Bhavna Punjwani

Director, EAC

Bhavna directs the Entrepreneurship Assistance Center, which is a state-funded program offering resources to entrepreneurs in the pre-startup, startup, and growth stages. She is responsible for the program’s business plan training, mentorship assistance, veteran entrepreneur assistance, and technical assistance such as registering businesses and legal setup, applying for licenses and permits, writing business plans, and creating marketing and financial strategies. She is also one of QEDC’s business counselors, specializing in the food industry and working closely with our Entrepreneur Space Kitchen Incubator’s clients. In the nine years she has been here, she has counseled over 600 entrepreneurs in various stages.

Bhavna runs several other programs, such as QEDC’s internship recruitment efforts and is currently launching The Entrepreneurship

Essentials Series (T.E.E.S.), a new QEDC initiative that offers several back to basic specialized business courses.
Bhavna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business and Liberal Arts from Queens College. Nigeria-Born, she can speak fluently in English, Hindi, and Sindhi, and is striving to speak Spanish fluently.

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Come Join Us!

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council will host Queens Taste 2024 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We expect to attract more than 500 attendees with 50 restaurants and beverage purveyors, who will offer samples of their products. Thus, attendees will be able to bounce from table to table, tasting treats from tangy to fiery, crunchy to velvety, and sweet to briny.

Queens Taste is also a celebration of the borough -- and a great way to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. Many are executives and captains of industry. The atmosphere is always festive, almost giddy, creating an ideal scene for meeting and greeting.

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