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Trump: What Might Be the Impact on Entrepreneurs

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Curious about how a Trump presidency might impact entrepreneurs, startup founders and innovators? Then join us for a free event, open to the public, on Jan. 30, 6-8:30 p.m. at Montclair State.

Our panel of experts will provide insight on how a Trump administration could affect innovation and entrepreneurship. You’ll hear from:

  • Two of the state’s most well-respected political strategists/consultants, Democrat Julie Roginsky and Republican Michael DuHaime. What can we expect from a Trump White House? How will the Democrats interact with a Trump administration? Roginsky and DuHaime will provide their expert analysis, with viewpoints from both parties.
  • Top political expert, Brigid Callahan Harrison. A Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State, Harrison is a frequent commentator on U.S. politics in print, electronic and broadcast media. Harrison will provide the larger context of how Trump and his administration could influence innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Top patent and intellectual property attorney, David Postolski. A partner at Gearhart Law, Postolski is well-known and well-respected in the startup community in New Jersey, and beyond. Postolski, serving as moderator, will steer us through the state of innovation today, and where it could be headed under a Trump administration.

Event is presented by Montclair State’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, and Department of Political Science and Law.

Event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served.

To pre-register:

Jan. 30 Agenda:
6:00-6:45 p.m. Networking with pizza
6:45-7:00 p.m. Welcome and 30-second pitches from the audience
7:00-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion with audience Q&A

Location: Room 101, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University

Directions and parking info: Park in the Red Hawk Deck on campus, exit the deck on Level 5 and proceed straight up the walkway (soccer field will be on your left) to the Feliciano School of Business building. Campus map with directions.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram: @FelicianoCenter

Speaker bios:

Michael DuHaime is a partner at Mercury. He has served in senior positions for President George W. Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, Mayor Rudy Guiliani and Sen. John McCain, as well as many other Republican politicians. DuHaime previously served as Political Director of the Republican National Committee. He also advises multiple Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, sports teams, corporations and non-profits in the areas of public relations, crisis management, grassroots organization, survey research, strategic planning and marketing. On Twitter: @MikeDuHaime

Brigid Callahan Harrison is Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University, where she has taught since 1994. She is the author of several books, including “American Democracy Now” (McGraw-Hill Publishers, now in its fourth edition), one of the leading introductory political science textbooks in the United States. Harrison is a frequent commentator on U.S. politics and provides regular political analysis to ABC, NBC, and CBS, FOX News, and their local affiliates, to CBS News radio, and to various NPR radio programs. She also is a regular commentator on NJTV, and a columnist for several newspapers. On Twitter: @BriCalHar

David Postolski is a partner at Gearhart Law, and a registered patent attorney and intellectual property attorney. With over 15 years’ experience, David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early stage companies and emerging companies with their U.S and International intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization. On Twitter: @DavidPostolski

Julie Roginsky is a Democratic Party strategist and a contributor with Fox News Channel. Prior to joining Fox News, she was a contributor at CNBC. Roginsky has been an advisor or strategist for many Democratic politicians, including gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Jon Corzine, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Reps. Frank Pallone, Albio Sires and Steve Rothman. On Twitter: @JulieRoginsky