This event is FREE and open to ALL!
Topics we'll cover include:
- Who is your community? Who are the people you should be seeking out to help you succeed in the business world?
- Why failing is a recipe for success and how to use those lessons to your advantage
- How do you get in touch with the right people to help you grow your business?
- When and how to make the transition to/from corporate life to/from entrepreneurship.
- Tips on everything from how to get that next round of angel investing or how to negotiate your career move.
[post_title] => The Women's Innovation + Entrepreneurship Inaugural Event [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-womens-innovation-entrepreneurship-inaugural-event [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-04-27 11:04:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-04-27 18:04:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9894 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 157 [post_id] => 9894 [Venue] => 33 [StartDate] => 2015-05-06 [EndDate] => 2015-05-06 [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] => 2015-05-06 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-05-06 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 10839 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-04-26 14:22:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-04-26 21:22:09 [post_content] => The time has arrived for StartOut New York's 2015 Speed Networking night, hosted by Morrison Foerster! When: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 | 6:30 - 8:30pm EST Where: Morrison Foerster | 250 W 55th St.
Join a dynamic group of LGBT entrepreneurs from all experience levels and industries for a night of meeting and greeting. Enhance your rolodex through 3-minute conversations with potential business partners, investors, clients and employees in an informal and collaborative environment. Bring your best speaking points, your passion for entrepreneurship, and that winning smile (plus your business cards, of course). [post_title] => Speed Networking for Entrepreneurs [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => speed-networking-for-entrepreneurs [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-04-26 14:36:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-04-26 21:36:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10839 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 159 [post_id] => 10839 [Venue] => 123 [StartDate] => 2015-04-26 [EndDate] => 2015-04-26 [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] => 2015-04-26 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-04-26 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9742 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-02-20 09:27:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-02-20 16:27:32 [post_content] =>
Afternoon Sessions by StartOut:
12:30pm to 5:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2015
11 Times Square, New York, NY 10001
During LGBT StartUp & Entrepreneur Day, you will find yourself surrounded by exceptional individuals who are changing the way we live and work by embracing and empowering diversity in their new ventures. Hang out in curated sessions with a huge mix of individuals from the startup, technology, and corporate world.
At this event StartOut is offering:
- Keynotes and Investment Panels with experienced startups execs, investors, and business advisors that can help guide your business to the next level
- Startup Demos where you can pitch your business to startups experts who can help you craft your message for presentations. You might just find an investor or two!
- Networking opportunities with business leaders from the StartOut network where you can learn about your extensive programming in networking, education, and access to capital.
12:45 PM to 01:00 PM
|Jonathan Lovitz Director of Communications & Operations StartOut|
|01:00 PM to 02:00 PM||Jennifer Brown CEO and Founder Jennifer Brown Consulting|
|02:00 PM to 03:30 PM||Panelists include:Tiffany Roesler, Gaingel, President of Ispossible In Tech, Founder of Ispossible Women Who Rock and champion for Lesbians Who Tech.Paul Grossinger, Entrepreneur, Angel, Early-Stage VC, Pervasive Group and L&M Media Founder, Gaingels Syndicate, Blue Jay Syndicate, Jumpstart, Golden Seeds JP Benini, Founder of Elemental Path, CTO at Majestyk Apps||info@StartOut.org|
|03:45 PM to 04:15 PM||This is a perfect opportunity to build your network within a community that share a passion for entrepreneurship.Be sure to bring your business cards, and come ready to network with some amazing and accomplished professionals.|
|04:30 PM to 05:00 PM||John Livesay Funding Strategist for Tech CEOs seeking VC investment Selling Secrets for Funding||How to avoid the 3 most common mistakes CEOs make getting funding The exclusive and proven technique of the 3 C’s shows how to get funding fast. It explains to CEO’s the mistakes to avoid when seeking funding to grow their business as well as how to attract advertisers to drive revenue.|
|05:00 PM to 08:30 PM||Evening Mixer/Reception: Two exciting post-conference events for you: 1) Join us for an evening of networking, bringing together StartOut members, our #LGBTWeekNYC Conference Attendees and LesbiansWhoTech.org Happy Hour. 2) Free for MCC members and StartOut members, as well as registered attendees of LGBT Week NYC, who register in advance. All StartOut members or official attendees of the LGBT Week NYC, must contact MCC at Events@manhattancc.org for their free admission. Non-Member admission is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. When: April 20, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30pm Where: Shadow Boxers, 215 West 40th Street (between 8th and 7th)|
Learn the essentials of Brand Management and Brand Recognition for your startup. It's not just marketing your idea, it's about building a relationship with your users.
