WP_Query Object ( [query_vars] => Array ( [post_type] => event [paged] => 1 [showpastevents] => 1 [orderby] => eventend [tax_query] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [taxonomy] => city [field] => slug [terms] => New York ) ) [error] => [m] => [p] => 0 [post_parent] => [subpost] => [subpost_id] => [attachment] => [attachment_id] => 0 [name] => [static] => [pagename] => [page_id] => 0 [second] => [minute] => [hour] => [day] => 0 [monthnum] => 0 [year] => 0 [w] => 0 [category_name] => [tag] => [cat] => [tag_id] => [author] => [author_name] => [feed] => [tb] => [comments_popup] => [meta_key] => [meta_value] => [preview] => [s] => [sentence] => [fields] => [menu_order] => [category__in] => Array ( ) [category__not_in] => Array ( ) [category__and] => Array ( ) [post__in] => Array ( ) [post__not_in] => Array ( ) [tag__in] => Array ( ) [tag__not_in] => Array ( ) [tag__and] => Array ( ) [tag_slug__in] => Array ( ) [tag_slug__and] => Array ( ) [post_parent__in] => Array ( ) [post_parent__not_in] => Array ( ) [author__in] => Array ( ) [author__not_in] => Array ( ) [showrepeats] => 1 [ignore_sticky_posts] => [suppress_filters] => [cache_results] => 1 [update_post_term_cache] => 1 [update_post_meta_cache] => 1 [posts_per_page] => 10 [nopaging] => [comments_per_page] => 50 [no_found_rows] => [taxonomy] => city [term] => New York [order] => DESC ) [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object ( [queries] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [taxonomy] => city [terms] => Array ( [0] => New York ) [include_children] => 1 [field] => slug [operator] => IN ) ) [relation] => AND ) [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object ( [queries] => Array ( ) [relation] => ) [date_query] => [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 36 [max_num_pages] => 4 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => 1 [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_comments_popup] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => 1 [query_vars_hash] => 7071143c45ad7794f86060b021aef76f [query_vars_changed] => 1 [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [query] => Array ( [post_type] => event [paged] => 1 [showpastevents] => 1 [orderby] => eventend [tax_query] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [taxonomy] => city [field] => slug [terms] => New York ) ) ) [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_eo_events.*,wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) LEFT JOIN wp_eo_events ON wp_posts.id = wp_eo_events.post_id WHERE 1=1 AND ( wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (38) ) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'event' AND (wp_posts.post_status = 'publish') GROUP BY wp_eo_events.event_id ORDER BY wp_eo_events.EndDate DESC, wp_eo_events.FinishTime DESC LIMIT 0, 10 [posts] => Array ( [0] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9742 [post_author] => 5083 [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

microsoft_500px 

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.

register-now-300x70

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:

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Check In and Registration for Entrepreneur Day Afternoon Conference Sessions

StartOut Welcome, Overview, and Programming Intro

1:00-2:00 PM:

Opening Keynote + Q&A: Jennifer Brown

2:00 - 3:30 PM:

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

3:45 - 4:15 PM:

Speed Networking

4:30 - 5:00 PM:

How to avoid the 3 most common mistakes CEOs make getting funding

5:00 - 7:00 PM:

Mixer/Reception at Microsoft

@LGBTBizTech   |   #LGBTWeekNYC  | @StartOut

[post_title] => StartOut Hosts: LGBT StartUp & Entrepreneur 1-Day Conference, New York [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => startout-hosts-lgbt-startup-entrepreneur-1-day-conference-new-york [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-25 14:33:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-25 21:33:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9742 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 145 [post_id] => 9742 [Venue] => 114 [StartDate] => 2015-04-20 [EndDate] => 2015-04-20 [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] => 2015-04-20 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-04-20 [post_category] => 0 ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9802 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2015-03-12 13:38:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-03-12 20:38:00 [post_content] => StartOut and Refinery29 will host a panel of fashion insiders to help entrepreneurs better understand the role of Technology, Recruiting, Marketing and Partnerships in growing and scaling a fashion business. Not an aspiring fashion star? No problem. We'll be narrowing down on universal entrepreneurship topics like the importance of a digital presence for branding, the power of e-Commerce, and the role of partnerships in funding, scaling and expanding a business.
When: April 9th, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Where: Refinery 29 | 225 Broadway, Fl 23 | New YorkNY 10007
register-now-300x70
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
[post_title] => Sewing Success: Entrepreneurship Lessons from the Fashion Startup World [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => sewing-success-using-tech-recruiting-and-partnerships-to-grow-your-fashion-startup [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-25 10:57:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-25 17:57:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9802 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 150 [post_id] => 9802 [Venue] => 118 [StartDate] => 2015-04-09 [EndDate] => 2015-04-09 [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] => 2015-04-09 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-04-09 [post_category] => 0 ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9598 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2015-01-06 08:31:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-01-06 15:31:07 [post_content] =>

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.

register-now-300x70

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.
[post_title] => Branding Your Startup [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => branding-your-startup [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-03 14:48:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-03 21:48:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9598 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 138 [post_id] => 9598 [Venue] => 41 [StartDate] => 2015-03-04 [EndDate] => 2015-03-04 [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] => 2015-03-04 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-03-04 [post_category] => 0 ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9684 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2015-01-29 12:28:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-01-29 19:28:47 [post_content] =>

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.
 

