- Fashion FWD
Do you know how to build a great direct-to-consumer brand? The ins and outs of subscription services? How IoT is driving new products? How to engage customers across digital and physical channels? Want to learn more? Then sign up for our all-star panel featuring #FashionFWD companies like Greats, Wearable X, and Dia&Co, plus venture investor Scott Birnbaum of Red Sea Ventures. You're either in or you're out - so it goes for fashion AND the technologies that underlie it. Panel: • Alexandra Wood - COO, Wearable X (http://wearablex.com) (formerly Wearable Experiments) • Rachel Ulman - President & COO, GREATS (http://greats.com) • Zandy Reich - President, AYR (http://ayr.com) • Scott Birnbaum - Founder & General Partner. Red Sea Ventures (http://redseaventures.com) (GU 2000) [moderator] The Causes: • Career Gear (http://careergear.org) - Career Gear provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities. • Dress for Success (https://newyork.dressforsuccess.org) - The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. How We Will Support: 1) We are asking attendees to bring new or gently used professional attire to donate to the charities. 2) Ticket proceeds beyond the costs of hosting the event (pizza, soda, and meetup fee) will be donated to the non-profits. Collection Partners: Moda Operandi (http://modaoperandi.com) - M'O is collecting donations at their office as well as picking up our collections from the event and dropping to the 2 charities. Vera De Nero - VDN is generously donating several items from their line. If your company would like to be a collection or financial donation partner, please contact scotttaylorhoward at gmail dot com. --- Donations: this means a gently used or new professional attire item (ex: suit, pants, shirt, dress, skirt, tie, etc). For more detailed lists of acceptable donations, please visit: http://careergear.org/get-involved/donate-clothing/ and https://newyork.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/donate/
- The Workforce & The Future - HR Tech in Hiring | #HiringTech
Join us for "The Workforce & The Future - HR Technology in Hiring" #HiringTech Featuring a moderated panel discussion, networking, and breakfast. We are bringing together a panel of some of the hottest HR Tech companies of today, with a specific focus on hiring. We'll be discussing machine learning in HR, talent acquisition strategies, how marketing yourself will change in the next 10 yrs, recruiters today, workplace transparency, candidate screening, company exploration, and more. AGENDA: • 8:00am-8:15am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking • 8:15am-8:20am: Quick Pitch - Claire McTaggart, Founder of SquarePeg (http://www.squarepeghires.com/) • 8:20am-9:15am: Panel + Q&A • 9:15am-9:30am: Closeout & Networking PANELISTS: Alex Cavoulacos (@acav (https://twitter.com/acav)), co-Founder & COO at The Muse (@dailymuse (http://www.twitter.com/dailymuse)) The Muse is the most trusted career destination for Millennials and beyond, helping over 50 million people every year answer the question, "What do I want to do with my life (and how do I get there)?" through expert advice, online skill-building classes, job opportunities, and behind-the-scenes video profiles of what it's actually like to work at companies like Facebook, Dropbox, HBO, The Gap, and Goldman Sachs. Adam Goldstein (@adamgoldstein13 (http://www.twitter.com/@adamgoldstein13)), co-Founder at Vettery (@ (http://www.twitter.com/vetterycompany)vetterycompany (https://twitter.com/vetterycompany)) Vettery is a trusted hiring marketplace built to help people find their dream job. They take the best from the recruiting and technology worlds by connecting employers and talent through a curated marketplace of vetted candidates.They came together to change the recruiting landscape, celebrate Monday mornings, and help everyone find a job they love. Daniel Chait (@dhchait (http://www.twitter.com/dhchait)), Co-Founder & CEO at Greenhouse (@Greenhouse (http://www.twitter.com/Greenhouse)) Greenhouse gives leaders the power