Silley Circuits

New York's Network for Startups & Business - Silicon Alley & Beyond

 

Trends in Big Data: Growth, Profits & Jobs.

When: Monday, October 23, 2017. 6 pm to 8 pm.

 

Analyzing the rising number of data points offers new opportunities for enabling businesses to grow and prosper. It also requires advanced numerical and technical skills. Afshin Goodarzi, chief analyst at 1010 Data, will discuss these issues. 

1010 Data is a New York start-up, bought for $500 million in 2015 by Advance Communications. It collects and analyzes data for companies in the retail, branded goods and financial services businesses. Clients include Coca Cola, Nestle, Morgan Stanley, Chase Bank and Procter & Gamble. 

 

What is the Future for Media Businesses in New York (or Will Silicon Valley Obsolete them?)

When: Monday September 18, 2017. 6 pm to 8 pm.

How are New York's traditional media businesses - publishing, advertising, television, videos - coping with the digital dominance and competition from Silicon Valley disruptors? How can content creators get paid by aggregators and top-ten list generators? Which areas should entrepreneurs explore for potentially successful start-ups? Where are the good long-term media career opportunities?     

Eric Gertler, Co-Chairman of US News and Bill Day, COO of JW Player, will discuss these issues.

Where: Wiggin & Dana, 437 Madison Avenue at 50th street

 

Farming - Greens and Fish - in a Brooklyn Warehouse

Urban Farming: Lessons from Aquaponics in a Brooklyn Warehouse. July 18, 2017. 

Jason Green is CEO and co-founder of EdenWorks. It uses aquaponics, a technique around since the time of the Aztecs to grow leafy greens and fish together in a Brooklyn warehouse. 

Unlike farming methods that rely on fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals for growth and shelf life, Edenworks enables use of micronutrients - which also make the greens tasty. 

Where: Constellation Advisers, 1212 Avenue of the Americas

 

Celebrate A Summer Night in Silicon Alley

June 16, 2017. 6 pm to 10 pm

Silley Circuits, New York's Business Network, invites you to a summer night of celebration and networking at the Rubin museum. 

Chat with founders, technologists, angel investors, venture capitalists, designersartists, students and if you get lucky bankers, lawyers and accountants. 

Cash Bar: Two for one Wine, Beer & Well Drinks from 6 pm to 7 pm. Asian tapas menu 

Free museum admission: photographs of India by Henri Cartier Bresson. 

Music by D.J. Wah: http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/k2-lounge-06-16-2017

Business Lessons From Decades as a Senior Executive, Investor and Adviser to Major Companies and Start Ups? 

May 8, 2017

Cliff Schorer served as CEO of Lucent's GeoVideo Networks, advises Sony, Pfizer, Forbes and Glaxo, invests in tech, medical and real estate and nurtures student start ups at Columbia University's Business School, some of which were later bought for hundreds of million dollars. 

Cliff Schorer is director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center. He is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies, including in real estate, office-supply and health care. Cliff is Co-CEO of Greenwich Energy Solutions and is on the boards of Landaeur Metropolitan, a private supplier of medical equipment and non-profit Out2Play. 

He is a consultant to Glaxo, Pfizer, Forbes and Sony. Earlier he was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. At Columbia, where he has taught since 2001, Cliff got the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and a fund was named in his honor for launching new ventures. He has a BA from Lehigh University 1965. 

Where: Constellation Advisers. 1212 Sixth Avenue. 

Constellation Advisers' Greg Farrington: How to Grow a Business from one to over 100 employees.

April 12, 2017

What are the Insights from a Start-Up that has grown to over 100 employees and three offices in nine years?

Greg Farrington is a partner at Constellation Advisers, a financial services firm with offices in New York, San Francisco and Dallas. Constellation provides compliance, valuation, risk management, accounting and related services. He also advises start-ups and small businesses.

When: Wednesday April 12, 2017; 6 pm to 8 pm

The Future for Web & Tech Businesses in New York - March 21, 2017

 In what ways are new web, mobile and other technologies, as well as start ups using them, impacting long established businesses in New York? How are the established businesses - Art, Advertising and Marketing, Retail and Finance -  responding? Where will the new businesses succeed and hire staff?   

Hassan Ahmed, business manager at Paypal's Venmo, Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO of Artsy.net, Jon Hyman co-founder & CTO of Appboy and Cliff Schorer, investor and director of Columbia University's Lang Entrepreneur Center, as moderator, will discuss these issues.  

Hassan Ahmed manages Business Operations at Venmo, a payment service of Paypal. (https://venmo.com/team/developing long-term strategy, launching new products and performance management in partnership with product and operations teams.

Hassan has ten years of experience in fintech and financial services, including at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. He has an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College.

Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) is Chief Technology Officer at Artsy.net, an online resource for art collecting and education, featuring fine art, design, and photography. It features galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions. It has a database of 300,000 images by 40,000 artists spanning historical, modern, and contemporary works.

Daniel maintains several popular open-source projects including Java Native AccessRuby Grape and Hashie. A University of Geneva graduate, in the mid 1990s he founded and sold Vestris Inc., a technology start-up. He was Development Lead at Microsoft, Director at Visible Path and Architect and Development Manager at Application Security.

Jon Hyman is the co-founder and CTO of Appboy, a leading marketing automation platform for mobile apps. (https://www.appboy.com/). Earlier he was a lead engineer at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, responsible for the security and stability of trading systems. Jon met co-founder Bill Magnuson during his time at Bridgewater, and together they won the 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.

Jon has a B Sc in Computer Science from Harvard. While at school, he was on the research team for CitySense, a citywide wireless sensor network, and advised several tech startups.

Cliff Schorer is director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center.

He is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies, including in real estate, office-supply and health care areas. Earlier he was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. In the early 1990's he was involved in the privatization process in Russia. Bized, one his companies, offers financial management software for business education.

 

When: Tuesday March 21, 2017. 6 pm to 8 pm.

Where: Wiggin & Dana

Which businesses in financial technology are likely to succeed, competing against multi-billion dollar giants? Alan Silberstein, investor, advisor and former CEO of Western Union, will discuss.  

Alan Silberstein offers management services to large corporations and emerging enterprises in the financial services industry as President of Allston Associates. Earlier Alan was CEO of money transfer company Western Union and EVP of First Data, CEO of Claim Services at Travelers Insurance and ran a retail banking business at JPMorgan Chase. He was also a design engineer at Ford. Alan has an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Engineering from Columbia. 

When: Monday February 27, 2017; 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Constellation Advisors, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor, NY NY 10036

(http://www.constellationadvisers.com/)

Capacity is limited. Kindly RSVP with full names -  building security ID Check. No walk-ins. 21 years or older. 

 

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Riding the Global Boom in Healthcare & Education: For-Profit & Non-Profit

Opportunities in Global Healthcare Education: For-Profit & Non-Profit. January 17, 2017.

The rising global demand for healthcare and for education offers very fertile business potential for entrepreneurs, both for-profit and non-profit. Additionally in the U.S., the new Republican Administration's likely lifting of regulations, lowering of taxes and domestic job policies will benefit the healthcare education business.

Richard Oliver, CEO of American Sentinel will chat about these issues with Frank Mayadas, formerly of the Sloan Foundation. Richard's Denver based private for-profit company has over 2,600 students enrolled in its nursing, management and other medical courses. The company is expanding its digital courses. Revenues this year is expected to rise 18% and it is cash flow positive. (http://www.americansentinel.edu/). A former professor, Richard is a Cornell graduate and has a Ph D in Informatics from SUNY.

