[Note: time changed - cocktails start at 6pm, presentations at 7pm.]
We're pleased to announce our next event on the Aging2.0 NYC roster - the Aging2.0 NYC Meetup, together with our inaugural Summer Cocktail Party, to be held on Wednesday May 30th, at The Hallmark (http://www.brookdaleliving.com/hallmark-battery-park-city.aspx). Cocktails kick off at 6pm, meetup will run from 7 - 9 (ish).
THE VENUE: The Hallmark
The Hallmark, Battery Park City is the flagship location of the largest senior living housing provider (http://www.alfa.org/News/2324/2012-Largest-Senior-Living-Providers-List) in the US - Brookdale (http://www.brookdaleliving.com/) (@BrookdaleLiving (http://www.twitter.com/@brookdaleliving)). They're fans of innovation, and of what we're doing here, and have graciously offered to host our meetup, and will ensure a lively conversation by throwing us a Summer Cocktail Party, on their lovely terrace at 6pm (or inside if it's wet). After a glass or three (I warned them that we're a thirsty lot), we'll head downstairs to the meeting room for the talks and more networking from 7, until they kick us out.
The Hallmark is located at 455 North End Ave, New York , NY 10282 and is a short walk west from Chambers St subway (see map).
We've already got a great line up of smart, connected innovators who are passionate about this space. There may be an additional speaker joining in the coming days, updates will be posted here.
Steve Dean, Partner, Prehype
Steven Dean leads the NY chapter of Quantified Self (http://www.quantifiedself.com/) and is a partner at Prehype (http://www.prehype.com/), a product innovation studio that incubates new digital companies on behalf of corporations and VCs. Steve and I have chatted often about the opportunities in the senior market, and Steve already actively uses his mother a a petri dish for new ideas. With a broad entrepreneurial, design and product development background, he has designed and built new ventures, products and services for some of the most innovative consumer health and wellness brands. Steven lectures on the topics of behavior change, quantified self, health innovation and service design and has taught at NYU ITP, Parsons and the Rhode Island School of Design. Steve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @sgdean (http://twitter.com/sgdean).
Tal Ziv, Founder & CEO, Silver Living
Tal Ziv is the CEO and co-founder of Silver Living (http://www.silverliving.com/), a new NYC-based startup that helps people find the best assisted living options using great photos, pricing, and unique research that is not available anywhere else. Before forming Silver Living, Tal was SVP at solar technology startup Sopogy, and prior to that worked on M&A and corporate venture capital at General Electric. Tal was a Major in the US Air Force, has a computer science degree from Cornell and an MBA from the University of Hawaii. Tal can be reached at email@example.com and @talziv (http://twitter.com/@talziv).
Ryan Frederik, Principal, Point Forward Solutions
Ryan Frederick is the founder and Principal of Point Forward Solutions (http://aging2.wordpress.com/wp-admin/www.pointforwardsol.com), a strategic consulting and financial advisory firm dedicated to Seniors Housing & Care and related Health Care Services industries. Prior to founding Point Forward Solutions, Ryan was Senior Vice President at Erickson Living and from 2005 to 2010, he was a Principal at CoastWood Senior Housing Partners, a specialized real estate investment management firm that focuses on equity and equity-related investments in real estate and operating companies in Seniors Housing. Ryan holds a BSE degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @ryanefrederick (http://twitter.com/@ryanefrederick).
Gil Blander, Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Segterra
Dr. Blander received his BSc in Biology with Honors from Tel-Aviv University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2002. As a graduate student he research the effect of the werner's syndrome protein, on a premature aging of human cells. Upon completion of his graduate work, Dr. Blander was an EMBO and Estee Lauder Post Doctoral Fellow at MIT and Worked at the lab of Lenny Guarente for the study of aging. He focused his research on SIRT1 gene and effect on cellular and organizmal aging as well as effect on skin aging and cancer. In 2007 he accepted a position with Genstruct Inc as R&D team lead and develop a system biology model of Caloric Restriction. In 2009, he joined Intelligent Bio-Systems and has held a number of positions with the company. In 2009, he founded Segterra Inc. Segterra scientific advisors includes physicians, scientists, exercise physiologists, and nutritionists from MIT, Harvard, and Tufts University. Segterra created the InsideTracker (http://www.insidetracker.com/) service to provides a web-based, personalized path to health, wellness and performance. Segterra’s advisory board includes two leading aging research scientists: Lenny Guarente (http://web.mit.edu/biology/guarente/) and David Sinclair (http://genetics.med.harvard.edu/sinclair). Gil can be reached at email@example.com and @Inside_Tracker (http://aging2.wordpress.com/wp-admin/www.twitter.com/@Inside_Tracker)
Looking forward to seeing you there - bring your innovative mindset, passion, and business cards. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.