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Before the weekend, reserve your spot! You're invited to "Issues+Innovation=Impact: 100 Days before the Election"

From: Maria
Sent on: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:19 AM

Hi Beta NYC – I think you’ll like this upcoming meetup/event.  Please reserve your tickets and we hope to see you there!  Feel free to contact me or [address removed] with any questions.

Details below – invite someone who may be interested:

You’re invited to: Issues + Innovation = Impact, 100 Days Before the Election

Reserve your spot now:


This event brings people from Government, Nonprofits, and Startups together to discuss tri-sector collaboration and civic engagement.

Come networkparticipate in a discussion with our speakers, and celebrate the pre-beta launch of IssueVoter.


Speakers include: Art Chang, Founder of Tipping Point Partners and Chair of the NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee;

Ron Gonen, Founder of Recyclebank and NYC Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling, and Sustainability



General Admission: Free; VIP: $20 and $25 at-the-door*

*Sign up at for a 50% off promo code.


Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: 52 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

Event Flyer and Details




Art Chang has 25 years of experience with startups, including over 10 years in the New York City venture capital community. He is the Founder of Tipping Point Partners, an alternative to traditional venture capital with a methodology that reduces execution and investment risk, optimizes growth potential, and minimizes cash expenditures. He serves on the New York City Campaign Finance Board and Chairs the NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee.  He was a Founder or Manager in nine startups.  He is an Advisor to NYU's Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship.



Ron Gonen is the New York City Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability. He is the Co-Founder of RecycleBank and as CEO from[masked], grew the company to service over 100 cities. RecycleBank was recognized with a number of awards including the Philadelphia Sustainability Award, The Conference of Mayors - Public/Private Partnership of the Year Award, and a Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum. Gonen has been named by the United Nations Environment Program as a Champion of the Earth and a Henry Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Gonen holds a patent for the development of technology and financial incentives in the recycling industry. He is a New York Chapter Director at E2, a member the New York Product Stewardship Council, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Gonen serves on the Board of Trustees of RARE Conversation and on the Board of Advisors of Daily Feats.



Matthew Burton utilizes tech and design to improve government and democracy. He's worked as a federal CIO, a technology consultant to the Intelligence Community, a government transparency advocate, a writer, a speaker, an intelligence analyst, and an obituary writer.



Maria Yuan is the founder of IssueVoter. Maria has been a Campaign Manager, a Legislative Aide, and has successfully lobbied a state bill's introduction and passage. She has also worked as an Investment Banker at JPMorgan, in corporate development and internal strategy, and for the social enterprise San Francisco Conservation Corps, a former REDF portfolio nonprofit. Yuan has served on the boards of Gibney Dance and The University of Texas Co-Op, and was a founding member of Friends of the Children NY's Young Professionals Board. She has consulted to PlaNet Finance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Urban Outfitters, and the Indian School of Microfinance for Women.

Sign up for IssueVoter to get a promo code for 50% off your VIP ticket!
(Only $10 for a drink and raffle entry.)

Don't forget to follow @IssueVoter on Twitter.
The hashtag for this event is: #IssueVoterNYC

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