The Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC), is supported by the New York City Council as a startup incubator for tech freelancers, professional developers, and entrepreneurs.
TIQC aims to help startup companies and entrepreneurs to build successful technology companies, which in turn creates more job opportunities and drives new innovation and technology development in New York. With the advanced computational infrastructure and the CUNY community advantages, TIQC provides an outstanding environment for companies to turn innovative ideas into businesses and success.
The Tech Incubator at Queens College seeks to provide tech companies with facilities, guidance, and access to the diverse and talented students, faculty, and staff of the college to help them grow.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
William Keller serves as the chief financial and administrative officer of the college. Under the direction of the president, he exercises general supervision over all activities relating to finance, business, and administration.
The vice president also provides leadership for the institution’s ongoing efforts to pursue innovative business solutions and develop operating strategies to enhance revenues and efficiency that lead to more cost-effective administrative practices. Learn More
Theodore (Ted) Brown, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Tech Incubator at Queens College
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Queens College
Executive Director, CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development
Dr. Brown oversees CISDD, develops relationships with the software industry, develops software ideas and applications, facilitates CISDD's role in CUNY and determines the mission and goals of the Software Institute.
As Chair of the Computer Science department at Queens College, he engineered a great deal of change, including overseeing an ever-changing curriculum and implementing Java as the language for all students to learn. Professor Brown is also on the Executive Board of the New York Software Industry Association.
Weeks joins the TIQC team after serving as Co-founder and Executive Director, Enza Academy. There Weeks focused on helping students of color design their revolution with technology. Weeks was part of a White House coalition of community and business leaders who committed to help disconnected youth join the entrepreneurship and technology ecosystem. An alumnus of the Clinton Global Initiative, he worked on initiatives to turn ideas into action.
In the private sector, he has worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a consultant and took on a role at Viacom’s BET Networks’. In the public sector, Weeks has worked on Capitol Hill with Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Charles Rangel. Weeks graduated from The City College of New York, with a degree in Business Administration and Management.
LinkedIn for Ying Zhou
Director of Interns
Information technology professional with broad experience in project management, risk management, enterprise application security and controls design and implementation, methodologies and tools. Extensive experience in training program design and delivery to a variety of audiences. Particularly interested in cross-sector collaboration, inter-disciplinary collaboration, innovation, design and design thinking, emerging technology, entrepreneurship and digital transformation.
Navy (Haijun) Su
Navy has extensive experience in developing, advanced network management, and web applications. He has rich and broad expertise in object-oriented platform, Middleware, UNIX systems, software reuse and third-party integration. Navy holds M.S. in Computer Science from Queens College, CUNY.
Prior to Queens College, he worked as a software engineer in Nortel Networks and Ericsson in China for many years. Navy is also familiar with most programming languages, databases, and operating systems, such as Java, PHP, C++, C, Python, Unix Shell, MySQL, Oracle, Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
Sophie (Shu-Yuan) Wu
Sophie Wu is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interest includes social dynamics, mobile data analysis and simulations. She has worked on modeling opinion formation in the Gur Game framework. She has been working on projects simulating transit signal priority in downtown Manhattan using bus health data and taxicab trip data to define the traffic congested areas in NYC. Sophie has also worked on a mobility modeling and simulation project for the US Military.
Vincent Li is from Queens. He is majoring in Computer Science with a focus in web development. He will be receiving his BA degree from Queens College in Fall 2016. He is eager to get more experience with Full-stack development and Machine Learning. He understands the demand for tech talent in NYC and wishes to step up to the challenge.
Henry He founded a student-formed company and participated in the 2013 NYGentech competition to build a mobile app and complimenting business plan to improve the lives of NY Students. Through the program, he has performed several pitches to investors, led his team and gained a strong understanding of entrepreneurship. Currently, He is a sophomore of Queens College and is pursuing a BA in both Computer Science and Economics. He also acts as the secretary of the college's ACM chapter, where he uses his experience to plan projects and write policies.
Philip Parzygnat holds a BA in Computer Science and is pursuing his MA (Queens College). He has over a decade of experience with technology that started with DIY electronics along with legacy operating systems which later progressed to hardware support, networking, and systems administration then to lecturing and elementary web development then to graphic design along with front end development then to writing and publications and at present to full stack development and dev-ops. Parzygnat works at a NYC financial technology company (Dealflow.com) where he manages the company's internet presence along with marketing and publications infrastructure. Parzygnat has taugh elementary courses at York College and spends a deal of time writing creatively. Beyond technology, he is interested in art, philosophy and mathematics. LinkedIn
Don Liu is in his senior year of college, pursuing his BS in Computer Science with an expected graduation date of May 2017. He is looking to land a full time position after graduation, and to attend school part time to earn a MS degree. His primary programming language is Java, and have built projects including machine learning simulations, animations, and a faux command line, to name a few. He was also a part of Google’s applied android program during the summer, and developed a fully functional android application of the game battleships within his team as part of the final project. He frequents hackathons, and has side projects including game development within Unity3d and OS development on the Raspberry Pi. GitHub
Michael Persaud is currently an undergraduate student studying Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. He is experienced in Java, C++, and Python. He is interested in Data Science and Machine Learning. He is also very interested in physics where he tries to simulate natural systems and phenomena. He is very determined to learn new technologies and apply it to his existing knowledge. GitHub
Radesh Shiwlochan is a graduate student at Queens College studying Computer Science with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. His interests are working in web development and mobile development. LinkedIn
Yuqian (Vicky) Zhang is a graduate student major in Computer Science at Queens College. At the same time, she works as an adjunct lecturer at school, teaching entry level computer computation courses. She also works with Dr. Andrea Li doing research in Psychology. As part of the research, she mainly provides technology support in coding with Mat lab. She has previously worked as IT specialist at Research Foundation of CUNY, where she accumulated her experience in database management and web service. LinkedIn
At its founding in 1937, Queens College was hailed by the people of the borough as “the college of the future.” Now part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources.
Located in a residential area of Flushing in the borough of Queens—America’s most ethnically diverse county—the college has students from more than 150 nations. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Queens College is consistently ranked among the leading institutions in the nation for the quality of its academic programs and student achievement. Recognized as one of the most affordable public colleges in the country, Queens College offers a first-rate education to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means.
The beautiful campus consists of 80 acres lined with trees surrounding grassy open spaces and a traditional quad. The college boasts state-of-the-art computer and science laboratories, a spectacular music building, and the six-story Rosenthal Library. The major classroom building, Powdermaker Hall, has the latest technology throughout. An extensive commitment to sustainability has earned Queens College inclusion in the Princeton Review’s first-ever Guide to 322 Green Colleges.
TIQC is located in a dedicated building, CEP Hall 2, on an 80-acre, tree-lined Queens College campus surrounding a traditional quad with a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline. You may reach us by car, by bus or by Queens College Shuttle.
TIQC is located in a dedicated building, CEP Hall 2, on an 80-acre, tree-lined Queens College
campus surrounding a traditional quad with a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline.
You may reach us by car, by bus or by Queens College Shuttle.