New York has become the nation’s second largest hub for innovation and is nipping at San Francisco’s heels. With Gilt Groupe, Tumblr, Foursquare and Fab.com all emerging out of our city, tech has become one of New York’s hottest industries. Since the financial collapse, many Penn grads have become increasingly interested in this “Startup Promised Land” but feel “stuck” in finance, consulting or accounting jobs. How does one transition from the corporate world into the risky yet emotionally rewarding startup scene? Regardless of whether you are looking to start your own company or join an existing one, you will need to know some basic facts including the pros and cons of tech, why so many Penn grads are entering the space, and what you can expect in terms of lifestyle and compensation. This exciting panel features NYC-based Penn grads who have all made the transition in the past five years. They are happy to share their experiences with you — the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.
Brian Wang (C'08), Alvarez Marsal→ Co-Fouder, Fitocracy
Connie Wong (W'08), Accenture→ Product Manager, MeetMoi
Alex Furmansky (M&T'07), Evercore Partners→ Founder, Sparkology
Michael Fives (C'02), Product Manager, Meetup
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
RSVP: Sandra Yens, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 15th.
Cost: Register here.
$25 per person for reservations made by Monday, October 8th. $35 per person for reservations after October 8th. Reservations cancelled by 3:00 p.m. two (2) business days prior to the event will not be charged. Due to union labor obligations, cancellation requests received after this time, as well as all no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.