January 16, 2013



NYC Women.connect, January 15th 5pm-9pm
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When: Wednesday January 16, 2013 5pm to 9pm

Where: The Offices of Hodgson Russ LLP

1540 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY

(Entrance is on 45th Street, East of Broadway)

NYCwomen.connect is an intimate forum and networking series designed to showcase female entrepreneurs from an array of industries before an audience of 100 to 150 male and female investors, business leaders, and other service professionals committed to promoting and supporting women in business.  

Keynote Speaker:

Erika Smith, Venture Advisor at Rock Spring Ventures.

Erika Smith has over twenty years of business management and technical experience within the life science industry spanning the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics. She has held key positions in product development, quality assurance/ regulatory affairs, marketing, and business development. She has extensive experience in developing business and marketing strategies for emerging technologies and established product lines.   She is currently a Venture Advisor for Rock Spring Ventures and is responsible for sourcing, performing due diligence and supporting closure on investments.   Rock Spring Ventures, LP (RSV) is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage, high-growth life science companies in the United States and United Kingdom. RSV’s focus is on providing start up and growth equity capital to young companies currently developing commercial applications of novel research.

Presenting Companies:

Spanfeller Media Group was founded in June 2010 by Jim Spanfeller. The Spanfeller Media Group brings media into the digital age through premium subject-specific content. Its first site, The Daily Meal launched in January 2011 and already is among the largest food sites on the Web. The venture-backed company launched a second vertical content site in 2011, with a third one slated for the second half of 2012. In August 2011 Spanfeller Media Group closed $6 million in series B funding led by VantagePoint Capital Partners.

Ruby Ribbon is a new venture-backed company with a fashion line sold exclusively through social commerce. Targeting the multi-billion dollar women’s clothing market as well as the fast-growing shapewear sector, Ruby Ribbon’s collection includes traditional shapewear as well as closet basics such as t-shirts, leggings, and more. With shapewear built right into its clothing, Ruby Ribbon aims to help all women feel their most confident and beautiful, inside and out. Leveraging mobile apps and social technology, the line is sold exclusively by a nationwide network of women who work for themselves as independent stylists, selling the collection via their own ecommerce websites as well as in-home trunk shows, open houses, and one-on-one. 

Shareablee is a leading provider of social media content solutions for business. Shareablee has developed a unique approach to optimizing and integrating social communications. Founder Tania Yuki has spent most of her career in digital marketing, measurement, and analytics, and was recently honored with a Great Mind Award from the Advertising Research Foundation. She was named by Forbes as one of “12 Women Driving Digital in New York.



5 – 5:30 p.m. Registration

5 – 5:30 p.m. — Registration

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. — Cocktail and networking reception

6:15 – 6:25 p.m. — Introduction by Cathy A. Fleming, partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Moderated by Cindy McLoughlin, audit partner, CohnReznick, LLP

6:25 – 7 p.m. — Keynote speaker: Erica Smith, Venture Advisors, Rock Spring Ventures

7 – 7:45 p.m. — Presentations by:

• Nan-Kirsten Forte, CEO and editor-in-chief, Travora Media

• Anna Zornosa, founder and CEO, Ruby Ribbon

• Tania Yuki, founder and CEO, Shareablee

7:45 – 9 p.m. — Networking

This program is complimentary. Space is limited. Register today!

Who should attend: Investors and anyone interested in the cleantech industry

Sponsored by:

Organized by:

Saddlerock Advisors


Registration subject to verification of credentials. We do not accept registrations from individuals or companies that we deem to offer competitive services.

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