InnovateHer

All part of the plan: Savvy Hires goes to Washington

By GREGORY ZELLER // A big win in the regional round of the 2017 InnovateHER business plan competition has punched Savvy Hires’ virtual ticket to Washington – though mentally, founder Felicia Fleitman was already there. Besting nine competitors in the Hofstra University-hosted regionals of the annual Small Business Association contest, Savvy Hires has been nominated to represent Long Island in early July’s semifinal round, which will whittle things down to 10 finalists expected to collide July 31…


Women-focused pitch program at Hofstra

Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship has been selected as the local host of the national InnovateHER Competition, a business plan pitch-off inviting entrepreneurs to showcase products and services with “a measurable impact on women and families,” real commercialization potential and a definable marketplace need. The virtual competition – there’s no actual event date – will be judged by three members of the Hofstra faculty: Elizabeth Venuti, senior associate dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of…