Eran Hammer-Lahav has been a really active member of nextNY. He recently pulled the plug on his startup midway through his friends and family funding for a host of reasons that touch on a lot of the issues talked about in that group: hiring, competition, product development/management, etc. He's moving on to become an Open Standards Evangelist at Yahoo!, but he's learned a lot of lessons and has agreed to talk about them at a small group event this Thursday night (5/1) at 6:30PM here at Path 101/Return Path.
There are a lot of people looking for partners, trying to figure out competition, or just thinking about starting companies here on this list. Eran's advice could be invaluable. There are 13 people signed up and we could squeeze up to 30 people in the room. This is a must-show for anyone in the very early stages of their business as far as I'm concerned and want to encourage as many people as possible in that position to take advantage.
Here's the link to the event: