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With Andrew Reiner (Founder/CEO, Grapevine AI), Maxeme Tuchman (CEO, Caribu), David Rose (Founder, NY Angels), Peter Sisson (StartOut Growth Lab).
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 06:30 PM   $10   Online

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Join us for a virtual night of networking & learning from an all-star panel.

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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


1. David S. Rose - Founder of New York Angels & Gust, New York Times Best Selling Author

David S. Rose is an 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author & presentation expert who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He has been called "The Pitch Coach" by BusinessWeek, described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel" & by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley". He is the New York Times best selling author of both 'Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups' (the textbook for investors hearing pitches from founders), & 'The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business', (the textbook for founders pitching to investors). David is the resident venture pitch expert on both Quora & Clubhouse, & his TED talk on "How to Pitch to a VC" has been viewed over 1.5 million times. More about David can be found here.

2. Maxeme Tuchman - CEO at Caribu (Apple Best of 2020' App) | Magazine Top100 Female Founder | 1st Latinx CEO to raise $1M in RegCF

Maxeme (Max) Tuchman is the CEO & Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that helps kids have virtual playdates with family & friends when they can't be physically together. Caribu is one of Apple's 15 "Best Apps of 2020", one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions, made Fast Company's list of World Changing Ideas, was named one of the Top Ten EdTech Companies to Watch' in Forbes, & became one of the most innovative startups in the world by winning the 1776 Global Challenge Cup. Max has been the winner or finalist in 30+ pitch competitions, is the 59th Latina in the US to raise over $1M in venture funding & the first Latinx founder to raise $1M in Equity Crowdfunding. Max has been recognized & honored as one of the Top 100 Female Founders by Magazine & Entrepreneur Magazine.

She has worked in almost every level of education from being a public school teacher, a consultant at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Executive Director of Teach For America, & manager of education projects under NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg & DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Before co-founding Caribu, Max was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She is a first-generation Cuban-American & college student, & a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs & the Miami Fellows Leadership Program. Max is a Toyota Mother of Invention & received her MBA & MPP from Harvard.

3. Peter Sisson - Serial entrepreneur & Mentor at StartOut Growth Lab | Graduates raised more than $45 million

Product-focused, mission-driven founder of 4 companies, all acquired. Raised funds from angels, top VCs, corporations, & a rocket-obsessed billionaire. Started an accelerator focused on underrepresented founders. Top-ranked volunteer mentor. Stanford MS (AI), Tuck MBA, Cornell BA (Math/CS).

4. Andrew Reiner - Angel Investor & Entrepreneur

Andrew Reiner is currently 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, & investor in more than a dozen 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.
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