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StartOut is delighted to present Meet the Angels, part of our access to capital education 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.

LOCATION: Unknown ADP Innovation Lab 135 W 18th Street, 4th Floor TIME:                    6:30-7pm  Registration & Networking TIME:                    7-8pm       Panel Discussion with Q&A TIME:                    8-9pm       Post-Event Networking STARTOUT CONTACT: Sam Young MODERATOR: Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 7.05.35 AM Jens Audenaert, Vice President & General Manager, ADP Ventures Jens Audenaert is Vice President & General Manager of ADP Ventures, ADP’s internal new business incubator. Jens has full P&L responsibility for ADP’s emerging worker (B2C) solutions, overseeing the full strategy, product design, launch, incubation and commercialization/scaling of ADP Worker Solutions. Prior to his current role, Jens was responsible for the strategy of ADP’s $1B+ Small Business payroll and HR solutions business. Jens also serves as the global Chair of ADP’s LGBT business resource group and is actively involved in ADP’s numerous diversity efforts which earn the company a mention as one of the best companies to work for by Diversity, Inc. and the Human Rights Campaign. Prior to joining ADP, Jens spent 10 years as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, serving clients across 7 offices and 3 continents, and leading the firm’s worldwide LGBT recruiting outreach. Jens holds an MA in Economics from Ghent University (Belgium), an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Dean’s Award. SPEAKERS: Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 7.04.31 AM David Beatty, Founder & Managing Partner, Gaingels LLC David is an entrepreneur and Angel investor.  David is founder and managing partner of Gaingels LLC, a seed stage investment syndicate investing in companies with LGBT founders.  Founded in late 2014, Gaingels members have invested over $3mm in 9 portfolio companies.  David is also founder of Digital Irish Angels and a member of Golden Seeds.  Born in Ireland, David started his career as a headhunter in London before being transferred to the USA in 1990 by IMI computing. David is Chairman of Empire Messaging, Inc., a company he started in 1993 and ran until 2004, which provides Enterprise Messaging solutions to corporate clients.  David has co-founded 3 other tech enabled companies with successful exits.  David is a very active supporter of, and mentor to the early stage ecosystem in NY and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topics of early stage fundraising and seed investing. jPlDPUkl Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder/CEO, Pipeline Angels Dubbed “The Coach” by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors that’s changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Newsweek, Reuters Money, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company’s Co.Exist Change Generation series. Natalia was named to the Forbes list “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter,” as well as Latina.com’s “25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech.” Women’s eNews recognized her as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012 and Fortune highlighted her as one of the “55 most influential women on Twitter.” thione3 Lorenzo Thione, Co-Founder, StartOut and CEO, The Social Edge Lorenzo Thione is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for the intersection of technology, art, design, communication and social value. He is a Tony-Nominated Broadway producer (Catch Me If You Can, American Idiot, Elling) and the co-creator and lead producer of Allegiance (a new Broadway-bound musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga) for which he spearheaded social-media viral strategies that led to astounding growth and unprecedented awareness and audience engagement for a Broadway show in its development phase, and to the founding of The Social Edge, where he serves as Chief Executive. He previously co-founded startups Powerset (acquired by Microsoft in 2008) and Artify.it  he is an investor and advisor for startups such as CrowdflowerCrowdMedFamo.us, Etacts (now Salesforce), ChoicePass (now Salesforce), Gobble, and Lucid Charts. Lorenzo is the co-founder and board chair emeritus of StartOut, the leading non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship within the LGBT community. He’s an outspoken LGBT advocate and was named one of the most influential LGBT people in tech in 2014 by Business Insider.. unnamed2-150x150 Chris Young, Managing General Partner, Revel Partners Chris is Managing General Partner at Revel. He is a serial entrepreneur and 16-year veteran of the digital video advertising space. Chris serves on the board of directors of Collective, Zype, Believe Entertainment and is a board observer at Staq. He formerly sat on the board of Vidible, sold to AOL at the end of 2014. Chris also serves as an adviser to Wider Wake, a digital consultancy. In 2013, Chris sold Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), of which he was CEO, to Alloy Digital. Founded in 2008, DBG emerged as content production and video content syndication platform and was at the forefront of creating digital-first content. Prior to starting DBG, Chris co-founded online video advertising and management solutions company Klipmart in 1999 and grew it into the nation’s largest video rich media vendor taking advertiser’s TV commercials and putting them online. In 2006, under Chris’ leadership, Klipmart was sold to now Google-owned DoubleClick. Chris assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Rich Media and Emerging at DoubleClick. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for StartOut. 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Join StartOut and The Center for the Women’s Series Lunch during LGBT Week 2016! We’ve invited a panel of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in the LGBT community to tell their stories. Listen to their inspiring stories of successes and failures, enjoy a light lunch, and meet a potential mentor or future business partner!

