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Crowdfunding Networking

If you are interested in crowdfunding, come and talk to the experts from the NYC crowdfunding community. Crowdfunding experts will be given a special name-tag to identify them.


6:00pm - 6:30pm: Alex Feldman will present "What is Crowdfunding"

6:30pm - 7:00pm : Networking

7:00pm - 7:30pm: Experts will give a short description of what they do

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking

Experts at this event:

Alex Feldman, CEO of Crowdsunite

Alex helps small businesses with raising money online. He is CEO of CrowdsUnite which is the largest review site for funding platforms. Alex was mentioned in publications like the Huffington post. His writings about crowdfunding were published on major websites like . Vator.TV interviewed him about helping small businesses with funding. 

Carol Pak, Director of Operations at

Carol graduated from University of Michigan in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology and works as the Director of Operations at Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs and innovators. She is responsible for the business functions of the company, executing growth and customer acquisition strategy, and managing strategic partnerships with influential organizations. In addition, she heads the crowdfunding initiative, working with project creators to hone and market their project campaigns. 

Zach Kahn, Kiva Fellow atKiva Zip

Zach Kahn is a Kiva Fellow in the New York Metropolitan Area, supporting local entrepreneurs through the expansion of the Kiva Zip social lending platform. He recently returned stateside from living in South America where he was a Kiva Fellow in Peru, supporting Kiva's microfinance institution partners by providing capacity building, loan auditing, and analytics services. Zach received his B.A. in mathematical methods in the social sciences from Northwestern University, after which he worked as an analyst at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) - a nonprofit dedicated to helping philanthropic funders assess their performance and increase their impact. 

Aaron Kellner, Investment Executive of SeedInvest 

SeedInvest is an equity-based, crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding. 

Oren Bass, Co-founder of Pave

Oren began his career in 2004 as a solicitor at Clifford Chance in London. In 2007, Oren moved into banking, joining Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in the Media, Telecommunications and Technology sector where he specialized in structuring private transactions in nontraditional markets. In 2007 Oren joined the Atlas team at GLG alongside Sal, where he became the interim Chief Operating Officer. Oren co-founded The Fcancer Project with Sal before they realized Pave in 2012. Oren holds a degree in history from the University of Leeds and a Law degree from London’s College of Law.

Amanda Barbara, Vice President at Pubslush:

Pubslush is a global crowdfunding publishing platform for authors to raise funds and gauge the audience for new book ideas, and for trendsetting readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Through a publishing imprint, powered by readers, Pubslush acquires high potential books from the platform, and for every book sold, donates a children’s book to a child in need. 

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