• Union Square Ventures& Theranos Whistleblower & Lair East Labs Pitch Competition

    ABOUT US Lair East Labs is a NYC-based startup accelerator empowering founder worldwide to expand in US and Asia. At the heart of Lair East Labs lies the 10-week accelerator program, in which we help invest capital ($50K) and accelerate 10 -12 startups each year who are ready to explore and take on our program. In the first two years of operation, the companies have raised $27 million after completing the accelerator program. Brunchwork is a community for ambitious professionals. Every week, we host brunches and dinners with industry experts across the country. We send a Sunday newsletter with career recommendations and insights, from the experts. PLEASE PURCHASE TICKET HERE: https://brunchwork.com/next-event/?eb_event_id=68193204711 PITCH COMPETITION- LAIR EAST LABS BATCH 5 PORTFOLIO COMPANIES Rene is an app that provides safety and peace of mind to travelers around the world, by offering them access to the best health coverages and doctors with the tap of a button. AltaClaro helps legal and compliance professionals gain the practical skills they need to excel in their careers by providing them with on-demand interactive experiential learning. Ballbox is a solar-powered kiosk that enables sport, tech and leisure equipment rental at parks, beaches hotels and apartments. AGENDA 11:30am-noon: Brunch Noon-12:30pm: Theranos Q&A 12:30-1pm: USV Q&A 1-1:30pm: Group breakouts w/ feedback/mentorship opportunities 1:30-2:30pm: Pitches, Q&A & winner announced JUDGES & GUESTS Howard Xu is an investor at TCV, a technology growth equity / VC fund with over $15Bn AUM and previous investments in Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, Ariba and LinkedIn among others. Howard has also worked as a VC investor at Insight Venture Partners and ZhenFund and as an operator at the mixed reality startup Magic Leap. He’s passionate about enterprise and consumer technology innovations that transform everyone’s life. Nick Adams is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Differential Ventures and an Investor on ZeeTV's new startup fundraising show 'Break Through the Crowd.' Previously, Nick was a Venture Partner at Supernode.vc, f.k.a. Flatiron Investors, in New York City where he evaluated seed- stage SaaS companies and led the due diligence for multiple investments. Before moving into Venture Capital, Nick held senior sales, marketing and product management roles for software companies that have realized over $1.3 billion in exit value, including: Opower (IPO), RAGE Frameworks (acquired by Genpact), Basware (Publicly-traded on OMX), and Comverge (acquired by Itron). He actively mentors startups out of Cornell Tech, NYU, Northeastern University and the German Tech Accelerator. Gillian Munson is a partner at Union Square Ventures, one of New York’s premier venture capital firms. The firm manages assets totaling $1 billion and has invested in companies like Coinbase, Twitter, Meetup and more. Prior to joining, Gillian was the CFO of XO Group (parent of The Knot), a public company, which she and her team sold in late 2018. Gillian’s career includes tenures as an equity analyst, a M&A leader, and a banker and early stage investor. Erika Cheung once worked for Theranos, the $9 billion startup that was supposed to revolutionize the blood testing industry. She helped shed light on the company's allegedly faulty technology and inaccurate testing results. The woman at the head of the startup, Elizabeth Holmes, is now facing charges of fraud and allegations she knowingly misled investors into giving her more than $700 million for Theranos. Erika Cheung and second whistleblower, Tyler Shultz, have launched an organization that teaches ethical practices and decision-making to entrepreneurs building their own companies. The organization, called Ethics in Entrepreneurship, focuses on young entrepreneurs who are just starting their businesses.

  • Panel2Cross: Navigating, Risks, and Returns in the Cross-border Expansion

    Hey everyone, #Panel2Cross is upon us! We know it’s been a hard time to navigate through the cross-border market. No worries! On August 14th, industrial experts and business leaders will share entrepreneurial ‘insights’. Come and meet cross-border pioneers from the U.S, China, and beyond. Don’t miss out on a chance to scale up your business internationally. RSVP HERE: https://buff.ly/2YtHsyq The event is brought to you by Accathon Capital, an innovation platform that helps global startups expand and build highly-repeatable growth strategies of international expansion, particularly towards the China market. A special thanks to @SAPNextGen for making it happen! Also, a special thanks to the NYCCEO team for opening the channel here. Look forward to seeing you guys there! RSVP HERE: https://buff.ly/2YtHsyq

