May
18
to Jun 30

WAMVentures Thanks the Speakers & Community Partners of WAMVentures Forum 5/17/17: Pitch to Investors | AI, Robotics & Advanced Tech

WAMVentures thanks our insightful speakers:

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Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner, Autonomy Ventures. Oliver has been a leading operator and manager of emerging technologies for more than 20 years. Oliver has built and sold numerous ventures, including: Holmes Protection to ADT/Tyco, Americash to American Express, and launching RobotGalaxy, a national EdTech brand. Oliver has been investing in the robotics industry for close to 10 years, with four successful exits in his angel portfolio in the past two years (including 2 IPOs). He is a member of New York Angels and co-chairs the Frontier Tech Committee. Oliver holds 14 patents, has appeared on numerous television shows, and is a sought after speaker/syndicated writer of robotics.

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Frances Schwiep, Principal, Comcast Ventures. Frances is a New York-based venture capital investor focusing on early-stage investments in enterprise tech companies, with a particular focus on startups that are leveraging AI and digital assets to redefine the future of work, cities, and communication mediums in a “cloudy” and mobile world. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Frances was an investor at Highland Capital and Redstar Ventures, where she focused on consumer tech, healthcare IT, and B2B marketplaces. Before that she was a product manager at MC10 Inc., a wearable computing company where she helped develop applications for the company’s bio-sensors in sports and health verticals. Frances began her career in data science and consulting and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest Ramphis is the Co-Founder of ScienceVest (YC F3), a fund and platform for hard-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact 1MM+ lives. He is a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 450 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 40 countries on 6 continents, that have collectively deployed $200B in venture capital. He is the Co-Chair the NYC chapter of the Society. As a Fellow, he has researched the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S., collecting interviews of over 200 stakeholders across the research & commercialization ecosystem in the U.S.

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WAMVentures also thanks our Community Partners:

ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

The ThoughtWorks mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people we call them 'ThoughtWorkers' - to:

* Run a sustainable business

* Champion software excellence and revolutionize the IT industry

* Advocate passionately for social and economic justice

Shufflrr is presentation management. It turns one-and-done files into enterprise communications assets.  With its advanced search and visualization of files, Shufflrr expedites the creation, distribution, re-use, updating, sharing, broadcasting and tracking of not just PowerPoint but all file types throughout your organization.

The StartupOneStop newsletter is a first read of investors, entrepreneurs and the tech press globally, with its insightful editorial, and coverage of the top news of the week and curated events of special interest to the New York tech community. StartupOneStop is written and curated by Bonnie Halper, a superconnector who has been covering tech in NY since the early days of Web 1.0

TrendyTripping connects people with unique local spaces - and each other. What we offer: daily/monthly membership for those who are always in the field, but sometimes need a place to MEET, CREATE and COLLABORATE. Join our community of women founders and find the vibrant local space and people to inspire your success.

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CONNECT with the WAMVentures community!

WAMVentures is the trade name of WAMVentures Group LLC

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May
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

WAMVentures Forum: Pitch to Investors | AI, Robotics and Advanced Technologies

WAMVentures Forum: Meet leading venture capital & angel investors and learn about AI (artificial intelligence), robotics and advanced technologies involving hard-tech and life sciences.  Featuring Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner, Autonomy Ventures; Frances Schwiep, Principal, Comcast Ventures and Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner, Autonomy Ventures. Oliver has been a leading operator and manager of emerging technologies for more than 20 years. Oliver has built and sold numerous ventures, including: Holmes Protection to ADT/Tyco, Americash to American Express, and launching RobotGalaxy, a national EdTech brand. Oliver has been investing in the robotics industry for close to 10 years, with four successful exits in his angel portfolio in the past two years (including 2 IPOs). He is a member of New York Angels and co-chairs the Frontier Tech Committee. Oliver holds 14 patents, has appeared on numerous television shows, and is a sought after speaker/syndicated writer of robotics.

