Are We Prepared? Can We Protect our Future?
It has been a year since Super Storm Sandy devastated the New York area with $65 billion in damages.[CBSAC/NY event]
Meanwhile, CO2 levels continue to increase globally, causing polar ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise, along with the frequency of “100 Year Storms.” The scientific community once again affirmed, in its strongest language yet, the near certainty that global warming is caused by human activity. What should individuals, businesses and governments do to address the challenges climate change presents to our communities?
WHAT IS HOW TO GET FUNDING FROM SHARK?
How to get funding from a shark is an event started last year by a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to educate and support NYC business owners in technology, fashion, filmmaking and other various industries. The entrepreneurs brought together an intense array of industry professionals, including Daymond John from ABC's show Shark Tank.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE EVENT?
The event was held at NYC Alley in Times Square and was sold out to a standing room only crowd. Based upon the tremendous success of the event and the support given by by people in attendence, the entrepreneurs decided that they needed to do this event again. For a look at the agenda of last year Last Years Agenda & Panel
WHO ATTENDED LAST YEARS EVENT?
Shark "Daymond John" from ABC's show Shark Tank.
Brian Cohen (Chairman - NY Angels)
Charlie Donnell - (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures)
Dane Atkinson (CEO Sumall)
Alan Brody (Ibreakfast)
and a few other well known investors.
Register here (bottom of the page)
Thirteen Building Resiliency Task Force
proposals have now been enacted into law by the New York City Council.
These laws safeguard buildings and their energy and water supplies,
while removing barriers to resiliency.
Residential buildings will now be required to install emergency fixtures to ensure drinking water during power outages, as well as post emergency planning information. Building owners will have to raise critical equipment above the flood line, including tanks, vents, and fire protection systems. But they will have more flexibility in doing so, including raising telecommunications cabling and using larger fuel tanks above the flood line so backup generators can run longer. Other proposals provide for better sanitation by ensuring toilets will flush during power outages and preventing sewage from backflowing into buildings.
Join us for a presentation featuring real-world practitioners and Task Force members to learn how owners can comply with the new resiliency legislation – and how it will affect buildings, their tenants, and you.
What will the most successful companies be building in 2014? What are some of the pain points in the industry; where is the money? If you're building the next big thing, join us for a Q&A session with Ryan Armbrust, Associate at ff Venture Capital and validate your idea.Ryan joined ff Venture Capital in early 2012. Prior to joining ffVC Ryan spent seven years spinning out startups and otherwise commercializing early-stage technology at Columbia Technology Ventures, the technology transfer office of Columbia University. A self-taught hacker, Ryan has been involved in the New York technology scene for a number of years. Ryan is on the Board of Columbia Venture Community and is the founder of Brooklyn Venture Community.
Ryan received a BA in American Studies from Columbia University in 2005.
Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our monthly conversation series. We are thrilled to host the NYC Net Impact Chapter in a conversation on Corporate Social Sustainability.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a now a key element of most companies’ business strategies. Business success depends on strong relationships with all stakeholders, including a company’s employees and its communities. In this new environment, employees are taking the reins in informing their company’s approach to community engagement. Join Net Impact NYC, Capital One, and Common Impact to hear about the different ways in which employees are returning value to their communities and their company’s bottom line, and how you can be part of this movement.
Are you interested in learning about:
Concept & Project Design
Social Impact Metrics & Assessment
Financial Due Diligence
Community Led Impact Investing
Please join us as we host a case-study based workshop with:
Ellen Carey, GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network)
Andrea Armeni, Executive Director, Transform Finance
Nicole Stubbs, CEO, First Access
Doors open at 9am, with complimentary breakfast. Presentations start at 930am.
Welcome to an evening of intense usability testing with fellow startup companies. Over the course of an hour and a half you'll meet with 5-6 other startups and take turns to give and get feedback on each other's ideas.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
You bring your wireframes, sketches, and just-baked apps - and arrive with one clear task you want the user to achieve.
For example, it could be navigating through your onboarding, posting an event, listing an item on your site, or taking and sharing a photo.
You'll then have 7 minutes to watch (and listen!) to another startup interact with your product, before the tables turn and you get to test their product out too.
This month we'll kick things off with a short presentation by Gilt UX
Amy DeCicco on how Gilt does usability testing. Members of Gilt's UX team will also be circulating throughout the event to provide hands-on feedback on your ideas.
ATTEND FOR FREE!
Simply send a tweet to let people know you're attending the the event, and we'll refund your ticket. Be sure to include @testtubenyc and the link to meetup.com/testtube. All refunds will be processed the day after the event.
SPONSORED BY DEVSHOP & WEWORK
NYC DevShop is a Ruby on Rails development shop that specializes in building initial products for early-stage companies. Our developers and designers create cutting edge web applications for exceptional entrepreneurial teams. http://www.nycdevshop.com/
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
"Quotidian Ventures is a seed stage fund founded in NYC in 2010 by Pedro Torres Picón. Our passion is helping founders create technology products that modernize large industries in which they have deep domain expertise. Whether the entrepreneur has a technical background or not, we provide the resources and hands on support needed to allow him or her to make the difficult transition from industry expert to internet entrepreneur."
Format: Introductions, Q&A, 5 Pitches and Feedback.
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