We believe the best way to save the economy and put people back to work is through entrepreneurship. At #IncubateNYC, we believe in fostering entrepreneurship by creating a community where smart people are free to be creative, collaborate and express their passion through their work, and receive the resources to be successful.

Big Ideas + Resources + Smart People = #IncubateNYC

IncubateNYC community will consist of a product development incubator (Incubation) that will help corporations and startups collaborate on the development of new technologies. Through project management and engineering support, #IncubateNYC will help entrepreneurs integrate and pilot new technologies for their corporate customer.

#IncubateNYC community will also consist of a co-working space dedicated to the entrepreneurs and freelancers of the NYC community (Workspace). The #IncubateNYC team will work to provide its members a dynamic working environment that inspires creativity and collaboration.

The Team
MARCUS MAYO (@MARCUSDM3, [email protected])
Co-Founder

“We will redefine innovation through entrepreneurial and corporate collaboration”

Marcus is a former private equity investor turned business executive. In his role within business development & strategy, he is responsible for identifying new technologies (startups) that will change the health and wellness space. He has developed an expertise in identifying disruptive technologies that have the ability to shape industries.In addition, Marcus is a proven investor and strategy expert. For over five years, Marcus has worked with Co-Founder Brian Shields to invest in new and growing businesses within urban communities. Together they have produced a successful track record of identifying quality entrepreneurs and “game changing” technologies. On weekends, Marcus enjoys spending time with his wife and relaxing brunches with friends.

BRIAN SHIELDS (@BRIANLEESHIELDS, [email protected] )
Co-Founder

“I believe this is the time for our generation to take ownership over where this country is going. We hold the key to unlocking this economy’s future and I am excited to have a chance to do my part!”

Brian is also a former private equity investor turned business executive.  Brian has over seven years of healthcare experience, from investing to operations. He is passionate about identifying and supporting technologies that will shape the future healthcare landscape. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Brian manages InHouse Group, a community investment firm that invests in new and growing businesses. He has advised startups ranging healthcare, social media, education, and others. On the weekends, Brian can be found cooking a good meal or enjoying the beautiful American landscape from the seat of a bike or a running trail near you.

LANDON DAIS (@HARLEM4DAIS)
“#IncubateNYC will be the new foundation of the Harlem economy. It will create unparalleled economic opportunity for the Harlem community.”

Landon has extensive experience, in project management, political campaigns and government relations. Landon served as the Deputy Director of Urban Planning and Policy to the Vice President of the New York Senate. Landon has been extremely active in his hometown, Harlem, New York, through business and civic activities. Landon has worked in the construction and real estate development industry for 5 years on high profile projects such as Yankee Stadium, IAC, and 3 World Financial Center.

CLIVE HENRY (@CLIVESPACE)
“The future is a lot easier to predict when you’re creating it. Lets create something special in Harlem.”

Clive Henry is the current Director of Sales for online video technology company Ooyala. Ooyala shares a corporate heritage with Google and is based in Mountain View, California. The company was founded by 3 Google executives in 2007 with the goal of revolutionizing the way we watch TV shows, Movies & Branded Entertainment. Ooyala provides the technology behind top broadcaster online offerings including ESPN, Bloomberg TV, and Interactive One, a division of Radio One.

Prior to joining Ooyala, Clive spent several years in leadership positions at AT&T and TELUS Communications. Clive also founded and served as the Executive Producer for online video production company TME TV. TME TV successfully covered the Alvin Ailey Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary celebration, The Evidence Dance Red Ball, and many other high profile NYC area events and celebrities.

Clive is active in the New York City community donating his time to The Bowery Mission, The Council of Urban Professionals in addition to his position as a National Committee member for the Apollo Theater Foundation. He is also the founder of the Minorities in Tech Meetup group.

JASON CRAIN (@BIGCOUNTRYCRAIN)
Jason works at Google, Inc. and is responsible for managing the search, video, and display advertising for some of the top Fortune 100 home and personal care advertisers. Jason also co-leads Google’s African American consumer research and contributes to their multicultural business developments in multiple capacities, including partner relationship management, small business consulting, and university outreach.

Jason sits on the Advisory Board for the AdColor Awards and Industry Conference and serves as a mentor for the Mosaic Alumni and Friends Organization (MAFA), in partnership with the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Jason is a graduate of Morehouse College and currently lives in New York City, NY.

DANIELLE LESLIE (@DANIELLELESLIE)
“Now more than ever, entrepreneurs need access to support and resources to create a sustainable business for themselves and a better life for their customers.”

Danielle has years of experience working with startups, corporate clients, and brands on their online and social media marketing and is the Founder of We Are BIGFiSH. Danielle has experience working for RockYou, Geodelic, and Red Bricks Media, doing Ad Sales and Business Development, and working with social applications, content sites, and video ad products.

Danielle previously co-founded GenJuice where she worked with the founding team to grow the brand through the national GenJuice Tour, raise capital, and launch GenJuice as a community of young entrepreneurs. This past summer, Danielle and the GenJuice team completed SeedStart, an accelerator for digital media startups in NY.

RODAN LUO (@RODANLUO)
“You have an idea, you throw yourself into it, you excite as many people as you can – and you might just start something that will really better the world.”

Rodan is a New York State barred attorney currently working for A&E Television Networks.  Over the years, Rodan has built up experience advising startup technology firms and angel funds on business formation, intellectual property, and capital raising.  She is incredibly passionate about entrepreneurship and is excited to help build the start up community within NYC.

COLLIN WALLACE (@FANGOFOUNDER)
Collin is a successful entrepreneur who has developed and sold mobile applications that aid in the efficient delivery of services to customers. Collin is a serial entrepreneur who has had professional exposure to the mobile phone industry working as a Network Design Engineer for Verizon, and has held positions working as an Engineer with GE, Southern Company, Constellation Energy, Empire Homes, and Lexmark International.