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This group is designed to explore the ways in which social media and technology can help bring arts and culture to the masses. "Democratizing" the arts has been a long-standing goal in the art world, and no medium makes it more feasible than the web.

The purpose of this meetup is to bring together those working at the intersection of arts and technology to share ideas, strategies, successes, challenges and failures, and to explore the following questions:

- How can the new technology available help raise awareness about the arts and enrich the audience experience?

- How can cultural institutions interact and engage with each other and their audience in meaningful ways?

- What can they learn from their audience and how can they use this knowledge to improve the way in which they present their content?

- As well as countless others that we hope to uncover at future meetups!

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Speed Networking & Business MatchMaking: Fastest Way to Expand Your Network

The Ainsworth Midtown

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Mostly everyone is aware about Speed Dating but not many know about "Speed Networking".

Speed Networking is much similar to "Speed Dating" minus the "Dating". Here, the concept of "Dating" is applied to your professional life where You meet professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry - this event will offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed -in your very own style.


Flow of the Event:
The event is organized in a round‐robin “speed networking” style, with attendees rotating in small groups to engage in open discussions with other seated attendees. There will be time to mingle with other attendees after the speed networking rounds.

Potential Topics to Talk About:
Whether you are currently on the job hunt, seeking advice about professional growth, seeking funding for your startup or simply hoping to learn about possible paths to take your aspirations to the next level, this event is an excellent opportunity to expand both your knowledge base and your network of contacts.


Keys to making the most of Speed Networking:
1) Bring and distribute your business cards.
Exchange cards with your partner at the beginning of each three-minute session—this can be a time saver. When you exchange cards, take time to read what is on your partner’s card. The other person will see this as interest on your part and, equally important, it will help you remember faces and names later on.

2) Develop an efficient way to introduce yourself.
Consider developing an “elevator pitch”—a response you can give in any situation when someone asks you who you are or what you do. Think about how you want to describe yourself. You could talk about your current position, explain a project you’ve undertaken, or describe your goals for 2019..

3) Contribute to an effective conversation.
Make sure there is an even exchange of dialogue. Pose a question or make a point, and let the other person respond. Ask about the challenges and needs your partner faces in his or her organization or industry. This will give you an opportunity to establish common ground and, if appropriate, to offer ways in which you’ve solved similar problems.

4) Follow up with individuals with whom you made a connection.
If you feel that there is the possibility of furthering a relationship with a contact, express that to the person during your session.

The key to making the most of Speed Networking is to follow up with your contacts over time to develop credible business relationships.

Key Benefits:
- The main purpose of the speed networking is to meet lots of new contacts in a short space of time.
- Helps maximize your time at the forum making sure you meet the people that can offer you real business opportunities
-If you take into account each participants business contacts, you are potentially connecting with hundreds of relevant industry people
-A great icebreaker, the informal format takes the awkwardness out of traditional networking, it is a fun and easy way to meet a wide variety of people

Attendee Participation Includes Below industries but not limited to:
• Advertising And Marketing
• Art Directors
• Business & Management
• Computer And Information Systems
• Engineering
• Entrepreneurs
• Film, Media And Broadcast
• Finance And Investment
• Human Resources & Recruiting
• Legal
• Medicine And Healthcare
• Politics
• Public Relations
• Real Estate & Construction
• Sales
• Science & Academics


Pitch Startup To VCs - Virtual Fundraising Conference

Online event



Are you a startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VCs and Angel judges?
This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors.
Our judges come from a variety of industries - generalist as well as deep tech (AI, AR, Blockchain, Biotech, etc). Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

Interested startups are required to block a slot in the ticket section on the event.
There are 2 slots available;
Once startup reserves a slot then it will be asked to present during the event on ZOOM.


Marisa Warren - Co-Founder & General Partner, ALIAVIA Ventures | Founder, ELEVACAO
Marisa has more than 20 years experience in tech as a VC investor, advisor and operator working for companies like SAP, Microsoft and Workday. As Co-Founder and General Partner of ALIAVIA Ventures, Founder and Chair of ELEVACAO, Marisa invests in and advises enterprise and consumer tech startups and scale-ups across the U.S. and Australia. Investments include; HowToo, Wakefully, Vurbl, Requipper, Eugene Labs and Omelia.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisawarren/

David Segura - Investor & Entrepreneur
David Segura is an accomplished Entrepreneur & Investor with experience in a wide variety of industry verticals including Media, FinTech, and Consumer categories among others. A cross selection of current investments include Eaze, Grove Collaborative, Hawthorne, UsageAI, and many more.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-segura-91822a1/

Timothy Wolf Starr - Impact Investor & Venture Capitalist
Wolf is an impact investor/venture capitalist focused on connecting resources to meet needs within the innovation ecosystem. Wolf's goal is to create opportunities and relationships for underrepresented (and underestimated) entrepreneurs, leaders, and organizations. Wolf is the managing director for three specific impact funds that support social enterprises, the LGBTQ+ community, New Americans, refugees, and Dreamers.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/twstarr/
Victoria Mehran - Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
Victoria is a Venture Partner at Expert Dojo; over ten years of experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, and business development in various industries, including Sensor & Technology, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Asset Management, and Private Equity Industries in the UK, US, and Europe. Since 2018, she has been investing, mentoring, and advising women entrepreneurs in their journey.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/farnazmehran/

Taarini Kaur Dang - Managing Partner at Brave14 Capital
Taarini Kaur Dang is a 16-year old Venture Capitalist, TEDx Speaker, Forbes Writer, and Women Empowerment Champion. She is the youngest Venture Capitalist in the world. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of a Venture Capital firm called Brave14 Capital for which she has raised funding from top Venture Capitalists and Institutional Investors in the US. Taarini is the co-Founder of a female empowerment Instagram account called @ClassyWomenn which has ramped to 650k followers in 2 years across 10 Asian countries.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/taarinidang/

Hosted By - New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition.

