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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

GLAMSQUAD

Co-Founder/CEO

Alexandra is an entrepreneur who has established herself as a deal maker, leader, and pioneer in digital commerce, retail, merchandising, sales, business development and marketing.

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Alexis Ohanian

reddit

Executive Chair

Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, now a top 50 website with over 110,000,000 unique visitors every month. Now a reddit board member, Alexis focuses…

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Andrew Ackerman

DreamIt Ventures

Managing Director

After many years as a successful serial entrepreneur, mentor to NY area tech startups, and occasional angel investor, I now run DreamIt Ventures New York startup accelerator program. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a big idea and a strong team, please take…

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Brad Hargreaves

General Assembly

Co-founder

Brad co-founded General Assembly and is a Venture Partner at Maveron, General Assembly’s lead investor. As part of the General Assembly founding team, Brad led the growth of the company’s education business from its launch in 2011 into a global institution with over a…

Advisor

Bradley Harrison

Scout Ventures

Managing Partner

an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technology, media, entertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIT, he worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fund, ITU Ventures, and helped…

Author

Brandon Diamond

HuffPost Labs

Co-Founder

I engage the community, advocate for innovation, and empower our editors, readers, and engineers with new products and features.

Author

Brian Cohen

New York Venture Partners

Founding Partner

Brian Cohen is an ACA member and the Chairman of the New York Angels, the most active angel group in North America. He co-founded Technology Solutions, Inc. in 1983 with his wife, which he later sold to the McCann Erickson World Group, becoming Vice…

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Cyrus Massoumi

ZocDoc

CEO / Founder

Mr. Cyrus Massoumi Founded ZocDoc, Inc. in 2007 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Massoumi worked at McKinsey & Company where he focused on healthcare and technology. He founded OneSizeTooSmall and worked at Trilogy Software. Mr. Massoumi holds an MBA…

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Daniel Sieberg

Google

Sr. Marketing Manager, spokesperson

I’m a full-time Googler based in NYC who also does speaking engagements tied to the research in my book. At Google I’m a senior marketing manager overseeing projects & teams related to brand strategy, news partnerships and media outreach on services including geo-related tools,…

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David Karp

Tumblr

Founder & CEO

David Karp was born on 6th July 1986 in New York City. He went to the Calhoun School till 8th grade and from the age of 11 started learning HTML and it was not long before he was designing websites for small local businesses….

Advisor

David S. Rose

Gust

CEO

David S. Rose has been described as “New York’s Archangel” by Forbes, “patriarch of Silicon Alley” by Red Herring, and a “world conquering entrepreneur” by BusinessWeek. He is a serial entrepreneur, an Inc 500 CEO, and one of the most active angel investors in…

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David Teten

ff Venture Capital

Partner

David is a Partner at ff Venture Capital. He has advised in the past Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4B fund), and Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund). He is also Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Harvard Business School Alumni…

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David Tisch

BoxGroup

Managing Partner

I like the Internet, hoodies, Football, Reality TV, jam bands, startups and ellipses… I am an angel investor through the BoxGroup… I am the Co-Founder of Spring – launching soon… I am also the Co-Founder of TechStars NYC… Let’s Go Rangers…

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Dennis Crowley

Foursquare

Co-founder / CEO

Dennis Crowley is the co-founder of foursquare, a service that combines social networks, location awareness and game mechanics to encourage people explore the world around them. Previously, Dennis founded dodgeball.com, one of the first mobile social services in the US, which was acquired by…

Advisor

Eric Hippeau

Lerer Hippeau

Partner

Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on New York technology startups. Hippeau is also Chairman of Rebelmouse, a Lerer Hippeau Ventures-backed social CMS platform, and co-founder of NowThis News. Hippeau is former Chief…

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Fabrice Grinda

Fabrice Grinda

Founder

As an Internet entrepreneur and investor, Fabrice has successfully transposed, adapted and invested in business ideas between the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. In March of 2006, Fabrice co-founded OLX, Inc. with business partner Alec Oxenford, in the hopes of building the largest…

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Frank Denbow

Startup Threads

Founder

Frank Denbow is a NYC based software developer and entrepreneur. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science, Frank works primarily on Startup Threads, a service which makes merchandising easier for companies. In addition, Frank is a leader in the NYC startup community,…

Investor

Fred Wilson

Union Square Ventures

Managing Partner

Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at…

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Haithem Elembaby

KATALYST LIVE

Founder and CEO

Haithem works with the world’s top corporations, executives, startups, entrepreneurs, athletes, celebrities, media brands, developers and designers to create relevant crossover experiences in entertainment, media and technology. Named Top 20 People to Know in NY Tech, Haithem maintains key relationships within the community collaborating…

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Hilary Mason

Fast Forward Labs

Founder

Hilary is deeply rooted in the New York technology scene and has been an active member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology and Innovation Advisory Council since 2011. The advisory council is tasked with findings ways that government can help tech companies and start-ups grow and…

Jason Saltzman

Alley

CEO and Founder

Jason Saltzman is the CEO and Founder of Alley, a post business incubator and shared workspace for entrepreneurs. He also co-founded the tech company, SeamlessDocs. Jason advises and invests in a variety of early-stage companies and is a mentor for the Techstars accelerator program….

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Jeanne Mariani Sullivan

StarVest Partners

Co-founder

Ms. Jeanne Mariani Sullivan, J.D., is a Co-Founder and Special Advisor at StarVest Partners, L.P. Ms. Sullivan was a General Partner at the firm. Ms. Sullivan contributes in the areas of marketing, channel development, product direction, and strategic participation in the exit strategies of…

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Jesse Middleton

WeWork

Director of Business Developement

Jesse Middleton co-founded WeWork Labs in 2011 and is now the Director of Business Development at WeWork — a platform for creators. Jesse also serves as an advisor to a number of great startups including Benny and Symple. Previously, Jesse was the co-founder of…

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Jessica H. Lawrence

NY Tech Meetup

Executive Director

Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a non-profit organization helping to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry in New York. In 2013, she co-founded The Work Revolution Summit, a conference on…

Investor

John Ason

Kewpie Associates

Angel Investor

I have been a professional angel investor for about 18 years. Over that span I have funded about 60 startup companies and currently have over 20 active companies. The majority of these companies were pre revenue with many consisting of one or two people…

Advisor

Jonathan Lehr

Work-Bench

Venture Director

I am co-founder and Venture Director at Work-Bench where I invest in enterprise technology startups. Our current portfolio includes Metric Insights, Oration, vArmour, Context Relevant, APX Labs, Trapezoid, Ravel Law, and Kensho. Our exits to date include: True Office (acquired by Intercontinental Exchange, NYSE’s…

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Kay Koplovitz

Koplovitz & Co

Chairman

Kay Koplovitz is the Founder of USA Network and the visionary who created the business model for cable networks by introducing the concept of two revenue streams – licensing and advertising. When she founded USA Network under the banner of Madison Square Garden Sports…

Advisor

Kelly Hoey

Curio

CMO

Kelly Hoey is the Chief Marketing Officer at Cuurio. She is an angel investor and is active in the startup community as an accelerator mentor, startup advisor, board member, and thought leader. Kelly has built key platforms for spotlighting innovation and trends with Apple…

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