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With Larry Sharpe (Libertarian Candidate, Gov of NY 2018) & Peter Ryan (Founder, Startup Cities).
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 06:30 PM   $20
Galvanize, 303 Spring St

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New York City has been called the "Finance Capital of the World" for good reason, but it could be falling short of that title. On August 8, 2015 the New York BitLicense came into effect. At least ten bitcoin companies announced they were stopping all business in New York State because of the new regulations. The New York Business Journal called this the "Great Bitcoin Exodus". If cryptocurrencies are the future of finance, why should the capital of finance be hamstrung by this erroneous regulation? Larry Sharpe is running for governor to change & innovate the state. He is one of the most supportive & knowledgeable politicians on the issue of cryptocurrencies. Join Startup Cities as we sit down for a fireside chat with Larry & discuss his solutions for the city & cryptocurrency.

A businessman who started a trucking business & sold a successful distribution company. An executive coach & management consultant who has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives, & companies in leadership & team building skills. A strategic consultant for thought leaders in government, finance, law, technology, media, & healthcare. A teacher & guest instructor who taught English, management, & business at universities such as Yale, Columbia, & John Jay College.

Peter Ryan is a startup enthusiast. He learned powerful lessons working in the tech & venture capital space, & hopes to apply them to urban issues. He currently provides cryptocurrency industry leading research for Coindesk. Prior to that he's held positions at Splash, Gust, NYU's Entrepreneurial Institute, & Magna Investments. He received his B.A. from New York University in economics & double minor in business & web design. He led NYU's CAS Entrepreneurship Association as President & NYU's Entrepreneurs Festival as Co-Chair. He served as NYC President at The Kairos Society & now acts as an advisor. In his spare time he also likes to produce films.
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