Communities serve as both common ground & central platform for individuals to elevate their voice
From special interests to social causes, communities drive influence & change through their words & actions
But how can startups & brands benefit from building, nurturing & activating their own communities?
Join us on Wednesday June 13th asLinerun presentsdiscusses the Power of Community for Startups & Brands with Sumeet Shah, VC in Residence at Galvanize NYC.In this unique live mobile experience, Sumeet will share the inner workings of why startups & brands should embrace community & how each party ultimately benefits from a symbiotic relationship.
Linerun presentsis a community gathering of innovators, influencers & everyone in between. Our innovative take on the traditional fireside chat transforms a coach bus into a live podcast lounge. Onboard, we host engaging discussions featuring noted leaders across various business, media & entertainment,where you'll listen to our conversation as it happens through the bus speakers (our version of a live podcast lounge). The connecting continues when we arrive at a local food hall, where you'll have time to get to know your fellow jaunters through fun, curated activities.
Part live mobile podcast experience on a bus, part food hall social in Manhattan. Come for perspective, leave with insight.
About Sumeet Shah (VC in Residence, Galvanize NYC)
Sumeetassists members with fundraising advice & guidanceas the VC in Residence at the New York City campus of Galvanize, an 8-campus strong community making education & growth accessible to anyone - especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry.Prior to Galvanize, Sumeet was theChief Strategy Officer at the US division of NewsPicks, a refined news experience where content is picked by experts & thought-leaders. The platform was designed to bring users the most important stories with commentary from trusted experts across the world.
Before NewsPicks,Sumeet handled sourcing & new investments as a Principal at Brand Foundry Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on low-tech & high-tech consumer products & devices. Overall, he has over 9 years of experience across the startup & private equity industries, formerly running new business strategies at Gist Digital & handling business development & project work at Gotham Consulting Partners. He also assisted in the creation of XRC Labs, a consumer & retail accelerator run by Kurt Salmon & Parsons, as the Program Manager for their inaugural class & Head of Strategic Partnerships for their second class.
Sumeet graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering, where he specialized in Biomechanics.
6:15pm - Begin check in to meeting point (generally in front of Whole Foods Chelsea)
6:40pm - Event start & discussion with enroute to a local food hall
7:15pm - Arrival to Food Hall Destination, activity & collaborations, curated connections
8:15pm - Recap of activity & presentations to group
8:45pm - Depart from Food Hall Destination & shuttle to original meeting point (optional)
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