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Frances Schwiep, Principal, Comcast Ventures. Frances is a New York-based venture capital investor focusing on early-stage investments in enterprise tech companies, with a particular focus on startups that are leveraging AI and digital assets to redefine the future of work, cities, and communication mediums in a “cloudy” and mobile world. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Frances was an investor at Highland Capital and Redstar Ventures, where she focused on consumer tech, healthcare IT, and B2B marketplaces. Before that she was a product manager at MC10 Inc., a wearable computing company where she helped develop applications for the company’s bio-sensors in sports and health verticals. Frances began her career in data science and consulting and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest.  Ramphis is the Co-Founder of ScienceVest (YC F3), a fund and platform for hard-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact 1MM+ lives. He is a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 450 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 40 countries on 6 continents, that have collectively deployed $200B in venture capital. He is the Co-Chair the NYC chapter of the Society. As a Fellow, he has researched the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S., collecting interviews of over 200 stakeholders across the research & commercialization ecosystem in the U.S.

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PITCH SESSIONApply to pitch for investor feedback at: contact "at" wamventures.com by May 12, 2017, 12 noon EST. Submit 1-page executive summary including stage of business, problem, solution and market size of your industry/vertical. Preference for companies that have achieved MVP and demonstrate progress toward traction and/or unique technology (emphasis on AI / artificial intelligence, robotics or advanced solutions leveraging technology including hard-tech & life sciences and enterprise technology companies addressing future of work, cities and communication mediums).  Use SUBJECT: Pitch at WAMVentures Forum 5/17/17. * * Presenting team must have at least one woman or diverse founder/co-founder or key team member. *  *

WAMVentures encourages women and diverse founders to pitch and gain valuable investor feedback.

HOST: Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures Group LLC

REGISTER EARLY: Prior WAMVentures Forums have sold out! NO DOOR registration.

* Light food & beverage during networking *

*  * SPONSORS: email us at: contact "at" wamventures.com*  *

CONNECT with the WAMVentures community!

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Mar
14
to Apr 14

WAMVentures Thanks the Speakers & Community Partners of WAMVentures Forum 3/13/17: Pitch to Investors | Be a Game Changer!

WAMVentures thanks our insightful speakers:

Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO, BRAVA Investments.  Nathalie is an impact investor focused on making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, she's a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart, passionate about telling the often untold stories of women change-makers.

Keith Ferrazzi called her a "super-connector" in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone. Nathalie is the "fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources to get stuff done, and done quickly."

Jules Miller, Venture Partner, LunaCap Ventures. Jules is an impact investor, 3-time entrepreneur, ‘intrapreneur’ and hands-on operations expert. She is currently Venture Partner at LunaCap Ventures, an early stage venture debt fund investing in military veteran, women and minority (MWM) founders, and was previously interim COO of BRAVA Investments, a holding company investing in companies that economically benefit women.

Cigdem Altay Binal, Director, L-SPARK . Cigdem has over 10 years experience in technology industry having served in various roles in software design, product and project management, marketing and business development. For the past 2 years Cigdem has focused her efforts on building relationships with investment firms and the startup community in New York on behalf of both Wesley Clover International and L-SPARK. She is a mentor with Founder Institute and is a Women inPower fellow.

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WAMVentures also thanks our Community Partners:

Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology. Our community is where people and companies with the guts and smarts to create real-world change congregate and inspire each other. Our goal is to make opportunities in technology available to all those with the aptitude, determination, and drive.

Sava360 is a platform connecting Influencers with Innovators & Entrepreneurs to share ideas, source deals & raise social consciousness.

Shufflrr is presentation management. It turns one-and-done files into enterprise communications assets.  With its advanced search and visualization of files, Shufflrr expedites the creation, distribution, re-use, updating, sharing, broadcasting and tracking of not just PowerPoint but all file types throughout your organization.

The StartupOneStop newsletter is a first read of investors, entrepreneurs and the tech press globally, with its insightful editorial, and coverage of the top news of the week and curated events of special interest to the New York tech community. StartupOneStop is written and curated by Bonnie Halper, a superconnector who has been covering tech in NY since the early days of Web 1.0

TrendyTripping connects people with unique local spaces - and each other. What we offer: daily/monthly membership for those who are always in the field, but sometimes need a place to MEET, CREATE and COLLABORATE. Join our community of women founders and find the vibrant local space and people to inspire your success.

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CONNECT with the WAMVentures community!

WAMVentures is the trade name of WAMVentures Group LLC

WAMVentures advances entrepreneurship for women & diverse founders and welcomes high impact leaders! WAMVentures embraces an inclusive community and men who support women entrepreneurs are welcome!

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Mar
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

WAMVentures Forum: Pitch to Investors | Be a Game Changer!

