The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is bringing together some of the premiere minority leaders for a discussion on entrepreneurship.
In a two part series to be held during a single evening, NAMIC–New York will host a panel of New York City’s top innovators and business owners to share their knowledge, as well as discuss the in-depth process of the first year of entrepreneurship with special focus given to the areas of digital and mobile media.
The panel, which will be moderator by Brian Shield, Co-founder of IncubateNYC, will highlight entrepreneurship in the digital and mobile media realm with a focus on communications and diversity. Also, Seema Shah of NYC Digital will present a special “Made in NY” presentation.
Invited panelists include Robert Reffkin, Co-founder of UrbanCompass, Lauren Maillian Bias, Founding Partner of Gen Y Capital Partners, Benjamin Dyett, Co-founder of Grind, Neal Shenoy, Co-founder of 212 Media, Imani Laners, CEO of Shinko Media, and Kat Calvin, Founder & CEO of Blerdology, formerly #BlackGirlsHack.
NAMIC-NY will also host individual intimate one-hour workshops after the panel discussion. These workshops will dive deep into key entrepreneurship topics. This will be open to NAMIC-NY members only and hosted by guest industry experts as listed below:
• How to make a pitch – Hosted by Neal Shenoy, 212 Media
Neal Shenoy from 212 Media will demonstrate what NYC’s most active investors are looking for in a pitch. Neal will cover preparation for the pitch session, building and designing a compelling deck, following up after the meeting and ways to bring your idea to life.
• Raising capital – Hosted by Incubate NYC
Join the IncubateNYC team and gather advice as a small business owner or tech entrepreneur on the ways to raise start-up capital, angel investors, friends and family investment, and debt financing to launch or grow your business.
• Ideation – Hosted by Blerdology Aka #BlackGirlsHack
You have an idea for a startup, but don’t know what to do next? Join the team from Blerdology to help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas and determine the next steps. This intensive, collaborative workshop is designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas.
NAMIC-New York presents: “Entrepreneurship: Year 1” will take place at Ogilvy & Mather on Monday, May 6, 2013. For more information, please click the flyer below or visit www.namic.com