PART-1: INNOVATION WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Pivotal, New York City
1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
This free workshop provides the opportunity for 25 women to partake in a half-day session focused on starting your own business, sponsored by Pivotal New York.
Got a business idea? Not sure what your first steps are? Not sure how to think about who your customer might be? There are many things that budding entrepreneurs know they need to do, but just can’t work out what to do first. Pivotal NYC have been consulting to startups for over 20 years and will provide a team of consultants to teach 25 women a set of skills which are valuable for any person thinking about launching their own business.
PART-2: NETWORKING RECEPTION, FEATURING KEYNOTE FROM JANET BROWN
6 p.m. Cocktails and networking
7 p.m. Keynote, Janet Brown8 p.m. Closing reception
Janet Brown, CEO, Filmbuff, will share her experiences as a successful female entrepreneur and how she has leveraged her position in the LGBT community for entrepreneurial success.
Janet Brown is CEO of FilmBuff, an award-winning full-service distribution company, with a focus on delivering high quality, compelling film and video to targeted audiences. Founded i 2008, FilmBuff offers a comprehensive array of services and solutions for today’s evolving media landscape, partnering with creative filmmakers, publishers and brand marketers to reach, engage and inspire viewers around the world.
A leader in film and video distribution both theatrically and digitally, FilmBuff has distributed more than 1,500 critically acclaimed titles to date, including “Exit through the Gift Shop,” “The Internet’s Own Boy,” “Road Hard,” “Artifact,” “All This Mayhem” and others, across Comcast, DirecTV, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and dozens of other platforms. FilmBuff’s strong relationships in the industry and premium distribution networks deliver entertainment properties to the right audiences, including affinity groups and niche outlets.
Prior to FilmBuff, Janet was part of the media and entertainment strategy consulting practice at Accenture in London from 1998 until 2004 where she drove business strategy for clients including News Corp., Warner Music, Film Four, Telewest and Granada. After moving back to the U.S., she was a strategy consultant for Yahoo! Media Group and headed up research at Cinetic Media in New York. When FilmBuff started in 2008 Janet was appointed Chief Operating Officer and in 2010 was named CEO.
In addition to FilmBuff, Janet serves on the Influencer Advisory Board at Sparks + Honey and is a mentor at the Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, which helps aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies.
A native of Toronto, Janet received a B.A., Joint Honors in economics and political science from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia University.[post_title] => The Women's Innovation + Entrepreneurship Event [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-womens-innovation-entrepreneurship-event [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-11-21 10:42:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-11-21 17:42:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=11239 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 197 [post_id] => 11239 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2015-12-01 [EndDate] => 2015-12-01 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-12-01 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-12-01 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11148 [post_author] => 9639 [post_date] => 2015-10-23 11:32:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-10-23 18:32:25 [post_content] =>
EVENT DETAILSWhen: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM EST Where: Twitter | 249 West 17th Street | New York, NY 10011 We are pleased to announce StartOut Demo Day + Networking 2015. Demo Day is a forum for the most innovative startups from the StartOut community to connect with angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate VC's. Our first Demo Day brought together amazing LGBT entrepreneurs from across the country who presented their startups to a panel of 15 active investors and an audience of over 200 members of the StartOut community. Join StartOut in celebrating some amazing LGBT-founded companies!
Mobile apps to bick-and-mortars, health tech to ad tech, social entreprenuership to social media, this year's batch of startups is sure to inspire.
Hosted by Twitter NYC in Chelsea, join a distinguished panel of investors and the StartOut team for drinks, food, and a night of fantastic pitches and fierce compeititon!
List of participating companies to be posted in the next couple days. With thanks to our Demo Day Event Chair Hamish Cook and the StartOut NYC Steering Committee.
SCHEDULE6:00-7:00 PM: Doors open & Networking 7:00-9:00 PM: Program and Company Demos 9:00-9:45 PM: Networking + Reception
MEET OUR PRESENTING COMPANIES
StartOut and Lowenstein Sandler are pleased to invite you to one of our favorite events of the year “Meet The Angels”, featuring active angel investors in the NY area who invest in companies in their early stages. The evening will start with a discussion on the latest trends in Angel investing (for example - did you know that Angels invest in more than 50 times as many early stage companies as VC’s?) then Q&A with angel investors, followed by startup pitches and a networking reception. We are excited to have a fantastic panel of Angel Investors joining us for this special event!
