From Wall Street to Silicon Alley
A roundtable discussion with reformed iBankers who made the leap into the world of startups.
Wednesday, September 19th from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Investment bankers are becoming a driving force behind many of today's successful startups. If you're tired of building excel models, editing powerpoints and running 'scenarios' then join four reformed investment bankers as they discuss their journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley and learn how you too can make the leap.
Matt Minoff, CEO of Selectable Media
Before joining Selectable Media, Matt served as an Investment Banker at Allen & Company, where he worked on capital raises and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to Allen & Co, he played professional basketball in Israel and founded the Middle East branch of PeacePlayers International. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University.
Vinicius Vacanti, Co-Founder & CEO of Yipit
Prior to Yipit, Vinicius co-founded UnHub and 140it. Earlier, he worked at Quadrangle Group and The Blackstone Group. Vinicius graduated from Harvard College in 2003 with a degree in Applied Mathematics. He served as a teaching fellow for Harvard's Computer Science department for two years.
Ben McKean, Co-Founder & CEO of Savored
Prior to Savored, Ben worked in investment banking for Merrill Lynch’s Global Technology Group, where he performed extensive industry research primarily for clients in the Internet and digital media markets. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Ben successfully founded and exited CSH, a service referral company that connects college student workers with customers seeking low-skilled manual labor. Ben grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Georgetown University and currently resides in New York City.
Jordy Leiser, Co-Founder & CEO of STELLAService
Prior to co-founding STELLAService, Jordy worked in investment banking at JPMorgan. Jordy spent his younger years in Colorado before heading east to Bucknell University, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in Economics and Political Science. He also spent a year studying Marketing at the London School of Economics.
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