Frank (below), while at the Sloan Foundation, led the investments in online education. Sloan has funded over $80 million in online education efforts at U.S. universities and colleges. Frank was earlier a SVP at IBM, working in research, technology and development. He has a PhD from Cornell. (http://engineering.nyu.edu/people/frank-mayadas)

 

When: Tuesday January 17, 2017

Where: Constellation Advisors, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor, NY NY 10036

(http://www.constellationadvisers.com/)

Capacity is limited. Kindly RSVP with full names -  building security ID Check. No walk-ins. 21 years or older. 

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Brooklyn Cookie Company - Managing Growth - November 7

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Brooklyn Cookie Company bakes family recipe based, all natural meringue cookies in chocolate chip and other flavors. They are available at Westside Market, Kings Food Markets in New Jersey, Sahadi's in Brooklyn and online at www.Gourmesso.com & www.FarmtoPeople.com among other outlets. 

Cheryl Surana founder will chat about launching and growing the company. 

(http://www.brooklyncookiecompany.com/) 

Version 1.0, Chocolate Chix she founded in 1996, supplied coookies to Neiman Marcus, Dean & DeLuca & Whole Foods.  

When: Monday November 7, 2016

Where: Constellation Advisors, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor, NY NY 10036

(http://www.constellationadvisers.com/)

Capacity is limited. Kindly RSVP with full names -  building security ID Check. No walk-ins. 21 years or older. 

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Spencer Cheng, Rhea Ruggiero, Peter Roos, Ignatius Chithelen & crew

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Creative Media in an Age of Google & Facebook - October 17

How does a media business grow amidst Google and Facebook?  Richie Hyden, co-founder & COO of Iris. TV (http://www.iris.tv/about-us) & R.J.Cupelli, VP Magnet Media ( http://www.magnetmediafilms.com/)  and Phil Kearney, former advisor CNN.com (https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipkearney) will discuss with Eric Sheridan, Managing Director of UBS, as moderator. 

Richie Hyden: is co-founder and COO of IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalized video programming system that allows publishers and content owners to generate more video views and engage users across all devices. It also helps publishers simplify operations for desktop, mobile, and free or paid open access - over the top - digital distribution of their videos. http://www.iris.tv/about-us

Richie was earlier with Jukebox TV and is a graduate of Bucknell. 

Eric J. Sheridan: a leading internet media analyst on Wall Street, is managing director in the Communications/Media equity research group at UBS, leading coverage of the Internet & Interactive Entertainment sector. Eric has 13 years of prior Wall Street experience, including most recently as a Portfolio Manager at Citadel Asset Management. https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-sheridan-b2866736

R. James Cupelli, VP Marketing, Magnet Media ( http://www.magnetmediafilms.com/)

 

R. James Cupelli heads the Social Media and Interactive Marketing Services at Magnet, which produces and distributes videos for publishers and brands. Clients include Google, Amazon, NBC, JP Morgan and others; also produces web shows for PBS, Scripps, Starz.

Earlier R.J. was at Nickelodeon and Syfy, a division of NBC Universal. He has an MBA from NYU and a BA from Syacuse. 

Phil Kearney, media consultant. Authored Elle Magazine’s first global digital media strategy, launched the celebrity entertainment brand RadarOnline and took it to 10 million visitors in 12 months, SVP American Media overseeing 16 brands including Shape, Men’s Fitness, Star and National Enquirer, Chief Product Officer for Russell Simmons’ Global Grind and Advisor CNN and CNN Money. He is a graduate of Bucknell. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipkearney)

When: Monday October 17, 2016. 6 pm to 8 pm.

Where: Marcum LLP; 750 Third Avenue

COCKTAILS: Courtesy of Marcum, accounting firm: http://www.marcumllp.com/

Financial Innovators: Wall Street Network & Funding Solar Power - June 13

A special conversation with Divya Narendra of SumZero and Michael Ruehlman of Tiger backed Sunlight Financial.  Moderator: Cliff Schorer, investor and director of Columbia University's Lang Entrepreneur Center. 

Divya Narendra, founder SumZero, largest network of over 10,000 Wall Street professionals. (https://sumzero.com/about). He co-founded Connect U, while at Harvard and is depicted in the film Social Network.

Divya and other co-founders of Connect U reportedly received a $100 million settlement from Facebook. Earlier he was an associate at Sowood Capital Management, a $3.5B hedge fund and an analyst at Credit Suisse. A math major from Harvard 2004, he has a JD/MBA from Northwestern. 

Michael Ruehlman is co-founder & president of Sunlight Financial, which funds installation of solar power equipment for homes. http://www.sunlightfinancial.com/. Three executives from Tiger Infrastructure Partners are on Sunlight's board of directors.  

 

Previously, Michael co-founded BrightGrid, a residential solar leasing platform, acquired by Sunnova Energy in 2013. He was a Vice President for Main Street Power, handling securitization. As V.P. at Smart Energy Capital, he developed a residential solar loan platform and helped lead the acquisition by NextEra Energy Resources. An MBA from Columbia, Michael has a BBA and MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cliff Schorer is director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center.

He is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies, including in real estate, office-supply and health care areas. Earlier he was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. In the early 1990's he was involved in the privatization process in Russia. Bized, one his companies, offers financial management software for business education.

When: Monday September 12, 2016. 6 pm to 8 pm.

Where: Wiggin & Dana, 450 Lexington Avenue

COCKTAILS: Courtesy of Wiggin and Dana LLP, a full-service law firm that assists clients throughout the world with their business and legal needs -- http://www.wiggin.com/about.aspx

Satis.fi Boosts Revenues for Macy's and Sports Teams

Satis.fi's app enables in-store customers at Macy's in Short Hills, NJ and nine other stores find products, sizes and colors. This pilot program is powered by IBM Watson. Satis.fi's app also enables major teams improve their customer service at games - in one case directing a baseball fan to an open beer stand after the game went to extra innings.  

Don White, co-founder of Satis.fi, will chat informally about these and other ways his start up is boosting revenues at retailers, entertainment and education companies.Earlier Don was head of sales at Bloomberg.  

http://biz.satis.fi/use-cases.html

Wednesday August 10, 2016; 6 pm to 8 pm.

WHEREWest 3rd Common. a bar in the NYU area, which serves $4 draft beers and $5 wines, cosmos, martinis, and well drinks until 8pm

Financial Innovator: SumZero's Divya Narendra

Join us for an informal chat with Divya Narenda - June 13th

Divya Narendra co-founded Connect U, while at Harvard and is depicted in the film Social Network.

 

Divya and other co-founders of Connect U reportedly received a $100 million settlement from Facebook. Before founding SumZero, Divya was an Associate at Sowood Capital Management, a $3.5B multi-strategy hedge fund located in Boston, MA. At Sowood, Divya analyzed investment opportunities across the capital structure. Prior to this, he was an analyst in the M&A Group at Credit Suisse in NYC. Divya graduated from Harvard College in 2004 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and earned a JD/MBA from Northwestern University. 

https://sumzero.com/about

Monday June 13, 2016; 6 pm to 8 pm.

Data Analysis For Growth and Profit - May 16 6-8pm

Data Analysis for Growth and Profit: Simplifying Complexity

As data points continue to increase, sifting through data in order to help businesses prosper has become increasingly complex. The ability to distill this data into clear, actionable insights has become imperative for companies of all sizes. Afshin Goodarzi of 1010 data, Raju Narisetti of The Wall Street Journal and Sameen Karim of Eventable will discuss these issues. 

