Author: parsonselab

Intro to insurance and taxes with Phil Ambrosino | March 28 /19

During this intro session to insurance and taxes, fellows had the opportunity to talk to  Phil Ambrosino, an extremely knowledgeable tax accountant for startups. In a two-hour session over at Alley, fellows got into the nuts and bolts with specific questions about their companies, different legislations and how to best prepare for taxing season.   Read more →

Branding session with Edward Cardimona | March 26/19

Current fellows had the fantastic opportunity to participate in the branding workshop led by Edward Cardimona, product and brand strategist, Parsons Professor, and ELAB mentor. Besides learning about the magic behind successful brands, the fellows received guidance on how to apply marketing and storytelling tools to enhance their brand´s personality and better communicate their unique qualities.         About… Read more →

First PiNG | March 15 /19

First internal quarterly review for fellows to update each other and the ELAB team on their Progress, Needs & Goals. PiNG reviews are a great opportunity for our fellows to share with each other their progress and foster collaborations.     During this PiNG, we also had the future-casting workshop Part II, in which the fellows learned tools for building … Read more →

Gary Swart Meet Up | February 27/19

In a Two hour session with the leadership and entrepreneur keynote speaker, Gary Swart current and former fellows had the opportunity to ask questions about the entrepreneurial journey and venture capitalist relationship management.   He shared his personal experience as former CEO of Odesk and as a current venture partner at Polaris Partners.       About Gary Swart: He is a… Read more →

Design Jam Workshop | February 16 /19

An exciting day packed with working sessions, panels and discussions with mentors. Current fellows had the opportunity to take their business to the next level by participating in a two-hour forecast session, looking at the future of their business and their surroundings to discover new business opportunities and challenges.   Thanks to the high mentor attendance, we had a world… Read more →

ELAB Fireside Chat with Gary Swart | Feb 27 / 19

Gary Swart is a Venture Partner investing in technology companies from our San Francisco office. He was previously the CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace with more than one million clients and five million freelancers. Opening up with an introduction followed by a Q& A, our fellows got to sit and chat with Swart and run through their elevator… Read more →

ELab fellow Unfold in Forbes 30 under 30 !

Congratulations to Alfie Cobo (Parsons MS SDM ’18) and Andy Mccune from the 2018 ELab cohort for being named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Consumer Technology 2019! Their app Unfold provides storytellers with a toolkit to create polished, design-driven social media Stories with minimal templates.   Read more →