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With John Wharton (ex-Commanding General, US Army Research), Richie Hyden (Founder/COO, IRIS TV), Hassan Ahmed (Dir. Finance & Ops, eToro), Jerry Marcus (Founder, 1099 Partners).
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Sullivan & Worcester, 1633 Broadway

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"Are there still Opportunities for Start Ups in the New York Region?"

The growth of Start-ups - & jobs at them - in the New York region has slowed. This is due to several factors: unlike in earlier software & web businesses, starting a business in artificial intelligence, data analytics & financial technology requires raising milions of dollars; the city's traditional advertising, publishing & retail businesses have come to be dominated by Google, Facebook & Amazon; & fresh graduates are finding jobs, unlike after the 2008-2009 recession.
Are there still opportunities for start-ups in New York? This will be discussed by (Ret.) Major General John Wharton, founder of R&D & logistics companies,Richie Hayden, co-founder Iris TV,Hassan Ahmed,director of finance eToro, a crypto exchange platform & Jerry Marcus, co-founder 1099 Partners & angel investor.

When: Monday October 22, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Venue: Sullivan & Worcester, law firm at 1633 Broadway; at 51 street.
Cocktails courtesy host Sullivan & Worcester; Scott Kaufman, partner.
Suggested donation $5 or more at door for Stop Soldier Suicide.

(Ret.) Major General John Whartonrunsnon-profit & for-profit groups in research & development, innovation, & logistics related to national security issues. He wasCommanding Generalof the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command,leading a team of14,000 scientists, engineers, & support personnel at more than 100 global locations & had over 1500 research agreements with academia, 1000 with industry & over 500 with DoD labs & agencies. Also, ashead of theU.S. Army Sustainment Command, he managed an annual operating budget of over$11.5 billion.

Gen. Whartonhas an MS from the US Naval War College & a BSin engineering from the US Military Academy.
Richie Hyden: is co-founder & COO ofIRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalized video programming system that allows publishers & content owners to generate more video views & engage users across all devices.It also helps publishers simplify operations for desktop, mobile, & free or paid open access - over the top - digital distribution of their videos.
Richie was earlier with Jukebox TV & is a graduate of Bucknell.
Hassan Ahmed is director of finance & operations at eToro, a leading social trading platform. It has over 10 million users in 140 countries thatmakes it easy for users to buy, hold, & sell cryptoassets & other traditional instruments. Earlier he was a manager of strategy & business operations at Venmo; also at Merlon Intelligence, Merrill Lynch & Credit Suisse.
Hassan has an MBA from Harvard & a BA in math from Franklin & Marshall College.
Jerry Marcus is board advisor to several firms including IDRS (security software firm) & Co-founder of 1099 Partners which linkssenior executives to help companies grow revenue, raise capital, & enter new markets. He was on the board ofWorkMarket, an enterprise labor software platform which was acquired by ADP in 2018. Earlier Jerry was a Director/Officer of Metromedia Fiber Network, Vice President of one of the first Internet companies IConCMT which went publicin 1998 & an executive with Sun Microsystems.As Vice President at ICon CMT Corporation, a provider of Internet infrastructure & system integration; he grew sales from $2M to over $100M.
An angel investor, Jerry is a mentor at the Columbia Business School.
When: Monday October 22, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Venue: Sullivan & Worcester, law firm at 1633 Broadway; at 51 street.
Cocktails courtesy host Sullivan & Worcester; partner Scott Kaufman.
Suggested donation $5 or more at door for Stop Soldier Suicide.
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