Learn about the Self-Employed lifestyle: negotiating, pricing, marketing yourself, finding jobs, insurance protection, and more!
Join us for a Freelancing focused evening:
6 – 6:15pm: Enjoy Light Refreshments and Hors d’Oeuvres
6:15 – 6:45pm: Startup Feedback: 3 startup pitches with feedback from our panel of experts
6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel
7:30 – 7:45pm: Q & A Between the Panel/Crowd
7:45 – 8pm: Business Development Networking: Mix and Mingle with the Audience and Panelists
Founder and CEO, AlleyBoost & SportsWonks (Moderator)
Jason is the Founder and CEO of AlleyBoost, which is a startup events series that hosts startup mixers, panels, investor nights, and expos in NYC. He is also the Founder and CEO of SportsWonks which is a sports social network that is set to launch in early May. Jason holds a B.A. from Montclair State University.
Creative Director & Consultant, Eager.To
Michelle Israel is a UX, Product, and Graphic Designer with experience in luxury, CPG, and insurance markets. Having worked for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive and Make Up For Ever, she’s developed skills that have allowed her to thrive in agency, in-house, and start up environments. Her work has been featured in Times Square, Vanity Fair, Target, Walmart, Sephora stores across North, South, and Central America, and of course, the World Wide Web. She is currently the Creative Director of Eagerto, a professional liability insurance platform and community for freelancers.
Associate Director, WORKS/Loeb Enterprises
Jill Jacinto currently serves as the Millennial Career Expert for WORKS, where she helps millennials navigate the career media landscape. Jill has presented at national conferences and for universities around the country. She has also been a guest on Fox & Friends, and her advice has been featured in national media, including CNBC, U.S News, Glamour, AOL Jobs, Yahoo! Finance and Refinery 29.
Founder & CEO, District Cowork
Neelam is an accomplished female entrepreneur, financier, and start-up adviser. Her passion for entrepreneurship is the driving factor behind growing District into the hottest hub for entrepreneurs in NYC! District is designed to support some of the best tech enabled startups as well as connect them with investors, educators, and consumers so that they can grow seamlessly. As a successful female entrepreneur, the journey from investment banking to private equity to launching a start-up offers tremendous insights and know how. With a dual MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School and experience raising capital and advising growth companies throughout the world, Neelam strives to assist women and minorities build world class business.
Head of Community and Events, PeoplePerHour and SuperTasker
Ariele Krantzow is the Head of Community Development and Events for PeoplePerHour. Ariele is also a freelance web and graphic designer and teaches Intro to Web Design and SVA. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and is currently pursuing her MBA at Yeshiva University. Ariele is constantly developing new ideas and creating new content to serve the freelancer and small business communities. Ariele has developed a multitude of projects and initiatives around these communities locally in NYC, around the US, and Europe.
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