Afshin Goodarzi, chief analyst 1010 data - which handles data for Coca Cola, Nestle, Morgan Stanley, Pepsi & others

 

Afshin has led teams in designing, building and delivering predictive models and analytical products to a diverse set of industries. Prior to joining 1010data, Afshin was at Equifax, where he created new data products and the supporting analytics to the financial services industry; he led the development of predictive models for mortgages at Loan Performance (Corelogic); worked at BlackRock; the research center for Verizon and Norkom Technologies. His publications span data mining, data visualization, optimization and artificial intelligence.

 https://www.1010data.com/company/leadership

Raju Narisetti, Senior Vice President, Strategy, News Corp - publisher, Wall Street Journal

 

Raju is involved in new ventures and acquisitions to drive digital growth and reshape The Wall Street Journal and other News Corp publications. He oversees News Corp’s India businesses, with stakes in PropTiger.com, a digital real-estate business; The VCCircle Network, largest startup/private equity/venture capital information, data, events and training company; and BigDecisions.com. Earlier, Raju was Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network - WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, WSJ Live video platforms, and Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch Radio Networks; Managing Editor of Washington Post Co.overseeing digital content- editing, design, photo, video, engagement and social media teams. Teams he oversaw won three Pulitzer Prizes. 

http://newscorp.com/2015/03/08/news-corp-announces-acquisition-of-vccircle-indias-leading-digital-data-information-training-conferences-network-for-private-equity-venture-capital-and-start-ups/

Sameen Karim, co-founder Eventable, which connects Brands and Businesses to consumers.

Eventable makes it easy to add events to calendars, enabling brands and businesses to connect directly to consumers. Sameen dropped out of UC Berkeley, where he was studying computer science, to co-found Eventable. Earlier he co-founded feedCal. 

COCKTAILS: Courtesy of Marcum, accounting firm: http://www.marcumllp.com/

Donations of $10 or more WILL be collected at door for: http://www.stopsoldiersuicide.org/   

Capacity is limited. Kindly RSVP with full names -  building security ID Check. No walk-ins. 21 years or older.  

Start Ups Getting Funded in an Age of Unicorns - April 11, 2016

Howard Morgan, of First Round Capital an early investor in Uber, Richard Fuld, former CEO Lehman Brothers, Susanne Greenfield who works on venture investing, mergers & acquisitions at $60 billion Priceline Group & Cliff Schorer, investor and director of Columbia University's Lang Entrepreneur Center.  

Howard Morgan is a partner at First Round Capital, an investor in Uber, Refinery 29, Splice & others. 

Since 1989, at Arca Group, he has taken early stage companies through to initial public offerings. He is a Director and investor in Idealab, served on the Boards of Franklin Electronic Publishers, Internet Brands and others, private companies Fab.com, AxialMarkets, PublicStuff and nonprofits Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and Math For America.

He has taught at the California Institute of Technology, the Harvard Business School and Wharton. He advised many companies and government agencies on the early uses of electronic and voice mail in the 1970s. Howard, an author, got his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University and a B.S. from the City University of New York.

Susanne Greenfield, is a director corporate development at Priceline Group, handling mergers, acquisitions and venture investing. Priceline group, a $60 billion market cap company, owns Booking.com, Priceline.com, Agoda.com, Kayak.com, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable.com. Earlier she was a Director of Corporate Development at Griffon Corp., a private equity associate at Corsair Capital, and an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU Stern with a double major in Finance and Accounting. 

Cliff Schorer, is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies, including in real estate, office-supply and health care areas. He is director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center. Earlier Cliff was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. In the early 1990's he was involved in the privatization process in Russia. Bized, one his companies, offers financial management software for business education.

 

Richard Fuld, Matrix Advisors; former Chief Executive Lehman Brothers. 

WHEN: Monday April 11, 2016. Time: 6pm to 8pm. 

Wall Street & Start Ups March 8, 2016.

John Mack, former CEO of Morgan Stanley and investor, chats with Patrick Sullivan founder of Source3, a platform for licensing & distribution of 3D content and co-founder Rightsflow acquired by Google. Moderator Cliff Schorer, director Lang Entrepreneur Center, Columbia University. 

John Mack, former CEO of Morgan Stanley

John Mack Silley Circuits Morgan Stanley KKR

John is a Senior Advisor of both Morgan Stanley and KKR. He was Chairman of Morgan Stanley till 2011 and served as CEO from 2005 to 2009. John first joined Morgan Stanley in 1972 as a bond trader. He is credited for steering Morgan Stanley through the financial crisis. Before rejoining Morgan Stanley in 2005, he served as Co-CEO of Credit Suisse Group.

John is a strategic investor in Star Mountain Capital, which invests in private small and medium business, is on the board of several companies including Lending Club and serves on the International Advisory Council for China Investment Corporation. He is a graduate of Duke University, where he was on the football team..

Patrick Sullivan, Founder • Chief Executive Officer @ Source3 platform for licensing and distribution of 3D content.

Patrick Sullivan Source3 Silley Circuits

Patrick is an entrepreneur and serial investor who is deeply passionate about the start-up community. He co-founded RightsFlow, an enterprise music licensing and royalty company acquired by Google in 2011.  At the time of acquisition, RightsFlow serviced over 20,000 music labels, distributors, and digital service providers, and managed licensing for over 30 million recordings. As part of Google, RightsFlow became an integral part of YouTube’s music monetization, enabling a substantial expansion of scale. Patrick has held senior executive positions over his 20 year career including positions at The Orchard, eMusic, National Music Publishers’ Association, & The Harry Fox Agency. Patrick also founded and manages Vanham Ventures, an angel fund focused on early stage NYC-based technology start-ups. He is a mentor and frequent lecturer for TechStars, IMPACT, DreamIt, Google IO, Google for Entrepreneurs, Cornell Tech and his alma mater NYU.

Moderator:

Cliff Schorer, Director, Entrepreneur in Residence, Eugene Lange Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School

Cliff Schorer Columbia Business School Silley Circuits Eugene Lang

Cliff is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies, including in real estate, office-supply and health care areas. He is director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center. Earlier Cliff was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. In the early 1990's he was involved in the privatization process in Russia. Bized, one his companies, offers financial management software for business education.

WHEN: Tuesday March 8, 2016. 6:00-8:00 PM.  

WHERE: Wiggin & Dana. 450 Lexington Ave ( at 45th Street), 38th floor.


COCKTAILS: Courtesy of Wiggin and Dana LLP, a full-service law firm that assists clients throughout the world with their business and legal needs -- http://www.wiggin.com/about.aspx

Enjoy 360* midtown views from 38th floor wrap around terrace, including of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings. Also five minutes of fame through photos of event. 


Education Start Ups: Trends & Opportunities - February 23, 2016

Chat with Michael Amigot of IBL Open edX and Gordon Smith, founder Codesters & Tutor Associates. 

IBL enables universities and others to offer online courses based on Open edX platforms. It serves MIT, Cooper Union, NYU, Duke, George Washington, Air Force University, edX, Enthought, Microsoft, ETS (Educational Testing Service), IndonesiaX and over 20 universities and businesses in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

http://iblstudios.com/

Gordon Smith founded Codesters' a web-based coding platform which gives school students a graphics and gaming engine with which they can create visual, interactive games, apps and animations - all in Python. Tutor Associates has 60 tutors and an online global reach. Gordon has a BS Engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from NYU Stern.

https://www.codesters.com/ 


WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Time: 6pm to 8pm. 

