In collaboration with Long Island University, VE is delighted to introduce Tech Talks. This exciting new seminar series brings technology and innovation leaders directly to you to share their expertise in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Learn about current trends in global technology, how it affects the way we live, the problems they solve, and the opportunities it presents for business, innovation, careers, and the future of work in these interactive sessions.

Some Tech Talk sessions will be provided in-person while others will be hybrid (both in-person and remote). In-person sessions will take place at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza, which is central to all transportation.

We look forward to having you join us for these dynamic events!

Friday, December 9, 2022Mode: In-person
Long Island University Brooklyn Campus – LLC Room 124

The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the Virtual World 

with application in the gaming and medical industries


Alfred Kahn, Chairman and CEO of Kidatagious

Nicolas Gallo, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering and Professor, Long Island University

George Baroudi, VP Information Technology, Long Island University

What may seem like the technology of the future, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality are at the forefront of technological innovation and are two of the fastest-growing fields within the computer science industry.

During this Tech Talk, participants will explore how Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality are being used in various industries as part of the digital revolution. They will also learn how these technologies are changing the way we live and the business and career opportunities they provide.

How Innovators Build a Business


Matt Hostetler, Managing Partner, Mission 3A

Kimberly Clarke, Director of Charitable Investor Relations, Mission 3A

Brook Bello, Co-Founder of VR Eval

Nabeel Alamgir, CEO & Co-Founder, Lunchbox & VEI Alum

Andrew Boryk, Co-Founder & Head of Innovation, Lunchbox & VEI Alum

Learn from successful innovators and entrepreneurs on how to take your business to the next level. You will hear from several of Mission 3A’s founders and investors who will tell their stories and share their business-building processes. Additionally, you will meet several VE alums who have launched Lunchbox, an innovative business venture that is disrupting the restaurant industry.

Our Mission 3A speakers will provide VE students who have an innovative business idea with a unique opportunity to become part of their accelerator program which provides founders with hands-on experience and practical advice for every step of their entrepreneurial journey. We will conclude this session with a competition that allows our budding entrepreneurs the chance to bring their innovative ideas before investors through a 2-minute pitch presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best idea and the chance to bring their idea to fruition.

Day's Agenda

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM:

Registration (Library Learning Center Lobby – 1st Floor)

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM:

Welcome & Introductions

9:50 AM – 11:10 AM:

Session 1 – The Role of AI & AR in the Virtual World

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM:

Break & Networking

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM:

Campus Tour

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM:


1:10 PM – 2:15 PM:

Session 2 – Entrepreneurship

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM:

Break & Networking

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM:

Pitch Competition to Venture Capitalists (for those who registered for this activity and those who would like to observe)

Upcoming Session Details

Monday, December 12, 2022 | Mode: Hybrid

Crypto Culture
The World of Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies and NFTs


Jonas Paul, Research & Development Engineer

Dylan Ireland, Developer Advocate

Casper (a blockchain company)

Blockchain technology has become increasingly popular in recent years, garnering significant attention from developers to everyday people alike. By understanding this technology and how it works, you too can utilize blockchains to build new products and services for the future economy.

Learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology, what it offers businesses and citizens, and how you can utilize it in different real-world applications. In this Tech Talk, you’ll first learn about what blockchain is, how we got here and why it matters. We’ll explore how blockchains operate, and demonstrate the use of services like finance and gaming among others. You’ll also have a hands-on opportunity to engage directly with the blockchain and be given a path forward to explore more.

Session Agenda: Details to follow