Fill your day with inspiration and intention. Join us for an unforgettable farm-to-table 'midnight' brunch and mimosas with wine personality / entrepreneur Mark Oldman & fashion technologist Amanda Parkes! The evening will feature:
* Inspirational fireside chat with Mark & Amanda in an intimate setting
* Dynamic Audience Challenge
* Curated connections with other young people hungry for the next opportunity (we will introduce you to the people you want to meet)
* Seasonal, organic, farm-to-table catering
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About the speakers
Mark Oldman is one of the country's leading wine personalities, who earned wide acclaim for his new book, How to Drink Like a Billionaire, which was recently featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and Bloomberg TV. Mark's previous books—Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin) and Oldman's Brave New World of Wine (Norton)—have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker.
Mark's sold-out appearances at the country's top gastronomic festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food and wine. Aspen magazine, in fact, recently named him the third best speaker on food and wine.
Mark is also a noted entrepreneur, having co-founded and run the career portal Vault.com. He currently teaches a course on entrepreneurship, Ingenious Entrepreneurship, to Stanford undergraduates.
Amanda Parkes, Phd is fashion technologist and biomedia/wearable tech designer, and is leading the development of MNY's Tech Annex-high technology fashion & textiles R&D space. She is also the founder of Skinteractive Studio, offering conceptual design and technological development on wearable technology, hi-tech textiles, fashion manufacturing and interactivity.
Amanda is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab and an adjunct professor in the Columbia University Dept of Architecture. Her past work includes founding Bodega Algae, a company developing a patented algae photobioreactor for producing biofuel, and the development of exhibits and educational media at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Science Museum in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.
About our partners
Alley is an entrepreneurial hub where people can grow their businesses by working collaboratively in a supportive environment. Alley is redefining how people work by offering state of the art private office space, coworking desks, virtual memberships, meeting and conference room space, events, and additional services to be the launchpad that entrepreneurs are looking for.