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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK HELPS STUDENTS
BONE-UP ON THE SECRETS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Brooklyn Tech High School Students Prepare to be the
Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Health Care Field
NEW YORK NY, March 23, 2007 - The first
EntrepreneurshipWeek USA event was launched nationwide with hundreds
of organizations throughout the country adding their support and resources
to a coordinated effort to inspire and encourage young people to consider
entrepreneurship as a career choice and to celebrate America’s
unique culture of inventiveness.
As part of this celebration to tap the spirit of youth entrepreneurship,
Junior Achievement of New York, Inc. (JANY), hosted a seminar on Wednesday,
February 28, for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Biomedical Department
at Brooklyn Tech high school. The seminar, Building Wealth through Health:
Starting a Business in the Health Care Field was a soup-to-nuts overview
of what it would take to start and run a successful health related business
venture from inception of idea through to raising capital, incorporation
and business ethics.
More than one hundred 9th -12th grade Brooklyn Tech high school students
attended the seminar presented by Anthony G. Viscogliosi, a successful
New York-based entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and a Junior Achievement
of New York board member.
Mr. Viscogliosi used colorful anecdotes from his life to emphasize
how collaboration and maintaining high ethical standards played a significant
role in his own success.
“If you share the food on your plate, you will never go hungry.
It’s important to understand that there is always enough to go
round and if you learn to share knowledge and information, others will
share with you.”
Mr. Viscogliosi was inspired to become an innovator in healthcare as
the result of a traumatic, near fatal accident as a teen. Where others
would have seen despair, he recognized untapped patient needs and went
on to create a highly successful niche in venture capital/private equity
and merchant banking dedicated to the musculoskeletal /orthopedics sector
of the health care industry.
Mr. Viscogliosi was joined by a distinguished panel of experts who
presented a series of case studies focused on essential business and
financial principles necessary to start and run a successful healthcare
business. Each presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the
Guest panelist presenters included: Jeffery A. Goldstein, MD, Director
of Spine Services, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases; Merrill Kraines,
Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP and Polina Hanin, Associate in
Analytics, Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisors, LLC.
About Junior Achievement of New York, Inc.
in 1929, Junior Achievement of New York, Inc. (JANY) is the New York
based affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide (Founded in 1919 in
Springfield MA). JA is the world’s largest and fastest-growing
organization dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy,
entrepreneurship, business, economics, career development and free enterprise.
JANY’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed
in a global economy. Last academic year, JANY’s in school and
after-school programs serving students K-12, reached nearly 92,000 students
in the NYC and Long Island geographic area. Today, 140 individual area
operations reach approximately four million students in the United States,
with more than 3.5 million students served by operations in 100 countries
worldwide. For more information, visit www.jany.org.
About EntrepreneurshipWeek USA
theme, “What’s Your Big Idea? Take it On!,” the EntrepreneurshipWeek
USA initiative, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and
by government, not-for-profit organizations and businesses, including
The New York Times and INC. magazine, is designed to serve as an inspiration
for young people to think creatively and to turn their ideas into action
– whether that means starting a new business, developing an innovation
for an existing company or solving a problem that makes society better.
For more information on events and activities across the country please
Viscogliosi Bros., LLC
Established by Marc R. Viscogliosi, John J. Viscogliosi and Anthony
G. Viscogliosi in New York City in 1999, Viscogliosi Bros., LLC (VB)
was the first venture capital/private equity and merchant banking firm
dedicated to the musculoskeletal/orthopedics sector of the health care
Today, VB is a leading independent firm with a mission to create, build
and finance companies founded on innovations developed by surgeons and
uniquely focused on "life changing" musculoskeletal/orthopedic
technologies. VB has worldwide surgeon, industry and trade relationships
and significant financial expertise in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic
As principals of VB, the Viscogliosi brothers have a combined total
of nearly half a century of experience analyzing and investing in the
musculoskeletal/orthopedics sector, directing literally billions of
dollars through the orthopedics industry. They have pioneered
innovative financial, strategic and management initiatives for nearly
150 companies in the sector, from start-up, seed and development stage
all the way to exit, while helping thousands of people lead better lives
through the orthopedic and spinal products marketed and sold by the
companies they have assisted in developing and financing.
Brooklyn Technical High School
Technical was instituted by a New York State legislative mandate and
is open to all students of the City of New York by competitive examination.
Its mission is to inspire and challenge potentially high achievers to
maximize their talents for the benefit of society by:
an environment for educational, social and emotional growth in which
students with superior scholastic aptitudes can develop their intellectual
gifts and become committed to an examination of ethical approaches to
solve world problems;
an environment for the research and development of innovative and interdisciplinary
approaches in the areas of mathematics, science, engineering, computer
science and the liberal arts;
and challenge outstanding educators to guide students in achieving the
highest standard of academic excellence;
our students for leadership and professional roles at the university
level and in our society, with an awareness of social responsibility
to the community.
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