CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge

On Thursday, May 26th from 9:30am through 2:45pm, Kingsborough will host a day of activities around entrepreneurship at the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge.  The day includes an engaging keynote from entrepreneur Rahfeal Gordon and a workshop on Design Thinking (see description below).  There will be students pitching their innovative ideas from several of CUNY’s Community Colleges, including Kingsborough. All are welcome!

The event will be held at:
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
the Lighthouse (formerly the MAC Rotunda)
Brooklyn, New York 11235

Event registration can be found at:

More about our keynote speaker:
Rahfeal Gordon – International Award Winning Entrepreneur + Speaker + Author Rahfeal Gordon has come a long way from his hardships of being homeless in the streets of Newark, New Jersey – U.S.A. Nowadays, he is recognized as one of the top international speakers and advisors for leaders and entrepreneurs who are impacting the world. For over a decade, Rahfeal has been leveraging the core fundamentals that promote productivity and impact. He provides in-depth strategies and key insight into the environmental and physical circumstances that impact an individual’s personal and business performance. For more info on Rahfeal visit

More about the design thinking workshop:
Design thinking processes use empathy and customer interviews to design products and services.  It is very much the philosophy of Lean Startups and somewhat of the Maker Movement.  The workshop will be led by Larry Liu (CEO, pomegranate lab ).  It will provide a framework for faculty, staff and students to incorporate entrepreneurial design thinking into courses, extracurricular activities and student clubs.

This work is a collaboration between CUNY’s Center for Student Entrepreneurship, Queensborough Community College and the Center for Economic and Workforce Development at Kingsborough.

This program has been generously supported by the Capital One Foundation.