• Exclusive Invite ~ Mix and Mingle with Broadway Luminaries

    I would love to invite the members of the TEC-NY Meet Up Group to this cocktail party fundraiser for Theater Resources Unlimited YPAC (Young Patrons and Artist Circle). Whether you are a producer, actor, director, playwright or just looking socialize and network with individuals from this magnificent industry, come learn how this dynamic group of young people can benefit you. Join an exciting group of Broadway professionals including special guests: Dawn Cantwell (The Last Ship, Fking Up Everything) Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock Of Ages) Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening, composer/lyricist of the new musical Songbird) Event Admission: $10 for TRU Members $15 for Non-Members Note: You must purchase your event admission in advance, as we will not be selling tickets at the door. This will be a terrific event to meet Broadway talent (both onstage and off) while lifting a glass for a good cause. Here is the link to the eventbrite with full details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tru-ypac-mixer-tickets-10810744227 I hope to see you there! ~Molly Morris Executive Co-Chair TRU YPAC

  • Startup Idea Validation - How to Avoid Losing Time and Money

    PeekYou Office


    Startup Idea Validation - How to Avoid Losing Time and Money "Will this idea work, and does it have the potential to become a scalable and profitable business?" Often, this is an important question that comes to mind along with a random startup idea. Should you dedicate your resources such as time and money to it? How much? To help us explore these critical questions, we invited startup founders, who will share their insights and answer questions from the audience. Come spend some time with them. Let them tell you their stories over drinks and snacks. Ask them questions, along with other entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. Food / drinks will be provided. Join TEC club members (www.tecglobal.org) to hear first-hand experience! When: April 11th , 2012 Where: PeekYou office, 265 West 37th Street 6th Floor, Manhattan, NY Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm 6:30 – 7:00 –Networking with light food and drinks 7:00 – 8:00 – Panel and Q&A 8:00 – 8:30 – Networking Speakers: Boris Bogatin Boris Bogatin is the CEO of NearVerse, makers of LoKast and NearCloud proximity technology. As a CEO of an emerging start-up, Boris wears many hats from fundraising, strategic partnerships, and business development, to product management and technology strategy. Previously, Boris helped growing LightSquared, 4G wireless network provider for biggest Internet and consumer companies in U.S, to from $200 million into a multi-billion company. Boris graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with finance, operations management, and systems engineering degrees. Patrick Ambron Patrick Ambron is the CEO and co-founder of BrandYourself.com, the first DIY platform that makes it simple for anyone to take control of their own search results. Patrick has lead BrandYourself to secure over 1 Million dollars in venture capital and grow to over 8 full time employees. In 2011, BrandYourself.com was named New York's # 1 Emerging Technology Business, making his team the youngest company ever to win the $200K prize. Patrick' ideas on Online Reputation and business have been quoted in Fox News, the Huffington Post, Mashable, US News & World, ABC, NPR and more. Most recently, Patrick was recognized by the White House as one of the Empact 100 Top CEOs under 30 and named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the SBA.

  • Dream It Do It - one day women's professional and personal development workshop

    Hello, I am new to your group but was wanted to post this online to your members as there is great course coming up (that I am attending) and would like to share it with all the women out there! Many thanks Katie :) -------- Dream it, DO IT! One Day Workshop Do you feel stuck in a job that is unsatisfying but don’t know what you’d do if you left? Do you have an idea or dream that stays with you but never gets acted upon? Are you ready for a life that includes loving what you do and feeling fully engaged in life? If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions then please join She Creates Change for a daylong course, Dream it, DO IT! where we promise a renewed sense of energy and excitement about your work and life! This one day workshop will give you a taste of our work, our 12Cs model and the power of a community of women creating change. Over the course of the day we will spend time in each part of our four phase model: Center, Inquire, Discover, Change. We will talk about new ways to take care of yourself; we will take you on a treasure hunt through your past to help you find the gems and clues towards your dreams. In the remainder of the day we will help you find additional clarity through the support of the community in the room and finally leave with concrete action steps to make your dreams a reality. Women only. Saturday 7th April - Time: 10:00am-6:00pm Price: $95 Location: She Creates Change Center 35 W. 31st Street, 10th floor, Suite 1001 To book or for more information – please click on the link below….. http://dreamitdoitonedayworkshop.eventbrite.com

