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With founder/CEOs Thomas Rivera (Shiftyy), Martin Appelson (Pudgy Buddy), David Nazaire (SeaHorse Live), Marquette Bragg (Togetherlink), Pranjal Kukreja (All Students Housing Initiative), Aniruddh Jain (Blockseed World Analytics Network), Christopher Scali (WOMME CO).
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 05:30 PM   $25
Microsoft Store, 677 5th Ave, 3rd Fl

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2020's Microsoft Innovation Day is the Semi-Annual community event that brings hundreds of founders, developers & technologists to one place in the name of education.

You're invited to 2020 Startups' Microsoft Innovation Day on Thursday August 16th in NYC! In the psirirt of a community event, the First 20 registrations will be FREE using Promo Code: Microsoft2020

Microsoft Innovation Day aims to explore the culture of innovation within organizations & across various leadership roles while match-making NYC's top tech talent.

The event has two main segments.

Thefirst segment features a mixer between NYC Founders & Developers hosted by 2020 Startups Managing Director Mark Gold & CUNY Tech Prep Lead Instructor Edgardo Molina.

The founder/developer mixer was designed as a networking segment to help both sides scout for future co-founders & talent.

Thesecond segment features (2) Innovation Panels by founders disrupting various spaces within the NYC Startup Ecosystem.

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VIP Welcome Reception | 5:30PM
Indulge in an hour of VIP networking with NYC founders & Developers from CUNY's Tech Prep & 2020 Startups Acceleretor. Light refreshments will be served.

Innovation Panel One | 6:15PM
From a ride-share marketplace to blockchain analytics, these founders are pushing the envelope on what's to come when tech meets human capital. (See All Bios Below)
Thomas Rivera, Founder |Shiftyy Technologies
Martin Appelson, Founder | Pudgy Buddy
David Nazaire, Founder |SeaHorse Live
Marquette Grant Bragg, Founder | Togetherlink
Pranjal Kukreja, CEO | All Students Housing Initiative
Aniruddh Jain, CEO |Blockseed World Analytics Network

Moderated By: Christopher Scali, Founder |WOMME CO.

Innovation Panel Two | 7:05PM
From a miliatry-based road trip app to sustainable fashion & a new social network, these founders will have you thinking of whats possible in tomorrows marketplace.(See All Bios Below)
Daniel Olatunde, Founder | OnFlick
Christopher Hernandez, Founder | Rotriplan
Richard Fay, Founder |Dinner Thyme
Andrea Seemayer, Founder |A.Lynn Designs
Pawel Walczuk, Founder,Workilo
AJ Picard, Founder | Chad

Moderated By:Catherina Gomes, Founder | 700 Rivers

Hosted BY
Mark Gold
Managing Director 2020 Startups, ForbesContributor,
and Chairman of New York Venture Council

Edgrado Molina
Lead Instructor, CUNY Tech Prep


1. Shiftyy Technologies
Thomas Rivera, Founder
Shiftyy Technologies is a peer to peer shift technology company leveraging the shared economy for independent taxis/FHV vehicle owners (UBER, Lyft), personal vehicles & city bikes/scooters. Shiftyy will provide the technology to access shareable resources through a peer to peer network for the transportation industry. Shiftyy's business model is based on sustainability & shared resources for the smart city of the future. Shiftyy will also leverage smart contract blockchain technology to track & secure shared resources in the future.
2.Pudgy Buddy
Martin Appelson, Founder
Pudgy Buddy is a fitness & nutrition startup worldwide community online & though smart phone apps to help people support & motivate each other to achieve nutrition, fitness, & weight loss goals.
Custom recommendations, swift identification & access to local resources such as fitness coaches, nutritionists, health clubs, & medical wellness centers, based on matching user profiles, accelerate self-improvement, commitment to results, well being, & significantly increase the probability of lasting health improvements.
Christopher Scali, Founder
WOMME ( Word of Mouth Me ) is an app that allows you to share contacts that you know & trust which can offer a local talent or service with friends & family. Store your makeup artist, painter, dog walker, cleaner, photographer, handyman, DJ etc. If a friend hires one of them through your profile, you receive referral cash from the job instantly - with the option to donate to a local charity. Essentially, becoming an individual marketplace for your connections & monetizing the every day word of mouth referral. Revolutionizing the way people find work in the exploding $1.4 trillion freelance market.
4.All Students Housing Initiative
Pranjal Kukreja, CEO
All Students Housing Initiative.(ASHi) IOS service is a mobile app targeted towards connecting college students, working professionals, & family's with housing opportunities according to their preference. Khizar experienced a roommate & a housing problem whilst attending college & founded ASHi, a startup tech company that instantly tackles & solves your housing issues via the might of the internet.
AJ Picard, Founder
Chad is a new social media platform focused on changing the way people connect with one another through our in user experience, location based chatrooms & user interest model. Chad will be filled with animation through out the app & it will be suggesting people to connect with based on similar interests they have in common. Our goal is to make connecting with people on social media more personal.
Daniel Olatunde, Founder
The social media app, OnFlick, combines millennial's love of competitions with their use of mobile apps. The app allows users to post, share, & compete in a variety of competitions with the potential of winning cash & other prizes. It proposes to be the first tech company with an "Off" switch that shuts down every Saturday that falls on the first of the month to facilitate & encourage users to carry out charity activities in their community between the hours of 6a.m & 12noon. They return to the app to enter pictures & video footage of their charity work in an "Offlick" competition to win cash & other awards towards a cause of their choice.
7. 700 Rivers
Catherina Gomes, Founder
700 Rivers creates cosmopolitan clothing using natural, eco-friendly materials, combines tradition & innovation, all while having their clothing handcrafted by Bangladeshi artisans that are paid living wages for their skills.
Marquette Grant Bragg, Founder
TogetherLink isa quest to rethink how we approach online dating by developing a new dating platform. One word to describe her is disruptive to creates change & advancement.
9.A.Lynn Designs
Andrea Seemayer, Founder
A.Lynn Designs aims to create a mass market customizable closet-staple by providing new size scales not yet featured in the industry, & offering new innovative e-commerce experiences that allow the consumer to feel like they are part of their own design process.
10. Rotriplan
Christopher Hernandez, Founder
Rotriplan combines the carpooling concept of Bla-Bla Car with the social capability of Facebook & the data of Google & Trip Advisor to create the ultimate social road trip planning experience.
11.Dinner Thyme
Richard Fay, Founder
Dinner Thyme Marketplace - an e-commerce company providing nutritious non-traditional frozen meals to consumers. A very promising business model to successfully deliver to consumers a unique & truly convenient, high quality solution to weeknight meals.
12.SeaHorse Live
David Nazaire, Founder
We are creating Industrial underwater drones that can stay on missions for long periods of time without a support ship. These Rovs, as they are called, can also be controlled from anywhere in the world with our Squavel Platform.
13. Workilo
Pawel Walczuk, Founder
We aim to revolutionize every step of getting your home improvement project done, from inspiration to execution.Our platform empowers customers to be inspired by the work of craftsmen in NYC. We enable customer preview completed projects, engage with service providers, book, pay, manage & customize each home improvement project.
We empower our craftsmen to connect to new customers using digital technology. Through pictures & story telling features, craftsmen share projects they have completed & name their price.
We handle the end to end transaction including payment, scheduling, & dispute resolution. We charge a 16% transaction fee.
14.Blockseed World Analytics Network
Aniruddh Jain, CEO
Our company is committed to cultivating a block chain ecosystem in financial & technical research, development & investments.

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