to change their organization and deliver outstanding results through better hiring. The software goes above and beyond applicant tracking, providing a comprehensive recruiting performance improvement system. It automates and measures all your sourcing activity (social media, referrals, job boards, in-person events, meetups, campus recruiting, etc.). And Greenhouse improves your team’s interviewing skills with all-in-one “interview kits” that bring together all the information you need into one simple web page. Liz Wessel (@lizwessel (http://www.twitter.com/lizwessel)), Co-Founder & CEO at WayUp (@WayUp (http://www.twitter.com/wayup)) WayUp connects students with part-time, internships, and full-time entry-level jobs for recent grads. Businesses post a job to a targeted audience of students at any US college, and students can browse through jobs and apply for free. MODERATOR: Jonathan Kestenbaum (@JKestenbaum (http://www.twitter.com/JKestenbaum)), Executive Director at Tech Talent Labs (@ (https://twitter.com/TalentTechLabs)TalentTechLabs (https://twitter.com/TalentTechLabs)) TTL fosters iteration, validation, and acceleration of talent acquisition technology by connecting early stage companies with forward thinkers in the industry. QUICK PITCH: Claire McTaggart (@McTaggartClaire (http://www.twitter.com/McTaggartClaire)), Founder at SquarePeg (@squarepeghires (https://twitter.com/squarepeghires)) SquarePeg matches high performing candidates and employers based on fit, before the resume or job post. #HiringTech Space sponsorship for this event has been graciously provided by:
- Venturing Hoyas Happy Hour Event with Patrick McGinnis, at Tanteo Spirits
Update: Please feel free to bring significant others and friends. This next event has got a little bit of everything Hoya goodness. Entrepreneurship Book Talk - We've got Patrick McGinnis, Hoya and author of The 10% Entrepreneur (http://www.amazon.com/10%25-Entrepreneur-Startup-Without-Quitting/dp/1591848091/), who will give a little talk about his book and the thoughts behind not needing to choose between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship. Networking - Catch up with your fellow VHers. Drinks - Special thanks to fellow Venturing Hoya Neil Grosscup (https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-grosscup-ba40219), CEO at Tanteo Spirits (http://www.tanteotequila.com), who is kind enough to host us again in their one of a kind space in SoHo. Expect some delicious tequila. Space is constrained and signups will be limited-- please RSVP early. If your status changes, please let us know ASAP (scotttaylorhoward at gmail). Ticket Prices Will Go Up - so sign up early! *Ticket proceeds will go in part to pay for a bartender, mixers, supplies, and Meetup fees. Tanteo is providing the space and tequila gratis. This is a 21+ event. Please drink responsibly. -- Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. He is the author of the international bestselling book The 10% Entrepreneur (http://www.amazon.com/10%25-Entrepreneur-Startup-Without-Quitting/dp/1591848091/), published by Penguin books, and published in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and several other languages. As a 10% Entrepreneur, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments outside of his day job, including leading technology companies such as ipsy and Bluesmart as well as the London stage production of The Last King of Scotland. Patrick has appeared on MSNBC, CNN en Español, BBC Radio, Irish National Radio, and Fox 5 New York. He has also been featured in publications such as: The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, The Irish Times, Fast Company, Fortune, and Forbes. He is credited by Boston Magazine with coining the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out,” a term made popular by Millennials and digital junkies, that was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City. Connect with him on Twitter @pjmcginnis (https://twitter.com/pjmcginnis) on Facebook at the10PercentEntrepreneur or at www.patrickmcginnis.com.
