Buzz buzz, Jonathan Perleman, the GM of Video and VP of Agency Strategy of BuzzFeed, is coming in to EEG to share insights on how big companies effectively use social media to reach their target audience. Jonathan is responsible for business management and branded advertising on BuzzFeed video, as well as for leading partnerships with advertising agencies and brands for BuzzFeed. Beyond BuzzFeed, Jonathan advises several startups and is a member of several foreign policy international think tanks. He's also an investor in early stage tech and media companies as part of NextGen Angels NYC. This is going to be an engaging event packed with wisdom that you don't want to miss!
Next week is finally Pitch Day! We are currently in the process of deliberating who will be the lucky person to pitch their startup and will announce the decision soon. The event will run an hour long during our usual common hour meetings. Even if you are not pitching, come out to this event because it will be super interactive and a TON of fun! Plus, you will learn tons just by listening to feedback from the VCs.
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur seeking investment in your startup? Then come to EEG this Tuesday to learn how to value an idea or pre-revenue business with Juan Arenas! Juan is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business with a passion in entrepreneurship. His dream? To bring technology and the advance way we consume content, experience media, buy products online, and most importantly, use technology to provide access to basic necessities to people everywhere.
Does it ever feel as if you just don't have enough hours in your day? Then WunWun is for you! WunWun is an iPhone app that is like having an on-demand personal assistant in your pocket. The way the app works is, it lets you order anything on-demand and have it brought to you at the time and place of your choosing by an assigned assistant. Intrigued? Come find out more at EEG!
Refinery 29 is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. Through award-winning original programming, Refinery 29 connects a fast-growing audience of users with content, commerce, and community, giving them all the tips, tricks, and tools they need to live a more beautiful life. Come in to hear how this startup that began with only $5,000 in 2005 grew and obtained over 30 million unique visitors per year!
Worlds collide! This Tuesday, EEG is bringing in three fabulous speakers from Equametrics, Betterment and Axial for the EEG Financial Technology Panel. EEG's former president Rasheeq Haq will emcee this event, but really, this panel is meant for you guys and the panel will be open audience engagement. Come with all your questions on finance, entrepreneurship, and everything in between!
This won’t be your average build-a-business plan lecture. It will make you laugh, cry at times, chuckle, swoon – and will leave you in the end with a Michelangelo business plan you've crafted from the stone it once was.
This Tuesday, Adam Carver, former Morgan Stanley rockstar and current Founder/CEO of Elevatr, is guiding EEG in a hands on workshop. We'll be diving straight into the dirty work of cranking out a killer startup idea so developed and tested by Elevatr's formula that launching it would be (close to) risk-free.
It is hard to believe that there were days when food trucks didn't roam around Manhattan offering us delectable munchies. Now, mobile eateries can be spotted all around the city! These meals on wheels come in all varieties of cuisines, from Greek to Indian to Korean and everything in between! Join us as the founders of Waffle & Dinges as well as Big Gay Ice Cream Truck come in to speak on EEG's food truck panel. They will be sharing with you their success stories before delving a bit into the politics of parking on certain blocks that are considered prime real estate. There may be waffles, there may be ice cream... let us surprise you ;)
BYO-Laptops! By the end of the hour, you will have made your very first drawing app!
Coinsetter, a NYC-based bitcoin wallet, will come and talk about the bitcoin entrepreneurship industry. In lieu of the recent BitInstant CEO arrest, Coinsetter will discuss the excitement and perils of starting up with such a roller coaster currency.
There's a reason Larry Lenihan is the closing act of EEG's semester. To call Lenihan's entrepreneurial background expansive would be selling him too short. As the founder of two successful venture capital firms (Pequot Capital and FirstMark Capital) and of Norisol Ferrari--a blooming NYC fashion brand, Lenihan has seen and done it all. He's an investor in Pinterest and StubHub and now sits on the NYC Economic Development Fashion 2020 Advisory Board, the board of the NYC Venture Fellows Program, as well as the boards of well known startups like Doodle, SecondMarket and MyCityWay.
Andy and Jeff--one of the original founders of Warby Parker--recently launched Harry's, offering cheap and beautiful razors for men, winning on their sleek design and smooth customer experience. Come hear about how they prototyped and built a hard product before even talking to VC's.