SCHEDULE (LGBT Week starts at 1:30pm this day at nearby Google at 111 8th Ave):

11:00am – 11:30am      Networking & Buffet Brunch

11:30am – 12:30pm     Panel Discussion with Q&A

12:30pm – 1:00pm      Post-Event Networking

PANELISTS:

Stephenie Stephenie Harris, Founder, Maven Cocktails

Stephenie Harris spent nearly 20 years working for some of the world's top wine and spirits brands, including many in the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) portfolio. As the Founder and CEO Maven Cocktails, Stephenie is capitalizing on an exciting new beverage space: premium, ready-to-drink, wine-infused vodka cocktails sold in single-serve glass bottles. 

Maureen Maureen Erokwu, Co-Founder, Vosmap Listed as Inc’s “9 Awesome Women Black Tech Founders To Watch,” Maureen’s passion for Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and Data-Driven Decision Making has allowed her to find entrepreneurial success despite the male­ dominated landscape of the industry. Her accomplishments have won her recognitions in Tech Crunch, Black Enterprise, Pando Daily, Alley Watch, and People Magazine.

She brings years of expertise in the Small Business and Google Street View technology sectors and has worked with hundreds of brands including Mercedes-Benz, Polo Ralph Lauren, and The Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Maureen feels most fulfilled when helping other entrepreneurs find their personal leadership. You can find her on twitter encouraging women to be unafraid to enter the technology field. @merokwu

Tanya Tanya Churchmuch, Founder of MuchPR MuchPR is a New York-based PR firm specializing in tourism, hospitality and LGBT markets. Prior to launching MuchPR, Tanya lived in Montreal, Canada and worked for Tourisme Montreal overseeing their International Media Relations and Leisure Markets, as well as their LGBT outreach. She was also the founder of the [former) lesbian travel website Girlports.com. Tanya served on the Board of Directors of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association [IGLTA) from 2009 – 2016, including three years as Board Chair. She is also a Director on the IGLTA Foundation Board. An expert in lesbian and LGBT travel, Tanya has spoken at numerous travel industry conferences and written travel articles for LGBT and mainstream publications. Prior to working in the travel media world, Tanya was a television journalist and news anchor in Montreal, Canada.

Tiffany Tiffany Roesler, CEO of www.ispossibleintech.com and Chairwoman www.2020shift.com 

Roesler’s greatest strength is executing on original ideas.  Through Ispossible In Tech and 2020 Shift she helps organizations build inclusive and skilled teams leading to better problem solving capabilities while increasing retention and empowering leaders.  She is also an Advisor for Defiance Capital, a fund that supports LGBT minority-focused Founders and Startups.

Jillian MODERATOR: Jillian Eugenios  

Jillian Eugenios makes short documentaries at Great Big Story, a new video network launched by CNN. Prior to GBS, she worked as a reporter for CNNMoney and NBC News. Her first media job was LOTL Magazine, an LGBT publication in Australia. 

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What epitomizes the success of a new breed of culinary entrepreneurs in New York? How should you cater to the food consciousness of an ever-changing city?
Join StartOut & Jarry for the tasty event with LGBT food entrepreneurs! We’ve invited an esteemed panel of entrepreneurs and investors to tell their food story and discuss the changing landscape of the food business. LOCATION: WeWork Penn Station 315 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 (36th Str. & 8th Ave.) TIME:                    6:30-7pm  Food Tasting & Networking TIME:                    7-8pm       Panel Discussion with Q&A TIME:                    8-9pm       Post-Event Networking PANELISTS:  Crista Freeman, Co-Founder and CEO of Phin & Phebes Crista Freeman is CEO and Co-Founder of Phin & Phebes Ice Cream, a Brooklyn-based company that makes ice cream out of real ingredients you can pronounce in a variety of bold and innovative flavors. Since launching Phin & Phebes in December 2011, Freeman has grown the business from a fledgling, local company into a nationally distributed and celebrated emerging brand.  Casey Elsass, Founder of Bushwick Kitchen Casey Elsass is the founder of Bushwick Kitchen and maker of Bees Knees Spicy Honey, Trees Knees Spicy Maple, and Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha. Handmade from their kitchen in Brooklyn—but with deep connections stretching up to the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains—Bushwick Kitchen sources the absolute best ingredients for sweet and spicy sauces with a surprising kick. Their products can be found in over 600 retail locations throughout the US and Canada.  Gerardo Gonzalez, Chef & Restaurateur Chef Gerardo Gonzalez is part owner of El Rey Coffee Bar & Luneonette located on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan. He creates a menu at El Rey that features a balance of sweet, spicy and sour, with vegetables taking center stage in a new way. Menu items are complemented by the full variety of beverages offered, from Parlor Coffee, to the highly-curated selection of draft beers, to the house-made aguas frescas and sodas.  Brita Rosenheim, Food Industry Expert 
Brita Rosenheim is an experienced strategist and advisor within the food and lifestyle industries. She is recognized as an expert on the food tech ecosystem and is a frequent speaker on the topic. Her monthly Food Tech & Media Report is used by entrepreneurs, participants and investors in the space to understand the quickly evolving landscape.  Lukas Volger, Editor & Author Lukas Volger is the founder of Made by Lukas, a line of fresh veggie burgers established in 2013, editorial director of the biannual print magazine Jarry, and author of the cookbooks BowlVeggie Burgers Every Which Way, and Vegetarian Entrees that Won’t Leave You Hungry.  Dana Lee, Sr. Director of Product Development at FreshDirect Dana Lee has a passion for driving customer-centric product innovation and development.​ ​His experience extends across the product lifecycle through market and user research, product definition and design, implementation, launch, and measurement.​ ​Dana is the​ ​product​ ​owner​ ​​of FoodKick​ ​by FreshDirect, an on-demand grocery and booze delivery service. FoodKick offers farm fresh produce, curated meal solutions, pantry staples, and a full complement of beer, wine and s​spirits - all in an hour.​ FoodKick is currently available in Brooklyn & LIC and Manhattan in June 2016.