  • Legal Seminar - Whare Every Businessman Has to Know - Entrepreneur Law

    Legal mistakes can doom even the best business concepts. Business entity formation, operating documentation, employment regulations, contractual relationships with various other entities and individuals, protection of business intellectual property rights are all key legal topics which will be addressed in this course. Taught by a principal of New York business law firm The Law Firm of Ekaterina Mouratova, PLLC, this course will cover the following topics: I. Forming & Organizing the Business Entity - which legal structure to choose for your business, pros & cons of every business structure II. Employment Law for Business Owners – whom better to hire – an employee or an independent contractor III. Overview of the Major Contracts Most Companies Should Have IV. Intellectual Property Basics for Business Owners – how to protect your Intellectual Property rights Starting and running a business enterprise is an exciting and rewarding experience. Its success depends on the information and tools the business owners have. During our seminars we provide the necessary information and highlight the main aspects of the Business and Intellectual Property law, on which the entrepreneurs should pay attention when contemplating the creation of a new business venture or the development and expansion of the existing one. The seminar will have the following structure – presentation of the information followed by questions from the audience and answers. There is a bar and cafe adjacent to the seminar room. The attendees will be able to purchase food and drinks there from 5 pm to 11 pm. To find out more about the seminar and to register, visit www.legalseminarny.eventbrite.com

  • Finding Co-founders event in NYC on Dec 24 at Empire St Bldg, flr 59

    Hi All, Please refer to http://apstartups.eve... (http://apstartups.eventbrite.com) Details are:- All Entrepreneurs Looking for co-founders? Need to brainstorm start-up ideas ? Need to network with like minded entrepreneurs? Join us on Saturday, December[masked] at 1 pm. Only 25 seats. Address: Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue, 59th Floor, New York, NY - 10118 At "Finding Co-founders" you will meet like minded entrepreneurs to whom you will make a pitch for your idea. Interested entrepreneurs can form a private group with you and discuss your idea in detail in the 'Break-Out' session. Anyone feeling passionate can join you as a co-founder/founding team member. That's it !! You can take off from there !! Expenses: $49 if you register online. $69 if you pay at the gate Get tickets at http://apstartups.eve... (http://apstartups.eventbrite.com) If you have any questions of need help, contact us at: AP Startups [masked] Phone:[masked]

  • Effective ways for generating and validating startup ideas

    How does one come up with a sound startup idea? What are the best ways to evaluate potential business opportunities to see if those are worth pursuing or investing in? Should one just "pursue their passion" or research and take advantage of key trends and market opportunities in order to succeed? To help us explore these important questions, we invited several seasoned and successful entrepreneurs and investors, who will share their insights and answer questions from the audience Come spend some time with them. Let them tell you their stories over drinks and snacks. Ask them questions, along with other entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. Join TEC club members (www.tecglobal.org) to hear first-hand stories from the road to victory! When: December 8 , 2011 Where: SNR Denton Office, 25th Floor ; 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm 6:30 – 7:00 –Networking with light food and drinks 7:00 – 8:00 – Panel and Q&A 8:00 – 8:30 – Networking Speakers: Alec Andronikov With over a decade of wireless and digital media experience, Alec is a serial entrepreneur helping realize the future of scalable digital technologies. As EVP & GM, Mobile Enterprise, Alec oversaw sales strategy, operations and strategic partnerships for Adenyo, an international mobile marketing software company. He played an instrumental role in building Adenyo’s leadership in the mobile ecosystem, resulting in an acquisition by Motricity (NASDAQ: MOTR) in January 2011 for $150mm. Jonathan Hedvat Jonathan created his first web property while he was still a student back in 2002 after seeing a need of his classmates to have a free and convenient access to great jobs and internships in New York. Since that time he led creation of over 250 sites for different industries each with their own dedicated job database. CteartiveJobsCentral.com become a place to go for Creative and Entertainment Industries employees and job seekers.

  • Road to Victory – Through Success and Failures

    SNR Denton US LLP

    Road to Victory – Through Success and Failures Ready to hear victorious entrepreneurs tell their personal stories? True stories about the risks they took, the decisions they made – and sometimes the prices they paid? Some found their road to victory by following a longtime dream. Others pursued a sudden insight. Their journeys have all been different, with tough slogs and stunning vistas, but all have brought them to success. Come spend some time with them. Let them tell you their personal stories over drinks and snacks. Ask them questions, along with other entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. Join TEC club members ( www.tecglobal.org (http://www.tecglobal.org/about)) to hear first-hand stories from the road to victory! When: September 22 , 2011 Where: SNR Denton Office, 25th Floor ; 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm 6:30 – 7:00 –Networking with light food and drinks 7:00 – 8:00 – Panel and Q&A 8:00 – 8:30 – Networking Speakers: Dane Atkinson Dane Atkinson is a New York serial entrepreneur with a half dozen internet service companies to his name. Squarespace being his last venture where he joined as CEO and second employee guiding the company through over 1000% growth in three years. Dane currently CEO of Sum(All) a new SaaS making big data accessible to the rest of us. Leo Grzhonko After graduating UC Berkeley in 1998 Leo Grzhonko went to work on Wall Street in equity derivatives space. Leo moved on to run a hedge fund that traded electricity and along the way followed his hobbies, shot short films for festivals, interviewed people for TV, hypnotized people, and had business projects around the world. In 2007 Leo Co-founded AdoTube, an online advertising video platform. AdoTube started with a tiny office and four enthusiasts and became the staple of video advertising with more than 130 people employed around the world. Leo is on the board of many companies in the tech and not so tech space.” Michael Hussey Michael Hussey is a technology entrepreneur who has created some of the most popular websites and online trends. He first started managing web communities ten years ago at the University of Maine, where he helped design, develop, and launch SoccerSpot.com, one of the very first electronic magazines. Michael has founded RateMyTeachers.com and RateMyProfessors.com, two of the most popular education websites on the web, and is often credited as the original inventor of online rating and opinion websites, since the debut of RateMyFace.com in 1999. Since 2006, he has been the CEO of PeekYou, a people search technology company. PeekYou.com serves 8 million monthly visitors and is one of the 300 most popular US websites. Hussey has been featured in hundreds of media reports, including every top-ten circulated newspaper, CNN, Fox News, Esther Dyson’s Report 1.0, and the BBC.

