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Warsztaty at NYU: Gaining a Foothold in Modern Business

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Warsztaty at NYU: Gaining a Foothold in Modern Business

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"Gaining a Foothold in Modern Business"


Hosted By:

- Polish Club at New York Univeristy

In Partnership with:

- Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Consulate in New York

- Polish Club at Columbia Univeristy 


Do you want to learn about the first steps to starting a business? Curious about the nitty gritty legal and tax details? How about utilizing a dynamic platform such as LinkedIn to aid in the growth of your budding startup?


If any of these questions spark your interest, come to

Warsztaty: Gaining a Foothold in Modern Business to learn about:

  • The Initial Steps in Starting Your Business & How to Get Funding

  • The Legal and Tax Aspects of Starting a Business

  • Establishing an Online Presence Through LinkedIn




Bruce A. Hurwitz
Hurwitz Strategic Staffing
President & CEO


Our first speaker, Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D., the president and CEO of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing will review how today’s job seekers and rising entrepreneurs can apply LinkedIn to their search for work and development of their professional image. As a “mega-user” of LinkedIn with a total of over 41,000 first-degree connections and more than 30,500 followers of his LinkedIn Pulse Posts, he will discuss the vital role that LinkedIn plays during a job seeker’s competitive screening process. Bruce has been an executive recruiter for 12 years. He also volunteers at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, serving as a Board Member, Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship Committee, Ambassador, and host of their weekly podcast, The Voice of Manhattan Business.


Jacek M. Grębski

Jacek Michael Grębski, the founder of SWARM, will layout the the resources and steps needed for a successful startup along with the tactics needed for reaching your audience. SWARM is a creative services company that provides businesses with ad-hoc growth, design and product support. Prior to SWARM, he developed Exversion, First Growth Venture Network, Friends of eBay, and TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alumni company. Jacek was also CMO at CartoDB, a growth stage cloud data visualization company. Jacek has over ten years experience in product innovation across technology-minded businesses. Discovery, design and implementation are the core of Jacek’s work method, which always focuses on a results-first oriented approach.


Sebastian A. Weiss

Sebastian A. Weiss, Esq., L.L.M. (Taxation)

Attorney at Law 

Corporate Law and Taxation

Tax Return Preparation


Sebastian A. Weiss, Esq., L.L.M. is an attorney and tax return preparer in private practice in New York City. His practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate law and taxation, including U.S. tax return preparation. He will provide an overview of various business entity types as well as common legal and tax issues encountered by business owners. Furthermore, he will discuss issues facing foreign business owners with activities in the U.S. Mr. Weiss’ corporate practice focuses on corporate and commercial contracts for domestic and international transactions. He also represents clients in connection with tax matters, such as U.S. tax return preparation, entity formation, and tax controversies, including petitions and proceedings in U.S. Tax Court. A native French speaker, Mr. Weiss frequently advises French as well as other foreign clients in connection with U.S. tax laws, rules and regulations. His goal is to help clients evaluate business opportunities and achieve their objectives while limiting potential liability for both legal claims and any unpaid U.S. taxes.




Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

When you enter through the 238 Thompson Street entrance, please have your ID ready to present to campus security. If you have sucessfuly registered, you will be on a guest list which will allow you gain entry into the building. If you are an NYU student, only your Student ID will be required.

What trains can I take to get to the NYU campus?

You may reach NYU via the N and R lines by getting off at the 8th Street - NYU station. You may also use the B, D, F, M, A, C, and E lines by getting off at the West 4th Street station.

What would be appropriate dress attire for this event?

We highly recomend business casual. Keep in mind that we will have a student photographer at the event who can take a professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile picture.

Have questions about Warsztaty at NYU: Gaining a Foothold in Modern Business? Contact the organizer

When & Where

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
238 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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