January 31, 2013. Brooklyn. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Fordham University have selected Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro as a Mentor for the third annual NYC Venture Fellows program, which helps emerging entrepreneurs from around the world to grow or expand their businesses in New York through executive-level mentoring and exclusive networking opportunities.
The 2013 class of Venture Fellows is comprised of 30 entrepreneurs – selected from hundreds of nominees and applicants – from six different countries, representing a diverse cross-section of industries such as media and emerging tech, biotech, fashion, education, financial services and real estate. A select group of established executives, including investors, serial entrepreneurs, CEOs and managers from companies located in New York City, will join Aaron in serving as Mentors to the fellows.
NYC Venture Fellows is part of the Bloomberg Administration’s efforts to encourage entrepreneurship within a variety of sectors around the City. Previous NYC Venture Fellows programs have included fellows from notable startups like foursquare, Etsy, Warby Parker and MakerBot.
For more information on the NYC Venture Fellows program, visit http://www.nycventurefellows.org.
About NYCEDC: New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities.
About Huge: Huge is a digital agency that provides business strategy, design, marketing and technology services to some of the world's largest businesses and best-known brands. The company is known for successfully harmonizing user needs and business goals to create industry-changing digital experiences for its clients. Huge has offices based in the United States, Europe and Latin America, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.