Speaker: Annmarie Lanesey, Greane Tree Technology
There are many ways to become an entrepreneur. Annmarie Lanesey who has built a successful software development company, Greane Tree Technology, attributes her success to being able to tap into her creative side and leveraging that to build her career. As a young woman in the tech world she had higher barriers to success than most. Getting into a creative flow carried her over the toughest obstacles. Annmarie will talk about tips for getting started as an entrepreneur, using creativity as inspiration to carry you down the path, and will present resources for those interested in pursuing this path.
Annmarie Lanesey co-founded Greane Tree Technology in 2008, and today successfully leads her team’s software development projects for publishing powerhouses, social media startups, academic institutions, national nonprofits, and government agencies.
In 2012, Annmarie was selected by Albany Business Review as one of the 40 Under Forty and as one of the six Women Who Mean Business. In 2015, the Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center honored Annmarie with the Harriet Rifkin Award for “her work in creating opportunities for women to achieve personal and financial independence.”
Annmarie got her start with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Art Media and Communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Electronic Arts from RPI, where she received the RPI Founders Award of Excellence and a full scholarship to the Electronic Arts graduate program. Her creative work has won top prizes in international festivals and has screened at over 100 contemporary art venues worldwide.
A proud alumna of Head Start, Annmarie knows that intelligence and diligence grow in every neighborhood, and she believes in giving people the means to create opportunity for themselves and their families. She serves on the board of directors of the Commission on Economic Opportunity and of the Capitol Region Chamber. She is also on the advisory board for Margination, a community enterprise incubator, and is spearheading an effort to bring software development opportunities to high-talent, low-income people in New York’s Capital District.
Leslie Berliant will be featured in our Member Spotlight presentation this month.
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