WAMVentures Forum: Pitch to Investors | Be a Game Changer!

2017 is starting off with many challenges around the world. What trends and strategies do you need to keep current and implement as an entrepreneur, investor or service provider?

Meet dynamic women leaders & investors, Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO, BRAVA Investments, Jules Miller, Venture Partner, LunaCap Ventures and Cigdem Altay Binal, Director, L-SPARK Corporation who will share their game changing experiences during Women's History month at WAMVentures Forum in NYC!

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Nathalie Molina Niño: CEO BRAVA Investments.  Nathalie is an impact investor focused on making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, she's a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart, passionate about telling the often untold stories of women change-makers.

Keith Ferrazzi called her a "super-connector" in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone. Nathalie is the "fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources to get stuff done, and done quickly."

In 2016, as interim CEO of SELF MADE, Nathalie led the development of the SELF MADE platform based on the book by Telemundo's former Entertainment president, Nely Galan, including the launch of a mobile app, video series, and web platform.

In 2015, Nathalie stepped in as interim Chief Revenue Officer of PowerToFly, a startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20, she later graduated with a degree in play writing at Columbia University. In 2012, Molina Niño co-founded Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, with the mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs, where she remains a founding advisor.

Jules Miller, Venture Partner, LunaCap Ventures. Jules is an impact investor, 3-time entrepreneur, ‘intrapreneur’ and hands-on operations expert. She is currently Venture Partner at LunaCap Ventures, an early stage venture debt fund investing in military veteran, women and minority (MWM) founders, and was previously interim COO of BRAVA Investments, a holding company investing in companies that economically benefit women. As an entrepreneur, Jules is co-founder & managing director Evolve Law, a community of entrepreneurs dedicated to accelerating the adoption of technology and innovation in the legal industry, was co-founder & COO of Hire an Esquire, a venture-backed labor marketplace providing an on-demand workforce of attorneys to law firms and in-house legal departments, and was founder & managing director of Carbonado Group, an on demand workforce of environmental sustainability experts. Previously she spent 7 years as an ‘intraprenuer’ helping companies including Ernst & Young, Salesforce.com and Tiffany & Co. to launch and grow new business units. Jules earned her BA from UCLA and her MSc from The London School of Economics.

Cigdem Altay Binal, Director, L-SPARK Corporation. Cigdem has over 10 years experience in technology industry having served in various roles in software design, product and project management, marketing and business development. For the past 2 years Cigdem has focused her efforts on building relationships with investment firms and the startup community in New York on behalf of both Wesley Clover International and L-SPARK. She is a mentor with Founder Institute and is a Women inPower fellow.

Cigdem holds a Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering from Sabanci University, Executive MBA from Bosphorus University and obtained a Master in Science in Integrated Marketing from New York University and Private Equity & Venture Capital Executive Program from Harvard Business School.

PITCH SESSIONApply to pitch for investor feedback at: contact "at" wamventures.com by March 8, 2017, 12 noon EST. Submit 1-page executive summary including stage of business, problem, solution and market size of your industry/vertical. Preference for companies that have achieved MVP and demonstrate progress toward traction and/or unique technology (SaaS, IoT, disruptive technologies) or advanced business solutions (optimized by leveraging technology).  High impact businesses (social ventures) and high performing consumer product companies with traction are welcome. Use SUBJECT: Pitch at WAMVentures Forum 3/13/17. * * Presenting team must have at least one woman founder/co-founder. *  *

WAMVentures encourages women founders to pitch and gain valuable investor feedback.

HOST: Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures Group LLC

REGISTER EARLY: Prior WAMVentures Forums have sold out! NO DOOR registration.

* Light food & beverage during networking *

*  * SPONSORS: email us at: contact "at" wamventures.com*  *

CONNECT with the WAMVentures community!

WAMVentures is the trade name of WAMVentures Group LLC

WAMVentures advances entrepreneurship for women & diverse founders and welcomes high impact leaders! WAMVentures embraces an inclusive community and men who support women entrepreneurs are welcome!

