November 19, 2009 08:00 ET

Get Schooled and New York Entrepreneur Week Present: Marc Ecko and Kevin Powell on Entrepreneurialism

Top Entrepreneurs Comes Together to Inspire and Educate Underprivileged Youth

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) -

DATE: Thursday, November 19th, 2009
WHEN: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WHERE: 1515 Broadway, New York, NY; 7th Floor

4:30p-4:35p Opening remarks by Derrick Webster
4:35p-4:45p Introduction by Gary Whitehill
4:45p-6:00p Jeff Staple Moderates Speaker Panel and Audience Q & A


Marc Ecko, Chief Creative Officer, Marc Ecko Enterprises

Kevin Powell, Political Activist, Poet, and Entrepreneur

Joel Human, aka "The Fashion Hustler," Artist, and Entrepreneur


"I started Ecko Unlimited with just an airbrush, a t-shirt, and a vision," said Marc Ecko, Chief Creative Officer, Marc Ecko Enterprises. "I want to share with these students the knowledge I've gained as an entrepreneur so they can start their journeys with just a little bit more."


Each speaker will recount their road to success in an effort to inspire youth to persevere through the hardships of every day life, earn their diploma, and reach their goals.

4-5 Principals
4-5 Program Directors
100-150 Transfer students

Schools in Attendance:
Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Brooklyn, NY
Aspirations Diploma Plus HS, Brooklyn, NY
Metropolitan Diploma Plus HS, Brooklyn, NY
Bedford Academy HS, Brooklyn, NY

Contact Info:

RSVP: Jessica Fletcher, / 212-922-5885

Sweat Equity: Leonardo Bullaro, / 646-327-6739

Sweat Equity: Nick Schwartz, / 914-483-8368

BYOB Store: Derrick Webster, / 917-217-5582

Nolcha: Kerry Bannigan, / 914-400-9547

About NYEW

NYEW is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded by 26-year old serial entrepreneur Gary Whitehill. NYEW is the first of its kind in New York State, and is also the largest aggregator of entrepreneurial events in the state. NYEW provides a framework and the catalyst for conquering New York's economic challenges by aggregating the most important disparate entrepreneurial stakeholders so that founders, angel investors, venture capital firms and New York's top connectors can learn, grow, network and leverage opportunities to do what they do best: drive economic change in exponential ways. For more information, visit

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