http://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurs-roundtable-74-tickets-12708927745 How many times have you seen investors make actual Powerpoint presentations? Another question, how many of them have you seen present in front of a big audience in an engaging way—smiling at that? Even more pointedly, when did you last get a great handshake, smiling again and with steady eye contact?
http://blogs.orrick.com/totalaccess/events/event/new-york-panel-event-ecommerce-structuring-partnerships-w-verizon-nea-general-catalyst-keep-holdings-cuurio-the-lionesque-group-rre-nestle-waters-na-casper-softbank/ If you have not noticed, big companies have joined the tech investing bandwagon. If you have not noticed, the tech meetups are also adding more topics in one meetup night.
http://entrepreneurship.columbia.edu/events/1110/ Hours after PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel provocatively proclaimed Twitter to be “run by potheads,” he kicked off the release of his new book at Columbia University.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-san-francisco-hosts-phil-and-jacob-jaber-philz-coffee-tickets-12715258681 On Tuesday, September 16th, Office Lease Center attended Startup Grinds fireside chat with Phil and Jacob Jaber of Philz Coffee at the Pivotal Labs office in San Francisco.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ddcollective-hustle-hard-scaling-mobile-apps-getting-users-presented-by-facebook-parse-tickets-12610366947 At Dumbo, Brooklyn last September 16, Digital Dumbo divided its meetup into two segments. The first part focused on scaling apps with Nakul Patel, partner manager of Parse and Will Schenk, co-founder of HappyFunCorp. The second part tackled how to get users with Deepanjan De, client partner of Facebook and Al Harnisch, strategist of Prolific Interactive. That was the order of the presentation.
The fastest way to an emerging tech company’s heart is through its venture capitalist.
Such has been the modus operandi of Jack Petrie, the President of OfficeLeaseCenter.com who has amassed a list of clients that reads like a veritable who’s who of Silicon Alley. He’s found these clients through contacts and clients of his in venture capital.
“I [find] that usually I can connect the dots with a lot of these companies with relationships I have with V.C. firms and people I have met through the community,” said Mr. Petrie, 50.
PulsePoint, Clearspring and Jingle Networks have all found new office space through the aid of Mr. Petrie.
Young firms like Sailthru, a behavioral email marketing service, and GramercyOne, a cloud-based software development firm, recently secured seed money from venture capitalists and tabbed Mr. Petrie to find them 15,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet of office space, respectively.
He helped Amazon expand to 60,000 square feet of space at 1350 Avenue of the Americas this year—and the online retail giant is counting on him for future growth... view more