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Nov
19
to Dec 31

Thanks to WAMVentures Forum Speakers on 11/16/16 in NYC: Pitch to Investors | Adam Quinton, Amy Kadomatsu & Brian Laung Aoaeh

WAMVentures thanks our insightful speakers at WAMVentures Forum held in NYC on 11/16/16:

Adam Quinton, Founder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures

Amy Kadomatu, Co-founder & President, ROKO Labs and App Idea Awards

Brian Laung Aoaeh, Partner, KEC Ventures

WAMVentures also thanks its Partners:

ThoughtWorks, our venue partner

Sava360, our marketing partner

Shufflrr, our presentation partner

StartupOneStop, our startup community partner

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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WAMVentures advances entrepreneurship for women & diverse founders and welcomes high impact leaders!

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Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

WAMVentures Forum: Pitch to Investors | Advanced Tactics & Frontier Tech

WAMVentures Forum: Meet leading venture capital & angel investors and learn advanced business development strategies. Featuring Adam Quinton - Lucas Point Ventures , Amy Kadomatsu - ROKO Labs and Brian Laung Aoaeh - KEC Ventures.  We'll also explore frontier technologies.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Adam Quinton, Lucas Point Ventures. As the Founder & CEO of Lucas Point Ventures Adam invests in and advises early stage companies

Adam's focus is supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. He sits on the Board of Pinks and Greens and serves as an Advisor to a number of companies as well as Chicago based Techweek. In 2014 he served as Chief Financial Officer of leading NYC based cybersecurity company NopSec, another of his investees. He is an Advisor/Mentor to San Francisco based Astia, Boulder based MergeLane, New York based 37 Angels, Menlo Park based Women's StartupLab and LA based Vinetta Project.

In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of "25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know" and also one of the "100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know". In 2015 he was featured in Tech.co as "One of 8 VCs Making Waves" and in 2016 was named as one of "26 great people spearheading change in tech investment" by Silicon Republic.

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Amy Kadomatsu is co-founder and president of ROKO Labs, a mobile platform company that helps app creators grow and engage their user communities by adding referral programs, chatbots and promo code tracking, to their apps. ROKO Labs is also the host of the App Idea Awards, a competition for app entrepreneurs to pitch their app ideas to top-tier VCs including First Round Capital, Greycroft and Samsung Ventures.

Prior to ROKO Labs, Amy was a Managing Director at McGraw-Hill Financial, a Fortune 500 company. A serial entrepreneur, Amy has created and launched multiple start-ups including TheMarkets.com, which was sold to S&P Capital IQ in 2010 for $300M. Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Amy is an active seed investor with HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, a mentor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable, pitch night judge and advisor to start-ups. She also serves as Board Chair for MOUSE, a national nonprofit that empowers students to become leaders, inventors, and creators in the technology ecosystem. Amy is a graduate of Harvard University and has an an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Brian Laung Aoaeh is a partner at KEC Ventures, an early stage venture fund based in New York City, where he devotes the majority of his time to assessing potential Seed and Series A investments in technology startups. He blogs at Innovation Footprints and is on Twitter: @brianlaungaoaeh, LinkedIn: Brian Laung Aoaeh and Instagram: @brianlaungaoaeh.

PITCH SESSIONApply to pitch for investor feedback at: contact "at" wamventures.com by November 11, 2016, 12 noon EST. Submit 1-page executive summary including stage of business, problem, solution and market size of your industry/vertical. Preference for companies that have achieved MVP and demonstrate progress toward traction and/or unique technology (SaaS, IoT, disruptive technologies) or advanced business solution (optimized by leveraging technology). Use SUBJECT: Pitch at WAMVentures Forum 11/16/16. * * Presenting team must have at least one woman or diverse founder/co-founder. *  *

WAMVentures encourages women & diverse founders to pitch and gain valuable investor feedback.

HOST: Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures Group LLC

REGISTER EARLY: Prior WAMVentures Forums have sold out! NO DOOR registration.

*  * SPONSORS: email us at: contact "at" wamventures.com*  *

CONNECT with the WAMVentures community!

 

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WAMVentures Forum: Pitch to Investors (NYC) | Pivoting & Scaling
Oct
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

WAMVentures Forum: Pitch to Investors (NYC) | Pivoting & Scaling

WAMVentures Forum: Meet women & diverse investors and experts while focusing on the key business strategies of Pivoting & Scaling. You'll meet Sapna Shah, Principal at Red Giraffe Advisors and Brittany Gorevic, General Partner at Lattice Ventures who are successful women investors and Sarika Doshi, Co-founder & Advisor to Rank & Style which was acquired in May 2016 by Facebook Global VP,  Blake Chandlee and a team of Austin-based entrepreneurs – Jamie Chandlee, Beth Newill & Dalton Young in May 2016.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Sapna Shah, Principal, Red Giraffe Advisors. Sapna is an angel investor, retail expert and three-time entrepreneur. Through Red Giraffe Advisors, Sapna makes angel and early-stage seed investments in retail, fashion and consumer start-ups and offers advisory services to early-stage companies. Sapna is a member of the Board of Directors of New York Angels.

Previously, Sapna co-founded Retail Eye Partners, an independent Wall Street equity research firm. Sapna also co-founded a menswear e-commerce retailer, Mind the Chap. Prior to Retail Eye Partners, Sapna held executive strategy roles at Linens 'n Things, Inc. and at Ann Taylor, and spent time at Gap, Inc. Previous to her career in retail, Sapna worked in investment banking at Punk, Ziegel & Knoell and in credit at Morgan Stanley. Sapna received her B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School as well as a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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Brittany Gorevic is a General Partner at Lattice Ventures, providing launch capital to entrepreneurs serving industries under served in innovation. Prior to launching Lattice, Gorevic served as General Manager at Union Square Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $1B+ under management. Some portfolio companies include Etsy, Twitter, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Lending Club, and Kickstarter. Her entrepreneurial endeavors include founding VetsinTech NYC, transitioning military veterans into technology jobs, and founded gtrot, a social travel recommendation engine sold to Groupon. She has a BA in Marketing and International Business from NYU.

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Sarika Doshi, Co-founder & Advisor, Rank & Style. Sarika founded Rank & Style where she acted as CEO and led content, strategy, e-commerce, public relations, business development and fundraising efforts. In three years the company grew to become a trusted, recognized brand working with well-known brands, including Amazon, American Express, Nordstrom, and Refinery29 and was sold in 2016. Rank & Style was named 'Best of the Web' by InStyle and earned the 'Founders of the Future' award from Hearst and Sarika was listed as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company. Prior to Rank & Style, she was a member of the management team at a venture-backed growth company where she was responsible for growing and managing a $20 million business segment in London and New York. Sarika studied at Columbia University and the University of Michigan Law School.

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PITCH SESSION: Apply to pitch for investor feedback at: contact "at" wamventures.com by October 15, 2016, 11:59pm EST. Submit 1-page executive summary including stage of business, problem, solution and market size of your industry/vertical. Preference for companies that have achieved MVP and demonstrate progress toward traction and/or unique technology or business solution. Use SUBJECT: Pitch at WAMVentures Forum 10/18/16. *Presenting team must have at least one woman or diverse founder/co-founder).

WAMVentures encourages women & diverse founders to pitch and gain valuable investor & expert feedback.

HOST & Moderator: Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures Group LLC

AGENDA

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CONNECT with the WAMVentures community!

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WAMVentures advances entrepreneurship for women & diverse founders and welcomes high impact leaders! WAMVentures is an inclusive community and supportive men are welcome... remember to support women & diverse entrepreneurs!

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Sep
19
to Sep 30

WAMVentures Forum Speakers

WAMVentures Forum speakers have included:

Erica Duignan Minnihan, 1000 Angels

Pelli Wang, SeedInvest

Georgia P. Quinn, iDisclose

Jeanne M. Sullivan, Sullivan Adventures and StarVest Partners

Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft

Lori Hoberman, Hoberman Law Group PLLC

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, M.M. LaFleur

Nathalie Molina Nino, Self-Made LLC & Entrepreneurs@Athena

Milena Berry, PowertoFly.com

Ivory Chafin-Blanchard, Ivory Digital

Stephanie Joy Benedetto, Queen of Raw

Tamar Donikyan, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Olga Vidisheva, Shoptiques.com

Jan Mercer Dahms,  6-Figures and Swig (Sealed with Intentional Goodness)

Leslie Grossman, Leslie Grossman Leadership and Women's Leadership Exchange

Natalia Oberti Noguera, Pipeline Angels (formerly Pipeline Fellowship)

Stacey Ferreira, Forrge, AdMoar, MySocialCloud (acquired by Reputation.com) and 2 Billion Under 20

Heidi Sieck, #VOTEPROCHOICE, and formerly with Civic Hall & Democracy.com

Kate Berg, Verse.com and Stamford Innovation Center

Lois Bruu, MasterCard and formerly with Concero Connect

Bob Knorpp, The Cool Beans Group & Host - The Bean Cast

Sonali Anoush Pillay, American Express and formerly with Browsy

Arthur Tu, Elemental Path, CogniToys and LearnBop

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Mar
1
to May 19

WAMVentures Thanks Supporters & Community

Thank you for your support.