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StartOut will participate in The Economist Events’ Pride and Prejudice event on March 3, a global conference that explores the business case for LGBT diversity and inclusion. StartOut Director and Vice-Chair Dr. Vivienne Ming will be the keynote speaker in London. We’ll work to make her remarks available to the StartOut community after the event. During the keynote Dr. Ming will preview the ground-breaking research StartOut has begun, sponsored by Credit Suisse, focused on the intersection of the LGBT community and entrepreneurship. The purpose of the research is to paint a clearer picture of LGBT entrepreneurship in the United States and to understand its impact on regional and local economic growth both today and in the future. Truly exciting! At the New York site you’ll hear from companies that have opted for inclusive strategies that encourage responsible leadership while improving their bottom lines. Connect with 200 industry leaders and policymakers who are shaping the emerging corporate movement addressing LGBT diversity and inclusion.  Save 20% on tickets with the code STOUT20Sign up here.   Speakers include: - Arne Sorenson, Chief executive and president, Marriott International - Jim Young Kim, President, World Bank Group - Margaret Hoover, President, American Unity Fund - Randy Berry, Special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons, US State Department - Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah - James R. Fitterling, Vice-chairman and chief operating officer, The Dow Chemical Company - Kathleen Behrens, President, social responsibility and player programs, NBA   View the current agenda here.   Save 20% on tickets with the code STOUT20Sign up here.         [post_title] => StartOut Partner Event - Pride and Prejudice [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => startout-partner-event-pride-and-prejudice [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-02-09 23:17:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-02-10 06:17:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=11448 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 205 [post_id] => 11448 [Venue] => 0 [StartDate] => 2016-03-03 [EndDate] => 2016-03-03 [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] => 2016-03-03 [reoccurrence_end] => 2016-03-03 [post_category] => 0 ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11514 [post_author] => 9639 [post_date] => 2016-02-18 14:54:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-02-18 21:54:47 [post_content] => [social_share style="bar" align="horizontal" heading_align="inline" text="" heading="" facebook="1" twitter="1" google_plus="1" linkedin="1" pinterest="1" link="" /] register-now-300x70 When: Thursday March 3rd, 2016 from 6:00pm till 8:00pm Location: 100 Avenue of Americas, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10013 Hear an experienced panel of bankers, alternative institutional investors, and startup founders share their experiences in the on-going FinTech revolution. We'll discuss high-frequency trading, portfolio management, online payment and mobile banking. 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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.

Apply here for the workshop!

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.

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ABOUT JANET

AAEAAQAAAAAAAATJAAAAJDVjMzQ3NjFlLTYyZGYtNDA3OC04NDZlLWZmNDA0NmI4Y2UyOQJanet BrownCEO Filmbuff

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.

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When: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM EST Where: Twitter |  249 West 17th Street | New York, NY 10011 register-now-300x70 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.

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6:00-7:00 PM:  Doors open & Networking 7:00-9:00 PM: Program and Company Demos 9:00-9:45 PM: Networking + Reception

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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:

Click here to apply!

 

When: Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:00pm till 9:30pm

Where: Lowenstein Sandler LLP, 1251 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020

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      Panelists: Ed Zimmerman PhotoEd 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 Grossingner

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 Kis

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.

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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.