To be considered to pitch our panel of active investors and the crowd, please register your startup through the link below:
When: Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:00pm till 9:30pm
Where: Lowenstein Sandler LLP, 1251 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020Ed Zimmerman - Moderator Ed is a lawyer representing tech startups, growth companies and the venture capital and growth equity funds that back them. He co-founded and Chairs the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where he’s worked since he was a summer associate in 1991. In 2013, Dow Jones ranked Lowenstein among the five most active law firms in America for venture capital and private equity deals. As an angel investor, Ed has personally invested in more than 50 startups and more than 20 venture funds. He’s been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business since 2005, where he teaches Venture Capital and Angel Investing. Ed co-founded and chairs VentureCrush, which also includes FirstGrowthVC (which Pando Daily called “New York’s best Accelerator”) and AngelVineVC. Ed has published more than 75 columns on tech startups and growth companies (and sometimes wine), mostly on the Accelerators page of the Wall Street Journal, where he currently serves as a WSJ Expert Panelist. Ed worked harvest briefly) in France and California, and had minor involvement in vinifying a wine granted a perfect 100 point score by Robert Parker.
Paul is a technology entrepreneur, early-stage venture capitalist, and seed-stage angel investor. He pipelines companies, advise them, and invests in their growth. He is the Founder of the Gaingels Syndicate, Blue Jay Syndicate, and an investor in 44 startup companies and 5 funds. Gaingels is the world's first syndicate backing companies with at least one LGBT founder and Blue Jay is the first syndicate backing companies with a founder affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Collectively, his portfolio companies have a total value above $2,000,000,000.
Daphne is a leader in global technology, venture and entrepreneurial circles with nearly thirty years of expertise taking early stage entrepreneurial ideas through many phases of raising capital, business development, and clarifying and executing on strategy. With a solid track record of successful implementations, she combines high-level strategic thinking about industry trends with extensive operational experience. She brings thought leadership and innovative thinking to the early-stage companies, corporate projects and non-profits with which she works as a consultant, investor, equity advisor, and board director. She is also a Managing Director of Golden Seeds. Our two additional investor panel members will be announced shortly.
Tiffany is the President of ISPOSSIBLE IN TECH, a technology staffing firm based in NYC with a satellite office in Chicago. Roesler is passionate about transforming and scaling technology organizations. She is viewed as a collaborative and respected partner to senior leadership for sound judgment. She is also the founder of ISPOSSIBLE WOMEN WHO ROCK which is a monthly meetup designed to foster community for women in tech with the mission to increase the number of women leaders in tech by inspiring and celebrating women in tech who are rocking! In February 2015, Roesler made her first Angel Investment in; HER the most popular dating app for lesbian and queer women. She soon after invested in Quantified Care, which helps healthcare organizations manage gaps in patient care through a mobile engagement platform. In July of 2015, with her business partners she formed a dedicated vehicle for investing and advising called As One. Their first investment is in Teckst; which is incredible, textable technology.Ken Leppert Ken is General Counsel of FiftyThree, Inc., a startup based in New York and Seattle. FiftyThree makes Paper, the fast and beautiful productivity app for capturing and collaborating on ideas, and Pencil, the award-winning digital stylus. Before joining FiftyThree, Ken held various roles at Microsoft over twelve years, including several years in the company’s IP Ventures group, spinning out various technologies to create new startups. He has worked with startups since his law firm days in the late 90s, acting as an advisor on strategy and intellectual property issues, and more recently as an investor. [post_title] => Meet the Angels [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-the-angels-3 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-10-19 12:41:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-10-19 19:41:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=11092 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 186 [post_id] => 11092 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2015-10-20 [EndDate] => 2015-10-20 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-10-20 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-10-20 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11035 [post_author] => 9639 [post_date] => 2015-08-30 14:55:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-08-30 21:55:45 [post_content] => Join StartOut New York as we Host Creative Genius Bradford Shellhammer for a Fireside Chat
Have a passion for prints? An interest in images? A calling for color? Wondering how to translate a love for design into a vibrant career?
Bradford Shellhammer, creator of Fab.com and Bezar, is joining StartOut New York at MongoDB for a candid conversation about design and entrepreneurship.
Please join us for this unique and exciting event, perfect for design lovers and creative entrepreneurs alike. Bradford will share his career path, his personal insights, and tips for success with the StartOut New York community. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from one of the top minds in modern design curation! When: Tuesday, September 15, 6:30pm to 9:00pm Where: Mongo DB, 229 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036 [post_title] => A Fireside Chat with Bradford Shellhammer, Co-Founder of Bezar, the Design Marketplace [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bradford-shellhammer-bezar [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-08-30 19:40:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-08-31 02:40:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=11035 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 181 [post_id] => 11035 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2015-09-15 [EndDate] => 2015-09-15 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-09-15 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-09-15 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11022 [post_author] => 9639 [post_date] => 2015-08-14 08:08:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-08-14 15:08:00 [post_content] =>
If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions then Quit the Cubicle is for you.
