00
Group Q&A: 7:00 to 7:30
Networking: 7:30 to 8:15


Lee Hecht Harrison
200 Park Avenue
26th Floor
MetLife at Grand Central
New York, NY 10017


Entrepreneur & Small Business Forum

Cost: There is a nominal fee of $20 to attend, payable at the door. Regrets but we are unable to accept credit cards.

To RSVP: Please click on the registration link below, then input basic data on the next screen. If you have difficulty, please register by email: Events@AngenAdvisors.com.

Directions: From 42nd Street: Walk through Grand Central; take escalators up two flights to MetLife Building check-in. From 45th Street: Walk up one flight to check-in. Elevators to 26th Floor.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

Cancellations: If you register but need to cancel for whatever reason, kindly notify us at: Events@AngenAdvisors.com.