Elay Cohen, the former Senior Vice President of Sales Productivity at salesforce.com, shared his proven communication-based sales techniques at an AlleyBoost class on Tuesday, October 28 at Mercy College.
Disruptive Technologists hosted a panel, “NYC Social infrastructure & Tech Ecosystem: Are we at an inflection point?” at the NY Institute of Technology on October 27, 2014. Panelists talked about how society has shifted from discouraging entrepreneurs to embracing them and what still needs to change to support this type of economy.
On Tuesday October 21st, OLC attended NY Tech Breakfast hosted by AOL and sponsored by DLA Piper, One Click Patent, Trinet, Jetco Research, and Sellsy. The event was held at AOL’s offices located at 770 Broadway and featured presentations by four entrepreneurs/startups including Senseware, CrowdInvest, Clear View Innovations, and @pay.
From the United Kingdom, Simon Laker of Consult Hyperion, a payments consultancy firm, has since called New York his home since May, especially as he gears up for what is happening next year. The United States is adopting a more secure credit card, EMV (Europay Master Card Visa).
In the startup world, who doesn’t know Alex Osterwalder, the lead author of the global best-seller, Business Model Generation, the handbook for visionaries, game changers and challengers? Osterwalder invented the “Business Model Canvas,” the strategic management tool for designing, testing, building and managing business models.
Today we all need to be great communicators, according to Win the Room CEO Kelly Hadous. Based on her theory that communication is “part power, part strategy, part performance,” she gave tips to improve as a communicator an Alley Boost class at Mercy College on October 21.
"Give up your Wi-Fi for Karma."
Yes, Steven van Wel, co-founder and CEO, said that but no, he’s not asking you to join a counterculture revolution. He was talking about Karma, a Wi-Fi pocket device that allows you to have internet access everywhere you go.
Is your business fundable? Three panelists with diverse experience with startups and investing gave advice to help entrepreneurs answer this question at the Entrepreneur Small & Business Forum event on October 17. The panelists included Alan Brody, of events company Startupalooza, Alessandro Piol of AlphaPrime investors and Tom Wisniewski of RosePaul Venture.
The NY Video meetup had one of its best demo nights last October 16 with Steve Rosenbaum keeping things interesting with his usual side commentary on the latest in the video world. If you missed the news this week, HBO plans to bring its programming to Internet users via a Netflix-style streaming service.
On Thursday, October 16, 2014, OLC attended ETR&D’s event offering Dinner & Tips from Fortune 500 Tech Pros. Held at Microsoft HQ Offices, the event was located at 11 Times Square, New York, NY.