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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Chuck Schwerin

Small Business Advisor

Small Business Development Center

Binghamton, New York


Chuck Schwerin is currently a Small Business Advisor for the Binghamton University Small Business Development Center.  He co-founded two startups licensing Binghamton University technology and has guest-lectured to undergraduate and graduate students at BU in entrepreneurship.

Chuck previously directed the implementation of worldwide software copy protection and license management at Pitney Bowes MapInfo. He also coordinated the development, implementation and maintenance of MapInfo’s three core technologies, including MapInfo Professional, the flagship product representing $36 million annually worldwide. He holds three patents on geographic information technology.

Prior to his employment at MapInfo, Chuck founded Environmental Data Systems, a Saratoga Springs, NY software firm where he designed, marketed and maintained unique software products for the waste management and health care fields. Mr. Schwerin received his Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Clark University, and his Master’s in Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

In his free time, Chuck edits Adirondack PEEKS, a semi-annual magazine published by the Adirondack 46er Club.