Bronx LGBTQ Business Convening

Published on January 29, 2020, 10:25 am
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We will have 20 NYS and NYC agencies that regulate small businesses, 7 chambers of commerce and business associations and six panels, as well the chance go mix and mingle with other LGBTQ business people and entrepreneurs starting up new ventures.


  • Eric Silverberg, CEO
    Scruff and Jack’d
  • Hon. Ruben Diaz, Jr.
    Bronx Borough President

Panel Discussions and Break Outs:

  • Marketing your business
  • Resources available for your business
  • Access to capital
  • Small Business Cross Certification
  • Transgender Entrepreneurship
  • Building a Business Plan

The event will take place on Friday, January 31, 2020, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m.


  • 11:00 a.m. – Doors open
  • 11:30 a.m. – Session 1 – Marketing and Resources for your Business
  • 12 Noon
    • Welcome by Michael Brady, CEO, Third Avenue Business Improvement District;
    • Opening remarks by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr;
    • Keynote by Eric Silverberg, CEO, Scruff and Jack’d.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Session 2 – Access to Capital and SB Cross Certification
  • 01:30 p.m. – Session 3 – Transgender Entrepreneurship and Building a Business Plan
  • 02:30 p.m. – Networking and exit

Any topics we are missing? Message us! Maybe we can have it addressed. Suggestions of speakers/panelists? Send them our way to

For more details, please visit here. To RSVP, please visit here.

Parking is available at the site and on local streets, and the 2/5 train to 149th Street, 3rd Avenue.


Metropolitan College of New York
463 E. 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455

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