Founded: Spring 2013
Coordinators: Lisa Solimeo

Times: Sessions occur on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:45 – 9:30PM in Manhattan.

New York is a passion place for many entrepreneurs, investors, media experts, attorneys, creatives, consultants, and just about every type of person on the planet. We’re super excited to be building a team and network engulfed in the NYC creative and entrepreneurial world.

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Chris ChavezChris Chavez, City Director
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Chris’s talents and skills are in the service of making our world a more vibrant, equitable, and interesting place. He and his partners are building prime produce – a guild for 21st century craft – in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. The guild is unequal parts living room, cafe, workshop, co-working space, green roof, and upstate retreat space. It will provide a place for unlike minds who share like values to make time for things that matter. Chris loves +1s, but also warmly welcomes -1s whenever there is a dissenting insight or reflection to be given.

Lisa SolimeoLisa Solimeo, Lead Organizer
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Lisa’s career in the entertainment industry has spanned from touring on a rock festival to television programming & production to working as a talent manager with top YouTube creators & digital influencers today. A strategic thinker with creative execution, Lisa’s goal is always to create things that inspire and invoke curiosity. She loves to travel, eat, and discover cool design around the world.

Kelcey GosserandKelcey Gosserand, Organizer
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Kelcey is an experienced Community Development and Strategic Partnerships professional who curates a lively and robust community of startup founders, investors, and tech enthusiasts. Creative and results-driven, she has just under decade of experience working in the NYC startup and tech ecosystem. When not genius’ing, Kelcey can be found with her favorite Paleo meal and a glass of wine.

Jennifer HwangJennifer Hwang, Organizer
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Jennifer is a project manager at The College Board, where she gets to apply her love of education and creating order towards creating opportunity for all students. She fully expects to die buried under a pile of unread books, but will keep buying them anyway.

Jennifer HwangNikhil Paul, Organizer, Automated Systems Whiz
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A tech entrepreneur dancing his way through life. Currently, he’s CTO of a public speaking coach app called Presentr while also leading Bollywood dance workshops that incorporates Mindfulness and team building activities to get people to laugh, dance and be more human together.


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New York, NY 10013

2016 Session Dates

Wednesday, February 10
Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, April 13
Tuesday, May 10
Tuesday, June 14
Tuesday, July 12
Tuesday, August 9
Tuesday, September 13
Tuesday, October 11
Tuesday, November 8