  • Global PoS Fans Meetup: Explore Future Trends of Blockchain

    The word "Staking" is likely to be mentioned more frequent in 2019. More blockchain projects will adopt the PoS consensus mechanism, and the blockchain industry will also usher in big changes. Numerous teams are ready for exploring the business opportunities in the PoS space. NYCCEO is honored to invite you to attend the “Global PoS Fans Meetup: Explore Future Trends Of Blockchain,” which will take place on May 15, 2019, in Soho, New York. This meetup event is designed to be a gathering and carnival for PoS fans; a dozen of top blockchain companies are bringing together global blockchain experts to discuss new directions for blockchain development. Our featured guests are from top blockchain companies in staking space, including V Systems (by Sunny King), Galaxy Digital, Storecoin, Bitmax and more. V SYSTEMS is a new project of Sunny King, the creator of PoS and a legend in the blockchain space. Who is Sunny King? Sunny King, a legendary blockchain developer, is the inventor of Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism and creator of three cryptocurrencies/blockchain projects, including V SYSTEMS, Peercoin, and Primecoin. Each project brings important advancements to blockchain technology and its community. In 2012, Sunny King invented Proof-of-Stake consensus to challenge the Proof-of-Work consensus used by Bitcoin, with the aim to create an energy efficient blockchain consensus mechanism. Since then, Sunny King created Peercoin and Primecoin and led the technology community to work on these two projects. The core ideas and technology used by Peercoin has inspired a lot of altcoins in the market, with Proof-of-Stake consensus massively adopted in the community. What is V Systems? In 2018, Sunny King returned with his new consensus mechanism - Supernode Proof-of-Stake, together with his brand new project, V Systems. V Systems is a blockchain database cloud project that aims to create a brand new digital economy era. The project will deliver the world's first object-oriented, general purpose distributed database, which is empowered to carry complex decentralized applications. The fans and audience could be eager to learn about this revolutionary project and how it could impact the trends in the blockchain world. Please see the event details are the following: Global PoS Fans Meetup: Explore Future Trends of Blockchain Venue: Lair East 424 Broadway Suite 602, New York, NY, 10013 Date: May 15, 2019 Agenda: 6:30pm-7:00pm Registration 7:00pm-7:15pm Welcome & Opening Remarks 7:15pm-8:15pm Panel: Staking Economy Goes Mainstream 8:15pm-9:00pm Media Interview and Networking Please RSVP via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-pos-fans-meetup-explore-future-trends-of-blockchain-tickets-61728152566?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • An Innovation Journey to China: Pitch2China competition

    Join us on March 14th for an unforgettable night of pitching, networking, food, and drinks. We will be watching 10 promising startups pitch their company to a panel of judge. The winner will secure a slot in our 'Innovation Journey To China' program in April and May. RSVP:https://pitch2chinaspring2019.splashthat.com/ Agenda 6:00 - 6:30PM - Event Registration & Networking 6:30 - 6:45PM - Opening Remarks 6:45 - 7:30PM - Startup Pitches & Judge Feedback 7:30 - 8:00PM - Judges Tallying & Award 8:00 - 9:00PM - Closing Remarks And Networking Learn more about 'Innovation Journey To China' below here: https://www.accathon.com/start2china Interested in pitching? Apply Here: https://www.accathon.com/apply

  • An Innovation Journey To China: Panel2Cross

    SAP America, Inc.

    Influencers and aspiring tech experts from the international tech community -- including Accathon Capital, Lair East, Accelerator Awesome, and others -- are coming together for networking and discussion opportunities on when, how, why, and where the world's most innovative organizations are innovating together, from other sides of the planet. RSVP: https://accathonfeb.splashthat.com/ ------------------------------ An Innovation Journey To China: Panel2Cross Join us for our first gathering of 2019! We'll be assembling international innovation players from Accathon Capital, Accelerator Awesome, HapDay, and many others to discuss US-China entrepreneurship on February 19th @ SAP Next Gen, 10 Hudson Yards, 48th floor at 6:30 PM! Come learn about how entrepreneurs have been successful in bringing together both the US and Chinese markets for their businesses; hear about what lies ahead for founders that endeavor to do the same, and discover what's possible for your team. RSVP: https://accathonfeb.splashthat.com/

  • Fireside Chat: Cross-border Entrepreneurship & Innovation in China

    A Fireside Chat with Jan Smejkal: Cross-border Entrepreneurship & Innovation in China RSVP: https://jan-smejkal.eventbrite.com USE CODE: NYCCEO Want to discover the secrets of success for startups in the Chinese market? Want to learn more about the booming innovating community in China? Want to meet and network with startup leaders and top innovators in NYC? We would like to invite you to join us for a fun, lively fireside chat with Jan Smejkal. About our speaker (#yourchinaguy): Jan runs the world's largest entrepreneur community (Startup Grind) in China and APAC. He works with some of the brightest and most passionate startup community builders in around 75 cities in APAC. Over the last 12 months, under Jan's leadership, Startup Grind community in China has more than quadrupled (4x) to 20+ active cities hosting regular events and impacting the innovation landscape in China and beyond. Previously, Jan helped launch a venture for Rocket Internet (a company that incubated and invested in 100+ companies with the valuation exceeding $15B) and built an online business while still in college (successfully exited). He's currently based in Shenzhen and works effortlessly to help build a bridge between China and the rest of the world. For further information about Jan: http://www.jsmejkal.com/ RSVP: https://jan-smejkal.eventbrite.com USE CODE: NYCCEO Run-down for the night: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Social and Networking 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM: Fireside Chat with Jan 7:45 PM - 8:15 PM: Q&A 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking & Wrap-up Food & Drinks will be served! Get your tickets now! RSVP: https://jan-smejkal.eventbrite.com USE CODE: NYCCEO

