Salmagundi Club

Salmagundi Club

Honored to be asked to deliver a 7-minute “PechaKucha” presentation about my career path, to an audience of Bennington College alumni!

TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”)

TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”)

As the event licensee, organizer, and Executive Producer, I also hosted most of the sessions of TEDxFultonStreet 2014, my first TEDx event.   Here are the presenters from TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”): NOTE: photos are subject to Creative Commons license, non-commercial, non-derivative, attribution.     Watch the 3-Minute Recap Video All talks from TEDxFultonStreet 2014...
New York Entrepreneurship Week

New York Entrepreneurship Week

I was invited to speak about small business ownership – especially structuring equity partnerships and managing technical teams in startups – at this week-long series of seminars. Entrepreneurship Week takes place in many cities around the country, and this particular event used Mercy College as its...
NFTE Semi-Finals

NFTE Semi-Finals

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) invited me to serve as a judge and panelist at this event, where youths from around the city competed in a business plan pitch contest.  It was a pleasure and an honor to see the aspiring bright stars of tomorrow, and to help guide them on their...
“Sharkette Tank” Panelist at OwnIt Ventures

“Sharkette Tank” Panelist at OwnIt Ventures

Melissa Gasnick-Cloeter invited me to be a panelist for the “Sharkette Tank” at her annual “OwnIt Ventures” conference for women entrepreneurs. I was joined by Alicia Syrett [Pantegrion Capital] and Elizabeth Sigety [Fox Rothchild], and together we shared insights to the mind of investors, for an auditorium of hundreds of...
Bennington College Senior Conference

Bennington College Senior Conference

Bennington College in Vermont invited me to speak to students in its graduating class, advising them about the world of entrepreneurship, what it means to be a business owner, what challenges they can expect to face, and other important questions. It was a joy to return to my alma mater, twenty years after graduation, and help these people who are like “younger versions of myself” by giving them the guidance I wish I could have received. I hope my words were true, and my lessons learned can benefit the lives of...
Speaking at the United Nations

Speaking at the United Nations

It was a privilege and an honor to be invited by Amir Dossal, Director of the Global Partnerships Forum, to speak at the United Nations alongside distinguished guests Chukwuma Menakaya, Michael Skolnick, Andrew Magnino, Rebecca Kantar, Dr. John Forrer, Ashok Regmi, and Sergio A. Fernández de Córdova. We addressed the Youth Assembly on the subject of Entrepreneurship, working to inform and inspire hundreds of university-age students from dozens of...