About the event
The Founders Speakers Series brings together some of NYC's top entrepreneurs and CEOs for a night of education, insight, and networking to an audience of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Join us at WeWork NoMad in Manhattan to gain insight into building a successful startup, and connect with some of NYC's top investors, CEOs and tech talent.
Richard Lorenzen is the founder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a public relations firm in New York focusing on technology, finance, and policy. He is a keynote speaker on millennials in entrepreneurship and foreign policy. Richard is also a member of the foreign policy NGO, Concordia, and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. He has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, Fox News, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, AdWeek and has delivered a TEDx talk on empowering youth.
Taylor Vecchio is a progressive educator, trainer, and consultant. After years of designing and launching high-quality youth-focused programs for CUNY, Groundwork and Harlem RBI, Taylor branched out and founded her own consulting company. Voices Advance provides comprehensive program design, dynamic professional development, and enrichment courses to non-profits, schools, museums and government agencies. Taylor also designs workshops, trainings, and curriculum for history focused museums and galleries. She holds a BA in Anthropology from UMASS-Boston and an MA in Social Studies Education from CUNY-City College. To find out more about consulting services or Anthropology Arts & Splat Lab enrichment courses visit VoicesAdvance.com .
Nico Hodel is Co-Founder and CTO of Start It Up NYC, a media network site and up-and-coming accelerator that features New York startups and offers them web development, video production, and digital marketing services.
A full-stack web developer and programmatic marketing specialist, Nico led early front-end development, and programmer recruitment efforts at real estate tech startup Livewith before selling his equity to start his own dev shop. Nico ran development efforts at his former company Valence Digital for over 4 years, overseeing a 12 person marketing and development team, working on projects in the Angular, React, and React Native frameworks. After working on web dev projects in the tech, finance, and legal fields with clients around the world Nico took on an advisory role at the company to build Start It Up NYC, where he now works full time as CTO. When he’s not on his computer or at a tech or startup event, you’ll find Nico surfing in his native Honolulu, or playing tennis in Brooklyn.
Lisa Guerrera is the CEO and Co-founder of Skinno, a data driven app that uses computer vision to translate skincare ingredient labels into easy to understand language. Using machine learning Skinno creates a unique skin type and connects people with the right products. Lisa graduated from the City College of New York in Harlem with a degree in Chemistry and has always been fascinated with beauty science. In her undergrad, she studied consumer psychology towards cosmetic marketing, inspiring her to start Skinno to change the way consumers interact with ingredients.
Philip Michael is an entrepreneur, investor and bestselling author. He's the founder of NYEG, a real estate development company with over $40M in AUM, and publisher of WealthLAB, the "CNN Money for Millennials." Prior to starting his business, Philip was a host on SiriusXM and NuvoTV, and director of content strategy at Bisnow Media leading up to the company's $50M sale.
Michael Marra is the Founder of ME Group and CEO of Entre. As a former civil engineer and real estate investor, Michael is now focused on connecting and helping entrepreneurs. His app and network Entre allows entrepreneurs to easily connect, learn, and build business all in one place.
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