Silley Circuits

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

Big Data & Sweet Angel Evening: Monday November 18, 2013

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

What do Angels 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

Silicon Alley Networking Oct 3, 2013: Rockefeller Center. Biz Insights, Cocktails, Music, Art

You are invited to Silley Circuits next event
Entrepreneurs, business strategists and financiers offering informal advise.
Also network and enjoy cocktails, music, art & photos of the event
Thursday October 3. 6 to 8 pm
Rockefeller Center, Charles Schwab, 1300 Avenue of the Americas
Those answering your business questions include: 

Rene Baston, director of entrepreneurship, Columbia University's Institute for data sciences and engineering. 
John Cravenho, Senior Director, Alvarez and Marsal

Ram Trichur, co-founder and COO ZYpsee, an online service offering limousines in New York city

A Senior Financial Executive on fund raising, financial strategy etc

For more details and to register USE PASSWORD: SC103 in link below:

Silley Circuits Organizes Fund Raiser for Kenya Medical Mission. September 12

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.

See link for more details:

Details about Kenya Medical Mission fund raiser Sept 12

Over $300,000 in prizes. Contest for early stage ventures. HK government.

A Message from Silley Circuits - the Silicon Alley Network

Perhaps this contest for early stage ventures may be of interest to you or others you know. 
Ignatius Chithelen 
Advisor. Silley Circuits.

For details go to contest site:Start Me Up. Hong Kong

 Dear Ignatius,

I am indeed sorry to have missed your Silicon Alley Networking on Tuesday. 
Here is some information on the Hong Kong government's StartmeupHK competition, culminating with a three-day event in early December that 12 finalists will attend -- all expenses paid by the HK government. 
Best regards,
D. Kelly Jones
Head, Investment Promotion
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
115 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212 752-3412
Fax: 212 752-3395

The Department for Foreign Direct Investment
Supporting overseas businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong

Photos: Silicon Alley Networking. Throckmorton Fine Arts New York July 16, 2013. (c) Daria Deshuk

Photos Silicon Alley Networking July 16, 2013: Arts, Music, Cocktails and Fame.Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York City

Photos (c) Daria Deshuk. Technical help: Niall Chithelen.

Attendees, partial list, and in photos:

Joshua Beach
Max Brett
Doug Brundage
David Bullock
Clara Cabrera
Mike Campoli
David Cheung
Ignatius Chithelen Advisor Silley Circuits
Niall Chithelen crew Silley Circuits
David Conklin, videographer Silley Circuits crew
John Cravenho
Leah Cravenho
Margaux DelGuidice
Andrew Dermont
Daria Deshuk photographer Silley Circuits Crew
Jeffrey Fidelman
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Greg Folli
Jon Gelberg
Larry Gilbert
Sarita Gupta
Tracey Hoford
James Kardon
Marty Katz
Susanna Koning
Natalie Kryva
Donna Leatherman
Pamela Lubell
Nadia Majid
Peter Marino
Kyle Marshall
Douglas McClelland
Bacilio Mendes
Margaret Morton
Mark Murin
Gerald Odening
Truth Oladapo
Navin Pal
Joel Phillips
Mathew Robbins
Heidi Russell
Alfie Rustom
Pavan Sahgal
Esther Saka
Andrea Saturno-Sanjana
Louis Schwadron, guitarist
Patrick Scott
Susan Scott
Shalini Sharma
Derek Silverman
Emma Simon
Rocco Staino Silley Circuits crew
Khady Syllaba
Sonia Talati
Kirti Vaswani
Ryan Wallerstein
Jeremy West
Jeffrey West
Paulina Yick
Michelle Zhang

Photos in the Throckmorton exhibit, seen in this Silley Circuits post, include 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, a 1946 portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by Margaret Bourke White, a 1999 portrait of Liza Minnelli by Ruven Afanador and Francisco Toledo by Dirk McDonnell, 2006. Others include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Brigitte Bardot, Theodore Roosevelt, D. H. Lawrence, Salma Hayek, Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, James Dean, the Beatles, Kirk Douglas and Jean Michel Basquiat (with his cat).

Crew, Silley Circuits - the Silicon Alley Network.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

November 13, 2013: An Evening of Chocolates & Wine - from New York area artisans.

Events subject to change.

Rock the Geeks: classic rock bands

                                   Bands Invited:

Bands interested in performing, with one or more musicians tied to Silicon Alley, kindly send us your sample music files of about ten minutes. Email:

Silley Circuits crew. 
Adviser: Ignatius Chithelen 

Summer Networking: Art, music, Cocktails & Fame July 16, 2013

Silley Circuits - the Silicon Alley Network - And Throckmorton Fine Art  

                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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