• Startup Grind NYC Summer Party!

    Microsoft

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-summer-party/ Join Startup Grind NYC for an evening of fun, music, food, drinks and celebrating you, our community of entrepreneurs! Our 3rd Annual Summer Party will be held at an amazing rooftop in partnership with Microsoft. Tickets are only $10 (if purchased directly through the website) before the day of the party and will not last long. Sign up (and bring a friend) while you can! Agenda 6:30 PM: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 PM: Games and networking! --- Hosts Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. John Matson - Voyager HQ (Managing Director) John Matson is the Managing Director for Voyager HQ, a club connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Since its inception in 2016, Voyager HQ has grown to over 1,000 members, with a vibrant community workspace in the Flatiron/Chelsea area of Manhattan, the Voyager Clubhouse, that is home to 27 companies and over 70 members. Joshua Ness - Verizon (Sr Manager, 5G Labs) Joshua Ness is a 5G Labs Manager with Verizon in New York City. He works with enterprise, startups, and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G technology. He also works to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs as a mentor on topics like corporate innovation and business networking. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Verizon Built on 5G Challenge (https://verizon5glabs.com/builton5g/) The Verizon Built on 5G Challenge is a nationwide search for the best products, services, and applications that will bring the true power of 5G to life. The winners will be awarded up to $1 million, access to 5G Labs around the United States, and an opportunity for Verizon to invest in your company in a future fundraising round. Apply now at https://verizon5glabs.com/builton5g/ Partners Microsoft for Startups (https://startups.microsoft.com/en-us/) Microsoft ScaleUp (formerly Microsoft Accelerators) is an immersive global program that offers late-stage and series A startups who have the greatest propensity to take advantage of Microsoft's growth programs, such as co-marketing and co-selling opportunities, hone their infrastructure and build their businesses Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Verizon 5G Labs (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-summer-party/

  • Shawn Cheng (ConsenSys)

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-shawn-cheng-consensys/ Shawn Cheng is currently a Partner at ConsenSys Labs, and co-leads the company’s tiered venturing strategy which includes the incubator, accelerator and ventures teams. The Labs team manages all founder relationships and actively leads companies successful outcomes. Prior to ConsenSys, Shawn started a $25M Seed fund with Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephen Ross called Vayner/RSE. As a Principal, his focus was on frontier technologies like blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, voice, esports, AI and consumer technologies for three years. He initially joined VaynerMedia as a VP to help scale the social media agency from 200 to 1,000 employees. Shawn spent the first decade of his career building fortune 500 global brands like GE, Foot Locker, Lowe’s, HBO, and Red Cross through performance marketing, digital strategy and social media. At BBDO Worldwide, he helped to establish their first Digital Strategy department while running their innovation hub: The Digital Lab, pairing startups with big brands. At Razorfish, he drove Search, Paid Media and Emerging Tech initiatives for Victoria’s Secret ecommerce, Starwood Hotels and Charity: Water. Originally from Los Gatos, California, he now lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about seeing technology used to create a society that is more sustainable, equitable, and just. In his free time, he invests through his angel syndicate TOG Angels and is looking to reach 15,000 check-ins exploring new cities on Swarm. Agenda 6:30 PM: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 PM: Fireside chat w/ Shawn Cheng 8:00 PM: Community drinks and networking --- Speaker Shawn Cheng - ConsenSys Labs (Partner) Shawn Cheng is a Partner at ConsenSys Labs, and co-leads the company’s tiered venturing strategy which includes the incubator, accelerator and ventures teams. Prior to ConsenSys, Shawn started a $25M Seed fund with Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephen Ross called Vayner/RSE, with a focus on frontier technologies like blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, voice, esports, AI and consumer technologies. Host Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Verizon 5G Lab (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-shawn-cheng-consensys/

  • Ethan Agarwal (Aaptiv)