EVENT DETAILSWhen: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST Where: Civic Hall | 156 5th Avenue | New York, NY 10010 We are pleased to announce StartOut Demo Day + Networking 2015 in association with NY Tech Meetup (NYTM). 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 us for an evening of collaboration among some of the brightest entrepreneurs and investors in our community. There will be ample time for you to make new connections, share ideas with other like-minded individuals and build your network. With thanks to our Demo Day Event Chair Hamish Cook and the StartOut NYC Steering Committee.
HOSTED BYJessica Lawrence, Executive Director
SCHEDULE6:00-6:45 PM: Check In + Meet & Greet 6:45-8:00 PM: Program and Company Demos 8:00-9:00 PM: Networking + Reception
MEET OUR PANEL OF INVESTORS
MEET OUR PRESENTING COMPANIES
EVENT DETAILSWhen: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST Where: Lowenstein Sandler LLP, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor, New York
Ed Zimmerman (Moderator), Ed is a venture lawyer. He represents start-ups and growth companies in raising money, selling the company or cashing out the founders, and depending on market conditions, public offerings. He puts his money where his mouth is (he’s angel invested in more than 30 companies and invested as an LP in several venture funds). One of his VC clients called the companies Ed likes to help “tinkertoy internet companies” (as opposed to heavy core tech and drug discovery companies) and that suits Ed fine. Digital media, e-commerce, social media, fin tech, SaaS, cloud/virtualization, enterprise software and adtech are, apparently, all tinkertoys.
Shereen Shermak, In addition to her position as CEO of Launch Angels, Shereen serves as a fund manager and as a member of multiple investment committees.
David Tufts, Senior Managing Director of Investments at Oppenheimer and an active angel investor.
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7:00 Panel + Q&A
8:30–9:00 Reception & Networking
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, 10011, USA
Debbie Millman, Moderator
President, Sterling Brands
Chair, SVA Masters in Branding Program
Ryan Fitzgibbon, Panelist
Founder and Publisher, Hello Mr.
Mary Taylor, Panelist
Founder, Salt & OliveMary Taylor is a creative, high-achieving senior management executive, accomplished in developing and implementing consumer-driven brand, product, sales and marketing strategies, coupled with profit and margin growth. With success delivering top and bottom line sales across diverse industries, leadership experience includes Board Level membership at Row One Brands, and PlayMore Productions; and senior management roles including President of Ryka, Global Head of Puma Footwear, and Vice President of Product, Keds. Currently President/Owner of wholesale/retail brand Salt & Olive, in Cambridge, MA. Salt & Olive is a portfolio of specialty food brands, with emerging businesses olive oil and artisan salt at the core of the product offering. Comprised of both retail and wholesale food companies, as well as a food travel business, the goal at Salt and Olive is to help consumers to Make Something Amazing. Whether it’s via our olive oil and vinegar tasting room; our commitment to providing unique and delicious artisan salts, teas and spices; or helping you to plan a dream vacation to the Mediterranean, the thing we most want to create is an experience… a fond remembrance of a trip to a Tuscan olive grove, the warmth of the southern Italian countryside, or a lovely dinner with friends at a Positano café. Our job at Salt and Olive is to create a warm, inviting and delicious experience.
Ben Watson, Panelist
Executive Creative Director, Herman MillerBen Watson is the Executive Creative Director at Herman Miller, where he directs the full spectrum of marketing activities for the company, as well as the creative content of all products, communications and facilities. His work had been credited with re-invigorating the company's respected design heritage, and connecting to new generations of design talent. Today, the company's efforts include textiles and consumer furnishings. Ben joined Herman Miller in 2010 from Moroso, where he served as CEO of its North American subsidiary. His experience also includes over a decade at Vitra, including tenure as Global Marketing Director for the Swiss design company. He has also worked as the Global Creative Director for Nike’s apparel group, and as a private consultant. Watson serves on the boards of Maharam Fabric Corporation, the George Nelson Foundation and the Oxbow School of Art. He is also an advisor to the Cranbrook Academy. He lives in New York City.
Thomas Page McBee, Panelist
Writer, Man AliveThomas Page McBee was the “masculinity expert” for VICE and writes the columns “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus and “The American Man” for Pacific Standard. His essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, TheAtlantic.com, Salon, and Buzzfeed, where he was a regular contributor on gender issues. MAN ALIVE (City Lights), his memoir about what makes a man, won the Mary Tanenbaum nonfiction award from the San Francisco Foundation and was a finalist for the 2012 Bakeless literary prize administered by Graywolf and Breadloaf. He lives in New York City, where he works as the editor of special projects at Quartz, and is currently at work on a book about modern American masculinity.
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