On April 25, the 15th Annual Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Symposium was held at SKY Armory in downtown Syracuse. The symposium is an all-day event offered to new entrepreneurs, and those active in the business community.
The Tech Garden was pleased to offer all-day attendee tickets to their women-owned businesses. Check out what they had to say about the event below!
“As a first time attendee of the WISE Symposium, I was overwhelmed by the positive energy and confidence of every attendee. It was truly empowering to speak with female entrepreneurs who were making a conscious choice to step outside of the traditional nine-to-five work week and follow their dreams. I felt incredibly lucky to be in their presence and look forward to seeing them grow.”
—Kelly Gardner Williamson, Marketing and Events Manager, MedTech
“I had the most fabulous time at the WISE Symposium this year. This was my 3rd year attending and formally as a full-time entrepreneur. A lot of my conversations were different than previous years, because of that, and I really loved being able to visit the various vendors in attendance learning more about their business and their journey as a woman entrepreneur. For me, the keynote speech was inspiring, the bags were filled with coupons from vendors, deals, empowerment opportunities with initiatives like Her Path to Success and even an opportunity to start your own business selling cosmetics from Senegence.com. Overall, the event was well thought out and the workshops received great reviews. I am pleased The Tech Garden gave me the opportunity to attend.”
—Lekia Hill, Founder, 3ES Consulting Group
“Thank you so much for my ticket to the Wise Symposium; I thoroughly enjoyed the event! Rick Tamlyn's Bigger Game concept shifted my mindset about where I am as a leader and where I want to go, and Isisara Bey's activities on how we see finances and each other were incredibly moving. It was a wonderful event, and the WISE Center did a phenomenal job once again!
—Dana Scherzi, CEO, Scherzi Systems, LLC
“Thank you Tech Garden for giving us the opportunity to exhibit at the WISE Symposium. It was a terrific networking event for us as we met new people, and most importantly, rekindled ‘old’ relationships. Very productive!”
—Nancy Bloeser, VP, Professional Relations, SageMyLife
The mission of CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden is to stimulate high-tech entrepreneurship, foster the development of emerging growth companies, and support technology commercialization throughout the region.