- Venture Fund Founder: The Path There & Venture Perspectives | #FundFounder
Join us for "Venture Fund Founders - The Path There & Venture Perspectives"#FundFounder Featuring a moderated panel discussion, networking, and breakfast. Agenda: • 8:00am-8:15am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking • 8:15am-9:10am: Panel + Q&A • 9:10am-9:45am: Closeout & Networking Moderator: Rick Heitzmann (@rickheitzmann (http://www.twitter.com/rickheitzmann)), Founder and Managing Partner at FirstMark Capital (@FirstMarkCap (http://www.twitter.com/FirstMarkCap)) [B.S. from Georgetown University] Early stage venture capital firm based in NYC. FirstMark's mission is to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. ---- Panelists: Anu Duggal (@anuduggalnyc (http://www.twitter.com/anuduggalnyc)), Founding Partner at Female Founders Fund (@fcubedvc (http://www.twitter.com/fcubedvc)) An early-stage fund investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent. ---- Brittany Gorevic (@br_ttany (https://twitter.com/br_ttany)), Founding General Partner at Lattice Ventures (@latticeVC (https://twitter.com/LatticeVC)) Lattice Ventures is a network-driven VC firm based in NYC. ---- Brian Mulvey (@brianmulveyIO (http://www.twitter.com/brianmulveyio)), Co-Founder & Managing Partner at PeakSpan Capital (@PeakSpanCapital (http://www.twitter.com/peakspancapital)) PeakSpan is exclusively focused on business software companies. We invest in companies that serve the full spectrum of buyers from very small businesses to large enterprises and we spend all of our time in the same territory as our entrepreneurs. ---- Charlie O'Donnell (@ceonyc (http://www.twitter.com/ceonyc)), Founding & Sole Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures (@BBdotVC (http://www.twitter.com/bbdotvc)) Brooklyn Bridge Ventures manages $23 million across two funds, leading or co-leading investments of around $350,000 in New York City companies that have yet to raise $750,000 in prior rounds. BBV is the first venture capital fund based in Brooklyn, NY and it is managed by Charlie O'Donnell (http://www.brooklynbridge.vc/charlie-odonnell). Conversations often start pre-product and pre-deck. The fund invests in a wide variety of sectors. -- #FundFounder Space and breakfast sponsorship for this event has been graciously provided by:
- Healthcare Disruption: Teching A Better Living | #HealthDisrupt
Join us for "Healthcare Disruption: Teching A Better Living"#HealthDisrupt Featuring a moderated panel discussion, networking, and breakfast. We are bringing together a panel of entrepreneurs and investors focused on the intersection of health/wellness and tech. We’ll discuss the changing healthcare landscape, tech’s role now and in the future, as well as how regulation affects startups. Agenda: • 8:00am-8:15am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking • 8:15am-9:00am: Panel • 9:00am-9:30am: Closeout & Networking Panelists: Carlos Reines (@CarlosReines (https://twitter.com/CarlosReines)), Founder and COO at RubiconMD (@Rubicon_MD (https://twitter.com/Rubicon_MD)) "Specializing Primary care" -- RubiconMD brings remote specialist opinions to the primary care setting - Matthew Loper, co-Founder and CEO at Wellth (@wellthapp (http://www.twitter.com/wellthapp)) Healthcare cost savings through behavior change - Matthew Amsden, CEO at ProofPilot (@ProofPilot (https://twitter.com/proofpilot)) ProofPilot is a platform for professionals with a question and people who can help answer that question via old fashioned research studies - the kind you hear about published in academic journals . The kind of studies that take years to set up, and cost huge amounts of money. - Troy Bannister, Global Scouting & Onboarding at StartUp Health (@StartUpHealth (https://twitter.com/startuphealth)) [Georgetown] StartUp Health has assembled the world’s largest community of Healthcare Transformers and built a worldwide network of over 30,000 innovators, industry leaders and investors committed to supporting the entrepreneurs reimagining health and wellness. - Weston Reynolds (@ (http://twitter.com/Weston_Reynolds)Weston_Reynolds), Venture Capital Investor at Greycroft Partners (@greycroftvc (https://twitter.com/greycroftvc)) [UVA] Greycroft Partners is a leading venture capital firm focused on investments in the Internet and mobile markets. With offices in NYC and LA, Greycroft has $800+mm in assets under management and has made 120+ investments including in healthcare IT companies such as Caresync, HealthPLanOne, HealthVerity, Validic, and Vitals. - #HealthDisrupt Space and breakfast sponsorship for this event has been graciously provided by: Special notes: • Building security is very strict. You must RSVP and you must present a VALID (current) photo government ID. No exceptions will be made. • This breakfast is being sponsored by the Georgetown McDonough School of Business Office of Alumni & External Affairs. Please RSVP accurately and update ASAP should you have any schedule changes.