[post_title] => NY Demo Day + Networking 2015 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ny-demo-day-networking-2015 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-02-19 13:32:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-02-19 20:32:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9684 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 143 [post_id] => 9684 [Venue] => 111 [StartDate] => 2015-02-24 [EndDate] => 2015-02-24 [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] => 2015-02-24 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-02-24 [post_category] => 0 ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9531 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2014-12-01 09:45:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-01 16:45:33 [post_content] => register-now-300x70 NYC INvite Join StartOut New York for our Holiday Party and Fundraiser at Industry! Come and socialize with LGBT startup enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and the people that help in their success, including investors and other professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to wrap up the year meeting new friends who share a passion for startups in the New York area. * When: Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 to 9:00 pm EST * Where: Industry Bar -- Hell's Kitchen -- 355 W 52nd St, New York, NY * Price: $15 cover donation includes free drink ticket at door   [post_title] => StartOut + MCC LGBT Holiday Party & Fundraiser [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => nycholidayparty2014 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-03 14:39:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-03 21:39:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9531 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 134 [post_id] => 9531 [Venue] => 104 [StartDate] => 2014-12-16 [EndDate] => 2014-12-16 [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] => 2014-12-16 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-12-16 [post_category] => 0 ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9475 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2014-10-20 11:43:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-10-20 18:43:30 [post_content] => StartOut is delighted to present Meet the Angels, 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. After the panel, we will present our highly popular “pitch practice” competition where a select few entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to practice their pitches for 90 seconds in front of the countdown clock, with the opportunity to win a private feedback session from the panelist(s). To be considered to pitch, please email a paragraph about your company to info@startout.org. register-now-300x70

EVENT DETAILS

When: 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 lowenstein-logo    

All-Star Panelists:

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 ShermakIn 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.

 

Paul Grossinger, Investment committee partner & special advisor to VentureOut, and Director of the Gaingels syndicate for LGBT startup investments.

[post_title] => Meet the Angels [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-the-angels-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-11-10 09:21:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-11-10 16:21:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9475 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 130 [post_id] => 9475 [Venue] => 73 [StartDate] => 2014-11-20 [EndDate] => 2014-11-20 [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] => 2014-11-20 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-11-20 [post_category] => 0 ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9424 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2014-09-29 08:46:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-09-29 15:46:40 [post_content] =>  
register-now-300x70
  StartOut in association with SVA and AIGA/NY, is bringing one of our most popular West Coast events to the Big Apple! Designers, entrepreneurs, and LGBT communities will converge for a lively Designtrepreneurs panel discussion. Hear from designers, founders, and LGBT entrepreneurs about their successes and challenges, and why many find a strategic advantage when personal and professional identities converge.  

Schedule:

6:30–7:00pm Networking

7:00 Panel + Q&A

8:30–9:00 Reception & Networking

Location:

SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, 10011, USA

 

Featuring:

 

Debbie Millman, Moderator

President, Sterling Brands

Chair, SVA Masters in Branding Program

debbiemillman.com & @debbiemillman

DebbieMillman For the past twenty years, Debbie has been President of Sterling Brands, where she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands, including projects with P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft and Pepsi. In 2014, she was named President, Chief Marketing Officer of the firm. In 2013, Debbie was named one of the most influential designers working today by GDUSA. Debbie is the founder and host of Design Matters, the world's first podcast about design, which has garnered over one million downloads and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. In the nine years since its inception, Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin and more. Debbie is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Both books have been published in over 10 languages. In 2009 Debbie co-founded with Steven Heller the world's first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Now in its fifth year, the program has achieved international acclaim. The inaugural class wrote and designed the Rockport book Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing and Sustaining Brands and in 2013 the students created branding for the Museum of Modern Art's retail program, Destination: New York. Debbie's written and visual essays have appeared in Print Magazine, Design Observer and Fast Company, and she is the author of two books of illustrated essays. Her work has been exhibited at the Chicago Design Museum, Anderson University, School of Visual Arts, Long Island University and The Wolfsonian Museum. She has been artist-in-residence at Cranbrook University, Old Dominion University and Notre Dame University, and has conducted visual storytelling workshops at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the University of Utah, Hartford University and the High School of Art and Design in New York. She has designed wrapping paper and beach towels for One Kings Lane, greeting cards for Mohawk and Card-To-Art, playing cards for DeckStarter and sketchbooks for Shutterstock. Debbie is President Emeritus of AIGA, one of four women to hold the position in the organization's 100-year history. She is also a past board member and treasurer of the New York Chapter. She is a frequent speaker on design and branding and has moderated Design Yatra in India, presented keynote lectures at Rotman School of Management, Princeton University, Michigan Modern, the Melbourne Writers Festival in Australia, Design Thinkers in Toronto, the Festival of Art and Design in Barcelona, and many more.  

