Advancing Health Equity Entrepreneurship A Workshop Series Hosted by the Hofstra Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship is presenting a Zoom workshop series called “Advancing Health Equity Entrepreneurship” to support entrepreneurs and community members who are seeking to solve issues related to health equity, with a focus on assisting them with deploying their products and services into the community.  Faculty and students are welcome to register, and participants will receive a certificate of completion if they complete at least five trainings. Recordings will be made available in the event of scheduling conflicts. 

Introduction to Federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants (SBIR/STTR)

Wednesday, January 20th from 9 am to 12 pm 

Finding and applying for SBIR/STTR grant opportunities, which can fund commercialization of research. Presented by an expert SBIR preparer and reviewer, Jim Greenwood from Greenwood Consulting. 

Introduction to B Corporation Certification

February 5th from 9 am – 10:30 am

A B Corp is a certification that shows your company balances profit and purpose. Learn how to apply and how this can support your company’s growth. Presented by Barbara Roberts, Entrepreneur-in-Residence; Julie Meyer, Eat Well Global; and Lorna Davis, former CEO and Senior Advisor to Danone.

Healthcare Contracting Part 1: Identify Opportunities in Traditional and Non-Traditional Places

February 17th from 9 am – 10:30 am

This session will explore free tools to begin to identify where you can begin to locate opportunities to share your solution. Presented by Vanessa Best, CEO of Precision Healthcare Consulting.

Healthcare Contracting Part 2: Sole Source Funding and Set-Asides thru Certifications

February 24th from 9 am – 10:30 am

An introduction to various federal, state, local and corporate certifications to help you enhance marketability. Learn about discretionary no-bid awards and which certification is right for you. Presented by Vanessa Best, CEO of Precision Healthcare Consulting.

Community Engagement Part 1: Activating Community Partners, a Conversation

March 10th from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Martine Hackett, Associate Professor of Health Professions will engage in a conversation with Shanequa Levin, Founder of the Women’s Diversity Network, on engaging communities and addressing the unique healthcare needs of communities of color.

Community Engagement Part 2: Bridging the Gap: Understanding and Addressing LGBT+ Disparities in Healthcare

March 17 from 12:30-2:00

Dr. Anthony Santella, Associate Professor of Health Professions, will moderate presentations and discussion with Elise Schuster, CEO of OkaySo; Gaurang Choksi, Founder of Violet Services; and Franciso Ramirez, international consultant and training facilitator in diversity and inclusion, sexual respect, and sexual health.