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POSTPONED: Disruptive Technologists in NYC -- our first Meetup!

  • Oct 30, 2012 · 6:30 PM

POSTPONED!! Due to weather, our first disruptive event has to wait -- we will send an update on the new rain date once we can pin down a date for the NYIT auditorium. We will have this! I swear! Will keep you posted ...Lauren


Keep Signing Up even if it says we are fully booked up! You will be automatically put on the waiting list!! And if you can't get in, afterwards we will all be going to the Rooftop Bar Empire Hotel at 44 W. 63rd St at Broadway (they are expecting us!) to talk with the speakers and fellow entrepreneurs and any Disrupter can come!!

New: Disruptive Technologists First Meeting!!!

Collaborating with NYIT’s Entrepreneurial Center, we are now signing up people for a Very Disruptive Meeting on October 30th in the NYIT auditorium at 16 W. 61st. We will hold our inaugural Meetup to celebrate, support, enlighten and advise each other on having game-changing new products, wacky ideas, wildly entrepreneurial visions and then getting them to fruition. This will be a major mentoring group for people interested in succeeding in their ideas with exceedingly wise, inspirational and funny speakers and presenters.

Disruptive Technologists' Meetup #1 will feature some amazing speakers: Some of the most admired organizers that are experts in there niches will share and discuss trends in their areas, why their area is significant and innovative, and what entrepreneurs, innovators and students can learn by attending their events.

1. Evan Korth, hackNY:

Evan Korth is a Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYU where he is faculty advisor to their chapter of Association for Computing Machinery and Tech@NYU as well as coach of the ICPC Programming Team. In addition to teaching some foundational CS course he teaches, Information Tech Project, a course in which students solve real-world problems with NYC companies including some well-known start-ups. Evan was recently elected by the community to the Board of the New York Tech Meetup, is a TechStarts mentor, VP of the Internet society of NY and a member of the investment committee for the NYU Innovation Venture Fund.

2. Graham Lawlor, Ultra Light Startups:

Graham Lawlor is an entrpreneur and economist, and the founder of Ultra Light Startups, a networking community for technology startup founders. Ultra Light Startups runs monthly startup-investor pitch events in New York and Boston. Since 2008, Ultra Light Startups has helped over 900 entrepreneurs build successful online businesses.

3. Steve Rosenbaum, NY Video Meetup:

Steve Rosenbaum the CEO of, focuses on the rapidly emerging space known as TV 2.0 and Curated Video Content. He created the MTV UNfiltered and "7 Days in September" and had his first book CurationNation (McGraw Hill) in 2011.

4. Joe Rubin, Funding Post:

Joe Rubin is a Director and Co-Founder of FundingPost has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors nationwide for over 10 years through its Online Venture Exchange, Dealflow Magazine and organizes Venture Capital and Angel Investor Conferences in 20 cities nationwide. Joe is responsible for the's operations, and runs the largest online annual business plan competition, Pitching Across America. He spends much of his time coaching and helping early-stage companies. He is also a Founding Member of ARC Angel Fund, a seed technology fund based in NYC.

5. Joanne Scillitoe, NYIT's Center for Entrepreneurism

Joanne L. Scillitoe, Ph.D. is the Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and associate professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Management at NYIT.


All of our events are held at NY Institute of Technology's 11 Floor Auditorium at 16 West 61st St. on Oct. 30th at 6:30. Only 92 people can attend, we would love to have students come – especially you in the entrepreneurial studies, graduate studies and technologists in a broad range of fields – bio, fashion, technology, science, healt. If you sign up and there is any change in your schedule, please let us know ahead of time that you can’t make it, so we can let others on the waiting list have your seat.

To learn more, go to and sign up for the monthly newsletter.


For questions, email Lauren Keyson at [masked] – we look forward to hearing your cool ideas and helping you make them happen!


Hosted by the NYIT Center For Entrepreneurial Studies

Cost: Free

Disruptive Technologists™ …and the entrepreneurial culture in New York City The people that interrupt the normal course or unity with technology. They are the game-changers, the brilliant thinkers, the hackers, the founders and the people that finance them. Entrepreneurs who disrupt the status quo for purposes such as progress, convenience or innovation; an over-thrower of existing technologies and the status quo. The people that interrupt the normal course or unity with technology.

This group is for you -- suggest topics, speakers, ideas! We look forward to seeing you!

Disruptively Yours, Lauren

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  • Maria C.

    Thanks Lauren! Looking forward to the date.

    October 29, 2012


    Event is officially postponed as of right now -- new rain date to be announced as soon as NYIT is open and we can pin down a new date for the auditorium...stay tuned! This inagurual event will happen! I swear! (: -- promise to keep you all posted -- Lauren

    October 29, 2012

  • Anne

    Does anyone know if meetup is still going ahead?

    October 29, 2012

    • Baba

      Well if the Subways are still suspended then count on this event being postponed too. I doubt people will feel bad if it is postponed it is not an essential event that has to happen tomorrow or else....

      October 29, 2012

  • Maria C.

    Jonathan, wishing you the best of luck.

    October 29, 2012

  • Maria C.

    Is this still going to take place given the weather state of emergency and that the worst of the storm is supposed to start tomorrow?

    October 29, 2012


    Looks like we’re in high demand -- the Disruptive Technologists first Meetup is busting out the doors -- but that doesn't mean you can't come and meet the speakers and other Disrupters afterwards! Due to popular demand we will be converging at The Empire Rooftop Lounge at 44 West 63rd St. between Columbus & Broadway (They are expecting us!) starting around 9PM! Everyone (including the speakers) will be convening at this trendy and scenic locale for post-Meetup drinks and discussion! So if you couldn't RSVP to the main event for whatever reason, you are cordially invited to mingle with us at one of NYC's best rooftop lounges conveniently located a few blocks from the NYIT auditorium. For directions or for more info go to: We want to make sure you don't miss a thing!
    See you there!
    Disruptively Yours, Lauren

    October 24, 2012


    If the event is fully booked, please RSVP anyway and you will be added to the Wait List or email me directly with your name, email and phone and organization and I will definitely call or email you if a space opens up. Thanks!

    October 24, 2012


    ONLY 7 MORE DAYS UNTIL TOTAL DISRUPTION! Are you excited yet? The launch of our very first Disruptive Technologists Meetup at NYIT is approaching fast -- and just before Halloween! We're getting you into the festive spirit by providing musical entertainment by our own disruptive musician, David Manzano aka "The Bronx Singer," fresh off the NYC underground system. There will also be energizing beverages provided by our sponsors 5-Hour Energy and Hint essence water. And to top it all off Tiger Cub Advisors will be raffling off free entrepreneur coaching sessions to help you create the perfect pitch for your start up!
    Our media partners/speakers Ultra Light Startups and FundingPost will also be on hand for questions on getting your startup moving.
    Come join us if you haven't already, space is limited and filling up fast!! If you cannot sign up because we have exceeded our quota, just email me your phone, email, and name and organization to: [masked]

    October 23, 2012


    The big day is coming up fast so hurry and secure your spot before time runs out! Be sure to come early to enjoy a special musical performance by disruptive musician “The Bronx Singer” and sponsored beverages from 5-Hour Energy and Hint essence water! Come meet and greet with some of NYC’s most disruptive residents this October 30th!

    October 17, 2012

    • Joe R.

      Looking forward to it!!

      October 18, 2012

  • Bill S.

    Thank you for the invite Lauren

    1 · October 1, 2012


    Do you know a Disruptive Technologist in science, bio, financial, fashion, technology, engineering? Send us an email and we will follow up! Click on the contact form above.....

    September 10, 2012

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