Silicon Alley Startup Battlefield Series 12

  • January 12, 2012 · 5:30 PM
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Silicon Alley Startup Battlefield Series is a project developed by NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN). The series brings VCs, angel investors, startups, and tech enthusiasts together to share knowledge and build connections. We're an innovative platform that serves the ultimate interests of entrepreneurs, because we believe they are the ones who change the world!


  • Early Bird - $15 (Sold Out)
  • General Admission - $25 (Sold Out)
  • Walk-in - $35 (click here)
  • To purchase a demo ticket, click here (Sold Out)

VC Panel

Jeanne M SullivanShai GoldmanGeoffSomak Chattopadhyay

Startups (15-minute pitches)

Startups (Rapid fire pitches)


  • Dave Walker - Founder & CEO of NowNear
  • Joe Apfelbaum - Co-Founder & CEO of Ajax Union
  • Rob Sherrard - Director of Business Development of SourcePad


5:30 PM - 6:20 PM: Registration & Networking (Pizza & Drinks)

6:20 PM - 6:30 PM: Introduction

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Demo

    • Dave Walker @ NowNear
    • Joe Apfelbaum @ Ajax Union
    • Rob Sherrard @ SourcePad

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM: Rapid Fire Pitches

    • Andrew Ackerman @ Layercake
    • Benjamin D. Silbert @ Bar & Club Stats
    • Alex Hagiage @ My eShoe
    • Pattie Simone @ WomenCentric 
    • Sean Barkulis @ UPlanMe, Inc.
    • Artem Gorodetskiy @ Breefly
    • Mary Lou Floyd @ ShopByBrands
    • Jesse Tayler @ Planaby

7:50 PM - 8:00 PM: Audience Vote

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Full-Length Pitches

    • Andrew Cohen @ Brainscape
    • Michael Thulen Jr. @
    • Kelsey Recht @
    • Jonathan Weinberg @ Autoslash


To apply for future pitch opportunities, click here.

Session Components

1. Rapid Fire Pitches

Each entrepreneur gets two minutes to pitch their ideas. Then they answer questions from the panel and audience. 

2. Startup Presentations (15 minutes)

Startups at this part have five minutes to pitch their business.  Then they receive investor feedback and answer audience questions afterwards. 

3. Product Demo

Got an impressive product? Use our platform to showcase it! You'll get to do this at the beginning of the event. Purchase a demo ticket in the ticket sale area above.

4. Audience Vote 

At the end of the event, audience will vote which startup (rapid fire pitches) is their favorite. The winner will proceed to do a full pitch to a new panel at Februrary's event. 

Our Sponsor

Chadbourne & Parke LLC

Event Partner - Ajax Union

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  • Joe A.

    Andrew and Crew.. Thank you for putting this together and inviting Ajax Union to present!

    1 · January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a wonderful gathering. Was my first time at NYEBN - liked some of the creative businesses! Thanks Andrew!

    January 13, 2012

  • Evan S.

    Andrew, you know how to throw a party! I was torn between UPlanMe and Bar & Club Stats (I think "BarCodes" would be a catchier name btw). All the ideas were great as were the people! Thanks Andrew!

    January 13, 2012

  • Andrew W.

    Yup, UPlanMe won. I've uploaded the intuitive graph (bar chart) that I shared with the room at the end of the session last night. It's now in the photo section of this event. Feel free to check it out. UPlanMe will proceed to do a full-length pitch at NYU on 2/23.

    January 13, 2012

  • Evan S.

    This was an excellent meetup and I only hope that next time, there is more time for audience Q&A. Not many elevator pitches were thought out well enough and so a lot of great ideas could go overlooked due to poor presentations. However, what a turnout! Great people, two companies blew my hair back, and I made a 20k investment which I'm sure will grow exponentially in the next 18 months!

    Pros: Very informative; lot's of creative minds in one room; great learning experience; diverse crowd of investors and creators.

    Cons: Very rushed presentations which left no time for Q&A; No intermission in a hot room.

    January 13, 2012

  • Benjamin F.

    Great opportunity to witness a variety and volume of exciting up-and-coming companies.

    January 13, 2012

  • Jonathan W.

    Sean Barkulis of UPlanMe won

    1 · January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    WHO WON THE RAPID FIRE PITCH COMPETISH???? This was kind of mumbled
    to the aud. as many of us were leaving!!!!! Thanks!

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm curious, which startup pitch won the audience vote? I had to leave at 9 and missed the very end.

    January 13, 2012

  • Moshe N.

    great crowed and great event Andrew !!

    2 · January 13, 2012

  • Andrew W.

    Thanks, Artem and Maria. Thanks to all for stopping by last night. We had a group of very engaged and curious audience. Please do put your two cents in about how you feel regarding this new Battlefield concept, format, the actual implementation, etc. With your input, I think we can continually improve, further differentiate ourselves, become the go-to place for more and more Silicon Alley startups, and thus help build the entire ecosystem in New York. Thanks! -arw

    2 · January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Andrew, great event and mix of both audience members and startups! See you next month!

    January 13, 2012

  • Artem G.

    Andrew, thank you for this event, it was a great experience for me and my company Looking forward to visitng your future events.

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Andrew!

    January 9, 2012

  • Andrew W.

    The names of those who register on Eventbrite don't appear here. Either site works fine for NYEBN event registration. I checked and did find your name. So just bring your ticket and you'll be fine.

    January 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I purchased a ticket through eventbrite when you were trying to get people to purchase there a little while back. it still holds too, right? Because I don't appear here in the list as a result, but I do have a receipt. Should I bring it with me?

    January 9, 2012

  • Joe A.

    Hi Miriam, I look forward to seeing you too. Tierney will be coming with me. Thank you.

    January 6, 2012

  • Miriam K.

    And we are looking forward to see you my friend. Are you bringing any ?ajax?s members? with you?

    January 6, 2012

  • Joe A.

    Looking forward to this event! Joe Apfelbaum

    1 · January 5, 2012

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