Startup Grind New York City Hosts Jeff Pulver (cofounder of Vonage, Zula)

  • February 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Jeff Pulver, cofounder of Vonage, Zula

Jeff Pulver is the co-founder in Vonage (NYSE: VG), one of the biggest and earliest VoIP companies around, and Zula, a WhatsApp for businesses. Pulver is a self-described futurist, serial entrepreneur and long-time evangelist for VoIP technologies. Jeff Pulver founded the VON Coalition in 1996 which helped keep VoIP unregulated in America for 9 years and paved the way for Skype and Google Voice. Pulver founded Min-X in 1998 which became Vonage in 2001.
He is an early investor into Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook. He is also the producer of the 140 Characters Conference.




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


Hosted By Peter Crysdale, New York City Chapter Director

Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups and professional marketers.  He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good and technology startups.  In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming and cross country skiing.  
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @

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


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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 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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  • Zalman N.

    Thanks for arranging such an awesome event! I tried my best to meet as many people as possible but was kicked out by security :)

    If you or anyone you know needs help with development or raising seed money feel free to reach out to me [masked]

    February 19, 2014

  • Brian P.

    Subject: Great App for Startup Grind Participants!

    We are looking forward to partnering with an exciting new app called Zula (link to for the Q&A session with Jeff Pulver! Jeff will be taking questions from you in real time via Zula. You will also be able to network before, during, and even after Startup Grind using Zula!

    Download it here:

    Once downloaded, tap the following link on your iOS or Android device to join the conversation!

    February 17, 2014

  • Yu

    Hi I am interested in meeting new people and learn some start up fundamental..

    February 16, 2014

  • lorraine b.

    hello how are you

    1 · January 23, 2014

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