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Startup Grind New York City Hosts Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia, Angel Investor)

  • Jan 22, 2014 · 6:00 PM


Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia, Angel Investor

Gary Vaynerchuk is co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, a social media brand consulting agency, video blogger, co-owner and director of operations of a wine retail store, and an author and public speaker on the subjects of social media, brand building and e-commerce. What raised Vaynerchuk’s notoriety even more than his business acumen was his foresight combined with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. Vaynerchuk’s is the author of three bestsellers The Thank You EconomyCRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World. @garyvee




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


Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Chapter Director

Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @brianbpark


Local Partners

Elance. is where people Work Differently™. A pioneer in today’s freelance revolution, Elance connects the world through work. Today over 500,000 businesses and 2 million freelancers use Elance in 170+ countries. Innovative global enterprises, small businesses and startups tap into the Elance talent pool, building teams from software engineers, application developers and web and graphic designers to copywriters, market researchers, data scientists, social media marketers, customer service agents and other business professionals. More than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.

Handybook is an online platform for easily booking household services. They put in all the work of vetting a quality home service professional so that you don't have to. Every Handybook professional is background checked, reference checked, and insured. Services are home cleaners, handymen, painters, plumbers, movers and more. Handybook also has a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of their services. They're the "Uber of home services."

Gett is the transportation smartphone app of the future, combining state-of-the-art mobile technology, 100% fixed, transparent pricing, and 24/7 live customer service. Gett is the US division of GetTaxi, which has revolutionized the way people get around in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tel Aviv. Download the Gett smartphone app (, register your phone number and use promo code “GRIND″ to get $20 off your first ride! You can book a black car in real-time in NYC or pre-book a ride for the airport! All prices are 100% fixed, competitive rates. There is no surge pricing, only a flat $10 during normal peak hours and $15-30 during extreme weather and major holidays. Price quotes are available inside the app.


Upcoming events you should attend!

Washington DC hosts Alex Hawkinson cofounder of SmartThings 27th of January 2014

Baltimore hosts Bobby Ocampo Revolution Ventures 5th of February 2014

Washington DC hosts Congressman Jared Polis TechStar, ProFlowers 11th of February 2014

Toronto hosts Robert Scoble Age of Context 26th of February 2014

Dallas hosts Carl Sparks President and CEO of Travelocity 27th of February 2014

Toronto hosts Bohdan Zabawskyj Mercatus; Rypple, Redknee 27th of March 2014


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 50 cities and 20 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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  • Dan F.

    Awesome interview! Thanks for putting this together!
    I'm hosting an inspiring event next Thursday at AlleyNYC. I think you'll find it powerful and valuable.
    Tickets here!:

    Best Regards,

    January 23, 2014

  • Trish D.

    Gary's a great speaker, this was very very good! Love what you guys are doing, thank you! Oh, and google was great as always. Thanks.

    January 22, 2014

  • Jesse L.

    Event still on?

    January 22, 2014

    • Cedric C.

      You bet it is!

      January 22, 2014

    • Jesse L.

      My sleigh leaves long island about 4pm

      January 22, 2014

  • Hristo G.

    Does anybody have a spare ticket? Please contact me.

    January 22, 2014

  • Ekeane

    Please contact me if you are still looking to sell a ticket [masked]

    January 19, 2014

  • Nicole T.

    Please message me if you can't make it and are looking to sell your ticket

    January 10, 2014

    • Nicole T.

      I'm happy to pay above market. Thanks!

      January 13, 2014

  • simo j.

    Please email if you can't make it .I'd really like to attend. Thanks

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am trying to become proficent in HTML/CSS/Javascript and looking for unpaid internship with a startup to enhance the skills.Tweet me @muhammadatif_

    January 9, 2014

  • Amy H.

    Looking forward to meeting other dynamic and like minded people.

    January 8, 2014

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