Arber Ruci is an entrepreneur and patented inventor. He is the founder of a computer vision AI startup spinning out from his academic research lab at the City University of New York called NeARabl (Near+Able) Additionally, he serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the New York I-Corps Hub where he is a National I-Corps Instructor. Arber is the co-PI of two NSF PFI awards at CUNY and has served as Industry Mentor to three National I-Corps teams. From 2019 to 2022, Arber served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Business Incubator Association. Previously he was the Director of the New York City Innovation Hot Spot, an Empire State Development Funded Center, as well as the CUNY iHub Business Incubator in Harlem, NY.