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Facebook Group- https://bit.ly/3fOX7NI
Meetup Group - https://bit.ly/3hV6VaP
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Know All - How to Raise Funding and Scale a Startup

Online event


RSVP on eventbrite for zoom link

How to Raise Funding and Scale a Startup
Are you a startup looking to fundraise
Are you a startup looking to Scale
This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from entrepreneurs who have done is all.

Join to learn about their journey from zero to millions in valuations.

RSVP on eventbrite for zoom link

David S. Rose - Founder of New York Angels & Gust, New York Times Best Selling Author
David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author and presentation expert who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsrose

Peter Sisson - Serial entrepreneur & Mentor at StartOut Growth Lab | Graduates raised more than $45 million
Product-focused, mission-driven founder of 4 companies, all acquired. Raised funds from angels, top VCs, corporations, and a rocket-obsessed billionaire. Started an accelerator focused on underrepresented founders. Top-ranked volunteer mentor. Stanford MS (AI), Tuck MBA, Cornell BA (Math/CS)
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/petersisson/

Andrew Reiner - Angel Investor & Entrepreneur
Andrew Reiner is an active angel investor (typically first check in) and is currently a Co-Founder & CEO of Grapevine AI. Grapevine AI is a voice activated relationship insights platform designed to help you build authentic professional relationships.
Previously, Andrew was Chief Operating Officer for SeatServe the ultimate in-seat delivery platform for stadiums and venues.
Before SeatServe, Andrew was a Quantitative Researcher at Zweig-DiMenna, a $4.5+ billion hedge fund in New York City and before that he was a Desk-Based Analyst at Lehman Brothers where they ran a $600 million proprietary trading book, and an Algorithmic Electronic Trader at Barclays Capital.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewreiner/

Maxeme Tuchman - CEO at Caribu (Apple ‘Best of 2020’ App) | Inc. Magazine Top100 Female Founder | 1st Latinx CEO to raise $1M in RegCF
Maxeme (Max) Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that helps kids have virtual playdates with family and friends when they can’t be physically together. Max was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She is a first-generation Cuban-American and college student, and a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and the Miami Fellows Leadership Program. Max is a Toyota Mother of Invention and received her MBA & MPP from Harvard.
lINEDIN- https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxemetuchman/

RSVP on eventbrite for zoom link

Hosted By - New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition.
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Facebook Group- https://bit.ly/3fOX7NI
Meetup Group - https://bit.ly/3hV6VaP
Instagram - www.instagram.com/professionalunite/
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Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao

JFK International Airport

Spain is truly a magical and fascinating country! And we get to travel in it as locals AND at the best time of year to be able to experience in person The Running Of The Bulls in Pamplona.

San Sebastian

In Barcelona there is everything Gaudi and Picasso, and the trip only gets better from there!

Guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, Running of the Bulls w/balcony view and much more!

Many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and aided with arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories, without the "one size fits all" tour formula.

EVERY aspect of this trip is well though out. We visit picturesque storied cities, and fully immerse in the Spanish culture, history and way of life

Day 1 The earlier you arrive the more time you will have in Barcelona this day. Sunset walking tour. Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Full Day Barcelona. Includes 3-day Barcelona Card: Free admission to museums, attractions and guided tours

Day 3 Wed Full Day Barcelona. More tours, sights and culture
Preferred entry to Sagrada Familia with Guided Tour
Gran Gala Flamenco Performance

Day 4 Barcelona/Valencia (via train) Half Day in Valencia

Day 5 Valencia/Madrid (via train) Half Day in Valencia and Madrid

Day 6 Full day Madrid
Hop-On/Off Tour
A day for exploring and shopping
Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour Dinner included

Day 7 Madrid/Bilbao (via air)
Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
Almost a full day Madrid with evening flight to Bilbao

Day 8 Full Day Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum tour. Dinner included during Authentic Bilbao food tour.

Day 9 Bilbao/San Sebastian (train)

Day 10 Full Day San Sebastian
A day for exploring and shopping. Dinner included at an authentic Basque Restaurant

Day 11 San Sebastian/Pamplona (via train)
Half day in San Sebastian and Pamplona

Day 12 Full day in Pamplona Running of the Bulls WITH Reserved Balcony for viewing

Day 13 Flight back home

* 12 nights in First Class, centrally located hotels
* Transfers Airport/Hotels/Train Stations
* Transportation between the cities by train or air
* Daily breakfast and at least 4 dinners
* Tours, museum visits, Flamenco show, tapa and wine tasting, Pamplona Balcony and more

Total cost per person, double occupancy: $[masked] (we match roommates for those wishing to share):
Cost for solo room: $[masked]
AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. Contact the organizers for a quote.

The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit
Secure Deposit Link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/TL3CB3BJL7MNA
Fill this out if you are making a deposit https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6

Deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before the departure (less PayPal fees)
Final payment due 60 days before departure

Do you have questions? We lead a Q&A Zoom every other Wed

Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

Links Central:
Event Info Request Form https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6
Main Event Location https://www.meetup.com/TheBucketList/events/282538601/
Secure Deposit Link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/TL3CB3BJL7MNA
To Message questions https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
Wednesday Overseas Q&A Zoom https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282137223/
Wednesday Art Zoom

To see our other fun events https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!


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