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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 register-now-300x70   Panelists: NathalieNathalie 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    CarloCarlo 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    JimmyJimmy 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   AleksandarAleksander 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/emozia     [post_title] => Quit the Cubicle: How to Transition from Corporate to Startup [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => quit-the-cubicle-how-to-transition-from-corporate-to-startup [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-27 08:05:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-27 15:05:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10977 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 172 [post_id] => 10977 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2015-07-28 [EndDate] => 2015-07-28 [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] => 2015-07-28 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-07-28 [post_category] => 0 ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 10953 [post_author] => 9639 [post_date] => 2015-06-18 20:40:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-19 03:40:30 [post_content] => Join Gay Tech Meetup NYC for a special event to kick off Pride with a celebration of LGBTQ created tech. Developing Pride will take place on Monday, June 22 at 6:30pm at Civic Hall (156 5th Ave at 20th Street).
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.
Happy Pride!
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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! register-now-300x70   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 ) [3] => 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] =>
The time has arrived for StartOut New York's 2015 Speed Networking night, hosted by Morrison Foerster!
When: May 20th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
Where: Morrison Foerster | 250 W 55th Street
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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 (and your business cards, of course).
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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.
Panelists include: Jillian Eugenios (Moderator) CNNMoney Writer Jennifer Brown Founder, President & CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting Heidi Lehmann  Co-Founder, SWSI Media, MQM Ventures and Investment Committee at Venture Out Ann Mond Johnson Advisor at ConnectedHealth Shereen Shermak  Founder, Common Ground Ventures LLC Anneke Jong VP of Operations & Marketing at Reserve Mary Shea Founder & CEO of The RevvEx Group & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing, Chicago Booth School of Business

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  [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 ) [5] => 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! register-now-300x70 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 ) [6] => 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

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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.

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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.

Agenda:

12:45 PM to 01:00 PM

Jonathan Lovitz - StartOut Jonathan Lovitz Director of Communications & Operations StartOut

StartOut Welcome, Overview, and Programming Intro

The first national network of LGBT entrepreneurs is here to help you accelerate your ideas. We’re StartOut, a national nonprofit with a network 12,000 strong — and growing. Through programming focused on education, inspiration, mentorship, networking, and access to capital, we are here to ensure that being out and being a successful entrepreneur is never mutually exclusive.
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Jennifer Brown - Jennifer Brown Consulting Jennifer Brown CEO and Founder Jennifer Brown Consulting

Opening Keynote + Q&A: Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur committed to guiding leaders and organizations to create healthier workplace cultures that resonate with current and incoming leaders. With two Master’s degrees – in Vocal Performance and Organizational Development – and experience in non-profit management and marketing, Jennifer founded JBC in 2006, and she and her team have since facilitated and coached hundreds of leaders and their teams all over the world on critical issues of strategy, leadership and integrity. Her focus today is on continuing to build JBC’s “triple bottom line” as a company, identifying emerging workplace trends and building more enlightened organizations with her clients. Her areas of expertise include catalyzing diversity to drive innovation and business results, ERG/Affinity Group development, growing leaders in the new global, generationally-diverse and technology-connected workplace ecosystems, and aligning corporate strategy with individual, team, and societal values.
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

Mini-Demo Day [4-5 pitches] + Investor Panel

StartOut is delighted to present a sample of our Meet the Angels and Demo Day programs, part of our Access to Capital series. Our panel of active investors will share the realities, from their perspective, of investing in early stage companies. The panel will take questions directly from the audience during the event, and also encourages questions to be submitted in advance on Twitter. After the panel, we will present our highly popular “pitch practice” competition where a select few entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to practice their business pitches in front of the countdown clock, with the opportunity to win a private feedback session from the panelist[s). Interested in pitching? Email us at 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.

Speed Networking

Networking can be intimidating when you’re in a room full of strangers and don’t necessarily know the right people to approach. The last thing you want is to end up in a 45-minute conversation with someone while there are others in the same room you could be meeting.We invite you to join other LGBT entrepreneurs, techies, investors and professionals in a facilitated networking program, allowing you to maximize your time by making connections quickly.
04:30 PM to 05:00 PM John Livesay - Selling Secrets for Funding 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)
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When: April 9th, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Where: Refinery 29 | 225 Broadway, Fl 23 | New YorkNY 10007
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New York is home to the most dynamic fashion hub in America, and StartOut knows it! In a city full of determined designers, fabulous fashionistas and sensational sartorialists, StartOut wants to help fashion entrepreneurs launch, grow and scale their businesses. StartOut has always provided educational and networking opportunities to startup founders, and during this event, a panel of experienced fashion insiders will help entrepreneurs better understand the role of Technology, Recruiting, Marketing and Partnerships in growing and scaling a fashion business. Sewing Success
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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.

