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NYC Tech & Entrepreneurship

The NYC Tech & Entrepreneurship group provides a venue to network with fellow Carnegie Mellon Alumni working or interested in the NYC technology industry. The goal is to provide an environment in which you can meet fellow alumni that have founded or lead tech startups, learn from each others' experiences, gain insight and advice on starting a company and discover new opportunities or find talent for your own. In addition to regular member meetings the group also engages with CMU in order to build a stronger connection by the university and the NY tech industry.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved in future CMU Alumni efforts, we are looking for:

  • Volunteers (help with planning talks, workshops, social events, community building)
  • Event space (for panel talks, startup pitch, dinner gatherings, casual drinks)
  • Your ideas (topics, events, speakers, other)
  • Your feedback


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Past Events

October 10, 2019

The Tech Night

The Tech Night

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
160 W 66th Street, 53B
New York, NY 10023

The next big tech unicorns are going to come from several rising tech hubs, including Eastern Europe. So how do you find them?

Please join us for The Tech Night, taking place on Thurs, Oct 10 from 6:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m. near Lincoln Center.

Ten of the hottest startups from the region will be flying in for the event, which is designed to create conversations, develop relationships and link NYC to the most exciting early-stage startups in Eastern Europe.

Organized by Techni Ventures

September 26, 2019

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Panel Discussion: The Power of AI in the Workplace, hosted by Liquidnet

September 26, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Liquidnet Headquarters, 620 8th Avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10018
$5/person (Proceeds go towards future NY Tech and Entrepreneurship events)

Join CMU + Liquidnet for a lively discussion on effective AI implementation within the workplace.

Moderator, Evan Schnidman, Ph.D (Head of Prattle Analytics, a Liquidnet Company), will stir up insights with speakers Andrew Arnold, Ph.D (Machine Learning Research, Google; CS 2007, 2009), Tom Doris, Ph.D (Global Head of Data Science, Liquidnet) and Manuela Veloso, Ph.D (Head of AI Research, J.P. Morgan; Herbert Simon University Professor, SCS; CS 1989, 1992), addressing topics such as:

  • How can companies effectively implement AI across the firm, within the division, or even within a group?
  • How do you build an effective AI/ML team?
  • Where is AI/ML already implemented and what could it look like in five years?

May 8, 2019 

Dinner & Discussion with CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship Leaders

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Sarabeth’s, 381 Park Ave South (27th Street), New York 
$35/Person (includes salad, main course, dessert, nonalcoholic beverages and wine) 
Hosted by:
  • Frances Ning (E 2002, CS 2002, E 2003) | Senior Research Analyst, Credit Suisse | CMU NYC Alumni Board Tech & Entrepreneurship Committee Chair
  • Allis Ghim (TPR 1995) | President & CEO, Chairman of the Board, Bidsquare Curated online marketplace for leading auction houses and dealers
  • William Lee (TPR 2019) | Co-Founder & CEO, EpigenCare and COO, EpiGentek Personalized epigenetic-based skincare platform
  • Justin Weinberg (E 2018) | Co-Founder & CEO, 101 Next-generation active learning platform for promoting student engagement in college STEM courses

Topics to be discussed include scaling the business (challenges in operations, expanding the client base) and lessons learned in hiring and managing talent as the startup or business evolves.

Please contact Frances Ning:

  • If you are interested in attending future dinner & discussion events with CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship leaders
  • If you are a Tech or Entrepreneurship leader and wish to be involved in events such as this
  • If you have other ideas on building the tech & entrepreneurship community in NYC and wish to volunteer

We'll keep a list and if there is enough interest, we'll organize another one and send you an invitation!

July 11, 2018

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Galvanize NYCEvent Host: Galvanize NYC

Jose FuentesJose Fuentes

Co-founder, Maison & Partner at HwC Venture

Andres ModakAndres Modak

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Snowe

Jay KapoorJay Kapoor

Investor, LaunchCapital

September 13, 2016

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Fino ConsultingEvent Host: Fino Consulting

July 13, 2016

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AnimotoEvent Host: Animoto

June 30, 2015

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Fino ConsultingEvent Host: Fino Consulting

May 12, 2015

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Fahrenheit 212Event Host: Fahrenheit 212

Jose FuentesEvent Host: Marcus Oliver

Partner, Head of Ideas at Fahrenheit 212

David HershDavid Hersh

Co-founder, Cheif Product Officer at Glip, Inc.

Peter PezarisPeter Pezaris

Co-founder, CEO at Glip, Inc.

James PriceJames Price

Co-founder, CIO at Glip, Inc.

April 14, 2015

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Huge, Inc.Event Host: Huge, Inc. 

Aaron ShapiroAaron Shapiro

CEO, Huge, Inc. 

March 23, 2015

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Flatiron schoolEvent Host: Flatiron School

Aaron ShapiroJoe Burgess

VP of Education, Flatiron School

February 24, 2015

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Pryor Cashman LLPEvent Host: Pryor Cashman LLP

Andrew LangsmanAndrew Langsman

Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP

February 3, 2015

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The OrchardEvent Host: The Orchard

Andrew LangsmanJosh Builder

CTO, The Orchard

June 24, 2014

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Fino ConsultingEvent Host: Fino Consulting

Christian JungersChristian Jungers

CTO, Fino Consulting

April 29, 2014

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Refinery 29Event Host: Refinery29

Peter WangPeter Wang

CTO, Refinery29

April 18, 2014

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HubblEvent Host: Hubbl

Kushal ChoksiKushal Choksi

Co-founder & CEO, Hubbl

June 11, 2013

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YextEvent Host: Yext

Manoj KintaliManoj Kintali

Engineering Manager, Yext

Rich HongRich Hong

Software Engineer, Yext

April 9, 2013

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YextEvent Host: Appssavvy

March 20, 2012

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numberFireEvent Host: numberFire

Projective SpaceEvent Host: Projective Space

September 27, 2011

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ZocDocEvent Host: ZocDoc

May 3, 2011

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Buddy MediaEvent Host: Buddy Media