- Summer Intern + New NYers <> Alum Networking Happy Hour
TLDR: Drinks + Hoyapreneurs + Carroll Place + June 16th = Sign Up Now. This summer we welcome a few new graduates and summer interns into the NYC community. Venturing Hoyas (http://venturinghoyas.com/) is calling on all interns and alums to connect and celebrate Gtown Entrepreneurship! Event co-hosted by: • The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative (http://startuphoyas.com/) / StartupHoyas • The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (https://georgetowneshipalliance.wordpress.com/) What: Hoyapreneur Happy Hour When: Thu, June 16th 6:30-8:30pm (Six-Sixteen-Sixteen at Six thirty) Where: Carroll Place (157 Bleecker St) HOYASAXA
- Venturing Hoyas Spring Happy Hour
No agenda for this one-- let's celebrate the good weather and forget about the no show in the NCAA tourney with some spring cocktails. Special thanks to fellow Venturing Hoya Neil Grosscup (https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-grosscup-ba40219), CEO at Tanteo Spirits (http://www.tanteotequila.com), who is kind enough to host us for a "Cuatro de Mayo" happy hour in their one of a kind space in SoHo. Space is constrained and signups will be limited-- please RSVP early . If your status changes, please let us know ASAP (scotttaylorhoward at gmail). Ticket Prices Will Go Up - so sign up early! *Ticket proceeds will go in part to pay for a bartender, mixers, and supplies. Tanteo is providing the space and tequila gratis. This is a 21+ event. Please drink responsibly.
- Georgetown NYC Breakfast Series: Enterprise Sales for Startups
We are bringing together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and sales executives to discuss the "how, when, and why" for outreach to decision makers, how your pitch changes after customer #1, building trust and credibility as a salesperson, setting sales KPIs in a new organization, when and how to build out a sales team, the salesperson's relationship with the delivery team, churn management, and more. PANELISTS: • Andrew Kennedy - Enterprise Account Executive @ Grovo (http://www.grovo.com/) • Anjali Kundra - Co-Founder & VP of Ops @ Partender (http://partender.com/) (and recent Forbes 30 and 30 winner) • Nik Pai - Co-founder & CEO of LiftMetrix (http://liftmetrix.com/) MODERATOR: • Jeff Reid - Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative (http://startuphoyas.com/) _____________________ Participating Schools & Alumni Organizations Georgetown University (https://www.georgetown.edu/) Georgetown McDonough Ambassadors (http://msb.georgetown.edu/alumni/ambassadors) Georgetown McDonough School of Business (http://msb.georgetown.edu/) Georgetown University Professional Alliances (http://alumni.georgetown.edu/olc/pub/GTW/ccg/ccg_9.html) Georgetown University Law Center (https://www.law.georgetown.edu/) Venturing Hoyas (http://www.venturinghoyas.com) Startup Hoyas (http://startuphoyas.com/) Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (https://sfs.georgetown.edu/) Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (https://georgetowneshipalliance.wordpress.com/) Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance (http://advancement.georgetown.edu/wsa/) Georgetown Club of Metropolitan New York (http://www.nyhoyas.com/) Georgetown Club of Northern California (http://www.norcalhoyas.org/) Virginia Club of New York (http://uvanyc.org/) HackCville / Wahoowa (http://hackcville.com/joinwahoowa/) To learn more about the Alumni Breakfast Series and various Georgetown alumni networks and alliances, please visit: http://gubreakfastseries.tumblr.com/ To learn more about the Virginia Club of New York, please visit: http://uvanyc.org (http://uvanyc.org/) _____________________ For questions or more information, please contact the following: Scott Howard |[masked] | [masked] Katharine Albritton |[masked] | [masked] Alison Davis | [masked] #HoyaBreakfast --------------------------------- BIOS --------------------------------- Andrew Kennedy: is an Enterprise Account Executive at Grovo, a next-generation learning solution for today's workforce. He has experience in finance from work at Bear Stearns, UBS, and Guggenheim Partners. He also has experience running sales at VC backed Savored (acuired by Groupon) as well as additional startup experience. Andrew graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce in 2004. For more about