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-ethan-agarwal-aaptiv/ Aaptiv Founder and CEO Ethan Agarwal first thought of Aaptiv while working as a business consultant – tired, traveling, and 30 pounds overweight. During this time, he realized there was no product on the market that removed all of the barriers he and so many others were up against when trying to make fitness a priority. He set out to transform the way everyone works out and founded Aaptiv in 2016. Three years later, the company – backed by leading venture capital firms and top companies including the Amazon Alexa Fund and Disney – is a leader in the digital health space with over 230,000 paying members who have taken more than 20 million Aaptiv classes. Prior to launching Aaptiv, Ethan spent three years at McKinsey & Co, advising clients in the technology, media, and financial industries. He was previously an investor at LionEye Capital, a $2.5B AUM hedge fund, focused on a merger arbitrage strategy across energy, tech, and healthcare. Ethan began his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, focused on healthcare M&A. Ethan holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from The Johns Hopkins University, with a minor in entrepreneurship. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Agenda 6:30 PM: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 PM: Fireside chat w/ Ethan Agarwal 8:00 PM: Community drinks and networking --- Speaker Ethan Agarwal - Aaptiv (Founder & CEO) Hosted By Peter Crysdale, New York City Director Peter Crysdale is a serial founder, seed investor, and mentor in the startup community. Currently interested in decentralization, turnarounds and diversity. Joshua Ness, New York City Co-Director Josh is co-director at Startup Grind NYC and manages early-stage concepts for Verizon 5G Labs. His specialty is creating opportunities for intrapreneurship and working with teams to prototype and test new ideas. In his spare time, he teaches seminars on intrapreneurship and corporate innovation. John Matson, New York City Co-Director John is the Managing Director of Voyager HQ, a club for travel innovators that brings together startup founders, investors, and corporate partners in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. John also cohosts 5to9, a podcast inspiring people for a conversation on how they fulfill their passions with creative projects outside their 9to5 jobs. John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and programming enthusiast. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) In the global marketplace, one size does not fit all. That is especially true for today’s vibrant, diverse and competitive startup ecosystem. Oracle is reimagining enterprise and startup relationships through true partnerships that foster collaboration and codevelopment while inspiring global innovation. Oracle’s mission is to build a thriving global startup community to drive the digital economy based on collaborative partnerships that enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of growth. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem works with startups at various stages from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups. Sponsors Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Verizon 5G Labs (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-ethan-agarwal-aaptiv/

  • Startup Grind NYC Hosts Alejandro Cremades

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-hosts-alejandro-cremades Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur and the author of the The Art of Startup Fundraising with a foreword by ‘Shark Tank‘ star Barbara Corcoran, the book was named one of the best fundraising books of all time in 2018. He is the host of the DealMakers podcast where he interviews some of the most successful entrepreneurs. Alejandro is also a cofounder at Panthera Advisors which is a premier investment banking and financial consulting firm specializing in M&A, Capital Fundraising, Company Valuations and Strategic Planning. He also cofounded Inner Circle - an online resource center, community and platform designed to help throughout every step of the way entrepreneurs that are looking to raise early stage financing rounds. Most recently, Alejandro built and exited CoFoundersLab which is one of the largest communities of founders online. Prior to CoFoundersLab, he worked as a lawyer at King & Spalding where he was involved in one of the biggest investment arbitration cases in history ($113 billion at stake). He is an active speaker and has given guest lectures at the Wharton School of Business, Columbia Business School, and at NYU Stern School of Business. Alejandro was involved with the JOBS Act since inception and was invited to the White House and the US House of Representatives to provide my stands on the new regulatory changes concerning fundraising online. In his spare time he writes for Forbes. Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 pm: Fireside chat w/ Alejandro Cremades 8:00 pm: Community drinks and networking --- Speaker Alejandro Cremades - CoFounders Lab (Founder & CEO) Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur and the author of the The Art of Startup Fundraising, named one of the best fundraising books of all time in 2018. Most recently, Alejandro built and exited CoFoundersLab which is one of the largest communities of founders online. Alejandro is also a cofounder at Panthera Advisors which is a premier investment banking and financial consulting firm. Host Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) In the global marketplace, one size does not fit all. That is especially true for today’s vibrant, diverse and competitive startup ecosystem. Oracle is reimagining enterprise and startup relationships through true partnerships that foster collaboration and codevelopment while inspiring global innovation. Oracle’s mission is to build a thriving global startup community to drive the digital economy based on collaborative partnerships that enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of growth. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem works with startups at various stages from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups. Silicon Valley Bank (https://www.svb.com/) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Local Sponsors Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Verizon 5G Labs (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-hosts-alejandro-cremades

  • Startup Grind NYC Hosts Peter Boyce II (General Catalyst Venture Partners)

