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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Verizon Innovation @ Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St, 2nd Fl

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Join us this Wednesday for another informal get together - this time at Verizon's Open Innovation Center at Alley! We'll have complimentary beer & snacks, a great crowd of innovation professionals, & even some remarks from Christian Gurinalda, Director of Open Innovation at Verizon. As usual, we'll be providing name tags & facilitating introductions so you can meet some new people as well as see old friends.
You'll also be able to meet the only 5G switch this side of the Mississippi - right in their office! - being used by startups testing new ideas in the wireless space.
Our Hosts & Speaker:
Christian Guirnalda is Director of Open Innovation at Verizon. Previously, Christian was with Verizon Ventures, focusing on seed stage engagement & portfolio development. During that time he was a part of 12 investments & launched the Techstars Mobility program with Ford in Detroit, MI. Before joining Verizon Ventures, he was part of the Innovation & Incubation team at Verizon Wireless, co-developing products with startups & running an internal VZW accelerator. Christian also worked for AOL/The Huffington Post to create hyperlocal content products, at American Express as a digital consultant, & with IBM's Strategy & Change group advising Fortune 100 publishers, broadcasters, & telecoms. He was a double major in Computing & Information Technology, & Manufacturing Management & Consulting at Carnegie Mellon & received his MBA from the University of Michigan.
Verizon Open Innovation is helping design & build the future of 5G wireless connectivity. By partnering with startups & academia, Verizon is committed to discovering new ways 5G can create better human connections by empowering technologies of the future & the diverse entrepreneurs who will lead them.
About Alley powered byVerizon:Alley powered byVerizonlocations are developed byVerizon, the world's leading technology company, in collaboration with Alley, a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies & thought-leadership ofVerizon.
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