Real Time Business Planning Workshop
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Real Time Business Planning Workshop

A business plan is much more than a fundraising tool – it’s a way for you to understand how your business is put together. You can use it to monitor your progress, to hold yourself accountable, and to control the success of your business. Join us for an actionable, interactive workshop to develop a dynamic business plan for your company to effectively deal with the challenges of today’s fast changing marketplace.

We’ll present the methodology and an action plan template used in creating and monitoring a customizable business plan. You will apply these techniques to begin drafting an actionable business plan to address the key issues facing your organization. You'll have the opportunity to have your initial business plan components reviewed at the workshop. After the workshop, you can submit a more complete draft business plan for review and comment.

Workshop Host: Nicholas (Nick) Dovidio, a Board Director and/or “C” level executive for 20 small and mid-sized companies and non-profits since earning his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Date: Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Location: Medallia (200 W 41st St, 7th Floor).
Price: $30. Capacity is limited, so register early.

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Real Estate Tech 101 – By the Founders of Landis
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Real Estate Tech 101 – By the Founders of Landis

This event provides an opportunity for those interested in Real Estate Technology to get together and discuss the latest trends. Cyril Berdugo ('17) and Tom Petit ('17), founders of Landis, will provide an overview of the industry and moderate a discussion. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Location: WeWork Tower 49 (12 East 49th Street).
Price: $15. Capacity is limited, so register early.

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Next Generation Retail: Henry Davis, President and COO of Glossier
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Next Generation Retail: Henry Davis, President and COO of Glossier

Join us for an engaging evening with Stanford GSB alum Henry Davis, President and COO of Glossier. Glossier, known as "the beauty brand you want to be friends with," has leveraged the convergence of content, commerce, and community to challenge the establishment beauty brands that dominate the industry. Henry will share lessons about building a brand in the digital age, marketing to millennials, the importance of human connection - as well as the operational growing pains of growing at the speed of a tech company, but with physical product. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the future of retail firsthand from one of its trailblazers.

Date: Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30pm to 9pm.
Location: SAP - Floor 48, 10 Hudson Yards.
Price: $15. Capacity is limited, so register early.

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Retail with a Social Mission: Christina Bryant, St. Frank
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Retail with a Social Mission: Christina Bryant, St. Frank

Join us for an intimate evening with Stanford GSB alum Christina Bryant, founder and CEO of chic home décor brand St. Frank. St. Frank supports economic empowerment for artisans and preserves traditional artisanal craft, bringing beautiful, handcrafted textiles from around the world to the chic and cultivated collector. Christina will share lessons about building a luxury brand with a social mission and how e-commerce and experiential retail support one another. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the new St. Frank New York store with its founder!

Date: Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 
Location: St. Frank, 373 Bleecker Street (between Perry & Charles)
Price: $10. Capacity is extremely limited, so register early.

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Workshop: Accessing and Staying in Flow
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Accessing and Staying in Flow

The state of flow, or being “in the zone”, is a state of peak performance.  It's a mental state where you are fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of your activity.

Join fellow alumni from the startup community for a fun and interactive workshop all about getting into and maintaining this state of flow. If you're interested in creating more focus in your work, this is the event for you! The workshop will be led by GSB '12 alumna Maria Lambert Bridge of Topo Group. 

Workshop Host: Maria Lambert Bridge, GSB '12 - Topo Group

Maria is a Stanford alumna and the founder of Topo Group, a consultancy that helps fast-growing companies to build best-in-class workforces. Prior to starting Topo Group, Maria worked at Bain & Company, Warby Parker, and sweetgreen. She is an advisor to Koru Mindfulness, and runs Mind Matters Most, which helps busy people to build a meditative practice.

$30 ticket price includes light appetizers and beverages, as well as workshop materials. Capacity is limited, so register early.

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Jul
11
6:15 PM18:15

The Future of Cities

IN THE NEWS: Stanford Alumni in New York Start Dialogue about the Future of Cities (Propmodo.com)

Join us for an exclusive evening of conversation about what cities will be like from top experts from the government, technology industry, investment community, and urban sector. How will connectivity impact cities? What will transportation be like? What is the future of the workforce? Where will sustainable solutions help us most? Find out what leaders in the industry believe are the greatest challenges and opportunities.

