Less noise – more conversation. We’re keeping our exclusive format, curated for you by you, but this time you get to bring your friends!
Arthur Tu Arthur TuArthur Tu was the co-founder and CTO of LearnBop. His vision for LearnBop was to implement interactive math learning as a seamless and integral part of a teacher’s classroom in the form of real-time, dynamic interventions. Prior to founding LearnBop, Arthur was a research associate at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. Outside of his work in education and in technology, Arthur is also a music and street dance enthusiast.
VIVE Alanna GregoryAlanna Gregory is the co-founder and CEO of VIVE, for on-the-go booking of beauty services. Alanna began her career on Wall Street as a publishing research analyst and has been quoted by publications such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News. Alanna studied Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, graduating with honors. She has also fought, and won, the battle on out-of-control curly hair.
Wellthie Seth BergerSeth Berger – CTO of Wellthie. Seth is building new, easier ways for consumers to navigate important healthcare decisions. Previously Seth co-founded Estco Medical to build web applications in healthcare which he sold in 2006. Later he worked at two premier digital agencies where he managed complex digital projects for Fortune 500 clients, including many consumer-oriented companies. Seth attended Harvard University.
Concert Window Dan GurneyDan Gurney – CEO Concert Window. Dan Gurney has developed Concert Window into a platform to allow any musician to monetize their live shows online. He is a graduate of Harvard College and a six-time United States National Accordion Champion. In his spare time he is a member of NYC-based band The Yanks, whose debut album was the #1 Top Seller on Bandcamp.
Jonathan DailyJonathan Daily – CTO Concert Window as well as an experienced entrepreneur. He founded his first startup, WeTxt – a group text messaging app – in 2007, and has been co-founding and leading startup tech teams ever since. He has also been an active member of the Brooklyn music scene for years. He currently sings and plays guitar for Brooklyn post-punkers The Black Black
Booze Carriage Rob MatzkinRob Matzkin is the Founder & CEO of Booze Carriage, the fast & free-delivery app for beer, wine, & spirits. Previously Rob has had success with three other start-ups, including Vail Ski Concierge, a full-service destination travel agency. When he is not hitting the slopes or white-water rafting, Rob can be found in Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park practicing acrobatic yoga with fellow brave & willing participants.
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Justin - I'm a musician & music tech product designer currently practicing my craft at the Startup Institute. I studied interaction design & computing ...
Ryan - Musician/Startup veteran/Columbia MBA passionate about the future of music at the intersection of consumer marketing and technology.
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Navriti - Startup Institute, UX/UI Superhero, foodie, event planner and writer of health & wellness blog
Amiko - startup institute member, marketer, strategist, analyst, crossfitter.
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Olo Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray – CTO at Olo. Originally from South Africa, he was one of the founding members of Olo in 2005, bringing lessons from South African mobile commerce to lay the technology foundation for mobile restaurant ordering in the U.S. Andrew enjoys spending time with his 5-month-old daughter, sampling the good food and wine in NYC, and being a bit of an aviation nut. He also apparently does a great American accent – but he’s been holding out on us for a long time.
Jackie BergJackie Berg – Marketing Director at Olo, a digital ordering provider to large restaurant brands. She has worked with a number of brands in digital marketing, copywriting, and market research and believes that there is too much noise in the world to keep boring people with irrelevant marketing. Jackie loves the fusion of hip hop, soul, and jazz and is probably streaming Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 radio right now.
Plated Matt PestrittoMatt Pestritto – CTO at Plated. A technical generalist, Matt excels at engineering solutions to solve business problems, building a team and executing. Matt spent 6 years in management consulting specifically working with CRM systems and data management. In 2008, he joined his first New York City startup and has experience working with funded as well as bootstrapped companies.
Less noise – more conversation. We’re keeping drinks in our exclusive format, curated for you by you, but this time you get to bring your friends!
Bounce Exchange Ryan UrbanRyan Urban – CEO Bounce Exchange. Bounce Exchange detects the millisecond that people are about to abandon your site and acts to capture those leads. Previously Ryan led customer acquisition at Bonobos. Ryan no tolerance for digital marketing laziness. Hacking the status quo since 1998.
Next Big Sound Alex WhiteAlex White – CEO Next Big Sound. The analytics service measures daily music consumption and shows how this affects purchase decisions around the globe. Next Big Sound is now bringing its analytics to book publishing. Mr. White and his co-founders have been featured in Billboard (10 best music companies) New York Times, CNN, Forbes (30 under 30), Techcrunch, BusinessWeek (25 under 25) and more.