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Breakfast with an Investor: Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest

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Breakfast with an Investor: Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest

Thursday, June 29, 8.30 am – 10 am

Our thanks to Cresa for hosting. Continental Breakfast included.

Hosted by Bonnie Halper, Editor, StartupOneStop Newsletter and Cofounder, Silicon Alley Cats, Contributor, Athleisuremag


About our Guest Investor: Ramphis Castro is the co-founder of ScienceVest (YC F3), a fund and platform for hard-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact 1MM+ lives. He is a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 450 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 40 countries on 6 continents, that have collectively deployed $200B in venture capital. He is the Co-Chair the NYC chapter of the Society. As a Fellow, he has researched the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S., collecting interviews of over 200 stakeholders across the research & commercialization ecosystem in the U.S.

As an individual, he has worked extensively on startup ecosystem acceleration & support by deploying programs facilitating experiential education to all stakeholders in a country. From entrepreneurs to emerging managers in the venture industry, he has supported ecosystem growth in dozens of countries around the world. Most recently, he successfully executed the first Startup Weekend in Cuba. In 2016, upon invitation of the White House, he was part of the US delegation with President Obama on his historic visit to Cuba.

As a long time Global Facilitator for UP/Techstars, a global NGO dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities, he has helped to train hundreds of academics and lean startup instructors around the world on the principles and practices used for the Lean Launch Pad and iCorp programs. He serves as Adjunct for the New York City Regional Innovation Node's I-Corp Program.
Ramphis has served as policy adviser on entrepreneurship, technology, and economic development policy to leaders in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Norway, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, among others.
He is an engineer first, but have training/degrees in law, entrepreneurship, public policy, entrepreneurship education, and other useful skills. He is also an NCEES licensed Professional Engineer (Computer Engineering).

Finally, Ramphis is Director, Emeritus, of Founder Institute, NYC, where Yours Truly is a mentor.

ABOUT CRESA: Cresa is the world's largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm. In representing tenants exclusively—no landlords or developers—Cresa provides unbiased, conflict-free advice. Its integrated services cover every aspect of a real estate assignment, including strategic planning, employee demographics, workplace strategy, site selection, incentives negotiation, market research transaction management, project financing, project management, portfolio management, and relocation services. Cresa offers clients customized solutions worldwide through more than 60 global offices. Cresa’s Technology Practice Group has substantial experience representing growing creative companies. We have recently completed projects in New York City on behalf of numerous start up and technology companies. Cresa also works with coworking spaces, to accommodate companies and teams of any size.

NOTE: We alway keep the group small so that all attendees have the opportunity to introduce themselves, and have their questions answered by our guest.

$30 CASH ONLY at the door.

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