|When: Wednesday May 14th, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
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.
5 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cocktail and networking reception
6:15 – 6:25 p.m. Introduction, Cathy Fleming, partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
6:25 – 7 p.m. Keynote speaker, David Beatty, Golden Seeds Angel Investment Group
7 – 7:45 p.m. Company Presentations
Avani Patel, CEO, Trendseeder
Sonpreeet Bhatia, Co-Founder and Chief Product and Technology Officer, MyCityWay
Elissa Shevinsky, CEO and Co-Founder, Glimpse Labs
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Networking
David Beatty, Managing Director, Golden Seeds Angel Investment Group
David is an entrepreneur and Angel investor. David is currently co-
founder and Vice President of Business Development for ProSeeder
Technologies, an enterprise funding platform enabling financial firms to
collaborate, syndicate and execute private equity and debt transactions.
Born in Ireland, David started his career in 1985 as a headhunter in
London and after joining IMI Computing was transferred to the USA in
1990. In 1999, David cofounded Gorann, Inc, to invest in and work with
early stage company’s, which has a track record of 3 exits and 1 profitably
running company and 2 current projects. David is also Chairman of
Empire Messaging, Inc., a company he started in 1993 and ran until 2004,
which provides enterprise messaging solutions to mid market companies.
David is an active angel investor and is a Managing Director of Golden
Seeds, an angel investor group in New York where he is co-head of
the Golden Seeds institute, leading workshops for angel investors and
entrepreneurs in the US and overseas. David sits on a number of boards,
including Emozia, technology to assess a users emotional state and MIS, a
radiology consulting company.
TrendSeeder takes a different approach on how fashion businesses are built by providing a platform that works with emerging fashion brands to grow their businesses. We pair fashion expertise and business acumen with hands on support to give our brands the tools to succeed. TrendSeeder provides a creative professional environment to foster promising fashion talent through education, mentorship and brand building opportunities with advisors, investors, experts in fashion and PR, editors, and marketing and production professionals.
is the most fun way to share private photo and text messages. Messages sent with Glimpse are encrypted, and disappear after they are viewed. You can add a full screen of text and drawings on top of any photo or video, making it the fastest way to share an idea or a whimsical moment.
Recently featured on the cover of the New York Times business section, Glimpse is best known for its unique founding team – including the speaker for this event, Glimpse CEO and co-founder Elissa Shevinsky.
is a VC-backed mobile technology company that won the inaugural NYC Big Apps. The company’s marketing automation platform is evolutionizing mobile relationship management engagement for some of the world’s top brands, including Mastercard, BMW, Macy’s and Tommy Hilfiger.
Marketers leverage MyCityWay’s platform to educate, reward and delight their customers at every point along the customer journey by providing highly contextual and personalized content, offers and experiences based on location, timing, real-time intent and robust user profiles. Through a unique combination of mobile-first marketing automation and predictive analytics, the company’s software drives omni-channel engagement, brand loyalty, social amplification and monetization.
To date, MyCityWay’s partners have reported double-digit monthly ad revenue increases, 400%+ increases in user engagement, 100%+ increases in social interactions and retention rates exceeding 90%.