New York City, NY

Current Organizers

Zvia Schoenberg

I teach entrepreneurship at the Boro of Manhattan Community College, and I advise EdTech companies, including Exploring Your Potential, an online career exploration tool for young people.

Shane Snipes, PhD

Entrepreneurship faculty, mindfulness research, Deputy Chair & degree coordinator at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Recipient of Knowledge Challenge Grant by Kauffman for project. Recipient of 2021 Blackstone Techstars innovators grants. It includes $100,000 to launch student entrepreneur projects at BMCC. Visiting faculty at FIT & Fordham. Retired entrepreneur in the sustainability & innovation fields. Vipassana meditator since 2006.

Jacob Elyachar

I am a Content Creator that specializes in online journalism and social media. For a decade, I have reported on entertainment news, music, and pop culture stories on my platform: Since 2019, I launched its podcast spin-off: 'The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast.' ( The podcast features interviews with a plethora of content creators, fitness entrepreneurs, recording artists, and Reality TV alums from 'America's Got Talent,' 'American Idol,' 'American Ninja Warrior,' 'Big Brother,' 'The Challenge,' 'Songland,' and 'Survivor.' I also volunteer my time with the Freelance Exchange of Kansas City and the UJA Federation of New York. Outside of 1MC, I love writing, going on walks, listening to music and cooking.