Kristen Walter & Michael Lehrman from the NYC leadership team have been part of Groupon since the beginning. They'll be walking us through the founding, the IPO and the future directions of the company.
Note that the location is different this week: LC-25
In the words of Ayah Bdeir, "LEGO has essentially taken the concrete block, the building block of the world, and made it into the building block of our imagination. We want to make every single interaction in the world into a ready-to-use brick."
Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. Ayah Bdeir discusses littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Ayah Bdeir is an engineer and artist, and is the founder of littleBits and karaj, an experimental art, architecture and technology lab in Beirut.
Come sit down with the founders of Lynxsy, a firm that does HR for startups and get real advice on what the startup job market looks like, and learn from their experiences on successful (and not-so-successful!) strategies for getting the startup job you want.
Bring your resumes, cover letters and questions--these girls are amazing and will take a look at anything you need them to!
RSVP here: http://eeg-hr.eventbrite.com
Since 2005, UrbanDaddy has defined luxury in the digital space. What began as a curated editorial email magazine in New York has evolved into the quintessential lifestyle brand, engaging millions of members across the country each day.
UrbanDaddy operates multiple consumer media brands delivering the best in luxury lifestyle across four key curated lifestyle platforms—content, commerce, concierge and custom experiences. Founded by CEO Lance Broumand, UrbanDaddy is headquartered in New York City with a staff of 150 large and growing.
Make the above picture. Come knowing nothing. Leave knowing everything.
Meet comiXology: the iTunes of comic books. Founded in 2007 after winning the NYU Berkley Center Venture Competition, the company has since gone on to become the 3rd top grossing iPad app of 2012. With over 180 million downloads (and counting), the app has been credited by the New York Times as having revolutionizing the digital comic book reading experience. Not only does comiXology curate a great browsing and discovery experience through their proprietary animating technology, but they've created an enhanced reading experience as well.
Come join EEG in conversation with founder David Steinberger and learn about his journey founding and growing this incredible company.
English and philosophy majors don’t usually found tech startups.
However, Venmo co-founder and 2005 University of Pennsylvania graduate Andrew Kortina defied this stereotype by creating Venmo, an app for exchanging money. Venmo has caught on in hundreds of college campuses across the country and is paving the way for the next generation of mobile payments.
Andrew will be joining EEG to discuss how being paired randomly with a roommate during his freshman year spurred his interest in entrepreneurship which eventually lead to the inculcation and execution of Venmo.
A noteworthy “under 30 CEO,” Amos has presented at the JAVAONE conference and a variety of technology and entrepreneurial conferences in New York’s Silicon Alley. He recently was recognized as Black Enterprise’s Innovator of the Year for 2010, as well as in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” for 2010.
Mr. Winbush will be joining EEG to discuss the origins of CyberSynchs and his vision of universal data synchronization.
Randy and Pratham are alumni of the University of Pennsylvania who together created VenturePact in order to help startups develop technology. As entrepreneurs themselves, they saw that engineering talent is scarce and expensive while outsourcing is marred by misaligned incentives.
Both Randy and Pratham will be speaking with EEG on how VenturePact is structured and what they are doing to help entrepreneurs build great products.
Ever wonder how you can start your own business and grow it into a multi-million dollar company? Come meet the founders of Bobble, who have done exactly that! Within just 2 years, their revenue has soared to $20.8 million, projected to reach $40 million in the upcoming years. It's likely you've seen a water Bobble—today they are sold in more than 33 countries around the world and in more than 40,000 retail stores. Come chat with the founders at at the next EEG meeting (UC-24 on Tuesday, Sep 24 at 12:30). It's a great opportunity that you do NOT want to miss. And, as always, great food will be served 😉
You may have heard of Cynthia Franklin in MSNBC’s Your Business, Crain’s NY Business, The New York Times, or in Essence magazine...and now she's coming to EEG to speak on successful entrepreneurship. Along with the leaders of Gallatin Business Club, NYU Entrepreneurs Network, NYU Poly Incubator, Tech@NYU, and the Berkley Center, Cynthia and her team will present NYU's resources for entrepreneurs.
Come join EEG at the year's kickoff event! Trevor Owens, the original founder of EEG as well as the current CEO of Lean Startup Machine will be speaking. You certainly don't want to miss it!