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December 1, 2016

Delivering an Elevator Pitch

The St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship welcomed Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of iSow (, on December 1, 2017 to talk to students about elevator pitches.

(Learn How To Make An Elevator Pitch)

iSow is a platform that enables people to give money with meaning and save money with purpose. With a focus on disrupting the broken gift-giving dynamic and simultaneously helping 0-22 year olds understand the true value of money, Sow lets young people establish choose "goals" instead of "goods" in 3 key categories: saving towards the future, sharing with those who are less fortunate, and spending wisely on things that matter.

Prior to her role at iSow, Van Court served as senior vice president of partner marketing at Discovery Education, where she supported educators in their transition to digital learning environments.

Van Court also formerly worked at Nickelodeon, where she was senior vice president and general manager of and NOGGIN. In that position, she led Nickelodeon to become a key player in the parents' online space and bolstered NOGGIN and`s positions as educational, interactive, resources that provide rich experiences for both children and parents.

Prior to Nickelodeon, Van Court served as vice president of new media products at ESPN, where she led the launch of ESPN3.

Van Court holds a bachelor's and master's degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and an advanced degree in parenting conferred by her 3 children, Gabrielle, Hendrix, and Maxwell.

St. Francis College's Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to stimulate and promote entrepreneurial activity in Brooklyn that leads to creation of sustainable socioeconomic value. The Center seeks to create synergistic partnerships with Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs by providing them with access to faculty experts through two channels: value-added programs of research and education that helps the entrepreneur bridge the knowledge gap and providing entrepreneurs with a toolbox of resources through the Center's Open Virtual Incubator. The Center seeks to create socially responsible and robust entrepreneurial activity with its Brooklyn-based business partners.

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