New York was a founding chapter in 2009. From Silicon Valley to ‘Silicon Alley’, New York is experiencing tremendous activity in venture capital investments and tech job growth, and large companies including Google and Facebook are expanding their New York offices.
With retail, media, finance, and fashion industries native to the city, it’s no surprise that Digital Media and Online retail industries lead the way for many startups in the Big Apple.
On September 8, 2012, Jennifer Brown took the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts stage. Although she entered to strains of opera music, the classically trained opera singer was not there to sing. A series of vocal injuries had long since dashed that dream. … READ MORE
People who live in cities have a lot of stuff – but not always enough space to store or park it all. That’s why Bonnie Lai (who goes by “Bon”) and her business partner Jonathan Gillon co-founded roost.com in March 2014. … READ MORE
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Charles is a media & entertainment-industry professional currently working in corporate affairs at Warner Music Group in New York City. Prior to joining WMG, he handled business affairs for MTV Networks and was instrumental in launching several networks, including Logo. Charles also provides strategic consulting for various local startups and small businesses in the NYC area and is a contributing writer to PolicyMic, a news & analysis platform for Millennials.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he studied at the University of Wisconsin there for his Bachelors in Business Administration and Hunter College for Russian studies. Charles volunteers and supports several organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Center, and AFER.
Archie Archambault is a designer/entrepreneur who makes practical and interesting things. In 2013 he founded Archie’s Press and is currently focused on a new disaster preparedness project.
Danielle is a co-founder of Akimbo, a startup connecting diverse talent to work. She is also a freelance web and UX designer. Danielle is passionate about mentoring ambitious entrepreneurs from underserved communities, including women, formerly incarcerated individuals, and LGBT youth.
Sam is Chief Volunteers Officer for the NY Programming Board and a current MBA student at NYU Stern. Prior to business school, he worked at The Carlyle Group in its Global Market Strategies division. Sam earned his BA at University of Florida.
Xoua is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience working with Business Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Artists to turn great ideas into profitable ventures. Xoua is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BrideClick, a wedding advertising network.