SMPLCT Lab Business Design & Technology 2015 sponsored by SuperTasker

SMPLCT Lab Business Design & Technology 2015 sponsored by SuperTasker
Event on 2015-10-13 14:00:00
On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, Business, Design & Technology Conference returns to the Centre for Social Innovation NYC.  The year we have Newscred, Satya Twena and Indiegogo joining us for a discussion on how smart business strategies, human-centered design and breakthrough technologies to create products, services and experiences that disrupt industries, impact communities. and solve society's most pressing issues.     BDT 2015 is Made in NYC, hosted by SMPLCT Lab and sponsored by SuperTasker and PeoplePerHour.       Date Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Time 2:00pm – 5:00pm Venue Centre for Social Innovation NYC Follow  @smplctlab @bdtconference  Hashtag  #BDT2015      Agenda  2:00pm – 2:30pm Arrival & Registration 2:30pm – 3:00pm Drinks, Music, Networking 3:00pm – 4:00pm Panel: Business, Design, Technology 2015 ft. Newscred, Satya Twena, Indiegogo      4:00pm – 5:00pm Drinks, Music, Networking Continue       Panelists     Amy Wu, Head of Finance & Operations, Newscred   Amy Wu is the Head of Finance and Operations for NewsCred, the leading end-to-end content marketing platform for brands and publishers, based in NYC. At NewsCred, Amy manages investor relations, FP&A, fundraising, finance and accounting across 5 offices, company-wide operations and systems, and general strategy. Previously, Amy was an investor at IA Ventures, an early stage VC fund in NYC investing in data-centric startups, and before that, at Insight Venture Partners. At Insight, Amy was a core member of the operations team, working with growth-stage SaaS, ecommerce, and marketplace companies define strategy, operations, market-entry, fundraising, and acquisitions. Amy is a frequent speaker on scaling operations, fundraising, building culture, and advocating for women in tech. Outside of work, Amy loves skiing and mountain climbing. Follow her at @amytongwu   Satya Twena, CEO and Creative Director, Satya Twena Fine Millinery. Satya’s first entrepreneurial endeavor started in 2010 when her mother asked for a soft hat to cover her bare head after she has lost her hair due to the effects of cancer treatment. Satya continued making hats for herself, her mother and their friends out of her apartment using a jiffy steamer and her oven. Needing to fill orders, Satya’s friend, Designer, Charles Nolan introduced her to the Makins Hat Factory (one of Manhattan’s last hat factories, in the Garment District of NYC). She worked closely with them until 2013, when the 40 year old Makins Hat Factory abruptly closed. By saving Manhattan's last hat factories Satya and her team continue to preserve the legacy of the Makins Hat factory and the craft of hand made hats in America. Satya grew up in Southern California & graduated from Wellesley College. Follow her at @satyatwena   Evan Cohen, Director of Design, Technology and Hardware, Indiegogo Evan Cohen joined Indiegogo in 2014 to help educate and empower the growing maker community on the east coast of the United States. He works out of the Indiegogo NewYork office, where he regularly engages in community events to help local technologists connect with the Indiegogo platform. Prior to joining Indiegogo, Evan spent three years as a television producer and broadcast engineer, working on productions for Jimmy Kimmel Live, The United Nations WorldFood Programme, and Travel Channel. As a producer, Evan contributed to a number of incredible productions that have been watched by millions of people around the world. Evan holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is an avid world traveler who has visited nearly 30 different countries. Follow him at @ecohen16     Host   Cynthia Hellen, Founder & CEO, SMPLCT Lab Hellen is the Founder and CEO of SMPLCT Lab, a global creative company that takes a human-centered, designed-based approach to help develop sustainable products, services and experiences. She is a Technology Trainer at TechCamp Global, a program under the U.S. State Department’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 initiative that connects civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe with new and emerging technology resources to solve real world challenges and build digital capacity. Hellen serves as Chapter Leader of New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE), a nonprofit promoting young women social entrepreneurs.   Moderator     Ariele Krantzow, Head of US Community Development, SuperTasker Ariele Krantzow is the Head of Community Development for a new startup called SuperTasker, a sister product of PeoplePerHour. Over the last 5 years, Ariele developed a multitude of projects and initiatives around small business development locally in NYC, where she is based, and around the US. Previously, Ariele created a curriculum and taught workshops on a weekly basis covering the process of building an online presence. These workshops included topics such as branding, marketing, copywriting, and SEO. Nationally, she organized speaker-based events pulling experts from every field from email marketing to public relations. She enjoys building relationships with small and emerging businesses and giving them the tools to increase their success.       Event Partner   New York's greatest celebration of technology and innovation. Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the exciting developments in that community.      New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE) is the NY-metro chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE).  NYWSE’s mission is to provide a community, tools, trainings, and resources that women need to succeed as business leaders while becoming sustainability experts. Our vision is to empower women to affect change in society at all levels, as an individual, community member, professional, student, and entrepreneurs.         Event Sponsors   SuperTasker is the latest innovation by PeoplePerHour – a leader in the fast-growing freelance economy since 2008. SuperTasker's vision is to be your 'Digital HelpDesk in the Cloud', allowing you to outsource and manage high volumes of small tasks, super fast, to a pool of curated experts.       General Inquiries  Please email with any questions, comments, or press inquiries.   Refund Policy   Tickets to this event are transferrable but are non-refundable.

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