Mindwick Inc., a client of the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, has been named Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
New York SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year awards are given to business owners whose efforts and contributions resulted in strong business growth during the past calendar year with the assistance of SBDC Business Advisors, research and services. This year nine winners were chosen from more than 20,000 clients.
“We are pleased to recognize our Entrepreneurs of the Year for their extraordinary efforts in business, as well as contributions to their communities,” said SBDC State Director James King. “Their hard-work and dedication helped them achieve success and accomplish their goals, while at the same time making a positive impact on the state’s economy.”
Mindwick, which is owned by Elena Yakubovskaya, provides early science education for students in grades 1-3. In 2015 Mindwick was awarded a $150,000 Phase I SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to develop “Ready for STEM,” a new educational program for improving reasoning skills in elementary school students.
The SBDC at Stony Brook brings together the resources of the University, private sector and government at all levels to assist entrepreneurs, business and industry in the solution of their problems, leading to increased productivity and profitability. For more information about Stony Brook’s SBDC, visit the website.