Presented by StartOut in collaboration with WeWork, Quit the Cubicle features a panel of successful entrepreneurs who left the corporate world to start their own businesses. The panelists will speak about their personal journey, the successes and challenges while offering advice and insights valuable to anyone looking to build or join a startup.
Our panel will talk about why they decided to leave the corporate world. How they took the leap of faith and how they were able to make it work.
After initial introductions and questions from our moderator we’ll open it up for Q&A. We’ll close with drinks and networking so you can meet fellow aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, our panel, and other members of the StartOut Community.
When: 6:30pm to 9:00pm 7/28.
Where: WeWork SoHo West, 175 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 Panelists: Nathalie du Preez Nathalie is the Founder and CEO of Bunchcut. Bunchcut is an enterprise SaaS platform that allows teams to efficiently and effectively manage images and campaigns. Prior to Bunchcut, Nathalie worked as a Marketing Strategist for NET-A-PORTER, a Brand Manager at Colgate Palmolive and an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Nathalie received her undergraduate degree from The Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bunchcut quickly grew to thousands of users and is a recent graduate of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program. Bunchcut - www.bunchcut.com Carlo Cisco Carlo is the Founder & CEO of SELECT. SELECT transforms any credit or debit card into a black card that provides access to exclusive events, savings, and perks at thousands of locations across the globe. The company has established exclusive partnerships with top rated local restaurants and nightlife venues as well as premier global brands in travel, retail, entertainment and more. Prior to SELECT, Carlo was the Founder & CEO of FoodFan and worked as a Business Development and Corporate Strategy Consultant for Groupon Asia, an Equity Trader at AMR Capital and Wealth Management Analyst at First Investors Corporation. Since launching in July 2014, SELECT’s community has grown to over 7,000 paying members and has over 20,000 partner locations participating in the program. SELECT - www.meetselect.com Jimmy Lyons Jimmy is the Co-Founder and CEO of advisorCONNECT. advisorCONNECT facilitates client acquisition by offering a one-stop shop for advisors, brokers and wealth managers to find prospective clients. The company turbo-charges client prospecting with its client search engine and PrecisionMatching technology. Prior to starting advisorCONNECT Jimmy worked as a Client Representative with Edmiston & Company, a Relationship Manager with BNY Mellon and an Investment Associate with Grayling. AdvisorCONNECT is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, has raised from prominent angel investors and works with Fortune 100 companies. advisorCONNECT - www.advisorconnect.co Aleksander Vukasinovic Aleksander is the Founder & CEO of emozia. emozia is a company that seeks to enable products and services to understand and respond to human emotion. The company brings an emotionally intelligent world to life by enabling apps, brands and services to incorporate emotive recognition in their products and services. Prior to founding emozia, Aleksander worked as a Research Assistant at the Neurophysiology Taste Laboratory and as the Director of the SA Institute for Student Research at Binghampton University. Emozia graduated from the Founders Institute and has secured financing from prominent New York angel investors including members of the StartOut community. emozia - www.linkedin.com/company/
The event is open to all and registration can be completed at gaytech.org.
ALSO, prior to the event, they are asking for your submissions of any technology related projects, companies or hacks that are developed, coded, founded or steered by YOU, YES YOU - the LGBTQ community.
Gay Tech Meetup are not limiting the submissions to just NYC and ask that you spread the word as far and wide as you can. Their goal is to have as many LGBTQ projects displayed on their event page! Let's stand up and show the world what amazing pride we have in the tech we are all helping to create!
Submissions are accepted at gaytech.org.
When: July 22nd, 2015 6:30pm through 9:30pm
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We have a roof top!
We have drinks!
We have a DJ!
What more could you ask for the Tuesday evening of Pride Week NYC!?
Tickets are $15 and will guarantee entry PLUS your first drink! When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 6:30 – 9:30pm EDT Where: Empire Hotel New York - 44 West 63rd St, New York, NY 10023 [post_title] => StartOut Pride 2015 Networking Mixer [post_excerpt] => Come join us for StartOut New York Pride 2015 Networking Mixer. Celebrate Pride Week with us on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel NYC! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => startout-nyc-pride-2015-networking-mixer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-12 22:53:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-13 05:53:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10935 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 168 [post_id] => 10935 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2015-06-23 [EndDate] => 2015-06-23 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-06-23 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-06-23 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 10846 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-04-30 09:18:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-04-30 16:18:53 [post_content] =>