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Startup Grind New York City Hosts Andrew Rasiej (Personal Democracy Media)


Andrew Rasiej, Personal Democracy Media

Andrew Rasiej is a major figure in the NY Tech scene as founder of Personal Democracy Media and chair of NYTech meetup. He is an entrepreneur and technology strategist who has counseled political leaders, senior government officials, not for profit and foundation heads, and academics in the United States and abroad on issues related to civic engagement, technology, transparency, digital diplomacy and campaign strategy. Andrew got his start working at the intersection of technology and politics in 1999 offering early new media advice to leaders like Hillary and Bill Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and Congressional Minority leader Dick Gephardt. We will be covering a wide range of topics related to the tech startup ecosystem in New York including public initiatives such as 'we are made in NY', NY tech startups going national via events like SXSW, the new tech campus, internet access & privacy policy, Tech innovation policy & Open Government, and Tech & social innovation at the intersection of Food, Music, the Arts and other industries. Our host is the Center for Social Innovation at their soon to launch offices at the amazing Starrett-LeHigh building overlooking the Hudson River, so attendees will get the extra bonus of both a preview of the space as well as the next Personal Democracy Forum conference taking place in New York later in the year. This is a great opportunity to connect with other founders and get a view on some exciting things happening in the city!


6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Neil Anderson, Director of Startup Grind

Neil Anderson is a New York & London based entrepreneur and early stage investor with operational experience in corporate strategy, enterprise software & innovation management, international outsourcing and infrastructure development. A founding partner of the Hubitat incubator and founding investor of Angel Round Capital Investment.
Email: [masked]

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Justin C.

    Andrew is quite the inspiration. Looking forward to merging tech with data on the local, state, and federal level.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks everyone for coming!

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Neil - congrats on your 1st event as Director for NYC. Can't wait to attend. Looking forward to welcoming you and any NYC Grinders coming through Toronto.

      1 · March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      fantastic event Neil, great job!

      1 · March 28, 2013

  • Bruce T.

    Great event - thanks to Neil and Andrew for the excellent conversation!

    March 28, 2013

  • Dani

    Hello everyone, please connect with me. I feature interviews with people on my website with people involved in technology/entrepreneurs and business. contact me at: [masked] for more info thanks!

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 27, 2013

  • doug k.

    not enough time or money.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to a great evening!!

    1 · March 21, 2013

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