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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! register-now-300x70 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 ) ) [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11705 [post_author] => 9642 [post_date] => 2016-05-02 10:34:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-02 17:34:47 [post_content] =>

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StartOut is delighted to present Meet the Angels, part of our access to capital education 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.

LOCATION: Unknown ADP Innovation Lab 135 W 18th Street, 4th Floor TIME:                    6:30-7pm  Registration & Networking TIME:                    7-8pm       Panel Discussion with Q&A TIME:                    8-9pm       Post-Event Networking STARTOUT CONTACT: Sam Young MODERATOR: Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 7.05.35 AM Jens Audenaert, Vice President & General Manager, ADP Ventures Jens Audenaert is Vice President & General Manager of ADP Ventures, ADP’s internal new business incubator. Jens has full P&L responsibility for ADP’s emerging worker (B2C) solutions, overseeing the full strategy, product design, launch, incubation and commercialization/scaling of ADP Worker Solutions. Prior to his current role, Jens was responsible for the strategy of ADP’s $1B+ Small Business payroll and HR solutions business. Jens also serves as the global Chair of ADP’s LGBT business resource group and is actively involved in ADP’s numerous diversity efforts which earn the company a mention as one of the best companies to work for by Diversity, Inc. and the Human Rights Campaign. Prior to joining ADP, Jens spent 10 years as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, serving clients across 7 offices and 3 continents, and leading the firm’s worldwide LGBT recruiting outreach. Jens holds an MA in Economics from Ghent University (Belgium), an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Dean’s Award. SPEAKERS: Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 7.04.31 AM David Beatty, Founder & Managing Partner, Gaingels LLC David is an entrepreneur and Angel investor.  David is founder and managing partner of Gaingels LLC, a seed stage investment syndicate investing in companies with LGBT founders.  Founded in late 2014, Gaingels members have invested over $3mm in 9 portfolio companies.  David is also founder of Digital Irish Angels and a member of Golden Seeds.  Born in Ireland, David started his career as a headhunter in London before being transferred to the USA in 1990 by IMI computing. David is Chairman of Empire Messaging, Inc., a company he started in 1993 and ran until 2004, which provides Enterprise Messaging solutions to corporate clients.  David has co-founded 3 other tech enabled companies with successful exits.  David is a very active supporter of, and mentor to the early stage ecosystem in NY and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topics of early stage fundraising and seed investing. jPlDPUkl Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder/CEO, Pipeline Angels Dubbed “The Coach” by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors that’s changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Newsweek, Reuters Money, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company’s Co.Exist Change Generation series. Natalia was named to the Forbes list “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter,” as well as Latina.com’s “25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech.” Women’s eNews recognized her as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012 and Fortune highlighted her as one of the “55 most influential women on Twitter.” thione3 Lorenzo Thione, Co-Founder, StartOut and CEO, The Social Edge Lorenzo Thione is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for the intersection of technology, art, design, communication and social value. He is a Tony-Nominated Broadway producer (Catch Me If You Can, American Idiot, Elling) and the co-creator and lead producer of Allegiance (a new Broadway-bound musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga) for which he spearheaded social-media viral strategies that led to astounding growth and unprecedented awareness and audience engagement for a Broadway show in its development phase, and to the founding of The Social Edge, where he serves as Chief Executive. He previously co-founded startups Powerset (acquired by Microsoft in 2008) and Artify.it  he is an investor and advisor for startups such as CrowdflowerCrowdMedFamo.us, Etacts (now Salesforce), ChoicePass (now Salesforce), Gobble, and Lucid Charts. Lorenzo is the co-founder and board chair emeritus of StartOut, the leading non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship within the LGBT community. He’s an outspoken LGBT advocate and was named one of the most influential LGBT people in tech in 2014 by Business Insider.. unnamed2-150x150 Chris Young, Managing General Partner, Revel Partners Chris is Managing General Partner at Revel. He is a serial entrepreneur and 16-year veteran of the digital video advertising space. Chris serves on the board of directors of Collective, Zype, Believe Entertainment and is a board observer at Staq. He formerly sat on the board of Vidible, sold to AOL at the end of 2014. Chris also serves as an adviser to Wider Wake, a digital consultancy. In 2013, Chris sold Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), of which he was CEO, to Alloy Digital. Founded in 2008, DBG emerged as content production and video content syndication platform and was at the forefront of creating digital-first content. Prior to starting DBG, Chris co-founded online video advertising and management solutions company Klipmart in 1999 and grew it into the nation’s largest video rich media vendor taking advertiser’s TV commercials and putting them online. In 2006, under Chris’ leadership, Klipmart was sold to now Google-owned DoubleClick. Chris assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Rich Media and Emerging at DoubleClick. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for StartOut. 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