WHEREWest 3rd Common. a bar in the NYU area, which serves $4 draft beers and $5 wines, cosmos, martinis, and well drinks until 8pm.

Limited capacity. 21 years or older only. Kindly Register. 

From Wall Street to Food Start Up, January 25, 2016

Eric Fischler is founder of Drink Yuvia which sells coconut water in various flavors through Amazon and other retail outlets. In business since 2011, he imports the coconut water from Brazil. 

http://www.drinkyuvia.com/

Earlier Eric was at Morgan Stanley for six years, including in London, servicing Prime Brokerage clients, hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals. He was also a Corporate Nutritionist for a major Wall Street firm. He has a Masters from Columbia University

WHEN: Monday, January 25, 2016. Time: 6pm to 8pm. 

WHEREWest 3rd Common. a bar in the NYU area, which serves $4 draft beers and $5 wines, cosmos, martinis, and well drinks until 8pm.

Limited capacity. 21 years or older only. Kindly Register. 

Visit to Artsy.com, November 6th, 2015

Silley Circuits will be visiting Artsy's headquarters early November 2015. 

Our host is Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) Chief Technology Officer at Artsy.net in New York. Artsy is an online resource for art collecting and education, featuring fine art, design, and photography. It features galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions. It has a database of 300,000 images by 40,000 artists spanning historical, modern, and contemporary works.

Daniel maintains several popular open-source projects including Java Native AccessRuby Grape and Hashie. A University of Geneva graduate, in the mid 1990s he founded and sold Vestris Inc., a technology start-up. He was Development Lead at Microsoft, Director at Visible Path and Architect and Development Manager at Application Security.


Informal Chat with Daniel Doubrovkine, Artsy's Chief of Technology - October 5, 2015

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Chat informally with Daniel Doubrovkine, Artsy's Chief of Technology


Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) is Chief Technology Officer at Artsy.net in New York. Artsy is an online resource for art collecting and education, featuring fine art, design, and photography. It features galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions. It has a database of 300,000 images by 40,000 artists spanning historical, modern, and contemporary works.

Daniel maintains several popular open-source projects including Java Native AccessRuby Grape and Hashie. A University of Geneva graduate, in the mid 1990s he founded and sold Vestris Inc., a technology start-up. He was Development Lead at Microsoft, Director at Visible Path and Architect and Development Manager at Application Security.

WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2015. 6-8pm. 

WHEREWest 3rd Common. A bar in the NYU area serves $4 draft beers and $5 wines, cosmos, martinis, and well drinks until 8pm.


Cultivating a Creative Business Online - September 9, 2015

Miriam Gottfried reporter at Wall Street Journal will moderate a discussion with industry experts: Patrick Sullivan founder of Source3, a platform for licensing & distribution of 3D content and co-founder Rightsflow acquired by Google; Mukul Pandya Editor In Chief of Knowledge@Wharton, with three million global subscribers and Amanda Huelse, Associate Creative Director and film and video producer - commercial,  documentary and TV -at Magnet Media.  

Miriam Gottfried

Reporter, Heard on the Street, Wall Street Journal

Miriam covers media, telecommunications and retail for Heard on the Street. She was previously a staff writer for Barron’s magazine and has reported for Chicago Public Radio, Crain’s Chicago Business and Forbes magazine.

Patrick Sullivan, Founder

Chief Executive Officer @ Source3 platform for licensing and distribution of 3D content

Patrick is an entrepreneur and serial investor who is deeply passionate about the start-up community. He co-founded RightsFlow, an enterprise music licensing and royalty company acquired by Google in 2011.  At the time of acquisition, RightsFlow serviced over 20,000 music labels, distributors, and digital service providers, and managed licensing for over 30 million recordings. As part of Google, RightsFlow became an integral part of YouTube’s music monetization, enabling a substantial expansion of scale. Patrick has held senior executive positions over his 20 year career including positions at The Orchard, eMusic, National Music Publishers’ Association, & The Harry Fox Agency. Patrick also founded and manages Vanham Ventures, an angel fund focused on early stage NYC-based technology start-ups. He is a mentor and frequent lecturer for TechStars, IMPACT, DreamIt, Google IO, Google for Entrepreneurs, Cornell Tech and his alma mater NYU.

Mukul Pandya, Editor In Chief, Knowledge @ Wharton

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/

Mukul is a pioneer in web journalism, publishing and podcasting, having started in 1999 as founding editor of Knowledge@Wharton, the web-based journal of research and business analysis published by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The journal has a global reach of three million educated affluent subscribers, through six sites including in Chinese, reaching a much sought demographic. A winner of four awards for investigative journalism, his articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist and many other publications. Mukul has an M.A. in economics from the University of Bombay.

Amanda Huelse, Assciate Creative Director, Magnet Media

http://www.magnetmediafilms.com/about

Amanda is a filmmaker/director and video producer, including commercials, documentary and television. She helped produce the acclaimed documentary series Keeping Score. Her clients include Adobe, Google, JP Morgan Chase, Sephora and La Cocina. She produced the short film HOME which premiered at the Cannes Festival Short Film Corner in 2013. She has lived in Spain and Italy and supports women’s causes.

Celebrate A Midsummer Night Network In Silicon Alley

 

Thursday August 6, 2015. 6 pm to 9 pm

Gansevoort Park Hotel Rooftop 

420 Park Avenue South on 29th Street


Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Network, invites you to a mid-summer night of celebration and networking. 

Chat with founders, technologists, angel investors, venture capitalists, bankers, designers,  artists, students, lawyers and accountants. 

Enjoy midtown views, including of the Empire State building. Cash Bar. 

Fashion Display:https://www.standardshirt.com/

Art by Dirk McDonnell:http://dirkmcdonnell.net/

Plus Fifteen minutes of fame via photos and video of event. 

Donation of $5 or more at door- All proceeds go to Stop Soldier Suicide: For more information about how SSS is helping US soldiers and veterans, see: http://www.stopsoldiersuicide.org/   

Kindly RSVP with full names. Capacity is limited. Tickets/e-tickets required for security. No walk-ins. 21 years or older only. 

Thanks from the Silley Circuits crew

Photos from previous events

Online Media: Building Audience and Revenue - June 8, 2015 Throckmorton Fine Arts

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Network, invites you to chat with Mark Kahn, with $ 1 billion in media deals, Eric Sheridan, leading Internet Media Analyst, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Met Museum, and Jan Renner, who sold his DriverTV to NBC. Network with founders, investors and technologists, as you view famous photographs of Frida Kahlo, sip cocktails, and pose for 15 seconds of fame via event video and photos.   

Monday June 8, 2015, 6 to 8 pm Throckmorton Fine Art 145 E 57th St 
RSVP required as space is limited. 
$10 donation. All proceeds to New York Writers Hall of Fame.  

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-media-building-audience-revenue-tickets-16621207479

The Gurus:

 

Mark Kahn, SVP at 1800-Public-Relations Inc. Earlier at News Corp he was SVP of Kesmai, VP of New Media and VP corporate development. At Cisco he oversaw the monetization of their television listings service, locatetv.com.  He has completed over $1 Bil in acquisitions. As founder of TRAFFIQ, Mark raised over $20 million to create a digital advertising exchange for agencies and publishers and grew revenue to over $30 million. Mark was also part of the founding executive team at iVillage, now part of NBC Universal. 