On Wednesday, July 11th, 'The Future of Cities' will bring together leaders to share what cities will and should look like. This will include the future of transportation, 5G, machine learning, resilience, connectivity, sustainability, the workforce, and much more.

Featuring:
Daniel Burstein, Managing Partner & Founder, Millennium Technology Value Partners (Technology Venture Capital Firm); Author of 14+ NYT Best Selling books about technology trends, global economic issues, and popular culture (Panelist)

Mitchell Kominsky, Co-Founder, Venture Smarter; previously served as Technology Policy Lead for U.S. Senate Leadership; author of various cyber security laws (Moderator; Stanford alum- GSB, Ignite ‘16)

Mina Salib, Program Director, Future Labs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Panelist)

Ravi Srinivasan, MD, Bay Capital Advisors, Principal, Pride Global (Speaker; Stanford alum - MS, Management Science and Engineering ‘97)

Doors open at 6:15PM. Guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments and conversation prior to the panel, which will begin promptly at 7PM.

$15 ticket price includes admission and light food and drink. 

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Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Startup Small Group Dinner

This dinner is for full-time startup people including founders and investors! Join us to discuss what we are working on and how we can support each other.

$40 ticket price includes Japanese food and drinks. Capacity is limited to 10 and is first come, first serve, so please register early.

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Feb
20
6:15 PM18:15

The Truth about Creative Entrepreneurship

Join us for an exclusive evening of cocktails, delicious food, and some gritty, behind the scenes stories from a group of odd, enchanting, and unconventional entrepreneurs positively driven by passion for what they do. Ever wonder what it's like to found a company in the food industry? Start a fitness revolution? Create your own brand? Find out what it's really like to follow your passion.

Featuring:
- Dave Arnold, Founder/Mad Scientist, Booker and Dax Bar and BDX Equipment Company (Panelist)
- Taryn Toomey, Founder, The Class by Taryn Toomey (Panelist)
- Jordan Salcito, Founder, Drink Ramona and Bellus Wines (Panelist)
- Peter Kim, Director, Museum of Food and Drink (Panelist)
- Rachel Cohen, Founder, Snowe Home (Panelist)
- Elien Beque, Founder, RoomZoom (Panelist)
- Trisha Okubo, Founder, Maison Miru Jewelry (Moderator)

Doors open at 6:15PM. Guests are invited to enjoy Booker and Dax cocktails, spritzers from Ramona, classic Italian food from Pasta Flyer, and conversation prior to the panel, which will begin promptly at 7PM.

$20 ticket price includes open cocktail bar, pasta, and exclusive discounts from panelists. Capacity is limited, so register early.

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Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Innovation with a Purpose: Building and Funding Social Enterprises

Stanford Alumni Startups NY and Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (“YANA”) invite you to meaningfully explore the ins and outs of social entrepreneurship. We're interested in investigating what it takes to build and invest in social enterprises — what does it mean to ‘innovate with a purpose’, really?

Come join us and alumni from both the Stanford and Yale communities for a night of meaningful discourse, including an extended Q&A session, and new connections.

Featuring:
Ryan Craig, Co-Founder and Managing Director, University Ventures (Panelist)

Kanyi Maqubela, Co-Founder, Heartbeat Health (Panelist)

Georgia L. Keohane, Executive Director, Pershing Square Foundation (Moderator)

Andy Moon, Co-Founder and CEO, SunFarmer (Panelist)

Will Sealy, Co-Founder and CEO, SimpliFi (Panelist)

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May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Lessons Learned: Via CEO/Founder Daniel Ramot

Come hear Daniel Ramot, co-founder and CEO of Via (and a Stanford alum) share lessons learned from launching his ridesharing company. Interested in learning more about building a brand in a competitive market? Scaling a business?

Or just want to hear about how he went from a PhD in neuroscience from Stanford to launching the rideshare you use to get around NYC? 

Don't miss this opportunity! 

Price: $15 (alum) 

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Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Lessons Learned: Andy Dunn, Bonobos

Come hear fellow Stanford alum, Andy Dunn, co-founder and CEO of Bonobos Inc. share lessons learned from launching e-commerce apparel brands Bonobos, Maide by Bonobos, and AYR. He will discuss how to build a brand in the digital age, the challenges of e-commerce, hiring and firing, co-founders, fundraising, and the future of retail clothing stores. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a Bonobos Guideshop with its founder!

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