  • Growth Opportunities for Startups in Hong Kong and China's Greater Bay Area

    Please register here for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growth-opportunities-for-startups-in-hong-kong-and-chinas-greater-bay-area-tickets-49862835082 Please join us for this special presentation and networking session with Stephen Phillips, Director-General at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) to learn how US growth-stage companies can capitalize on opportunities that are available in Asia, using Hong Kong as a key business hub. With its enduring commercial advantages, Hong Kong’s legendary spirit of enterprise and its boundless energy create the perfect environment for starting and growing a business. Growth-stage companies will be supported by a strong network of incubators and accelerators, a pool of experienced angels and venture capitalists, a host of government backed programs and a welcoming community of startups connected through networking events, seminars and associations. Stephen will provide an overview of Hong Kong's startup ecosystem and how to leverage Hong Kong for business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area - a government initiative that aims to create an integrated economic and business hub between Hong Kong, Macau and and nine cities in Mainland China encompassing over 68 million people. In addition, he will speak about the newly launched Hong Kong Talent List which seeks to attract experienced professionals from abroad in areas such as fintech, data science, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, AI, robotics, and distributed ledger technologies. We have partnered with Lair East Labs, a pioneering accelerator for startups building bridges between the US and Asia; and the Hong Kong Association of New York, which focuses in promoting business relationships between Hong Kong and New York City. Please register here for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growth-opportunities-for-startups-in-hong-kong-and-chinas-greater-bay-area-tickets-49862835082

  • NYC Startup Summer Party

    Lair East

    Join us at Lair East in Soho for a night of networking with some of the best Entrepreneurs, Innovation Leaders, and Tech Experts NYC has to offer, brought to you by Lair East, Palate Connect, and Accelerator Awesome. RSVP Here: www.laireast.com/june21 Atmosphere: - The dress code is CASUAL & FUN - We will provide name tags for everyone that attends. We ask that you put your name and industry on your name tag. - Make sure you bring enough business cards! Time is Precious: - The event is from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The party will end promptly at 9:30 PM, so be sure to come on time to get the most of the event. RSVP Here: www.laireast.com/june21 Admission: • $5 - First 15 RSVPs & Paid on Eventbrite • $10 - 16th - 75th RSVPs & Paid on Eventbrite • $20 - 76th+ RSVPs & Paid on Eventbrite • Online Registration Only RSVP Here: www.laireast.com/june21 Food & Drinks: A variety of small bites, beers, and wines would be provided without additional charges. So bring your friend(s) to share the happy time!

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  • Pitching Event: Lair East Labs x Silicon Dragon (Apply by June 1st)

    APPLY TO PITCH! DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 This is a PAID EVENT so if you wish to attend, please use the links below to either attend as a guest (Discount Code - SDNY2018LairEastLabs ) or pitch as a participant. Link to Apply: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-dragon-ny-pitch-2018-tickets-45408306467 Link to Attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-dragon-ny-2018-tickets-44984123725 With our Discount Code- SDNY2018LairEastLabs 12 Selected Founders Receive: – Opportunity to pitch your startup to 2 top VCs in NYC: Brian Cohen, Chairman of NY Angels Jim Robinson, General Partner, RRE Ventures – Videos and photos of your pitch on stage before an audience of 200+ investors, entrepreneurs, and founders – Media coverage – 3 complimentary event tickets to Silicon Dragon NY 2018 – Pitch feedback and pitch coaching by Silicon Dragon team - Additional Potential funding of $50,000 from Lair East Labs Top 2 Founders Win: – A jam-packed trip to Beijing, August 9-11, 2018: Investor meetings, startup tour sights, and an invitation to our partner's Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) in Beijing – Travel subsidy of $800, hotel and meals for 3 days – Competition in Beijing for Global championship – $160,000 for global champion – Grant of $16,000 to $50,000 to set up a legal entity in Beijing Chaoyang District – Preferential loans, funding and policy consulting, and free startup space in Chaoyang You Qualify To Enter If: – You are the founder(s) of a startup that is less than 3 years old – Your startup has not yet received Series A funding – Your company is in technology, finance, modern services, cultural creativity, social entrepreneurship. – Your startup aims to expand to China – Founder or co-founder is available to rehearse and pitch June 18 Link to Apply: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-dragon-ny-pitch-2018-tickets-45408306467 Link to Attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-dragon-ny-2018-tickets-44984123725 With our Discount Code- SDNY2018LairEastLabs Hope to see you there!

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  • NYC Block Asia Event- All Day Conference: Friday, May 18th!

    One of our organizers, Jennifer Pei Lin, will be speaking at the event as a panelist. Please join her for Blockchain Week! This is a PAID event. Please sign up here on this link. Hitting attend on NYCCEO Meetup DOES NOT get you into the event. You must register yourself on the Eventbrite link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-blockasia-tickets-45005742387?discount=NYCCEO We have a special discount for our NYCCEO Meetup Members ($150 OFF)! Hope to see you all there!