WAMVentures thanks our past speakers:

Jeanne M. Sullivan, Sullivan Adventures and StarVest Partners

Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft

Lori Hoberman, Hoberman Law Group PLLC

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, M.M. LaFleur

Nathalie Molina Nino, Self-Made LLC & Entrepreneurs@Athena

Milena Berry, Power to Fly

Ivory Chafin-Blanchard, Ivory Digital

Stephanie Joy Benedetto, Queen of Raw

Tamar Donikyan, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Olga Vidisheva, Shoptiques.com

Jan Mercer Dahms,  6-Figures and Swig (Sealed with Intentional Goodness)

Leslie Grossman, Leslie Grossman Leadership and Women's Leadership Exchange

Natalia Oberti Noguera, Pipeline Angels (formerly Pipeline Fellowship)

Stacey Ferreira, Forrge, AdMoar, MySocialCloud (acquired by Reputation.com) and 2 Billion Under 20

Heidi Sieck, #VOTEPROCHOICE, and formerly with Civic Hall & Democracy.com

Kate Berg, Verse.com and Stamford Innovation Center

Lois Bruu, MasterCard and formerly with Concero Connect

Bob Knorpp, The Cool Beans Group & Host - The Bean Cast

Sonali Anoush Pillay, Zola and formerly with Browsy

Arthur Tu, Elemental Path, CogniToys and LearnBop

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WAMVentures also thanks its Community Partners:

ThoughtWorks

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

General Assembly

 

Stay tuned for updates. See you soon and keep building incredible businesses!

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Mar
8
to Aug 17

WAMVentures Thanks the Speakers, Supporters and Attendees of "Women Game-Changers Lead! " in NYC

WAMVentures thanks the committed speakers, entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and supporters who attended WAMVentures Forum: "Women Game-Changers Lead!" on Thursday, March 5 in NYC.

Oh what a special night for all of us.  Even on a snowy evening in March, the committed speakers and attendees (FYI, we had a full house!) made their way to attend WAMVentures Forum. The circumstances of the evening and the theme seemed to go hand and hand.  You're all winners!

Thanks again to our speakers:

Jeanne M. Sullivan, Chief Inspiration Officer – Advisor, Speaker, Connector (Co-Founder, StarVest Partners, leading New York-based venture capital firm managing $400MM in assets; Board Member of New York Angel Association, Board Member Women's Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School, Athena Entrepreneur Fellow at Barnard College, Astia Global Board of Trustees, Executive Team at eProvStudio)

Tereza Nemessanyi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Microsoft (East Region); leading Microsoft's work with Startups in New York; passionate about women in high-growth entrepreneurship.  As Founder /CEO of website startupHonestly Now, she was named one of the Forbes "Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch".  She earned a dual MA/MBA at The Wharton School and Lauder Institute & was the first employee of CETV (IPO in 1995).

Lori Hoberman, Founder, Hoberman Law Group PLLC (Co-Founder of IMG Labs, a new innovation incubator; Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum in NYC and a Mentor with 37 Angels. Name by AlleyWatch as one of the "20 Awesome People to in the New York Tech Scene You Need to Know."

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, Founder & CEO, M.M. LaFleur (Raised $2MM in venture capital. M.M. LaFleur is a new fashion label for professional women.  As MM grows, the ethos remains the same: to make the purposeful women look and feel beautiful, without having to work hard at it.  Sarah serves on the Junior Board at International Rescue Committee and is a Harvard College graduate.

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WAMVentures sends special thanks to the ThoughtWorks team and our preferred venue partner.

As you network among peers and win business, remember to thank those who have helped you along your journey.

That said, I'm sending special thanks to our venue sponsor ThoughtWorks. The ThoughtWorks culture of supporting social causes such as advancing women & diverse entrepreneurs is the primary reason WAMVentures prefers to host its events at ThoughtWorks.   Keep in mind that as a global technology consulting company operating in 31 cities across 13 countries,  ThoughtWorks employs nearly 3,000 professionals and growing fast. As a result, ThoughtWorks is constantly on the hunt to find passionate technologists, service design thinkers, complexity tamers, change agents, innovators and open-minded collaborators to take on the next big challenge for their clients.

