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    04.06.17 CUBE Networking Reception and Panel Discussion - Fourth Annual Innovators Competition
    Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship CUBE

    Thursday, April 6
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CUBE Networking Reception and Panel Discussion: Growing Greens in the Grid: The Future of Urban Agriculture in NYC

    Brooklyn Law School
    Feil Hall, Forchelli Conference Center, 22nd Floor
    205 State Street
    Brooklyn, NY


    You are also invited to attend the Fourth Annual CUBE Innovators Competition from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    About the Panel Discussion
    The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) will host a panel and networking event to discuss the growth of the urban agriculture industry in Brooklyn and greater New York City communities. The panel will feature industry leaders and policy experts who will explore the technology and market forces driving innovation in urban agriculture, and chart a legislative path forward to expand existing policy, foster the creation of food production growth opportunities in local communities, and nurture thriving new agriculture businesses.

    Topics will include ways in which city officials and policymakers should address the economic and nutritional needs of local communities and the input from innovators and policy experts to aid in the legislative process. CUBE Fellow Tatiana Pawlowski ’17 will discuss her white paper, “From Food Deserts to Just Deserts: Expanding Urban Agriculture In New York City Through Sustainable Policy."

    Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, Brooklyn Borough Hall
    Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health, and Director of Research, Urban Food Policy Institute
    Rafael Espinal, Jr., Council Member for District 37, New York City Council
    Rosamond Fletcher, Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space, Inc.
    Tatiana Pawlowski ’17, CUBE Fellow, Brooklyn Law School
    Henry Gordon-Smith, Managing Director, Blue Planet Consulting, LLC
    Ben Silverman, Chief Design Officer and Co-Founder, Edenworks, Inc.

    John Rudikoff, CEO and Managing Director, CUBE

    Presented by CUBE in collaboration with the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; Rafael L. Espinal Jr., Council Member for the 37th District; the NYC Agriculture Collective; the Design Trust for Public Space; and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute.

    CUBE Innovators Competition
    Watch Brooklyn Law School’s own version of “Shark Tank,” in which five teams of students present to a distinguished panel of judges their proposals for entrepreneurial approaches to address social and business issues or legal problems and legal practice.

    Caleb D. Koeppel ‘81, Bantam Group, LLC
    Robert J. Manne ‘77, Ultimate Software Group
    Jared Brenner '15, Wilmerhale
    Paul A. Gangsei, Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; Manatt, Phelps & Philips, LLP
    Ben Rader, The Goldman Sachs Foundation

    Prizes will be awarded, made possible through the generous contribution and support of CUBE by the Nancy and Stanley M. Grossman ’67 CUBE Fellowship Fund.

    Brooklyn Law School
    Feil Hall, Geraldo’s Café
    205 State Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    Watch last year's program.

    About the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)
    Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship, or CUBE, is a hub for exploring legal issues surrounding entrepreneurship, and for providing effective legal representation and support for new commercial and not-for-profit businesses — while also training the next generation of business lawyers to advise and participate in these sectors.

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