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Software and hardware solution that allows professors to swipe students in to track attendance.

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A car with VSG will send a voice message to 911 with the necessary information immediately. The driver does not need to panic knowing that emergency response will arrive soon.

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Princess Javel

To inspire young women around the world that no matter where you came from you can overcome any obstacle in life as long as you have a version, and believe in your dream. Princess Javel; is bigger than just me but my alter ego that has confidence, power, a star within me. Branding Princess Javel is my goal right now with the right funding and team behind me everything is possible. I am a urban model and a recording artist.

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#IDEAchatCNY Presents: Doug Crescenzi & Mitch Patterson

Doug Crescenzi and Mitch Patterson will join us on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd from 5:30-6:15 PM to talk the do's and don't's of venture funding. Doug and Mitch have worked together on a variety of projects over the years, and in that time have learned a lot about the entrepreneurial process.

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

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