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Introducing The Expo Video Series, New Speaker Avi Fogel, Four New Mentors, and August Special Exhibit Discount!

Andrew Wong
Posted Aug 7, 2012 8:16 AM
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Hello NYEBN Community Members,




A lot of exciting news to announce in this week's newsletter. Fasten your seat belt. Let's get ready for the ride!



NY Business Expo Video Series

We have been hard at work preparing NY Business Expo 2012 that’s coming in November. We want to find a way to document our progress and feature some great speakers, mentors and sponsors prior to the event. The best method to accomplish this seems to be starting an expo video series. Last Friday (August 3), we were finally able to execute this idea – a sneak preview of what , one of the expo speakers, will be speaking about for his seminar on November 15. Check it out at http://ranwong.com/20....


We've got our own video production crew for this project. We'll be sure to roll out new videos consistently in the coming months.



August Special Discount for Expo Exhibitors

If you missed July's Early Bird deadline, here is your chance to SAVE for exhibiting at the expo. Special discount from August 1 - August 15:


Option 1: 10% off on any 8'x10' booth

Option 2: Get a regular 8'x6' or 8'x10' booth at full price and receive a complimentary Gift Bag Insert


Fill out this form if interested. More details can be found here.



New "Why Exhibit?" Document


This question has been asked a lot - "Why should my company exhibit at your expo?" In other words, what are your differentiators? Well, we'd like to address your concerns from eight angles - Attendees, Format, Education, Mentoring, Press, Networking, Location and Host. If you have a few minutes, read our answers here at http://www.nybusiness.... Or you can download a PDF version here.



New Expo Speaker Avi Fogel


Avi was recommended to my by Bob Dorf, because Bob is impressed with a talk that Avi had previously given to his Columbia University class. After conversing with Avi, I am fascinated by his knowledge about angel investing too. So I invited Avi to do a talk at the expo.


In this talk, Avi will cover the differences between angel investing and VC investing, the math that drives the two, the differences in the way these two sources of funding operate, Early Exits and why they matter, the Angel investing universe in North America, what does an organized angel group, like NY Angels, look for and term sheets used by angel and key factors in those terms sheets.


If you are an early stage startup guy, you can't afford to miss this. Ticket price is $15 per person and it's in short supply. Grab your ticket here today or you can spend $100 to attend all 32 seminars at the expo here.



Announcing Four New Mentors for Startup Central


All new mentors here are entrepreneurs. We want to offer an unbeatable blend to balance the ratio of inventor VS entrepreneur mentors at Startup Central. It's free to attend Startup Central. Our only requirement is that you need to have a startup yourself or work at a startup to attend (show us your business card). Or if you have an idea and currently are a student, you can attend too (show us your student ID). Register here. Now check out our new mentors!



Sophia Chou (loudly.com) - Sophia Chou is co-founder of Loudly, a communications platform revolutionizing the text and call experience by bringing voice communication to email. At Loudly, Sophia wears many hats: wireframing fiend, pixel perfecter, front end hacker, and team coffee brewer. Ask her about applying to accelerators, her work-in-progress, The Conversant Guide to Venture Capital, and startup life.

Warner Siebert (buzztable.com) - Warner is co-founder and CEO of BuzzTable, a mobile CRM platform for the hospitality industry. BuzzTable builds a private mobile marketing database for restaurants, while providing insider privileges and rewards to regular guests. Prior to BuzzTable, he founded a technology consulting firm, Branded Evolution, which assisted early-stage companies transact with national brands, agencies, and publishers, including: General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Razorfish, Big Fuel/Publicis, and Fast Company.

Before Branded Evolution, Warner was a Marketing Executive at Clear Channel Communications where he focused on digital initiatives. He is originally from Baltimore, MD and graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH.

Ryan Hubbard (yhmg.com) - Ryan is the CTO of YellowHammer, which provides technology solutions for optimizing online advertising campaigns. As CTO of a fast-moving startup, he is the lead architect of applications that were dreamed up by over-caffeinated marketing professionals. He’s an expert in building scalable cloud solutions, and dealing with recruiters who are a bit too zealous.

Before YellowHammer, he was the co-founder of eVariant who created MyHealthConnect.com. HealthConnect is a a cloud management and marketing platform designed for hospital systems and was honored as a finalist in Salesforce’s AppQuest awards.

Ari Lewine (triplelift.com) - Ari Lewine is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Triple Lift. Triple Lift aims to change how brands engage with their customers. As commerce and social interactions move increasingly visual, Triple Lift helps brands understand the direct and earned value of their visual assets, develop sophisticated insights based on the taste graphs of their consumers, and directly act on this data to drive sales and improve user experience.

Prior to Triple Lift, Ari was head of the performance sales team at AppNexus – an advertising technology company. Ari’s work at AppNexus focused on increasing the efficiency of media buying for advertisers, ad networks, and publishers. Ari started his entrepreneurial endeavors at the ripe old age of 17 when he purchased University Trucking, a shipping and storage company, grew it to 125 employees, and sold the company in 2009. He loves to travel and enjoys road cycling and snowboarding. Ari holds a B.S.B.A in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.




Pre-Expo Event Series


We have four events coming up. Check them out below. All our events are carefully crafted from the guest speaker to the event format to the venue. They are designed to enrich your networking experience as an attendee and maximize the ROI on your time. Don't miss them out.


Featured: Pre-expo Series: Startup Roundtable 16 with John Frankel (Early bird price ends on August 10)


When: Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Where: Columbia University: Uris Hall, Room 301 (3022 Broadway New York, NY)

Registration: Get early bird price today on Meetup or Eventbrite



Featured: Open Bar Business Networking Reception @ Morrison Foerster (Early bird price ends on August 17)


When: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Where: Morrison & Foerster LLP (1290 6th Ave New York, NY)

Registration: Get early bird price today on Meetup or Eventbrite



Pre-expo Series: Startup Roundtable 17 with David Aronoff (Register)

Pre-expo Series: Startup Roundtable 18 with Howard Morgan (Register)








- Andrew


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