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-hosts-peter-boyce-ii-general-catalyst-venture-partners Peter Boyce II is an investor at General Catalyst Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Palo Alto and NYC. In addition to his work at GC, he also co-founded & manages Rough Draft Ventures (an initiative to encourage more entrepreneurship on college campuses). Since joining General Catalyst, he is one of two investment professionals based in their NYC office. He works closely with portfolio companies including Cadre, mark43, Outdoor Voices, Rebagg, Giphy, and Roman. Through his work at the university level leading Rough Draft Ventures, he supports a community of over 90 early stage teams started out of universities. Peter is a graduate of Harvard University, earning a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and a Secondary in Computer Science, with focus on Behavioral Economics & Network Theory. He grew up in New York, where he graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 pm: Fireside chat w/ Peter Boyce II 8:00 pm: Community drinks and networking --- Speaker Peter Boyce II - General Catalyst (VC) Peter Boyce II is an investor at General Catalyst Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Palo Alto and NYC. In addition to his work at GC, he also co-founded & manages Rough Draft Ventures (an initiative to encourage more entrepreneurship on college campuses). Hosts Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. John Matson - Voyager HQ (Managing Director) John Matson is the Managing Director for Voyager HQ, a club connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Since its inception in 2016, Voyager HQ has grown to over 1,000 members, with a vibrant community workspace in the Flatiron/Chelsea area of Manhattan, the Voyager Clubhouse, that is home to 27 companies and over 70 members. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) In the global marketplace, one size does not fit all. That is especially true for today’s vibrant, diverse and competitive startup ecosystem. Oracle is reimagining enterprise and startup relationships through true partnerships that foster collaboration and codevelopment while inspiring global innovation. Oracle’s mission is to build a thriving global startup community to drive the digital economy based on collaborative partnerships that enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of growth. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem works with startups at various stages from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups. Silicon Valley Bank (https://www.svb.com/) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Local Sponsors Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Verizon 5G Labs (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-hosts-peter-boyce-ii-general-catalyst-venture-partners

  • Max Levchin (Affirm, PayPal)

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-max-levchin-affirm-paypal Max Levchin is the founder and CEO of Affirm, a financial services technology company, co-founder and Chairman of Glow, a data-driven fertility company, and co-founder and general partner at SciFi VC, a private venture capital firm. All three companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation lab, HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun). Max was one of the original co-founders of PayPal where he served as the CTO until its acquisition by eBay in 2002. In 2002, he was named to the Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world as well as Innovator of the Year. In 2004, he founded Slide, a personal media-sharing service for social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, which he sold to Google in August 2010. Also in 2004, he helped start Yelp, where he was the first investor in and Chairman of the Board from 2004 until 2015. He has served on several boards such as Yahoo!, Yelp, Evernote. Max is a serial entrepreneur, computer scientist, philanthropist and active investor in more than 100 startups. Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 pm: Fireside chat w/ Max Levchin 8:00 pm: Community drinks and networking --- Speaker Max Levchin - Affirm, PayPal (Co-founder + CEO) Max Levchin is the CEO and cofounder of Affirm, a financial services technology company, cofounder and Chairman of Glow, a women’s reproductive and sexual health company, and cofounder and general partner at SciFi VC, a private venture capital firm. All three companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation lab, HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun). Host Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Silicon Valley Bank (https://www.svb.com/) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Brinc (https://www.brinc.io/contest) Brinc is an ultra hands-on hardware accelerator, manufacturing studio, and distribution company that supports physical entrepreneurship. They offer comprehensive programs tailored for IoT, connected hardware, drones, and robotics startups looking for speed, access, and the know-how to build successful companies. Local Sponsors Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Verizon 5G Labs (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-max-levchin-affirm-paypal

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  • Lisa Wang (SheWorx)