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When: March 4th, 2015 | 7:00 - 9:00pm EST
Where: Pivotal Labs | 625 Avenue of the Americas
Part branding tutorial, part workshop, this intimate event will bring together leaders in the New York City branding field to discuss best practices around marketing and brand management to show you how best to define your company. Come with your branding questions and ideas about how to help others. You'll learn what makes brand management an essential requirement for consumer-facing startups in New York City.   Our Presenters: Ryan Lynch An adventurous problem solver with 20 years experience in innovation and branding, Ryan is described alternatively as “human caffeine" and a “wise old monk." Recognized as a fearless strategist inspired by juicy problems that frighten most, Ryan has partnered with clients spanning categories and continents, from consumer goods and new technologies to service brands, pharmaceuticals and multi-million dollar private jets. For more than half a decade, Ryan has been the Managing Partner of Beardwood&Co. in SoHo. Christina Sicoli Christina is a Canadian-born, multi-disciplinary designer, expertly trained in graphic, industrial and interior design. In addition to the U.S., Christina has participated in workshops and professional development projects in Germany and The Netherlands. Her time spent studying internationally has enriched her design process, heightening her awareness of dynamic, cross-cultural design. She is currently the Design Director at ABC Design Lab, a start-up in New York City focused on elevating brand experiences and integrating digital-physical spaces through design.
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EVENT DETAILS

When: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST Where: Civic Hall | 156 5th Avenue | New York, NY 10010 register-now-300x70 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 BY

Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director nytm_logo_horizontal-full  

SCHEDULE

6:00-6:45 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

Barbara Clarke, Angel - Astia Chirag Chotalia, VC - Pritzger Group Patrick Chung, VC - Xfund Heidi Lehmann, Angel - VentureOut Natalia Oberti Noguera, Angel - Pipeline Daphne Kis, Angel - Golden Seeds Chris Young, VC - Revel Partners Patrick Grosso, Executive Chair - StartOut  

MEET OUR PRESENTING COMPANIES

Angulus has developed a novel attachable biosensor that detects and alerts for patient elevation, helping to prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, a life-threatening & sometimes fatal condition.
 
Elemental Path creates the technology for cognitive smart toys, powered by IBM Watson, designed to entertain and educate through conversation and games.
 
Happy Mango helps consumers get better access to credit on better terms and help lenders make better returns through better risk management.
 
Hip Chick Farms produces healthy great-tasting poultry products to time challenged families seeking convenient real food based on trusted ingredients.
 
Hotelied uses data to match individual travelers with personalized & differentiated hotel discounts based on the lifetime value of each consumer, unlocking unpublished discounts not available anywhere else online.
 
Maven has developed a unique cocktail based on the belief that wine was made to mingle. Served in ready-to-drink 200ml bottles, Maven tastes like premium Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, while providing the buzz of a cocktail.
 
ProofPilot makes it easy for researchers to design, launch and manage complex research studies - and turns the process of participating in these studies into an entertainment activity.
 
UrbanBuddy is a platform for connecting hotel guests to a local concierge in live-chat! Guests can get expert advice, recommendations and true hospitality from vetted local experts.
 
Wellinks has created a wearable smart strap that attaches to a Scoliosis brace, ensuring ongoing compliance of brace fit. Better adherence means better patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs.
 

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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 register-now-300x70   Panelists: NathalieNathalie 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    CarloCarlo 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    JimmyJimmy 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   AleksandarAleksander 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/emozia     [post_title] => Quit the Cubicle: How to Transition from Corporate to Startup [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => quit-the-cubicle-how-to-transition-from-corporate-to-startup [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-27 08:05:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-27 15:05:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10977 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 172 [post_id] => 10977 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2015-07-28 [EndDate] => 2015-07-28 [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] => 2015-07-28 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-07-28 [post_category] => 0 ) )

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