Keynote: Nihal Mehta
Topic: Nihal Mehta's journey as an entrepreneur and the lessons learned along the way.
7:00 - Arrival - Snacks, Pizza and Networking.
7:30 - Introduction / Announcements by the organizers.
7:35 - Demo - Annie Hsu, Product Manager, Dun & Bradstreet iLab
7:40 - Demo - Roy LaManna, President, Trendsetter Media and Marketing
7:55 - Keynote: Nihal Mehta - My journey as an entrepreneur and the lessons learned along the way.
8:45 - Open-mic to quickly promote your business or broadcast a need that someone in the group might be able to ﬁll.
8:55 - Wrap-Up, discussion of Meetup, feedback and opportunities for improvement or future topics.
8:59 - End of formal part of meeting.
9:00 - Exit Venue and head to After Hours Party - Location: TBA
More About Nihal:
With over 12 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands. Named one of the “25 People Every New Founder Should Meet in New York Tech” and a top “25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEO in New York” in 2012 by Business Insider, a 2012 AlwaysOn “Power Player NYC,” a top 10 NYC ‘Game Changer’ in the 2010 New York Enterprise Report, one of twenty RCR Wireless News ‘Mobile Movers and Shakers’ in 2008, a BusinessWeek ‘M-Commerce Baron’ in 2006 and named one of AdAge’s ‘Top 20 Marketers in Their 20s’ in 2005, Nihal is currently CEO and co-founder of LocalResponse, Inc. which helps marketers respond to real-time consumer intent. Prior to LocalResponse, (which pivoted from buzzd, a leading real-time city guide), Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005. Nihal is also a Founding General Partner at the world’s first venture fund focused on mobile startups, ENIAC ventures; a Founding Partner of the India Internet Group which incubates and invests in Indian startups; and is an active angel investor including investments/advisories in Admob (sold to Google), Greystripe (sold to Valueclick), Movoxx (sold to Adenyo). Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.
More About Roy:
Playing an instrumental role in the campaigns of over 5000 projects, Roy is a leading expert in the production, marketing, and distribution of music videos. Spending years developing a vast network of partners, in 2007 he become an in house consultant for Island Def Jam Music Group where he oversaw video production for artists such as The Killers, Justin Bieber, Fall Out Boy, and Ludacris. By 2008 he founded Trendsetter Media and Marketing, an industry leading service provider where he maintains an elite client list that includes Universal, Sony, EMI, EPIC, Capitol, and Warner Bros. Most recently, Roy played an integral role in one of the most successful viral music video campaigns of all time by guiding the efforts of Gotye's "Someone I used to Know" to over 400M views on Youtube. As the culmination of his experiences and passion to help content owners distribute, promote, and monetize their content, Roy founded VYDIA in 2013. His company, Trendsetter Media & Marketing, LLC's website address is here: https://www.trendsettermarketing.net
More About Annie's Demo:
The app is called “When will I get paid” and provides data for a user, for example a freelancer or startup, to look up when a customer will pay their invoice based on their previous payment behavior with other vendors, and give you the financial risk of that business to go bankrupt – so the user can determine whether they need to take more actions to collect, or decide whether they want to do business with this customer to begin with if they’re taking on new business. We’re trying to validate whether this is something that would be useful for startups/small businesses during our 6 month beta and how to improve the app, here’s more info on the app: http://www.wwigp.com/