Contact Jacob Paul, the ThoughtWorks NY recruiter: jpaul@thoughtworks.com to learn more about their current opportunities. Let your peers know that ThoughtWorks wants to meet future "ThoughtWorkers".

Best and see you soon at the next WAMVentures Forum!

Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures

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WAMVentures Forum: Women Game-Changers Lead!
Mar
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

WAMVentures Forum: Women Game-Changers Lead!

WAMVentures celebrates Women's History Month on March 5 (Thursday evening) in NYC, our theme: Women Game-Changers Lead!

Meet leading women who support women entrepreneurs and share the challenges of entrepreneurship and winning strategies such as: structuring your business, raising capital, leveraging technology and scaling your business.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Jeanne M. Sullivan, Chief Inspiration Officer – Advisor, Speaker, Connector (Co-Founder, StarVest Partners, leading New York-based venture capital firm managing $400MM in assets; Board Member of New York Angel Association, Board Member Women's Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School, Athena Entrepreneur Fellow at Barnard College, Astia Global Board of Trustees, Executive Team at eProvStudio)

Tereza Nemessanyi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Microsoft (East Region); leading Microsoft's work with Startups in New York; passionate about women in high-growth entrepreneurship..  As Founder /CEO of website startupHonestly Now, she was named one of the Forbes "Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch".  She earned a dual MA/MBA at The Wharton School and Lauder Institute & was the first employee of CETV (IPO in 1995).

Lori Hoberman, Founder, Hoberman Law Group PLLC (Co-Founder of IMG Labs, a new innovation incubator; Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum in NYC and a Mentor with 37 Angels. Name by AlleyWatch as one of the "20 Awesome People to in the New York Tech Scene You Need to Know."

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, Founder & CEO, M.M. LaFleur (Raised $2MM in venture capital. M.M. LaFleur is a new fashion label for professional women.  As MM grows, the ethos remains the same: to make the purposeful women look and feel beautiful, without having to work hard at it.  Sarah serves on the Junior Board at International Rescue Committee and is a Harvard College graduate.

HOST & MODERATOR:
Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures

SCHEDULE:
Check-in & Networking: 6pm to 6:45pm
Panel Discussion: 7pm - 7:45pm

Open Forum: 7:45pm - 8:15pm
(select attendees will be invited to pitch their businesses for constructive feedback and we'll open the floor for special announcements)

Networking: 8:15pm to 9pm

OPEN FORUM:
For women entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital, WAMVentures prefers entrepreneurs who have achieved some traction: loyal customer base, revenues, MVP, unique technology or unique business solution. For social entrepreneurs, focus on triple bottom-line impact (profit, purpose, people/planet). Send your 1-page executive summary for review to: contact "at" wamventures "dot" com

SPONSORS:
email: contact "at" wamventures "dot" com

* Light refreshments during networking *

* *  REGISTER EARLY for entry : NO door registrations  *  *

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Feb
9
to Feb 17

WAMVentures Thanks Speakers and Sponsors: WAMVentures Forum on 2/5/15 - Women Entrepreneurs in Media & Design

WAMVentures thanks the speakers:

Nathalie Molina Niño, Co-Founder, Entrepreneurs@Athena, Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College (Involved in launch & growth of Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into $100 million operation in 6 years)

Ivory Chafin-Blanchard, Chief Digital Officer, Ivory Digital (Rated as a top NYC web design agency for small business solutions)

Milena Berry, CEO and Co-Founder, PowerToFly (Closing the gender gap in tech & helping millions of women around the world find innovative jobs)

Stephanie Joy Benedetto, CEO and Founder, Queen of Raw (Advocate for women in business and sustainable fashion)

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WAMVentures thanks our venue sponsor ThoughtWorks.

As you network among peers and win business, remember to thank those who have helped you along your journey.

That said, I'm sending special thanks to our venue sponsor ThoughtWorks. The ThoughtWorks culture of supporting social causes such as advancing women & diverse entrepreneurs is the primary reason WAMVentures prefers to host its events at ThoughtWorks.   Keep in mind that as a global technology consulting company operating in 31 cities across 13 countries,  ThoughtWorks employs nearly 3,000 professionals and growing fast. As a result, ThoughtWorks is constantly on the hunt to find passionate technologists, service design thinkers, complexity tamers, change agents, innovators and open-minded collaborators to take on the next big challenge for their clients.

