Undergraduate Executive Speaker Series: Entrepreneurship on Long Island- Meet Successful Startups from Launchpad Huntington

Meet startup founders from Launchpad Huntington!

Moderator: Philip Rugile, Human Capital Stategist at eGifter

Rugile currently works with the digital gift card startup eGifter and is also the Director of a separate business within the eGifter offices called Launchpad Huntington, a co-working and corporate event space.

Panelist: Jonathan E. Klein, Co-Founder & President of Kantian Sciences Corporation

Klein has gained valuable experience in corportate sales and business development with Metropolitan Life, JP Morgan Chase and Wachovia. He joined Kantian Sciences Corporation in 2015, and helped their achievement of over $1 million in sales during the company's first two years.

Panelist: Marina Mentzel, urSwim

Mentzel is the founder of urSwim, an on-site swim school that exclusively provides swimming lesssons and lifeguarding services in the convenience and comfort of its clients' homes. She is a proud graduate of The George Washington University and The University of North Carolina-Chapell Hill School of Law. 

Panelist Kali Ventresca, CCO and Co-Owner of Impish Lee

Ventresca is founder of Impish Lee, a customizable intimate apparel brand that enables women to design their own lingerie and loungewear online. Ventresca, along with her sister and co-owner Noelle, launched the brand in 2015 with funding from a successful Kickstarter project. Ventresca received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz and has been working as a designer and a photographer since graduating in 2011. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017



Alumni House - Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro
Shapiro Alumni House
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Patricia Ciavarello

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