We’re excited to cosponsor two events with the Disruptive Technologists!
Details on the first below. We’ll follow with an all-day event at Brooklyn Law on November 11 with panels providing a more in depth look at a wide variety of new technologies to be followed with hackathons to fill gaps in their realization.
Please join Disruptive Technologists for a panel discussion moderated by:
Bruce Bachenheimer, Professor & Director, Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University, NYC
1. David Rose, VC & Serial Entrepreneur, New York Angels, Gust.com
2. Jessica Singleton, Digital Director at Office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
3. Chez Mee, Brand Innovation Strategist & Serial Entrepreneur
The financial crisis of 2008 was an inflection point where Mayor Bloomberg was widely credited for reinventing the traditional Wall Street Economy through technology entrepreneurship. Yet some criticized his success as having been more of a wealth creation model for a narrow section of the City.
Are we now at a second inflation point? At the recent press conference in Dumbo to announce Digital.NYC, the City’s new hub for tech and startups, Mayor Bill De Blasio talked about his new technology initiatives. So this brings up the question: Will things get worse or will they get better? What will happen to the gains made by the Bloomberg Administration? Or will there not even be a new inflection point, and things will remain the same? What does it take to make a successful tech ecosystem?
Disruptive Technologists is an organization dedicated to finding out what makes Disrupters tick – what they are thinking, how they do what they do and then inspire, promote, support, mentor and advise in order to future Disruption in NYC through tech. We do this through the weekly publication DisruptiveTechnologists.com, monthly panels through our organization Digital Technologists in NYC and through our monthly newsletter. We also report on and cover new Disrupters and attend the hottest events in order to spread their Disruptive words. We offer an intimate look at this new breed of tech entrepreneurs and their innovative products and services.
Join us for the event to hear from some of the most qualified, dedicated, and passionate Disrupters in the business.
Please pay PayPal as you RSVP. Students are free at door with valid school ID. We need the full name of you and your guests for security reasons.
Monday Oct 27, 2014 from 6.15 PM to 8.15 PM
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Auditorium, 16 W 61st Street
near Broadway, 11th Floor Auditorium
6:15 to 6:45: Networking, Chicken Tacos and other assorted Hors
D’oerves, Soda, Coffee, Hint Water and more….
6:45 to 8:15: Announcements, Panel and Group Discussion
8:15 to 8:30: Q&A
8:30 to 10:30 Special Disruptive Happy Hour at the Empire Hotel Rooftop
Bar around the corner.
1. Bruce Bachenheimer: is a Clinical Professor of Management and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management and strategy. He is also the organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition.He is a member of the Board & past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization’s Global Board. He serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica and has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a variety of new ventures. He has been widely quoted in a variety of domestic and international publications, interviewed on radio and television, and spoke on entrepreneurship for numerous organizations, including the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, Kairos Society, and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and Foreign Press Center.
2. David Rose, VC & Serial Entrepreneur, New York Angels, Gust.com
David S. Rose is a serial entrepreneur, Inc. 500 CEO and active early stage investor who has founded or funded over 90 high tech companies. He has been described by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel” and by Crain’s New York Business as “The father of angel investing in New York.” David is the founder and CEO of Gust, the international collaboration platform for startup financing used by over 45,000 investors and 250,000 entrepreneurs. He is also Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; and Founding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University. His new book, Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups, will be published by Wiley in May, 2014.
3. Jessica Singleton, Digital Director at Office of New York City Mayor
Bill de Blasio
Formerly Digital Director at New Yorkers for Bill de Blasio and Deputy Digital Director – Pennsylvania at Obama for America. Was also legal coordinator at Human Rights Campaign.
4. Chez Mee, Brand Innovation Strategist & Serial Entrepreneur
Chaz Mee, is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with over 15 years of marketing, brand transformation and technology experience as an innovation focused Creative Director and Brand Innovation Strategist. Chaz has won numerous awards including Cannes Gold Lions, Effie, Clio, Webbys, FWA, Dope Website awards and Creativity Top 5. He Co-Founded Brouha, a first of its kind RFID based mobile marketing platform; A Shop Called Brooklyn; and is currently principal and founder at The Ruckus Company, a creative strategy consultancy and technology innovations incubator. He is currently building a new service called “placelist” using Meteorjs.
Chaz has specialized in digital, social and mobile marketing and branding as well as worked in the startup space as an entrepreneur, co-founder, startup advisor and product and growth marketing strategist.
3. What Are Disruptive Technologists®?
Disruptive technologists are the game-changers, the out-of-the-box thinkers, the hackers, the iconoclasts, the students and the inventors. Any one of them has the potential to create or contribute meaningfully to the Next Big Thing in technology. Today, many of the most intriguing and promising of these individuals live and work in New York City rather than Silicon Valley, and they (along with a number of those who finance and employ them) are the reason Silicon Alley has moved into the number 2 VC and Angel funding spot.
4. A brief statement about disruptive technologists®
Tech is blowing up in New York City thanks to a thriving culture of entrepreneurship that is disrupting the way people live and work. At the forefront of this movement are hundreds of individuals whose perspectives fall outside the mainstream and who are aggressively pushing the boundaries of innovation. Disruptive Technologists gives a fascinating glimpse into the lives, thinking, and methods of many of them.
Hundreds of technophiles are eager to understand what makes disrupters tick in order to emulate them, learn from them, invest in them, or even to just be in the know. Being able to discuss what these innovators – those who create a technology for pants that never wrinkle to virtual basketball on you that is played on the phone with virtual baskets set up around the city.” Meantime, tech aficionados, experts, and investors are always looking for the next Steve Jobs.
We welcome all Disruptive Technologists® with disruptive ideas that want to be featured, be speakers, give us ideas, and let us know where you are demoing, if there is an event we should be at, or just comment to contact us by clicking on the Contact tab.