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Online Travel Startup Discussion -

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Join us for some beer and a nice conversation with fellow startup founders for an exclusive roundtable discussion with Founder and CEO of Drew Patterson. is one of, if not the hottest online travel startup in New York. This private sales site helps leisure travelers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations.

Drew will take us through his journey creating and growing, how they got started, how they developed their product, how they go to market, their secret for success and lessons learned in an intimate discussion roundtable format.

An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President of Marketing, he played an integral role in reshaping the online travel landscape by evolving the distribution model and initializing the concept of “search”. Prior to that, Patterson cut his teeth as Director of Distribution and Revenue Management at Starwood Hotels, where he forged new distribution channels with online travel agents, including Expedia and Travelocity. Patterson received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University before earning his Masters in Business from Columbia Business School.

Anyone interested in online travel, social media, product management, marketing, and startup in general could benefit from this rare window into founders' stories. Don't miss this rare opportunity to have an intimate and honest discussion with him and other travel startup founders!

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Nearby subway: 1 (Houston St), A, C, E (Spring St)

Cross street: 160 Varick Street Btw Charlton St & Vandam St

Elevator Password: 12-L-2


6:30-7:00pm: Networking

7:00-8:30pm: Discussion with Q&A throughout

8:30-9:00pm: Networking and wrap up