March 24, 2011 6:00 PM. 151 attended.

NYEBN Startup Pitch Series 3 (Sponsored by RIM)

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  • Need to raise money? Lack innovative ideas or execution plans? Want to network with other passionate entrepreneurs? We have them all at the NYEBN Startup Pitch Series. This event is sponsored by and brought to you by RIM (SmartBuilder for BlackBerry). Thank our venue sponsorChadbourne & Parke LLPphotography sponsorHideki Aono


    Event Sponsor - RIM (SmartBuilder for BlackBerry) 
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    Somak Chattopadhyay - Principal @ GSA Venture Partners

    Kirill Sheynkman - Venture Partner @ Greycroft

    Geoff Schneider - Managing Partner @ Cava Capital 

    Nihal Mehta - General Partner @ ENIAC Ventures & CEO @ Localresponse

    Lori Hoberman (moderator) - Partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP


    Pitch/Demo Companies

    Andrew Cohen (Founder & CEO @ Brainscape)

    Brandi Savitt & Stephanie Berenbaum (Co-Founders @ Fabulous & Frugal)

    Eric Hamilton (CEO @ AdSmoke)

    Vinay Jain & Suraj Patel (Co-Founders @ imup4)



    $15 if you prepay online or $25 if you pay at the door. Pizza & drinks will be available for this event. Drinks are sponsored by Chadbourne & Parke LLP. There will be enough pizza for everyone.


     5 minutes (pitching) & 15 minutes (VC feedback/questions/investment decisions + audience questions). Each startup has 20 minutes.


    6:00 PM - 6:20 PM - Registration

    6:20 PM - 6:25 PM - Introducing Sponsors

    6:25 PM - 6:30 PM - Introducing VCs & the moderator

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Battleground (pitch/demo)

    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Networking


    Lori Hoberman

    Lori S. Hoberman is the chair of the Emerging Companies / Venture Capital practice. Her practice emphasizes venture capital, private equity, and general corporate counseling for emerging as well as later stage and publicly traded companies. She focuses on a range of industries, including telecommunications, software, biotechnology and life sciences, real estate, consumer products, Internet search and advertising, gaming and other media. Ms. Hoberman has significant experience in the structuring of, and tax planning for, domestic and offshore private equity funds.

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    Somak Chattopadhyay

    Somak Chattopadhyay is a Principal at GSA Venture Partners. Previously, he was at Edison Venture Fund, where he sourced and evaluated investments in the tech-enabled services sector and launched the firm’s New York office. Prior thereto, Somak held senior marketing/business development roles at Medtower, a pharmaceutical IT software company and DealTime, a comparison shopping company that was later acquired by eBay. Somak started his career at Broadview International (now Jefferies) and was previously director of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

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    Kirill Sheynkman 

    Kirill Sheynkman is a Venture Partner with Greycroft LLC, based in the New York office. Kirill is 20-year software industry veteran, who has spent 10 of those years as a CEO of software companies. He is a three-time founder of venture-backed enterprise software companies, including an early relational OLAP vendor acquired by IBM in 1995 and Plumtree Software (NASDAQ: PLUM), the creator of the corporate portal market, acquired by BEA/Oracle in 2005. Kirill's companies were twice backed by Sequoia Capital where he was also an Entrepreneur in Residence. Kirill also held sales, product management, and business development positions at Oracle and Microsoft.

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    Geoff Schneider

    Geoff founded Cava Capital based on the idea that entrepreneurial experience is essential to being a great investor in start-ups. Geoff has more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience with a range of companies in consumer marketing and media, technology products and services, information services and Internet marketing. Mr. Schneider has helped build over twenty venture-funded businesses into viable high growth enterprises, been instrumental in the raising of millions of dollars of venture capital, worked with many companies as advisor and investor and sat on several boards of directors at various stages of company growth. Geoff has participated in several Angel investments and has been a strategic investor in two venture capital funds.

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    Nihal Mehta

    With over 12 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through four successful startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands. Named a top 10 NYC 'game changer' in the 2010 New York Enterprise Report, one of twenty RCR Wireless News 'mobile movers and shakers' in 2008, a BusinessWeek 'M-Commerce Baron' in 2006 and named one of AdAge's 'top 20 marketers in their 20s' in 2005, Nihal is currently CEO and co-founder of buzzd, Inc. which is currently launching the platform “LocalResponse,” to help brands reach consumers across aggregate location-based services. Prior to buzzd, Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005. Nihal is also a General Partner at the world's first venture fund focused on mobile startups, ENIAC ventures. Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.

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  • George Magiros
    George Magiros

    Wonderful meeting, extremely informative. ... So anyone want to join me in a collateral attack against Color in the feature area? Need to be a coder and be in the city. I can code and write the patents.

    March 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM

  • Namek Zu'bi
    Namek Zu'bi

    great event and presentations..brainscape might want to look at

    March 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM

  • Andrew Wong
    Andrew Wong

    RSVP will close in a few hours. Grab a handout on your way in, & mingle with our sponsors, panelists, startups and other attendees. Don't forget to bring your appetite too since we have great food. We can't wait to see you all tonight! Chao - Andrew

    March 24, 2011 at 12:51 PM

  • kevin altidor
    kevin altidor

    Hello Mr. Wong, I would like to let you know that I will be attending and would like to reserve two seats for my business partner and I. We will pay at the door,looking forward to the meeting

    March 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM

  • Rubin lichtenstein
    Rubin lichtenstein

    is this event specific to raising money? Is it a investor network? If not, where would i find that?

    March 16, 2011 at 1:51 PM

151 attended

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  • Andrew Wong +28
    Founder - , Organizer

    Event Host

  • Dating for a Cause

    Event Host

  • Miriam Kapla
    Managing Director of Events - , Assistant Organizer

    Event Host

  • Hideki Aono

    Event Host

  • Jose Hernandez
    Director of Corporate Operations - , Assistant Organizer

    Event Host

  • June Carlin

    Good variety of pitches. Very well organized. Worth your time.

  • John Weidner

    Really well done!

  • Rubin lichtenstein

    it was well done event. The agenda was not defined clearly enough. It would have been nice to know who the typical audience was in light of the type of networking it would be

  • Adrienne

    Great event! Learned a lot; hope to attend similar events in the future

  • Lawrence Kho

    Well organized, good moderator, good panel and experienced panelists.

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  • Gabrielle Sarmiento
    Director of Community Affairs - , Assistant Organizer
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