We are very pleased to have Ali Wing, Founder and CEO of giggle. As the founder and CEO of Giggle, Ali Wing is the chief brand architect, creative director & strategist for multichannel retail brand & consumer products company featuring retail stores, www.giggle.com, giggle catalogs & giggle BABY for JCP at JCPenny nationwide.
Before giggle, Ali worked for companies ranging from Fortune 500 NIKE to multi-channel Bay Area start-up Gazoontite, the first-ever retailer of branded environmental control products for allergies and asthma, and later as brand strategist for Gruner + Jahr Publishing (Child and Parents magazines).
She serves as a parenting resource through both her published works and her speeches, helping new parents navigate the glut of choices out there and find only what they need, when they need it. Because of her extensive product knowledge, Ali is a regular speaker on lifestyle topics for parents for outlets, including Real Simple and Bloomberg Link, has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show as their baby product expert and on Fox Business News as a small business expert.
Her education includes an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a JD from the Northwestern School of Law.
Agenda for the evening is as follows:
6:30 to 7:00 Pizza & Networking
7:00 to 7:10 Updates
7:10 to 7:20 Audience/Member Announcements and Requests
7:20 to 7:30 Startup presentation #1
7:30 to 7:40 Startup presentation #2
7:40 to 8:10 Keynote speaker: Ali Wing, Founder and CEO of giggle
8:10 to 9:00 Networking
After 9:00 Drinks at Vanderbilt's in the Hamilton Park Hotel 175 Park Ave Florham Park, NJ 07932 (https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&oi=plus&q=https://maps.google.com/maps?expflags%3Denable_star_based_justifications:true%26ie%3DUTF8%26cid%3D16356950445471689601%26q%3DHamilton%2BPark%2BHotel%2B%2526%2BConference%2BCenter%26iwloc%3DA%26gl%3DUS%26hl%3Den) - Just exit through the Florham Road / Park Ave exit of FDU and you will see the Hotel on the left before you reach Park Ave.
Directions - Complete directions to the FDU library are available here - http://view.fdu.edu/files/directionstolibrarymonningercenterandorangerie.pdf
Parking - Park behind the library, across from of the dorms or in one of the larger (but further) lots. See the parking map below.