Come discover Art & Science of Pitching. 5 early stage companies curated by TiE NYC will be pitching to a panel of venture capitalists.
30 minutes of networking with VC's is set aside at the start of the event, so come early and start tuning your pitch.
6 PM - 6:30 PM - Networking.
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - Intro's and Announcements.
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM - Startup Pitches.
Alessandro Piol is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. His current interest is enterprise and data science-related opportunities, for which he is raising a new fund. Alessandro is a Partner and co-founder of Vedanta Capital. Previously he was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments, as well as Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. Alessandro is President of the New York chapter of TiE, a global organization fostering entrepreneurship; he serves on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University; and he is a mentor, advisor or board member of various private companies. In addition, Alessandro has recently co-authored, with Maria Teresa Cometto, Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community, about New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He received a BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Twitter: @ilmago
Mark Peter Davis:
Serial founder & investor. Founder of Interplay Ventures, a co-founder of Kohort, Venwise, DevSpark, Founder Shield and a Venture Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners.
Mark's blog has been listed by Business Insider as one of the 100 Most Influential Digital NYers. He also was included in the CVC30 – a list of the 30 most interesting members of the Columbia University startup community. His blog has been syndicated or cited on Inc.com, Mashable, Business Insider, OPENForum, AlwaysOn, PEHub, ReadWriteWeb, The Wall Street Journal and others.
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