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Silley Circuits February Idea Exchange @ West 3rd Common
6:00 PM18:00

Silley Circuits February Idea Exchange @ West 3rd Common

West 3rd Common

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?

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.

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Startup Success at The Rubin Museum
6:00 PM18:00

Startup Success at The Rubin Museum


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

  • 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 (; 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.

Rubin Museum of Art's Cafe Serai serves drinks at a discount from 6 pm to 7 pm with Pan-Asian tapas. Entry to the museum is free Friday evenings and there is music by a DJ, gallery tours, and other programs. Click here for more information about K2 Friday Nights.

Space is limited. So kindly register:

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

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Big Data &  Angel Investing at 450 Lexington
6:00 PM18:00

Big Data & Angel Investing at 450 Lexington

Why has web data become BIG Data? Ask Afshin Goodarzi, head of Analytics at 1010 Data.

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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.  


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.

Paul Sethi: Angel Investor and CEO of REDBOOKS.  

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.

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

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Biz Insights, Cocktails, Music, Art at the Rockefeller
6:00 PM18:00

Biz Insights, Cocktails, Music, Art at the Rockefeller

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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: 

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, 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, 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.

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  

Kindly RSVP. Confirmation & print/e ticket required as space is limited. Sorry no walk-ins.  

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


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Silley Circuits Organizes Fund Raiser for Kenya Medical Mission.
6:00 PM18:00

Silley Circuits Organizes Fund Raiser for Kenya Medical Mission.


The Silley Circuits Team is Helping Organize this Event 

A Cocktail Fundraiser, which is tax deductible, at Throckmorton Fine Art

Thursday September 12, 6 pm to 8 pm.

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.

Details about Kenya Medical Mission fund raiser Sept 12


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Summer Networking at The Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Networking at The Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery


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

 July 16, 2013 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

 At Throckmorton Fine Art 145 E 57th St

Click to register:
Silley Circuits: the Silicon Alley Network. 

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).

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:

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

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


Click to register:

Silley Circuits: the Silicon Alley Network.

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

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