NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN) Message Board Archived NYEBN Weekly Newsletter › Dan Porter to Speak at NY Business Expo, Roundtable Event with John Frankel,

Dan Porter to Speak at NY Business Expo, Roundtable Event with John Frankel, Announcing More Startup Central Mentors, and More!

Andrew Wong
Posted Aug 14, 2012 4:41 PM
Group Organizer
New York, NY
Send an Email You are unable to greet this member
Hello Friends of NYEBN,




We will keep this week's newsletter short. To start with, please note that if your company wants to order a booth at the upcoming business expo, our special deal for the first half of August ends by the end of tomorrow. The two options are:


  • 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 to inquire for more info - http://nybusinessexpo.... For more details, check out http://nybusinessexpo...



Looking forward to this Thursday's event with John Frankel. John has built a great brand with ff Venture Capital in New York. Just like me, I'm sure you all can't wait to hear his story on building his brand and his investment philosophies. Details on this event as follows:


Pre-expo Series: Startup Roundtable 16 with John Frankel

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: Meetup or Eventbrite



New Small Business Classroom Seminar with Dan Porter


When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM (EST)

Where: The 69th Regiment Armory (Room 1)68 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10010

Registration: Meetup or Eventbrite


Dan Porter ()


Dan Porter is the GM of Zynga New York (ZNGA). Before he sold his company to Zynga, he was CEO of OMGPOP, the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. The game hit 1 million users in 9 days and 50 million users in 50 days. Prior to OMGPOP, Dan was the SVP Corporate Development for Richard Branson and The Virgin Group in North America where he led investments and sat on a number of Boards of Virgin Companies. Dan was also President of TicketWeb, the first online ticketing company, which he sold to Ticketmaster CitySearch.

Before getting into business, Dan was a founder and President of Teach For America, launched some of the first Charter schools in NYC and was a public school teacher in Brooklyn Dan has a BA from Princeton University, an MA in Latin American Studies from NYU and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, kids, various pets and guitar. He is also active in First Growth Network, TechStars and is the founder of Inside Startups.




New Startup Central Mentors


Anthony Green (bio) - Anthony is currently Vice-President, Business Development at Optimal, where he leads the east coast operations of the company. Optimal is one of Facebook ‘s first API partners and is the leading technology provider in social media optimization and analytics, working with clients such as Sephora, Liberty Mutual and Just Fabulous.
Prior to Optimal Anthony co-founded Concep, a B2B marketing technology provider, with offices in London, Sydney and New York. When not talking about social media Anthony chairs the Junior Board of Achilles International, a non-profit that enables disabled athletes to compete for fun an competition.

Nigel Austin (bio) - Nigel Austin is the founding partner at Austin Law PLLC, a progressive business law firm for entrepreneurs.  He represents startups and emerging growth companies in a broad range of industries, including technology, consumer, fashion, food and beverage, and advises companies on business formation, founder and employee arrangements, seed, angel andventure capital financings, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic transactions and other business related matters. Nigel frequently acts as a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs and regularly serves as outside general counsel to businesses.  He is a member of the Technology & Venture Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Christophe Garnier (bio) - Entrepreneur with strong track record shaping and guiding organizational success in the digital commerce and new media industries.Vast experience in scaling start-up style businesses to corporate level operations, in both volume and global presence - Strong understanding of global e-commerce and social media.

Since 1997, been building e-commerce & m-commerce strategies for retail, media and entertainment companies. Strong track record of setting up innovative business models, marketing strategies and new product development efforts. Always focused on cost effectiveness, time to market, strong ROI & differentiation. Been involved in various projects with global responsibilities and recognized as a pioneer of the mobile entertainment & flash sale spaces between Europe and North America.



Upcoming NYEBN Events


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)





Have a great week, everyone!







- Andrew

August DealOrder a BoothStartup CentralSmall Business ClassroomExpo FAQs
Powered by mvnForum

NY Business Expo 2012

The Most Anticipated Business Trade Show of The Year!

Select Office Suites

Furnished offices for dynamic entrepreneurs. Fully staffed 24/7/365


leading provider of talent acquisition software for growing businesses

Chadbourne & Parke LLP

NYEBN Venue Partner

Wix Lounge

A Free Publishing Platform Providing User Tools for Building Websites

NYC Business Solutions

FastTrac Puts Entrepreneurs and Business Owners on a Path to Success!

Morrison Foerster

NYEBN Venue Partner


NYEBN Venue Partner

NYU Stern

NYEBN Partner

Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization

Venue Partner & Expo Media Partner


NYEBN Partner


NYEBN Partner

Join the NYEBN Mailing List

Official NYEBN Mailing List

Join NYEBN on Facebook

Join NYEBN on LinkedIn

Follow NYEBN on Twitter

Offer a perk for our members and get exposure.

Offer a perk →
People in this
Meetup are also in:

Log in

Not registered with us yet?

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in