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CCNY, Standard Chartered rev up partnership

Students from CCNY's Zahn Innovation Center in an accelerator meeting run by Standard Chartered Bank mentors this summer.

The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center andStandard Chartered Bank are set to ramp up their partnership after a successful first semester of collaboration.The two announced the Standard Chartered Technology Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs program last December. The program supports greater diversity in gender representation within technology entrepreneurship.

Since then, the Zahn Center has benefitted from a resource center for early-stage women entrepreneurs, and a $30,000 prize for student start-ups established by Standard Chartered.

A highlight of the next stage is an elective course, “Entrepreneurship: Women & Diversity,” at City College this fall. The Zahn Center and CCNY’s economics department will lead a seminar-structured course with a mix of lectures, guest speakers, and case studies. In addition, Standard Chartered will work with the Zahn Center to share case studies and build in financial education.

Also scheduled for the fall is a panel discussion and “hackathon.”

In the run-up to these activities, City College students are participating in the Zahn Center’s summer accelerator course supported by Standard Chartered Bank staff mentors. The accelerator meetings, both on campus and at Standard Chartered’s mid-Manhattan office, continue through August. 

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Jay Mwamba
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