Grovo - press release (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160126005518/en/Grovo-Raises-40M-Series-Reinvent-Workplace-Learning). - Anjali Kundra: is Co-Founder and VP of Operations at Partender, a digital bar inventory management solution. She is also a recent co-recipient of a Forbes 30 Under 30 (http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2016/food-drink/#1e0cf6b15cce) nod in the Food & Drink category. She has been involved with Startup Weekend in Gainseville, FL for over 3 years. Prior to Partender she held roles as VP of Client Services at RoomSync, Freelance Copywriter for Splash Magazines Worldwide, and VP of Marketing at Youtorial. Anjali holds an MSE from the University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration. - Nik Pai: is Co-founder and CEO of LiftMetrix. Prior to LiftMetrix Nik gained experience as Founder and CEO of SnakBlox a social media marketing platform, as Director of New Business Development at Media, and as an Investment Banker at Deutsche Bank. Nik is a BSBA graduate of Georgetown University. - Jeff Reid: is a nationally-recognized and proven strategic leader in entrepreneurship, education, and business development. He launched and developed an organization entrepreneurially from inception to #1 national ranking. He has a strong national network in entrepreneurial development, higher education, and venture capital. He has exceptional interpersonal, communication, relationship-building, and team management skills. He has expertise in education/non-profit administration, fundraising, entrepreneurial networks, wireless telecommunications, professional services marketing and sales.
- Starting Up Media Relations for Startups #StartupMediaNY
Description: A panel representing startup journalists and startups will discuss the big questions about startup media relations including: if, how, and when startups should seek out press coverage, the ins and outs of publicity and earned media, what good media relations look like, how press can go bad and how to handle it, what coverage can mean for investments, etc. _____________________ #StartupMediaNY Special thanks to our event partner: WeWork - Soho West. WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything you need to make a life, not just a living. Brought to you by: Venturing Hoyas (http://www.venturinghoyas.com/): • Ellie Wheeler - Principal, Greycroft Partners (http://greycroftpartners.com/), @ellie (http://twitter.com/ellie) • Joseph Rizk - Ventures Lead, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com/), @jfrizk (http://twitter.com/jfrizk) • Tiffany Yu - Founder, Diversabilit (http://www.mydiversability.com/)y and Dir. of Business Development, REVOLT Media (http://revolt.tv/),@ImTiffanyYu (http://twitter.com/ImTiffanyYu) • Scott Howard - Founder, Current Consulting (http://www.hellocurrent.com/), @sthoward (http://twitter.com/sthoward) Wahoowa (http://hackcville.com/joinwahoowa/): • Weston Reynolds - Associate, Greycroft Partners (http://greycroftpartners.com/), @Weston_Reynolds (http://twitter.com/Weston_Reynolds) • Daniel Willson - Alumni Relations Manager, HackCville (http://hackcville.com/), @danielwillson (http://twitter.com/danielwillson) FAQ: Q. What happens with ticket sale proceeds? A. Mainly Pizza & soda for the event, then a little for name tags and the cost of having a meetup account. All individuals who work on these events are volunteers! _____________________ For questions or more information, please contact the following: Scott Howard | scotttaylorhoward at gmail dot com
- Hoyapreneur Happy Hour
TLDR: Drinks + Hoyapreneurs + Amity Hall + July 21st + Sign Up Now. This summer we welcome a few new graduates and summer interns into the NYC community. Venturing Hoyas (http://venturinghoyas.com) is calling all all interns and alum to connect and celebrate Gtown E'ship! Event co-hosted by: • The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative (http://startuphoyas.com) • The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (https://georgetowneshipalliance.wordpress.com) What: Hoyapreneur Happy Hour When: Tues, July 21st 6:30-8:30pm Where: Amity Hall (80 W 3rd St) Please join us for a happy hour to welcome some new Hoyas to our local community and discuss the many cool startups in the Hoya ecosystem. Special thanks to Amity Hall for providing our Hoyas with an extended happy hour! HOYASAXA