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This event occurred on
April 21, 2018
Potsdam, New York
United States

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Clarkson University Forum
10 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, New York, 13699
United States
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Andrea Madho

CEO & CoFounder Lab141
After a successful career on Wall St and high-tech PR, Andrea is using her personal frustration to drive change in the way clothes are made. Her company's advanced manufacturing for fashion is the first systemic process innovation in 100 years. Their ultra low-cost cutting tables and alternative supply chain logistics, enable luxury brands to offer their clothes made-to-fit in 48 hours. No inventory and #NoSizesEver. Made in NY.

Andrea S. Viczian

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Upstate Medical University
Andrea S. Viczian is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Upstate Medical University, hoping that her research will someday lead to a cure for blindness

Ian D. Hosein

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University
Dr. Ian Hosein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. He completed his graduate studies at Cornell University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The final year of doctoral work was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Dr. Hosein completed a post-doctoral position at McMaster University, Canada, through an NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program in Photovoltaics. At Syracuse University, Dr. Hosein leads an innovative group of graduate and undergraduate students to create materials-based solutions to address global issues on energy, the environment, and sustainability. The group combines materials processing techniques with smart polymer chemistry to create highly organized polymeric materials tailored with enhanced optical, electronic, and chemical functionality.

Jennifer N. Coombs

Associate Professor at The College for Financial Planning, Founder of GradMoney.Org
After ten years in the financial services industry in New York City, Jennifer created the financial blog to educate novice and experienced investors about taking control of their own investments and financial lives, as well as keeping investments mindful and sustainable. In November 2015, she delivered her first TEDx Talk entitled "Investing for a Better World: Using Wall Street to Implement Social Changes” in Jersey City, New Jersey. Presently, she works full time as an Associate Professor at The College for Financial Planning and she is the lead instructor of the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) and the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designation programs. Jennifer is also the creator of several graduate courses related to educating financial advisors on sustainable, responsible and impact investing. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

Paul Tonko

Congressman Paul Tonko is a five-term member of the United States House of Representatives. He currently represents New York’s 20th Congressional District in the Capital Region, including the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Amsterdam. Paul is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. With jurisdiction over national energy policy, public and mental health policy and regulation of interstate and foreign commerce, it has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in the House. Since 2013, Paul has served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy where he oversees a wide range of issues. Paul graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in mechanical and industrial engineering and is a former engineer for the New York State Public Service Commission. He is a lifelong resident of the city of Amsterdam, New York.

Organizing team


NY, United States
  • Eric Rodrigues
    Team member
  • Ethan Mendel
    Team member
  • Josh Gillette
    Team member
  • Monifa McLaren
    Team member
  • Owen Ukleya
    Team member
  • Stanley Kubis
    Team member