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With Lilly Han (Founder, Propel Program), Stan Kanarowski (Founder, 4X Tech), Andrew Reiner (Founder/CEO, Grapevine AI), Craig Reinfeld (Angel Investor), Julie Lyle (Investor).
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 06:30 PM   Not Known   Online
 
     
 
 
              

        
 
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About this event
Join us for a virtual night of networking & learning from an all-star panel. The event will be in this format.

Agenda:

6:30 - 6:45 pm EDT: Introduction & Networking

6:45 - 7:45 pm EDT: Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A

7:45 - 8:00 pm EDT: Networking

Panelists:

1. Lilly Han - Founder of Propel Program & Venture Scout with NewChic Capital

Lilly Han is the founder of Propel Program, an incubator for early stage founders, & is a venture scout with NewChic Capital. Lilly brings two decades of experience across public, private, & startup ecosystems & is a longtime mentor & connector. She is an alum of Startup Leadership Program & currently serves on the advisory board of Powrplnt (www.powrplnt.org) which is committed to increasing digital literacy & access to technology resources.


2. Stan Kanarowski - 4X Tech Founder & Angel Investor

Stan is a 4X Tech start-up CEO & founder with multiple exits.

He started his first start-up while he was getting his Master's in Electrical Engineering growing it to $25 million in annual sales. He also developed the world's most advanced commercial light microscope prior to selling the startup to a public company, with 7,000 employees. He ran a company ranked in the top 3 of the 500 list. He also started an early SAAS company. Stan has raised a number of financing rounds. He attributes much of his success to great employees that joined his 4 start-ups.

Stan has a Master's in Business from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. In addition he has a Bachelors & Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming where he focused on Neural Networks. He is currently based out of Park City, Utah where he co-founded the Park City Angels. Stan is a LP in several Venture Funds. He also sat on the investment committee of a seed fund & worked for a leading venture lender in Silicon Valley. He has evaluated 1,000s of Start-ups.

He enjoys skiing & cycling & has an interest in many topics including sustainability, finance, deep technology, art & giving back. Stan is taking on select positions as an advisor & Board member for emerging companies.

3. Andrew Reiner - Angel Investor & Entrepreneur

Andrew Reiner is an active angel investor (typically first check in) & is currently a Co-Founder & CEO of Grapevine AI. Grapevine AI is a voice activated relationship insights platform designed to help you build authentic professional relationships.

Previously, Andrew was Chief Operating Officer for SeatServe the ultimate in-seat delivery platform for stadiums & venues. SeatServe has raised over $2 million dollars & has enabled some of the leading stadiums worldwide such as Anfield (home to Liverpool F.C.).

Andrew is an active mentor & advisor for a handful of startups. He also runs a 750,000+ person community revolving around the startup ecosystem.

Before SeatServe, Andrew was a Quantitative Researcher at Zweig-DiMenna, a $4.5+ billion hedge fund in New York City & before that he was a Desk-Based Analyst at Lehman Brothers where they ran a $600 million proprietary trading book, & an Algorithmic Electronic Trader at Barclays Capital.

4. Craig Reinfeld - Angel Investor

As an active angel investor, Craig Reinfeld's new focus is investing in female founders & bridging the gender equality gap in startup funding, primarily in the SaaS & CPG space.

He is passionate in supporting great founders making an impact, by adding value aside from just a monetary investment & by making connections to highly successful individuals who strive to add value & contribute to growth.

Alongside investing, Craig is an accomplished consultant in the Subscription Economy. He advises businesses going into subscription based model, which drastically changes the financial impact of a company.

5. Raj Sharma - Entrepreneur & Investor

6. Julie Lyle - Investor & Advisor

Julie Lyle is a Board Director & Advisor for several publicly-traded & privately held organizations & startups including Evolus, tcc Global, Dstillery, ECOfashion Corp & LUNA. Ms. Lyle is also an active investor in startup & early stage companies, largely in the AI, MarTech, FinTech & Consumer Goods categories.

Previously, Julie Lyle was the Founder & CEO of Zytara, a blockchain enabled neo-bank, which was heralded as The PayPal for Gamers before Ms. Lyle's successful exit in October 2020.

Prior to Zytara, Ms. Lyle was an Executive & Corporate Officer for Fortune 1000 multinational companies, primarily in retail & financial services. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Merchant for Walmart (WMT), hhgregg, Barnes & Noble (BKS) & Pamida, a division of SHOPKO Stores (SKO). In these roles, Ms. Lyle built & launched global financial services offerings & multi-billion dollar private brand consumer product portfolios across the Americas, AsiaPacific, & EMEA regions. Ms. Lyle also spent 5 years in China & the APAC region as CMO & Head of Government affairs for Prudential plc at the height of the global financial crisis, & she was also the Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Director for Commercial Services at Raytheon (RTN).

Over her 25+ year career, Ms. Lyle has received numerous awards & recognitions including having been named among the Top 25 Women to Watch & Top 20 Omnichannel Retail Executives worldwide. She is the former Chair of the Global Retail Marketing Association & is often quoted in Forbes, WSJ, FastCompany, FT & other business publications on topics of digital transformation, new technologies & corporate governance.

Julie Lyle is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She was born in Rio de Janeiro & holds dual citizenship in the United States & Brazil.
 
 
 
 
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