Eric J. Sheridan: a leading internet media analyst on Wall Street, is managing director in the Communications/Media equity research group at UBS, leading coverage of the Internet & Interactive Entertainment sector. Eric has 13 years of prior Wall Street experience, including most recently as a Portfolio Manager at Citadel Asset Management

Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, leads a team of 70 working on digital, social, mobile, video, data, email apps and more. Earlier, for 20 years he taught at the Columbia Journalism School and for a year was Columbia university's first Chief Digital Officer. He is founder of Social Media One-Night Stand and Social Media Weekend #smwknd (next edition is June 19-20 at CUNY). In 2015, he joined CBS Radio's new PlayIt podcasting network with the immodestly titled "@Sree Show: Talking tech, culture, entrepreneurship": 

Jan Renner is the Managing Partner at Gazer Media.  Gazer helps some of the largest publishers with their digital audience development and revenue strategy.  Gazer also operates a portfolio of their own digital video properties which are YouTube and Facebook publishing partners.

Prior to Gazer, Jan was the Founder and CEO of DriverTV which was acquired by NBC,  and SVP of Product and Business Development at AOL

COCKTAILS

ART: over thirty rare photos of Frida Kahlo. "Mirror Mirror"

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-media-building-audience-revenue-tickets-16621207479




Metropolitan Museum in the Digital Age: A Private tour - May 16, 2015

Sree Sreenivasan, head of digital media at the Metropolitan Museum, is generously giving a private tour for Silley Circuits. 

Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, leads a team of 70 working on digital, social, mobile, video, data, email apps and more. Earlier, for 20 years he taught at the Columbia Journalism School and for a year was Columbia university's first Chief Digital Officer. He is founder of Social Media One-Night Stand and Social Media Weekend #smwknd (next edition is June 19-20 at CUNY). In 2015, he joined CBS Radio's new PlayIt podcasting network with the immodestly titled "@Sree Show: Talking tech, culture, entrepreneurship": http://bit.ly/sreeshow

Spring Celebration & Networking. Gansevoort Rooftop. April 23, 2015

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Network, invites you to celebrate spring and a night of networking.

Chat with founders, technologists, designers, artists, angel investors, venture capitalists, and if you get lucky lawyers and accountants and more. 

Enjoy midtown views, including of the Empire State building. Get five minutes of fame through video and photos of event on the web.

Cash bar and food.

TO REGISTER GO TO LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-alley-spring-celebration-networking-night-host-silley-circuits-tickets-16433447885

Ten Pictures - The State of Chinese Museums by Keyang Tang http://en.cafa.com.cn/tang-keyang-studio.html

WHERE: Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel Lounge and VIP Red Room. Cash bar and food. LIVE DJ.

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10.00 pm

Kindly RSVP with full names. Capacity is limited. Tickets/e-tickets required for security. So NO WALK-INS. 21 years or older only. 

Donate to Stop Soldier Suicide: For more information about how SSS is helping US soldiers and veterans, please visit: http://www.stopsoldiersuicide.org/   

TO REGISTER GO TO LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-alley-spring-celebration-networking-night-host-silley-circuits-tickets-16433447885

Funding Start Ups & Small Business: Investors Cliff Schorer, Steve Malkenson and Greg Farrington. Schwab Rockefeller Center. March 23, 2015

Silley Circuits invites you to a discussion with Cliff Schorer, a serial entrepreneur and investor, Steve Malkenson, investor, and Greg Farrington, a partner at Constellation Advisers. 

The Gurus:

Cliff Schorer, is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies, including in real estate, office-supply and health care areas. He is director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center. Earlier Cliff was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. In the early 1990's he was involved in the privatization process in Russia. Bized, one his companies, offers financial management software for business education. 

 

http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbs-directory/detail/cjs24
 

Steve Malkenson, is an investor in start ups and small businesses, including in restaurants, energy, real estate, industrial technologies and media areas. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and was a former teacher. 

Greg Farrington, partner Constellation Advisers currently advises around a dozen start ups and small companies with fund raising and financial strategies, including in publishing and golf simulation businesses. He also advises hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisors, endowments, foundations, trusts, family offices, high net worth individuals, fund administrators, prime brokers, and other financial institutions.  Prior to Constellation, Greg spent nearly a decade at Deloitte & Touche.  

http://www.constellationadvisers.com/

WHEN: Monday, February 23, 2015. 6:00-8:00 PM.  

WHERE: Charles Schwab Rockefeller Center, 1300 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10019 (at 52nd Street)

ART: Ten Pictures - The State of Chinese Museums by Keyang Tang:  http://en.cafa.com.cn/tang-keyang-studio.html

Big Data Insights. February 23rd. Wiggin & Dana 450 Lexington Ave. 6-8 PM

For businesses of all sizes, having the right information often lends itself to making the most astute decisions. This includes formulating strategies on product line expansion, pricing, marketing, advertising, distribution, target markets, and other areas that impact the bottom line. 

The exponential growth and availability of data in today's digital environment has led to the rise of 'Big Data'. Big data is expected to be one of the fastest growing areas in technology and involves the distillation of information from both structured and unstructured data sources. 

Afshin Goodarzi, chief analyst at 1010data,  Philip Bjerknes, digital director at All Day Every Day, and Tom Anderson, CEO of Anderson Analytics will discuss how businesses can reap benefits from analyzing historical, digital, demographic and other sources. 

 

Afshin Goodarzi serves as chief of analytics at 1010data. 1010data provides data discovery and solutions to many of the world's largest retail, manufacturing, telecom, and financial companies. Example companies include Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Pepsi, Rite Aid, and Redbull. Goodarzi leads a team in designing, building, and delivering predictive models and analytical products.
Earlier, Goodarzi was managing director of Mortgage Analytics at Equifax and Corelogic. He also worked at Blackrock and Verizon. Goodarzi's publications span the fields of data mining, data visualization, optimization and artificial intelligence.
www.1010data.com
Philip Bjerknes, serial entrepreneur, is a partner at All Day Every Day, a media and marketing company. Using insights from data, he helps clients like Nike, Conde Nast, Virgin and others with their digital and social media strategies. Earlier, he was e-commerce architect at Prada, helped set up MiuMiu.com and developed shopping, merchandising and content management tools for the global expansion of Gucci.com.

Philip co-founded Coutorture Media, a content partner for Style.com, Instyle and others, which in 2007 was bought by Sugar Inc, a women's media company with over 40 million visitors a month. He was then, for a year, a senior engineer at Sugar. He also co-founded Tangerine Unwired which was acquired in 2003.

www.alldayeveryday.com/

 

Text Analytics Guru Tom H. C. Anderson is Founder and CEO of Anderson Analytics, developers of the Next Generation Text AnalyticsTM software platform OdinText.
A true pioneer in the consumer insights industry, Anderson Analytics was the first market research firm to offer natural language processing to its clients, and their software OdinText is now being used in various industries by clients such as Coca Cola, Disney and Shell Oil.
OdinText goes far beyond first generation text analytics tools allowing users to understand relationships with other data and predict actual  behavior and sales. Tom serves on the American Marketing Association’s Insights Council and his work has been featured in several industry journals and decision science text books. www.odintext.com

Viral Videos: Luck or Creativity? Chat informally with Jan Renner 

February 2, 2015 6 pm to 8 pm

Meet with Jan Renner, founder of Gazer Media at West 3rd Common. Gazer invests in opportunities across the video content and technology ecosystem. Jan will informally chat about what makes certain videos go viral and why most do not.