  • Alternatives for Raising Capital for Company Growth

    SNR Denton US LLP

    Dear Friends, We have changed the title of the coming meetup to make the topic a bit clear. Our distinguished guests, John and Sergei will be discussing this complex subject in an entertaining way addressing the issues of different ways to raise equity capital and issues in partnering with a private equity firm. They will also compare differences of raising capital in the US and Russia. Alternatives for Raising Capital for Company Growth Institutional Investment - When, Why and How Presented by: John Pouschine, Managing Director of Pouschine Cook (http://bit.ly/dJOd6e) John L. Pouschine brings 25 years of private equity investment experience, including roles in operations, extensive board of directors experience, and a very successful record making non-control investments, to Pouschine Cook, which he cofounded in 1997. Prior to co-founding Pouschine Cook, John was a senior vice president and director of Electra Inc. where he focused on leading many private middle market expansion financings, recapitalizations and acquisitions. In his role as investor and director, John guided numerous companies through growth rates well in excess of the industry. These included Act III Cinemas, DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, Family Christian Stores, Oxford Health Plans, Regent Communications and Steinway Musical Properties. Prior to Electra, John was a vice president of Bradford Ventures, Ltd., where in addition to doing buyouts, he played a leading operating role turning around two portfolio companies. Prior to Bradford, John was an investment banker at Prudential Securities and a commercial banker at JP Morgan. John graduated from Princeton University and from Harvard Business School. He is a Chairman of the Board of Doe & Ingalls Management, Great Lakes Home Health and Hospice and Latex International. John is also a board member of numerous not-for-profit organizations. Sergei Petukhov, Ph.D, Managing Director of CLS Capital (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeipetukhov) Sergei is a managing director of CLS Capital, a private investment and project management company, focuses on selective investments in US, Canadian and European biotech and pharmaceutical companies with products at a late-stage clinical development that have a strong economic incentive to co-develop and commercialize their products in Russia. Prior to CLS Capital, Sergei held an associate position at medical investment group RUSNANO Russian Nanotechnology investment fund with $5B under management. Prior to RUSNANO, Dr. Petukhov was a an advisor at Kaye Shcoler LLP (New York, USA) intellectual property group. Dr. Petukhov's scientific background is in molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology; he worked and studied at The Rockefeller University, USA; The University of Edinburgh, (Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology), Scotland; The University of Cambridge (Department of Biochemistry), England and Moscow Medical Academy (Department of Biotechnology), Russia. One of our panelists has a pretty interesting family tree that he traces back for several hundreds years and he will share some stories from his family history. The event is sponsored by Chip Korn, SNR Denton (http://www.snrdenton.com/people/k/korn_chip.aspx) and Gregory Kegeles - snob.ru, Director of business development, US (http://www.snob.ru) . Stay tuned for updates. Event will take place on April 27, 2011 at SNR Denton office 1221 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY[masked]

  • TEC-NY Social

    Inc Lounge @ The TIME HOTEL

    In response to multiple requests, we are organizing another social event in New York. Please join us at the TEC-NY Spring Social (Wed, March 9th, 7PM). This will be an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow Entrepreneurs Club members, network, share experiences, as well as simply have fun in a less formal environment and have an additional celebration of International Women's Day! Location poll is closed, and this time the winner is Inc Lounge at Time Hotel (w49th street b/w Broadway and 8th ave, 2nd floor). Most of our group should be next to the windows; you can also ask for Entrepreneurs Club Meetup. Please remember that this is not a TEC-NY sponsored event. The Event is reserved for 35 people only - please RSVP or email back with your confirmations. Cheers, Misha