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With Mark Oldman (Leading wine personality & Author of How to Drink Like a Billionaire) & Amanda Parkes (Fashion technologist).
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: $40
Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St

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Fill your day with inspiration & intention. Join us for an unforgettable farm-to-table 'midnight' brunch & mimosas withwine personality / entrepreneurMark Oldman &fashion technologist Amanda Parkes! The evening will feature:

* Inspirational fireside chat with Mark & Amandain an intimate setting

* Dynamic Audience Challenge

* Curated connections withother 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 inTheNew York Times, Vanity Fair, Forbes, & Bloomberg TV. Mark's previous books-Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine(Penguin) andOldman's Brave New World of Wine(Norton)-have been called the perfect book” by theWall Street Journaland the perfect primer” byThe New Yorker.

Mark's sold-out appearances at the country's top gastronomic festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food & wine.Aspenmagazine, in fact, recently named him the third best speaker on food & wine.

Mark is also a noted entrepreneur, having co-founded & run the career portal He currently teaches a course on entrepreneurship, Ingenious Entrepreneurship,to Stanford undergraduates.


Amanda Parkes, Phdis fashion technologist & biomedia/wearable tech designer, & 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 & technological development on wearable technology, hi-tech textiles, fashion manufacturing & interactivity.

Amanda is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab & 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, & the development of exhibits & educational media at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Science Museum in London & the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

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Alleyis an entrepreneurial hub where people can grow their businesses by working collaboratively in a supportive environment.Alleyis redefining how people work by offering state of the art private office space, coworking desks, virtual memberships, meeting & conference room space, events, & additional services to be thelaunchpadthat entrepreneurs are looking for.

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