Ryan Fitzgibbon, Panelist

Founder and Publisher, Hello Mr.

 @hellomr

RyanFitzgibbon Ryan Fitzgibbon is the founder and publisher of Hello Mr. More than a magazine, Hello Mr. is a community of men who date men with a shared goal of starting new conversations about their evolved interests, values, and aspirations. Ryan began his career as a communication designer at IDEO, calling San Francisco home when it wasn’t capturing insights and stories for various design challenges around the globe. In May 2012, he packed up and moved to Australia to pursue his own venture in storytelling. By March 2013, he launched the first issue of Hello Mr. In June 2014, he moved to Brooklyn, NY to continue independently publishing the biannual magazine, highlighted by New York magazine as part of “the new generation of indie magazines.” He has served as Co-Chair of Communications for the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, and was invited to a trial residency at Benetton’s prestigious communications research centre, studio and school, Fabrica in Treviso, Italy.  

Mary Taylor, Panelist

Founder, Salt & Olive

 @saltandolive

MaryTaylorMary 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 Miller

Ben-WatsonBen 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 Alive

thomaspagemcbee.com & @thomaspagemcbee

ThomasPageMcBeeThomas 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.
designtreprenuers-600x300-r2
 

In Association with:

SVABranding-Icon                 logo_aigany

   
register-now-300x70 
  [post_title] => Designtrepreneurs NYC [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => designtrepreneurs-nyc [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-10-01 10:18:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-10-01 17:18:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9424 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 127 [post_id] => 9424 [Venue] => 100 [StartDate] => 2014-10-28 [EndDate] => 2014-10-28 [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] => 2014-10-28 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-10-28 [post_category] => 0 ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9407 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2014-09-24 19:01:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-09-25 02:01:30 [post_content] => For members of the StartOut community who are currently pursuing their startup dreams, a decision to go the traditional venture capital route versus a crowdfunding model is not an easy one. Join StartOut for a panel discussion designed to help you (the small business owner or entrepreneur) consider such a decision. The panel will consist of an exceptional lineup of global crowdfunding experts who will provide you with some key takeaways for evaluating your crowdfunding options. register-now-300x70 When: October 8th, 2014 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM Where: Purpose | 115 Fifth Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003  

Panelists:

unnamed-1Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss - Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Woodie is an expert at building successful businesses. As a 3-time INC500 winner whose company won E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Woodie understands the keys to entrepreneurial success from concept to company to sale. As a co-founding member of Startup Exemption, Woodie co-authored the Crowdfunding Framework used in the JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Within Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), Woodie works with clients ranging from governments and banks that are looking for ways to boost economic development in their countries to investment firms looking for access to increased deal flow that crowdfunding creates. Woodie serves as an advisor to several crowdfunding platforms and crowdfunding technologies giving him a unique understanding and view of the industry and market. As an industry leader, Sherwood contributes to several publications including VentureBeat and TechCrunch. He additionally wrote Crowdfund Investing for Dummies through Wiley & Son’s and and co-founded the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) & Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA).

unnamedRyan Feit - CEO and Co-Founder, SeedInvest Ryan co-founded SeedInvest because he saw the need for a better way to connect entrepreneurs and investors. Prior to founding SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Carlson Capital, Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers in New York City where he invested in, financed and managed dozens of private and public businesses. Prior to the passage of the JOBS Act, Ryan supported The Startup Exemption, the nonprofit responsible for bringing the concept of equity crowdfunding to Washington, D.C. Ryan co-founded the Crowdfunding Professional Association and currently serves as an Executive Board Member and the Chair of the Education and Training Committee. Ryan also serves as a Board Member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates group and the Chair of the Portals Committee. Whenever given the chance, Ryan enjoys traveling and has been to 77 countries. Ryan received an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

unnamedDouglas S. Ellenoff - Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP. Douglas is a NYC corporate and securities attorney and together with his firm has taken an industry leadership role in the emerging crowd funding industry. In addition to regular meetings and interaction on behalf of the leading trade association which the firm represents, Doug has worked closely with CFIRA (the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates) to propose rules which the SEC and FINRA sought to approve before crowdfunding became lawful in the US. The Firm is actively engaged with clients that touch all segments of the crowdfunding space: funding portals, broker-dealers, technology solution providers, software developers, investors and entrepreneurs.

