nextNY Community Conversation: Startup 101

Tuesday night, 50 young entreprenuers and potential entreprenuers gathered at Manatt Phelps and Phillips to hear about what it takes to start a business from people who have either done it before or supported those who had.

We had a great lineup of experienced NYC tech leaders taking part in the roundtable discussion:

Jason McCabe Calacanis, CEO, Weblogs, Inc., An AOL Company

Ian Landsman, Userscape Software

Jay Rand, Partner, Manatt

Jackie Reed, Business Consultant, Administaff

David S. Rose, Angel Investor

Peter Semmelhack, Founder, Antennae Software, BugLabs

Michael Volpatt, Partner, Larkin/Volpatt Communications

Albert Wenger, President of through Yahoo! acquisition



It was really a strong turnout by the up and coming NYC tech crowd and I think we all walked away with a lot of food for thought from the speakers.   Seems like nextNY is turning a momentum corner here as we start to contribute more back to our participants and trying to identify what people feel like they need to be successful.

You'll see us do more of these Community Conversation events in the future and if you're a young member of the NYC tech community, please join us.  Help us run future events or just generate ideas.

I'll also echo our desire to have a more balanced representation in our community...  so all if you NYC geek girls, join us!

Thanks to all who participated!

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