Feb 28, 2018

Smarter Faster Revolution: University Tour in New York City

Axios Business Editor Dan Primack interviews our headliners--Mr. Draymond Green and Mr. Harvey Spevak.

Yesterday, Axios’ Mike Allen and Dan Primack hit New York City for the third leg of our college tour with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Over 400 students, from across the city, joined us to get Smarter Faster. They learned about the future of work from:

  • Ms. Jennifer Piepszak, CEO, Chase Card Services
  • Ms. Susan Lyne, President and Founding Partner, BBG Ventures
  • Mr. Draymond Green, Forward, Golden State Warriors & Entrepreneur
  • Mr. Harvey Speak, Executive Chairman, Managing Partner, Equinox
Students networking with JPMorgan Chase & Co. on the top floor of New York's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. (Ayano Hisa for Axios)
Ms. Jemima McEvoy, the Editor in Chief of NYU's student newspaper the Washington Square News, kicks off the event and introduces Mike to the stage. (Ayano Hisa for Axios)
Ms. Jennifer Piepszak discusses JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Startup Week initiative, which celebrates and fosters entrepreneurship in cities around the world. (Ayano Hisa for Axios)
Students hailing from Fordham University, New York University and Columbia University taking part in the revolution.
Dan interviews Mr. Draymond Green and Mr. Harvey Spevak right after their announcement to open at least 20 low-cost gyms in under-served Midwestern communities. (Ayano Hisa for Axios)
Mr. Draymond Green credits Lebron James for inspiring NBA players to start businesses while playing. “Walk into our locker room, you’ll hear more about business than basketball."
Ms. Susan Lyne explains the logic behind BBG Ventures, a fund that backs startups with at least one female founder: "If you look at who the consumers of new technology products are...it's still primarily women."
Students ready for the future. (Ayano Hisa for Axios)
Smarter Faster with a view. (Ayano Hisa for Axios)

Our next stops are Howard University and Ohio State University--we hope to see you on campus!

Go deeper

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

There are no COVID-19 patients in hospital in New Zealand, which reported just 21 active cases. A top NZ health official said Tuesday he's "confident we have broken the chain of domestic transmission."

By the numbers: Almost 5.5 million people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Tuesday, and more than 2.2 million have recovered. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world (over 1.6 million from 14.9 million tests).

U.S. coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios. This graphic includes "probable deaths" that New York City began reporting on April 14.

Coronavirus antibody tests are still relatively unreliable, and it's unclear if people who get the virus are immune to getting it again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned on Tuesday.

By the numbers: More than 98,900 people have died from COVID-19 and over 1.6 million have tested positive in the U.S. Over 384,900 Americans have recovered and more than 14.9 million tests have been conducted.

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 5,588,299 — Total deaths: 350,417 — Total recoveries — 2,286,827Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 1,680,625 — Total deaths: 98,902 — Total recoveries: 384,902 — Total tested: 14,907,041Map.
  3. Federal response: DOJ investigates meatpacking industry over soaring beef pricesMike Pence's press secretary returns to work.
  4. Congress: House Republicans to sue Nancy Pelosi in effort to block proxy voting.
  5. Business: How the new workplace could leave parents behind.
  6. Tech: Twitter fact-checks Trump's tweets about mail-in voting for first timeGoogle to open offices July 6 for 10% of workers.
  7. Public health: Coronavirus antibodies could give "short-term immunity," CDC says, but more data is neededCDC releases guidance on when you can be around others after contracting the virus.
  8. What should I do? When you can be around others after contracting the coronavirus — Traveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  9. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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