Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

NYU Stern Entrepreneurs Panel

October 14th, 2010

I feel very fortunate to have been invited to speak on an NYU Stern entrepreneurship panel this coming Monday.  Full event details can be found on the EEX website, but here’s the description from their site:

Seven of NYU Stern’s best entrepreneurs are currently launching companies while in Bschool and taking advantage of NYU resources to propel their businesses forward. The panelists will discuss their real-life experiences with entreprenuership at NYU and the challenges they have overcome with their successful startups, which encompass social media, video, fashion, ecommerce, social venture, and venture capital portfolio companies. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity. Join us Monday, October 18, 4:30-6pm in room 3-110.

There is a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial activity taking place in the NYU ecosystem, and the Stern MBA program has actually exceeded my expectations in this department.  The Stern Entrepreneurs Exchange Club is now the largest student club, and is throwing a ton of exceptional events.  Great job and congrats go out to the club leaders!

I hope to see some of you on Monday.

StartupAtWork Spring Speaker Series: 24/7 Real Media

January 30th, 2010

StartupAtWork is an initiative that I began helping out with last fall through my internship with Canaan Partners (Canaan is a sponsor, and the moderator Warren Lee is a partner at the firm). The organization hosts a series of events that feature prominent guests such as Ron Conway, one of the most prolific angel investors of all time (Google, Facebook, Zappos, Paypal), and Steve Hafner, co-founder of Orbitz and Kayak.com. The first session of the spring 2010 speaker series features two stellar speakers from 24/7 Real Media: David Moore, Chairman/Founder/Former CEO, and Mark Moran, Former EVP/General Counsel.  It is sure to be a fascinating story hearing how 24/7 Real Media raised funding, went public, nearly went bankrupt then ultimately sold to WPP Group for $650 million dollars.  The 24/7 Real Media session will be held Wednesday February 10th (5:45pm registration, 6:00pm pizza & beer, 7:00pm interview) at the New World Stages.

The StartupAtWork speaker series is intended to help foster entrepreneurship in the NYC tech community by bringing in successful entrepreneurs and investors who can share their experiences and impart tangible learnings on the attendees. While the event is invite-only, the vast majority of attendees are entrepreneurs, people working at start-ups, and students interested in the startup/tech space.  It’s a bootstrapped event (though there is free beer and pizza) where a lot of great contacts can be made and ideas can be shared.  In case you missed the fall series, you can view some great video clips of the sessions.

If you’re interested in attending this invite-only event, more details are here, and please contact me (form at the bottom of the page) to request an invite.