Contact Jacob Paul, the ThoughtWorks NY recruiter: jpaul@thoughtworks.com to learn more about their current opportunities. Let your peers know that ThoughtWorks wants to meet future "ThoughtWorkers".

Best and see you soon at the next WAMVentures Forum!

Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures

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Dec
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

WAMVentures Forum - Women Entrepreneurs: Own Your Voice - Be Indy Jane !

Women Entrepreneurs: Own Your Voice - Be Indy Jane !

Join fellow entrepreneurs, advisors, investors, mentors, technology professionals / developers and influencers who support entrepreneurship for women!

December 16, Tuesday, is Jane Austen's and Margaret Mead's birthday... a genius day.

Meet the Indy Janes of Today:

Independent women who have built sustainable businesses and are leaders moving women entrepreneurs forward.

Be Indy Jane with the WAMVentures community!

SPEAKERS:

Tamar Donikyan, Partner at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP (Commitment to Women Entrepreneurs)

Leslie Grossman, Leslie Grossman Leadership and Co-Founder of Women's Leadership Exchange (Author, Speaker & Advisor to CEOs)

Olga Vidisheva, Founder & CEO - Shoptiques.com (funded by Andreesen Horowitz, Greylock, Benchmark, William Morris Talent Agency; graduate of Harvard Business School and Y Combinator)

Jan Mercer Dahms, Managing Director at Plum Alley (crowdfunding platform for women) and Founder at 6-Figures

HOST & MODERATOR: Veronica Guzman, Founder - WAMVentures

 

Network: 5:30 to 6:15pm
Panel Starts: 6:30pm

 

Where: New York City

Join the WAMVentures community:  Own Your Voice - Be Indy Jane !

To Pitch or Sponsor email WAMVentures: contact "at" wamventures "dot" com

For Pitch Candidates, preference for women-led companies with traction, i.e. customers, loyal viewers, MVP or unique technology. For social entrepreneurs, focus on your triple bottom-line impact (profit, purpose, people, the 3Ps).

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Jun
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

WAMVentures kick-off event on June 20, 2014 in New York City!

CONNECT. ENGAGE. ACT!

WAMVentures invited forward-thinking professionals, entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors & investors who support entrepreneurship for women founders.  Meet inspiring, dynamic & action-oriented entrepreneurs & experts who will drive you toward ACTION!

Venue: ThoughtWorks (99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY)

5:30pm - 9:30pm

Host and Moderator: Veronica Guzman, Founder - WAMVentures

Co-Moderator: Bob Knorpp, Chief Strategist - The Cool Beans Group & Host - The Bean Cast

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MEET THE PANEL SPEAKERS:

Kate Berg, CEO - Mobile Real Estate (a smart mobile platform designed to connect real estate brokers, agents, and advertisers with their end users.  Advisor to WorldTrade.com and Advisor & former President, Collective Bias, helped raise $10MM)

Heidi Sieck, COO - Democracy.com (first platform to connect political candidates with voters; raised $2MM)

Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO- Pipeline Fellowship (an angel investing bootcamp that’s changing the face of angel investing & creating capital for women social entrepreneurs)

Lois Bruu, President - Concero Connect (serial entrepreneur and currently focused on bringing broadband internet via satellite primarily in developing countries)

Stacey Ferreira, 21 year old co-founder of MySocialCloud (acquired '13). Co-author of 2 Billion Under 20. Co-Founder of AdMoar.

Sonali Anoush Pillay, Founder & CEO - Browsy.com (transform your Pinterest fashion boards into your own personal shopping catalogue.  Sonali is a member of the Summer 2014 DreamIt NYC accelerator program)

Gene Gurkoff, Founder & CEO – CharityMiles.org (app that raises funds for charity via walking, running & biking; winner of 2013 SXSW People’s Choice Award)

Arthur Tu, Board Member & Founder - LearnBop.com (education technology that enables experts to create educational content with hints & feedback messages that respond to student behaviors. Winner of the first-ever “iHub Pitch Games” challenge in Silicon Valley; DreamIt! NYC alum.)

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Stay tuned for more!

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