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Keynote: Mark Peter Davis
Topic: Secrets of Raising Venture Capital
7:00 - Arrival - Snacks, Pizza and Networking.
7:30 - Introduction / Announcements by the organizers.
7:40 - Keynote: Mark Peter Davis - Secrets of Raising Venture Capital
8:40 - Open-mic to quickly promote your business or broadcast a need that someone in the group might be able to ﬁll.
8:45 - Wrap-Up, discussion of Meetup, feedback and opportunities for improvement or future topics.
8:55 - End of formal part of meeting.
9:00 - Exit Venue and head to After Hours Party - Location: TBA
More About Mark: (in his own words)
I breathe startups. Most of my closest friends are my business partners and a day painting a whiteboard is only second to a day with my family.
I’m addicted. I’m a serial founder & investor. I’m the Founder of Interplay Ventures (http://interplay.vc/), a co-founder of Kohort (http://kohort.com/), Venwise (http://venwise.com/), DevSpark (http://devspark.com/), Founder Shield (http://foundershield.com/) and a Venture Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners (http://hpvp.com/).
Here are some mottos I live by:
“The more you give the more you get.” “Say what you’re going to do and do what you say.” “Nothing is business and everything is business, if you’re in the right business. (http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112904/south-southwest-spring-break-nerds)“ I think I’m having an impact. My blog has reached enough folks to garner the attention and Business Insider who listed me as one of the 100 Most Influential Digital NYers. I’ve also been included in the CVC30 – a list of the 30 most interesting members of the Columbia University startup community. This blog has been syndicated or cited on Inc.com, Mashable, Business Insider, OPENForum, AlwaysOn, PEHub, ReadWriteWeb, The Wall Street Journal and others.
As for interests, I really enjoy brainstorming new ideas, tinkering with new technology, listening to pandora, boxing, documentaries and an occasional game of rock band.
I am married to my college sweetheart Laurie and have a daughter named Avery.
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