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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:
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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!
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