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Entrepreneurial Journey - How to raise your first round?

**REQUIRED STEP**: We need an accurate RSVP count to make proper arrangements. Registration and ticket from EventBrite is required for this event. Please first RSVP on Meetup and then proceed to following link to print your tickethttps://april-15.eventbrite.com. Thanks in advance for helping us better organize this event!

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EVENT DETAILS:

Raising capital is one of the most arduous tasks for an entrepreneur. As part of the "Entrepreneurial Journey" series, we are bringing rockstar entrepreneurs from the NYC ecosystem to help you in your fund raising journey. These serial entrepreneurs have raised multiple rounds of funding and know in-and-out of raising startup money. They will share their experience and provide tips on fund raising and avoiding mistakes. More details about panelists and moderator below. There will also be good food and drinks at the event.


ADENDA:

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Meet & Greet/Networking

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Panel Discussion/Q&A

7:45 pm - 8:30 pm: More networking - Food & Drinks


PANELISTS:

Sheldon Owen

Sheldon Owen is the co-founder and CEO of Unified, the creators of the first cloud-based social operating platform for global brands and agencies. Sheldon's vision and corporate direction have made Unified an award-winning company and one of the fastest growing social marketing technology platforms in the industry.

Sheldon has over 15 years of experience in developing and operating emerging technology and digital media companies. He has successfully managed over $1 billion in digital media campaigns throughout his career and has worked with global brands such as Verizon, Starbucks, Unilever, P&G and BMW. Sheldon is an active board member, start-up advisor and angel investor.

Prior to starting Unified, Sheldon served in several executive roles within TrafficMarketplace, a leading digital marketing company, through its successful acquisition in 2010. During his tenure, he managed a $90 million P&L and created one of the fastest growing social ad networks in the industry. TrafficMarketplace's social business grew from zero to $50 million annual run-rate within 18 months of launch and became a charter partner in the Facebook API Key and Facebook Approved Ad Platform programs. Sheldon has previously served in a variety of senior executive roles throughout his career including VP of Marketing of a $300 million division at CA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA).

LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/sheldonowen


Max Yankelevich

Max Yankelevich is the chief architect, co-founder and CEO of CrowdComputing Systems (CCS), provider of a SaaS platform for performing enterprise work.  He was among the first entrepreneurs to spot the massive opportunity of cloud computing.  A software and systems architect by background, Max led SOA teams at large enterprises such as Double-Click, Deutsche Bank, AIG and D&B before founding Freedom OSS, one of Amazon Web Services (AWS) first integration partners.   CCS was born of research with MIT’s CSAIL in 2009 and is the culmination of his commitment to bringing transformative innovation to businesses through exponential technology. 

Max has raised funding for each of this businesses andprovided significant ROI to each of his investors.  His network of venture capitalists spans from Silicon Valley to New York City to Eastern Europe.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/maxyankelevich


Loic Moisand

Loic Moisand is a French entrepreneur based in New-York. He is CEO and co-founder of Synthesio a leader in global social media monitoring. Under his leadership, Synthesio has achieved record breaking growth in revenue and clientele every year since its founding. Synthesio recently raised $20 Million in Series B funding.

LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/loicmoisand


MODERATOR:

Mike Fraietta

Mike Fraietta is a social business strategist who focuses on both public-facing and internal communities. He specializes in social media monitoring, building online communities and customer relationships, gamification and user experience. Mike has knowledge of a variety of industries including media, healthcare, finance, insurance, retail and government. His list of recent clients includes 21st Century Fox, Nike, The Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins, Fox Entertainment Group, Guardian, Dow Jones, Covidien, NBC/Universal and the Canadian Consulate General. Mike also is an Adjunct-Professor teaching Social Media at NYU and runs an incubator for media startups at The Centre for Social Innovation.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fraietta


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  • Alia F.

    thank you for organising the event, the panel was very informative and provided great insight. moderator also asked pertinent questions. thanks again. just wish it didn't start so late.

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative!

    April 16, 2014

  • Kartik A.

    Please help me connect in case if you happen to know someone in your network who is Mobile App developer with a skill set Javascript, JQuery mobile and Phonegap and interested in joining a dynamic Mobile App startup that is in beta phase. Please reach out to me at [masked]. Thanks for your help!

    April 15, 2014

  • Zied H.

    Great meetup , room was kind of hot though

    April 15, 2014

  • Kartik A.

    Very informative meetup. Thanks Jasmeet for organizing. All the panelists were great!!!!

    April 15, 2014

  • Chirag R.

    One of THE BEST meet ups.

    April 15, 2014

  • Navdeep K.

    Really sorry for this, but we have space limitations for today's event. Won't be able to accommodate waitlist RSVPs. Confirmed Eventbrite registrations already has last minute cancellations accounted for.

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Priya N.

    I just added a +1. With all these people canceling is it ok to still bring that person??

    April 15, 2014

  • Marc W.

    Most likely won't be able to make it this evening. Sorry for the last minute cancelation. My ticket is available to anyone on the wait list.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lucy L.

    I cannt make it tonite, will be working late, sorry and feel bad miss this event

    April 15, 2014

  • Richipal S.

    Sorry Guys, I wont be able to make it tonight, something came up last minute.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jasmeet S.

    Hi All, if you are planning to attend, please remember to print your ticket at EventBrite:
    https://april-15.eventbrite.com

    Ticket is required and we also need an accurate count. Thanks!

    April 11, 2014

    • Chirag R.

      Showing ticket on Eventbrite mobile app would be fine, correct?

      April 15, 2014

    • Navdeep K.

      Will be good Chirag!

      April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    ticket says 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT). Is it really PDT time or EST?

    April 14, 2014

    • Jasmeet S.

      It is 6 PM Eastern Time - thanks for making us aware of the mistake!

      April 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool

      April 14, 2014

  • Jasmeet S.

    @Priyank, thanks for pointing this out. That was a mistake - event starts at 6:00 pm Eastern Time. I have corrected it on EventBrite as well.

    April 14, 2014

  • robert

    Sorry guys once again my day job has conspired against me. my eventbrite ticket is free for anyone who needs it.

    April 12, 2014

  • Jude S.

    is there a location for this event ? thank you, j

    January 27, 2014

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