Jan was a member of the founding teams at TNT and NY1 and operated media businesses for Time Warner Cable, AOL, CBS Outdoor, Comcast/NBC, and IPG. Jan’s earlier digital companies were acquired by NBC/Comcast. 

www.gazermedia.com

 WHEREWest 3rd Common. A bar in the NYU area serves $4 draft beers and $5 wines, cosmos, martinis, and well drinks until 8pm.

 

India: Startups & Outsourcing, Thursday, November 6, 2014 6.30pm

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Network, Invites you to chat informally:

Opportunities in India: Start Ups, Outsourcing

With  Anand Sudarshan, Bangalore based serial entrepreneur

Thursday November 6, 2014, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. West Third Commons. 1 West Third Street New York NY.  

Businesses in India most fertile for investments and collaboration. The strengths and weaknesses of Outsourcing work to India. Finding reliable local Indian partners and service providers.

Anand is an investor and on the board of several Indian start up companies, including Go Sylvant, mostly in the education and IT areas.

See: http://gosylvant.com/advisoryportfolio.html  

As CEO of Manipal University he acquired American University of Antigua, a for profit medical college in Antigua. Under him Manipal also bought U21 Global, an online varsity, MeritTrac, a skills assessment and testing firm and a stake in TutorVista, an online education services company. Earlier he was president of Adea International, a sub. of Texas-based Adea Solutions, an information technology company.

In 1989 Anand co-founded The Microland Group and, over the next 14 years, helped build it into a leading privately held Indian IT services company.

An electrical engineer, Anand has an MBA from IIM-Calcutta. For more info on him:

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ex-manipal-ceo-to-be-advisor-for-everonn-112092500115_1.html

West Third Common, in the NYU area, serves $4 draft beers and $5 wine, cosmos, martinis and well drinks till 8 pm.

Kindly register as space is limited. Use password: India

http://www.silleycircuits.com/

 

Free one-on-one legal consultation: Wiggin & Dana. Monday, October 27th

Monday, October 27, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Wiggin and Dana LLP
450 Lexington Avenue, 38th Floor 
New York, NY 10017

Building Brands: Chat with former sr. executive Procter & Gamble US & Asia - September 29th, 6-8pm at 450 Lexington Ave.

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Chat with Ravi Chaturvedi, former senior executive at Procter & Gamble.

How do you create and grow brands? In consumer and  luxury brands and online commerce. What is common to building brands in the US, China, India, Japan or elsewhere? What is different about building brands in these countries?

In his 20 years at Procter & Gamble, Ravi was head of hair care in North America, president of P&G Japan & China, head of health and beauty products in China and managed major consumer brands in India, Thailand & Philippines. Ravi is an advisor to Japan's Nikko Denko Corp., Lighthouse private equity fund in Mumbai, which is an investor in cookies, snacks, beauty, organic food and other businesses and also Marico and Emami, both consumer goods companies. An MBA from Bajaj Institute in Mumbai, and based in the US, Ravi is a director of i Discover I, an Indian education start up and Kris Flexipacks, a packaging printer.

Ravi Chaturvedi

 

WHEN: Monday September 29, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM.  

WHERE: Join us at Wiggin & Dana, 450 LEXINGTON AVE. 38th FLOOR

Digital Advertizing Dollars: Winners & Losers. Charles Cantu Huddled Masses - September 8th 6-8pm

Silley Cicuits, the Silicon Alley Network, Invites you to chat informally about

Digital Advertizing Dollars: Winners and Losers

With  Charles Cantu, founder & CEO Huddled Masses

TIME AND PLACE: West 3rd Common. Monday September 8, 2014, 6 pm to 8 pm.

What are the trends in digital advertizing? Who are likely to be the winners and losers? Ask Charles, CEO and founder of Huddled Masses that enables businesses and their advertizing agencies get access to digital media buying using algorithmic programs.

Huddled Masses,a spinoff of MediaMath, offers banner, video, mobile and other marketing services. Charles also founded a number of companies.

Earlier Charles managed sales for iTV, VOD, Mobile and online for Comcast, Time Warner, Cox Media among others.

 http://www.silleycircuits.com/

Summer Party at the Gansevoort Park Rooftop Pool & Bar - July 31st 6pm - 10pm

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420 Park Avenue South at 29th Street

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Network, invites you to a night of summer celebration and networking. 

Chat with founders, technologists, angel investors, venture capitalists, bankers, designers,  artists, students and, if you get lucky, lawyers and accountants. 

WHERE: Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, Park Avenue at 29 Street 

Gansevoort - Silley Circuits NYC.jpeg

 

WHEN: Thursday July 31, 2014 from 6:00PM to 10PM.

Enjoy art by Pasha Radetzki.

A chat with Jean-Luc Neptune - July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6 pm to 8 pm at West Third Common. One West Third Street.

Join us at West 3rd Common with Jean-Luc Neptune. Neptune is a physician-entrepreneur and health technology evangelist. Jean-Luc Neptune currently serves as Senior Vice President at Health 2.0.

He is responsible for managing developer challenges and building out Health 2.0's Innovation Community. He was co-founder of ExpertConsensus, a specialized health advisory firm offering patients second opinions from medical experts as well as other personalized health services.

Prior to co-founding ExpertConsensus, he co-founded Healogica Inc., a technoogy company based in New York that connects patients and clinical trial opportunities through a web-enabled clinical trials matching platform. Jean-Luc Neptune is a licensed physician in the state of New York and has an MBA from Wharton. 

For more information about Health 2.0, please click here.

West Third Common, a bar in the NYU area, serves $4 draft beers and $5 wine, cosmos, martinis and well drinks till 8 pm.

Kindly Register as space is limited.

Start Ups at Columbia University.

Throckmorton NYC Silley Circuits The Silicon Alley Network

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Networkinvites you to chat informally with Cliff Schorer, a serial entrepreneur, as well as founders, investors and technologists on start ups at Columbia. And to network as you view famous photographs by Lucien Clergue, sip cocktails, listen to a Juilliard trained musician and pose for 15 seconds of fame via Youtube and the web.  

Wednesday June 4, 6 to 8 pm Throckmorton Fine Art 145 E 57th St 
RSVP required as space is limited. 
$10 donation. Proceeds to New York Writers Hall of Fame.  

The Gurus From Columbia: 

Cliff Shorer Silley Circuits: The Silicon Alley Network NYC

Prof. Cliff Schorer, director of Columbia Business School's Lang Entrepreneurship center, is a serial entrepreneur focused on guidance, acquisition and development of start ups, small and mid-sized companies.  Cliff was CEO of GeoVideo Networks, a Lucent Technologies Venture. He was earlier involved in real estate, office-supply and health care companies. In the early 1990's he was involved in the privatization process in Russia. Bized, his company, offers financial management software for business education.

Uri Weg: president of Columbia Venture community; founder Datica; manager Iris and Junming Le Foundation. Earlier founded Medianomiks and was media strategist for Say Media. Studied engineering at Columbia University and attended Horace Mann School.   

Uri Weg. Silley Circuits: The Silicon Alley Network NYC

ART: over thirty rare images spanning and celebrating Lucien Clergue’s career. Photographer, author, educator and filmmaker. 

Lucien Clergue - Silley Circuits The Silicon Alley Network NYC

 

MUSIC: Louis Schwadron, Juilliard grad and leader of SkywhiteTigers: 

http://www.skywhitetiger.com/index.php?s=the-band

COCKTAILS: courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Arts

New York As Start Up City: Help For New Business. A Silley Circuits Event.