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-lisa-wang-sheworx Lisa Wang is a former 4x National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of SheWorx, the leading global platform empowering 20,000+ women to build and scale successful companies through access to top mentors and investors. SheWorx is focused on closing the funding gap by collaborating, not competing. Lisa is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 in Venture Capital and CIO Magazine's Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 and 2018. She is a writer for Forbes and Fortune focused on driving gender parity in entrepreneurship. Lisa is a motivational keynote speaker headlining conferences including Mobile World Congress, World Entrepreneur Forum, Chief Innovation Officer Summit, and more. She is the Executive Producer of the 5-Star Enoughness podcast and coaches executives on cultivating a high performance mindset. Lisa is a graduate of Yale University. Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 pm: Fireside chat with Lisa Wang 8:00 pm: Community drinks and networking --- Speaker Lisa Wang - SheWorx (Co-Founder) Lisa Wang is a former 4x National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of SheWorx, the leading global platform empowering 20,000+ women to build and scale successful companies through access to top mentors and investors. SheWorx is focused on closing the funding gap by collaborating, not competing. Host Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Silicon Valley Bank (https://www.svb.com/) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Brinc (https://www.brinc.io/contest) Brinc is an ultra hands-on hardware accelerator, manufacturing studio, and distribution company that supports physical entrepreneurship. They offer comprehensive programs tailored for IoT, connected hardware, drones, and robotics startups looking for speed, access, and the know-how to build successful companies. Local Sponsors Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Verizon 5G Labs (https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g-labs) At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-lisa-wang-sheworx

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  • Startup Grind NYC Summer Party 2018

    Alley NYC

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-summer-party-2018 We spend the entire year hosting amazing speakers to educate, inspire, and connect you to the New York startup community. Summer is a chance to let our collective hair down and just... chill. Join us for a party with our friends! We're bringing together rock stars from the local startup scene for an evening of food, drinks, sweet tunes, and games to keep your summer going strong. Agenda 6:00 pm: Check-in and grab some food & drink 7:00 pm: Summer games competition begins 8:00 pm: Photo booth + dance-off 9:00 pm: After party around the corner --- Hosted By Peter Crysdale, New York City Director Peter Crysdale is a serial founder, seed investor, and mentor in the startup community. Currently interested in decentralization, turnarounds and diversity. Joshua Ness, New York City Co-Director Josh is co-director at Startup Grind NYC and manages early-stage concepts for Verizon's Open Innovation group. His specialty is creating opportunities for intrapreneurship and working with teams to prototype and test new ideas. In his spare time, he teaches seminars on intrapreneurship and corporate innovation. John Matson, New York City Co-Director John is the Managing Director of Voyager HQ, a club for travel innovators that brings together startup founders, investors, and corporate partners in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. John also cohosts 5to9, a podcast inspiring people for a conversation on how they fulfill their passions with creative projects outside their 9to5 jobs. John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and programming enthusiast. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. AC Hotels (http://achotels.marriott.com/) AC Hotels is a stylish oasis with Spanish roots and European design. Our hotels are spaces made for creativity by day and social buzz by night Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Local Sponsors Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Partners Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Verizon Open Innovation (http://verizonopeninnovation.com/) Verizon Open Innovation is helping design and build the future of 5G wireless connectivity. By partnering with startups and academia, Verizon is committed to discovering new ways 5G can create better human connections by empowering technologies of the future and the diverse entrepreneurs who will lead them. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-startup-grind-nyc-summer-party-2018

  • Nisha Dua (BBG Ventures)

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-nisha-dua-bbg-ventures Nisha Dua is a Partner at BBG Ventures, which she co-founded with Susan Lyne in 2014. BBGV is a NYC-based seed fund backed by AOL, investing in consumer tech startups with at least one female founder. BBGV invests across content, commerce, future of work and platforms and services for Gen Z. At BBGV, Nisha has invested in over 40 startups. Nisha has spent the last decade working in media, tech, strategy and law. She was the General Manager of AOL’s millennial site, Cambio, which she re-launched as a site “for girls, #BUILTBYGIRLS” in partnership with Girls Who Code. She founded the #BUILTBYGIRLS movement which challenges young women to be part of the tech-enabled economy and recently launched the WAVE platform, which connects girls with professionals to help them build their first networks into tech. Nisha was previously Chief of Staff for the AOL Brand Group, working on strategy, operations and special projects. Nisha cut her teeth as a management consultant for Bain & Company and an M&A lawyer at Australian law firm, Blake Dawson. Nisha acts as an advisor to numerous startups outside her role as an investor. Agenda 6:30 pm: Networking w/ Food and Drinks 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat w/ Nisha Dua 8:00 pm: More Networking and After Party --- Speaker Nisha Dua - BBG Ventures (Partner) Hosted By Peter Crysdale, New York City Director Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups and professional marketers. He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good and technology startups. In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming and cross country skiing. Joshua Ness, New York City Co-Director Josh is co-director at Startup Grind NYC and manages early-stage concepts for Verizon's Open Innovation group. His specialty is creating opportunities for intrapreneurship and working with teams to prototype and test new ideas. In his spare time, he teaches seminars on intrapreneurship and corporate innovation. John Matson, New York City Co-Director John is the Managing Director of Voyager HQ, a club for travel innovators that brings together startup founders, investors, and corporate partners in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. John also cohosts 5to9, a podcast inspiring people for a conversation on how they fulfill their passions with creative projects outside their 9to5 jobs. John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and programming enthusiast. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. AC Hotels (http://achotels.marriott.com/) AC Hotels is a stylish oasis with Spanish roots and European design. Our hotels are spaces made for creativity by day and social buzz by night Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Local Sponsorss Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Silicon Valley Bank (http://www.svb.com) Partners Verizon Open Innovation (http://verizonopeninnovation.com/) Verizon Open Innovation is helping design and build the future of 5G wireless connectivity. By partnering with startups and academia, Verizon is committed to discovering new ways 5G can create better human connections by empowering technologies of the future and the diverse entrepreneurs who will lead them. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-nisha-dua-bbg-ventures

