Pre-Seed Workshop - New York
Pre-Seed Workshop - New York
Pre-Seed Workshop - New York
"Creating economic growth in today's Knowledge-Based Economy requires that regions find ways to convert local technology assets and intellectual property into revenue producing businesses.  The Pre-Seed Workshop is a perfect vehicle to accomplish this goal."

Jim Senall
High Technology of Rochester

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Bernard D. Ryba, CPA


Regional Director

Small Business Develoment Center

SUNY Stony Brook


Mr. Ryba is currently the Regional Director of the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center.  As such, he supervises a team of new York State certified business advisors in providing comprehensive business assistance services to start-ups and established companies through Suffolk County, New York.  Bernie is on the Advisory Board of the Stony Brook Clean Energy Business incubator Program and is a voting member of the Stony Brook University Incubator Tenant Selection and Review Committee.

Bernie received his B.A. from SUNY Stony Brook, an MBA from Hofstra University and is a licensed certified public accountant.  He began his career with Deloitee
Touche and later joined Pfizer, Inc. at their Manhattan World Headquarters.  During his 15 years with Pfizer, Bernie was a corporate audit manager, a director of financial planning, and later, a director of strategic planning for one of Pfizer’s divisions.