Silley Circuits 450 Lexington -Wiggin and Dana - The Silicon ALley Network

Invitation from Silley Circuits: The Silicon Alley Network

www.silleycircuits.com

In what ways does New York's administration help Silicon Alley start ups? Does your business qualify for assistance? How can you find out about these and other NYC programs?   

WHO: Chat informally with Eric J. Gertler a Managing Director for New York City's Economic Development Corporation. And with Chelsea Rao, head of Digitial & New Media Development for NY State. From financing and incentives to workspaces and incubators, these agencies provide a range of services. See links below:

http://www.nycedc.com/services

httep://www.empire.state.ny.us/

Earlier, Eric served in leadership roles at several technology companies including Altruik, PrimeAxis Media, and Privista. He also served as the president of U.S. News & World Report, Fast Company, and The Atlantic Monthly. An author of the Random House book Prying Eyes: Protect Your Privacy From People Who Sell To You, Snoop on You, or Steal From You, he is a graduate of Brown and a J.D. from American University.

Eric Gertler - Silicon Alley The Silicon Alley Network NYC

Chelsea develops and implements strategy for new media and digital firms looking to expand in New York State. Previously, Chelsea was an Assistant Director at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she developed and oversaw programs such as NYC Big Apps, NYC Media Lab, Pilot Health Tech NYC, and other initiatives to support the growth of Silicon Alley in NYC. She has also held roles at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New Museum, and Christie’s Auction House. Chelsea currently serves on the Board for Girls Write Now. She holds an M.P.A. from NYU and a B.A. from Barnard College.

Chelsea Rao - Silicon Alley The Silicon Alley Network NYC


WHEN: Tuesday April 29, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM.  

WHERE: Join us at Wiggin & Dana, 450 LEXINGTON AVE. 38th FLOOR

Art by Biff Elrod, courtesy Donna Leatherman. See: http://www.biffelrod.com/Paintings%20Facing%20Link%20Page.htm

 

LIMITED CAPACITY. So kindly register.

For information on recent Silicon Alley events kindly visit: 
www.silleycircuits.com

Spring Networking & Party @ The Gansevoort Park Hotel on March 26, 2014 from 9:00PM to 1:00AM

Usher in Spring with Networking and Celebration

Gansevoort Rooftop Bar and VIP Red Room

Gansevoort Rooftop Bar and VIP Red Room

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley Network, invites you to a night of networking and celebration. 

Take in views of the empire state building as you chat with other designers, writers, students, founders, technologists, artists, writers, angel investors, venture capitalists, lawyers, and financiers.

If you're feeling a bit more in the celebratory mood, join us in the adjoining red room for live music and dancing. 

WHERE: 420 PARK AVENUE SOUTH. Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel’s  Lounge and VIP Red Room. Cash bar and food. LIVE DJ.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

Kindly RSVP. Capacity is limited. Tickets/e-tickets required. Absolutely NO WALK-INS. 

Donate to Stop Soldier Suicide: For more information about how SSS is helping US soldiers and veterans, please visit: stopsoldiersuicide.org. (Minimum suggested donation is $10)

Stop Soldier Suicide Silicon Alley Network

ART:  Biff Elrod, a renowned NYC artist best known for his kaleidoscopic and whimsical murals, including one at the Christopher Street station in Greenwich Village, NYC.  

Courtesy DONNA LEATHERMAN llc. 

ART: Uprise Art is an online gallery featuring contemporary artwork.

Uprise Art Silley Circuits The Silicon Alley Network

Silley Circuits Crew For This Event: Daria Deshuk, Ethan Lowenthal, Chris Bley, Spencer Cheng and Rocco Staino. 

Adviser: Ignatius Chithelen

Thanks to Kelli Carucci, Eric Lee and Doug Brundage.

Silley Circuits February Idea Exchange @ West 3rd Common

West 3rd Common - The Silicon Alley Network

February 19, 2014 @ 6:00PM EST

What skills are in demand in Silicon Alley businesses? Engineering degree or coding skills? Who is getting equity and how much? When is equity better than cash and how to get equity?

1099 Partners - The Silicon Alley Network
Jerry Marcus - Silicon Alley Network

Chat informally about these and other topics with Jerry Marcus, Board Advisor to several firms including IDRS (security software firm), WorkMarket (enterprise labor software platform) and Co-founder of 1099 Partners which links senior executives to help companies grow revenue, raise capital, and enter new markets.  Earlier Jerry was a Director/Officer of Metromedia Fiber Network, Vice President of one of the first Internet companies IConCMT which went public in 1998 and an executive with Sun Microsystems.

West Third Common, a bar in the NYU area, serves $4 draft beers and $5 wine, cosmos, martinis and well drinks till 8 pm.

Kindly RSVP as space is limited.

Startup Success at The Rubin Museum

Photo courtsey of roubinmuseum.org

Photo courtsey of roubinmuseum.org

Silley Circuits, the Silicon Alley's network, invites you to an informal exchange of ideas with Malcolm Elvey of Elvey Partnership:

Malcolm Elvey - The Silicon Alley Network
Elvey Partnership - The Silicon Alley Network
  • Boards of Directors at The Children’s Place, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), a leading specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for children; and PowerHouse Technologies Group (PWHT), the developer of MIGO software (www.migosoftware.com); former director ADT, part of Tyco.  

  • Founder and Vice-Chairman of QLIMO, a NY ground transportation company.

  • Founder Esquire Communications Ltd., the nation's largest court reporting and legal services company

  • CEO of Metro Cash and Carry from 1970-75, a South African company that today is a $7 billion global company operating 400 warehouses in 13 countries. In 1976 0pened Jetro Cash & Carry in Brooklyn which was the precursor of Costco and other warehouse clubs in the US.

Photo courtsey of roubinmuseum.org

Photo courtsey of roubinmuseum.org

Space is limited. So kindly register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/9835748990?nomo=1

SOLD OUT.  Thanks for your interest. Please stay tuned for future events - we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Photos to be taken by Ethan Lowenthal.

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2014. 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Cafe Serai @ The Rubin Museum 150 W 17th St., New York, NY 10011

Big Data &  Angel Investing at 450 Lexington

What do angel investors look for before investing in a start-up?  Ask Paul Sethi Angel Investor and CEO of REDBOOKS.

Enjoy the jazz trio, video art and cocktails too.

Monday, November 18 from 6 to 8 pm. 
Venue: Wiggin & Dana, 450 Lexington Avenue 38th floor, 45 street.

More details below:
Monday November 18, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm.   
Accepted Registration with full name required for building security. SORRY NO WALK INS. 

Thanks to event host: Wiggin and Dana & Hong Kong Eco. & Trade Office, NY

Chat informally with: 
Afshin Goodarzi, head of Analytics at 1010 Data.  

Afshin Goodarzi - The Silicon Alley Network
1010data - The Silicon Alley Network

1010data is a leading provider of cloud-based data analytics, used by large retail, manufacturing, telecom, and financial services companies. Afshin leads several teams at 1010 in delivering predictive and analytical products. Earlier at Equifax he was head of new data products and at Core Logic created predictive models for mortgages. His publications span data mining & visualization, optimization and artificial intelligence.

http://1010data.com/about-us/team/

Paul Sethi: Angel Investor and CEO of REDBOOKS.  