Event Space :

Purpose is a revolutionary social business that builds new social and economic models driven by people and enabled by technology. They create and launch new ventures and movement organizations in areas where they can make the most difference, and deploy that experience as movement creators to collaborate with the world's leading organizations. Purpose grew out of some of the most impactful new models for social change—the internationally recognized social movement GetUp and the now 35 million strong action network Avaaz.org. Today, they bring together the world’s leading experts and practitioners such as political organizers, master storytellers, technologists, creatives, economists, policy experts, management consultants, and entrepreneurs."

Prenetroots

[post_title] => Crowdfunding or Private Equity - Which Way Do I Go? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => crowdfunding-or-private-equity-which-way-do-i-go [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-09-29 15:52:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-09-29 22:52:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9407 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 125 [post_id] => 9407 [Venue] => 98 [StartDate] => 2014-10-08 [EndDate] => 2014-10-08 [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] => 2014-10-08 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-10-08 [post_category] => 0 ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9124 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2014-06-17 08:47:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-06-17 15:47:29 [post_content] =>

The hottest topic for startups is always “How do I raise money?”

This introductory event in StartOut’s Access to Capital Series gives you an inside look with insights and advice from leading New York based Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists.

register-now-300x70

At this event you will learn: – What types of businesses Angel and VC investors are interested in – What Angels and VCs need to see to consider writing a check – The essential things to include in your pitch materials – Emerging industries and opportunities – How to reach Angel and VC Investors & much more   Agenda: 6:30pm - 6:50 – Registration/Networking 6:50 - 7:00 – Welcome 7:00 - 8:15 – Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A 8:15 - 8:45 – Networking   Panelists include (More to be announced soon): David BeattyVP Business development,ProSeeder technologies, LLC; Managing Director, Golden Seeds Lorenzo Thione - CoFounder + CEO, The Social Edge; Managing Partner, Sing Out Louise! Productions Michael Kriak - Chief Operating Officer, Mashable Greg Wiles - Managing Director of the VentureOut Fund     [post_title] => How to Be Investable [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => how-to-be-investable [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-17 09:11:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-17 16:11:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9124 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 115 [post_id] => 9124 [Venue] => 91 [StartDate] => 2014-07-28 [EndDate] => 2014-07-28 [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] => 2014-07-28 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-07-28 [post_category] => 0 ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9095 [post_author] => 5083 [post_date] => 2014-06-10 14:37:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-06-10 21:37:10 [post_content] =>

March in the world-famous NYC Pride Parade with your colleagues and friends in the StartOut community.

We'll be distributing t-shirts and hoisting a banner to represent the strength of LGBT entrepreneurship in our fair city.

We'll meet at 11:00am at the check-in point at 36th Street and 5th Avenue and begin the walk down to the Village at the noon kickoff.

After you've RSVPed, we'll keep you up-to-date with all the information about the days events, including how to prepare and what to wear.

There is NO FEE to join us and we hope you'll INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS! 

                                        register-now-300x70

When: Sunday, June 29th, 2014 |  11:00 am EST

Where: Parade Check-In: 389 5th Avenue

[post_title] => March with StartOut in NYC's Pride Parade [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => march_in_nyc_pride_2014 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-06-24 14:28:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-06-24 21:28:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9095 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 113 [post_id] => 9095 [Venue] => 89 [StartDate] => 2014-06-29 [EndDate] => 2014-06-29 [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] => 2014-06-29 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-06-29 [post_category] => 0 ) ) [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9742 [post_author] => 5083 [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

microsoft_500px 

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.

register-now-300x70

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:

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Check In and Registration for Entrepreneur Day Afternoon Conference Sessions

StartOut Welcome, Overview, and Programming Intro

1:00-2:00 PM:

Opening Keynote + Q&A: Jennifer Brown

2:00 - 3:30 PM:

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

3:45 - 4:15 PM:

Speed Networking

4:30 - 5:00 PM:

How to avoid the 3 most common mistakes CEOs make getting funding

5:00 - 7:00 PM:

Mixer/Reception at Microsoft

@LGBTBizTech   |   #LGBTWeekNYC  | @StartOut

[post_title] => StartOut Hosts: LGBT StartUp & Entrepreneur 1-Day Conference, New York [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => startout-hosts-lgbt-startup-entrepreneur-1-day-conference-new-york [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-25 14:33:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-25 21:33:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9742 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 145 [post_id] => 9742 [Venue] => 114 [StartDate] => 2015-04-20 [EndDate] => 2015-04-20 [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] => 2015-04-20 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-04-20 [post_category] => 0 ) )

ABOUT STARTOUT

StartOut is driven by our vision and the needs of our community. Please share your requests, comments and ideas regarding programs, content and features that can help foster entrepreneurship in the LGBT community.

Sign Up

×