  • John Owen (Angel Investor and Co-Founder of JetBlue)

    Alley powered by Verizon

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-john-owen-angel-investor-and-co-founder-of-jetblue John is a full time angel investor and also a member of Golden Seeds, New York Angels and the Angel Investor Forum. His specific areas of angel investing interest are clean energy, medical devices and travel. Prior to his second career in angel investing, John spent over 25 years in the low cost airline business. He served as Treasurer and later VP of Operations Planning and Analysis at Southwest Airlines. His experience there included extensive negotiation of aircraft financing and aircraft acquisition contracts, including the launch contract for the next generation[masked]. He was founding EVP and CFO of JetBlue Airways, where, in addition to responsibility for aircraft acquisitions and the finance function, he later added oversight of IT and Supply Chain. He managed the company’s successful IPO in 2002 and negotiated the launch contract for the EMBRAER 190. After departing JetBlue, he served as CFO of Volotea, a Barcelona-based low cost airline, during its formative years, working in a small team to refine the business plan and financial model, select the appropriate aircraft, negotiate the aircraft leases and successfully raise 65 million Euros of equity financing. The airline commenced operations in April 2012. John holds a BA in Economics from SMU, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School where he was a Mayer Fellow. Agenda 6:30 pm: Networking and Food 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat with John Owen 8:00 pm: More Networking and After Party --- Speaker John Owen - Angel Investor John is a full time angel investor with specific areas of interest in clean energy, medical devices and travel. Prior to his second career in angel investing, John spent over 25 years in the low-cost airline business, including as VP of Operations Planning and Analysis at Southwest Airlines, and founding EVP and CFO of JetBlue Airways He managed the company’s successful IPO in 2002. Host Peter Crysdale - RECORP Peter Crysdale helps corporations thrive in the new digital order. As a Partner and Cofounder of Recorp, Peter works on the bleeding edge of corporate transformation by integrating the knowledge and experience of the world’s best startup founders. Recorp’s network of successful high-growth business creators enables rapid ideation and deployment in short cycles. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. AC Hotels (http://achotels.marriott.com/) AC Hotels is a stylish oasis with Spanish roots and European design. Our hotels are spaces made for creativity by day and social buzz by night Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Local Sponsorss Alley (http://youralley.com/) Alley's community and workspace provide the resources and services entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. We are more than a space we are family. Payoneer (https://www.payoneer.com/international-payments/) Whether you are a business owner, professional or freelancer, Payoneer offers you multiple ways to get paid by international clients and global marketplaces. Partners Verizon Open Innovation (http://verizonopeninnovation.com/) Verizon Open Innovation is helping design and build the future of 5G wireless connectivity. By partnering with startups and academia, Verizon is committed to discovering new ways 5G can create better human connections by empowering technologies of the future and the diverse entrepreneurs who will lead them. Recorp (http://www.recorp.co/) Recorp is a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation as a service leveraging top entrepreneurs. Voyager HQ (https://www.voyagerhq.com/) Voyager HQ is the club for travel innovators, connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-new-york-city-presents-john-owen-angel-investor-and-co-founder-of-jetblue