Paul Sethi - The Silicon Alley Network
Redbooks - Silicon Alley Network

Since 2005, through PKS capital, Paul invests $50K to $300K in start-ups at various stages in technology, media, publishing, real estate and retail, including InstaEdu, BottleNose and SeatGeek. Advertising REDBOOKS is a 100 year old intelligence tool in the advertising & media industry. A director of Jesmar Intl.,an upscale fashion co., Paul was a partner at Iroquois Capital, a long short fund. A Wharton and Columbia Bus. School grad. https://angel.co/paulsethi

NETWORK:  with angel investors, designers, engineers, founders, venture  capitalists and accountants, bankers and lawyers. 

MUSIC: Michael Marcus Jazz Trio. Marcus on clarinet, Jay Rosen drums,  Maitreya Padukone tabla. CD "Jazz Maalika" on sale at $10.

ART:  Video by David Conklin. Video from upcoming Pamela Lubell produced film "John of God"

COCKTAILS: wine, beer.

Confirmation & print/e ticket required for building security. Sorry no walk-ins.   

Silley Circuits crew for event: Daria Deshuk, Pamela Lubell, David Conklin, Niall Chithelen, Alfie Rustom. Adviser:Ignatius Chithelen

Biz Insights, Cocktails, Music, Art at the Rockefeller

Photo  by Paul Warchol

Photo  by Paul Warchol

Network with fellow Silicon Alley folk as you get a check up on the economics and finance of your start up, business, plan, idea or dream. And, while you network, enjoy the music, art and cocktails.

Thursday October 3, 2013 6 to 8 pm Charles Schwab, Rockefeller Center office, 1300 Avenue of the Americas.  
Registration required as space is limited. SORRY NO WALK INS. 

Those answering your business questions include: 

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Columbia University Institute for data sciences and engineering - The Silicon Alley Network

Rene Baston, director of entrepreneurship, Columbia University's Institute for data sciences and engineering.  Founder of HVBio, a biotech material science start-up. Earlier co-founded Medihub, a health IT startup. Rene has over 20 years of experience in innovation, business development, technology transfer and start ups. Rene got his Masters in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia.

John Cravenho - Silicon Alley Network
Alvarez and Marsal - The Silicon Alley Network

John Cravenho, Senior Director, Alvarez and Marsal a New York based group of 2200 providing leadership, problem-solving & value-creation to underperforming and robust companies across industries. In 1993 John founded a 30 professional consultancy that improved financial results and customer service at AlliedSignal, Lucent, Castrol, Raytheon, etc. He is a graduate of NYU's Stern Business School.

Ram Trichur - The Silicon Alley Network
Whisk - The Silicon Alley Network

Ram Trichur, co-founder and COO ZYpsee, an online service offering limousines in New York city. He worked at McKinsey for five years, advising tech and telecom companies on operations and mobility. He also worked at GE in operations and audit roles. Ram has an MBA from Columbia University.

 

 

 

Also, senior finance executive to chat about fund raising, financing strategy

NETWORK:  with angel investors, designers, engineers, founders, venture  capitalists and - if lucky - accountants, bankers and lawyers.

ART:  Video by David Conklin. Photos by Dirk McDonnell. www.dirkmcdonnell.net

Video from upcoming Pamela Lubell produced film "John of God"

COCKTAILS: wine, beer.

MUSIC: brass duo - Aaron Kisslinger, trombonist, Abdulah Amer trumpet, La Guardia School

Photos of Event: by Daria Deshuk  

Silley Circuits Organizes Fund Raiser for Kenya Medical Mission.

Photo courtesy of Kenya Relief 

Photo courtesy of Kenya Relief 

International Surgical Mission Support - Operation Head and Neck

Cordially invites you to a Cocktail Fundraising, which is tax deductible, 

In support of their October 2013 Surgery mission to Migori, Kenya

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 As you view famous photographs at Throckmorton,

mingle with fellow medical staff and others 

supporting a pro-bono surgical mission to Kenya October 17 to 27 2013. 


THE MISSION: The fund raiser is to assist a team of 24 including four surgeons, internist, nursing staff and support personnel, traveling to a remote area of Kenya to provide medical aid, including head and neck surgeries. The team is providing this assistance pro bono and will be spending two weeks away from their daily responsibilities and families in order to give much needed medical help.

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Kenya Relief: The team will partner with a not for profit organization, Kenya relief, which has an orphanage and medical clinic in Migori, Kenya. Many diseases are endemic in this area including malaria, HIV aids, thyroid goiters, and other head and neck cancers. There is fewer than one surgeon per one million citizens. Patients will travel hundreds of miles to attend the clinic. http://www.kenyarelief.org/


Team Leaders: Dr. Stimson Schantz, MD and Nelson Co, CRNA worked with Kenya Relief in Migori, last year.  The mission will take place from October 17 through October 27, 2013. http://ismission.org/operation-head-neck-team/

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ART: Throckmorton, which is donating the use of their gallery space, is showing an 1858 portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Matthew Brady, a 1930s portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, a 1940s portrait of Frida Kahlo by Manuel Álvarez Bravo and a 1946 portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by Margaret Bourke White. Also, on view the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Pablo Picasso, James Dean, the Dalai Lama, and Jean Michel Basquiat (with his cat). http://throckmorton-nyc.com/. To view a recent article published in THE NEW YORKER magazine on this exhibit, please visit: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/fame-throckmorton 

PHOTO AUCTION: A photo by Dirk McDonnell, generously provided by Throckmorton, will be live auctioned at this event. To view this artist's work, please visit: Dirk McDonnell | Photography 

COCKTAILS: Wine and cheese will be served

DONATION: $65.00 tax deductible. http://ismission.org/operation-head-neck/

Your tax deductible donation will help cover the cost of travel, purchase medical supplies and provide provisions for the mission. Through your generosity will allow many patients to receive care without any cost to the patient or the host healthcare facility. Lastly we will be able impact the lives of many patients through sharing ideas and working with local healthcare providers.

Thank you for giving our team your support. 

Sincerely,
Stimson Schantz M.D
President, ISMS-Head and Neck Surgical Team


Summer Networking at The Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery

An Evening of Art, Music, Cocktails & 15 seconds of Fame

Throckmorton Fine Art - Silicon Alley Network
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 July 16, 2013 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

 At Throckmorton Fine Art 145 E 57th St

Click to register: http://silleycircuits.eventbrite.com
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NETWORK:  as you view famous photographs, mingle with angel investors, designers, engineers, founders, venture  capitalists and others - maybe even accountants, bankers and lawyers if you get lucky.

ART: an 1858 portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Matthew Brady, a 1930s portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, a 1940s portrait of Frida Kahlo by Manuel Álvarez Bravo and a 1946 portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by Margaret Bourke White. Also, on view the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Pablo Picasso, James Dean, the Dalai Lama, and Jean Michel Basquiat (with his cat).

Throckmorton Fine Art - Silicon Alley Network

http://throckmorton-nyc.com/

COCKTAILS: Special drink from Tim Federle's new book “Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist", Running Press, using New York brewed Dorothy Parker gin. Tim will sign copies of the book which will be on sale. Book buyers will get a free gift bag.

MUSIC: Louis Schwadron, French horn and guitar, Juilliard grad and band leader:http://www.skywhitetiger.com/

FAME: Event video on Youtube by David Conklin. Photos on the web.   

Donation: $10 at the door. Proceeds to the New York Writers Hall of Fame http://empirestatebook.org/nys-writers-hall-of-fame/

Kindly RSVP. Confirmation & print/e ticket required as space is limited. 

Contactsilleycircuits@gmail.com
Click to register: http://silleycircuits.eventbrite.com

Silley Circuits: the Silicon Alley Network.

Crew for this event: Rocco Staino, Niall Chithelen. Adviser: Ignatius Chithelen.

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