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The Business Side of Dating

Kellogg Alumni Entrepreneurs New York

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

New York, NY

The Business Side of Dating

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Kellogg Alumni Club of New York

please join the

Kellogg Alumni Club of New York
Northwestern Alumni Club of New York
Medill Alumni Club of New York 

for an engaging discussion on

"The Business Side of Dating" 

Gary Kremen

featuring Gary Kremen*, founder of Match.com

Brian Schechter, HowAboutWe Adam Sachs, Ignighter Dana Kanze, Moonit Moderator, Teri Evans, Entrepreneur.com
 Brian
Schechter

HowAboutWe 
Adam
Sachs*

StepOut 
Dana
Kanze

Moonit 
Teri
Evans*

Entrepreneur 

 
* denotes a Northwestern grad. See below for panelist biographies

The evening, moderated by Teri Evans (MSJ'01), deputy editor of Entrepreneur magazine, will be divided into two parts. The first will be a one-on-one interview with Gary Kremen (McC'85) who will talk about his invention of Internet dating, the founding of Match.com and his career in innovation thereafter. The second part will be a panel discussion with current entrepreneurs in the dating space. During this session, we'll trace the evolution of dating & technology and reveal the business side of meeting, mating, courtship and marriage. Please join us for what should prove to be a stimulating conversation.

Soft drinks, spirits and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is open to all alumni of Northwestern University, their friends, families, colleagues and invited guests. For more information, please contact Hermann Mazard KSM'96.

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About The Panelists

Gary Kremen (McC'85) is an entrepreneur, technology pioneer and angel investor. In 1993, he came up with the idea of a dating service using email. When the service, Match.Com moved to the Internet in 1995, it quickly became the world's largest dating service.  Since then, he co-founded NetAngels, which was sold to Microsoft. A pioneer in the field of domain name registration, he owned the rights to names such as jobs.com, autos.com and sex.com, which he sold for the highest price ever for a domain name.  He then founded Clean Power Finance from the proceeds of a $100 million investment from Kleiner Perkins, Google and Claremont Creek Ventures. The company is responsible for over 40% of the residential solar installed in the last 12 months. His current venture, Sociogramics, assists the underbanked obtaining credit through social media. It was seeded by 5 venture capital firms. Gary holds a both BSE in Electrical Engineering and a BSE in Computer Science from the McCormick School at Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford University. 

Brian Schecter is the co-founder and CEO of HowAboutWe, an online dating service that focuses on offline  interests and passionsHe grew up in Newton, Massachusetts just down the street from Aaron Schildkrout, his best friend and co-founder. After graduating from college, Brian taught at a local high school and led yoga retreats around the world. Passionate about volunteer efforts and outside activities, he founded HowAboutWe with the goal of creating a dating site that he might actually use. Brian holds a bachelors degree from Marlboro College and a masters degree from Lesley University. 

Dana Kanze is the co-founder and CEO of Moonit, a web and mobile platform for flirting and friendship using astrology. Prior to launching Moonit, she was a strategy consultant at Winterberry Group, which focused on the marketing services and technology industries. Before that, Dana worked in the research division at Citigroup, Smith Barney. Dana holds a bachelors degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Adam Sachs (SoC'05) is the co-founder and CEO of StepOut.com (formerly known as Ignighter.com), a group dating site that is changing the way young people go out and meet new people. The company is based in New York but is focused on the Indian market, which is transitioning from old world traditions to modern forms of meeting and mating. Before Ignighter, he studied Radio/TV/Film and worked at Sony Pictures Television. Adam holds a bachelor of arts degree from the School of Communications at Northwestern University. 


About the Moderator 

Teri Evans (MSJ'01) is deputy editor at Entrepreneur.com. She also writes a profile series entitled 'Trep Talk', which offers personal insights from prominent entrepreneurs behind the big ideas. Before joining the Entrepreneur team, she was a freelance journalist across multiple platforms, including national print, broadcast news and online media. She has been published on topics ranging from small business trends to women's lifestyle interests, including beauty, fashion, fitness and dating. Prior to her writing experience, she spent several years in major-market television news serving in various capacities, from news writer to on-air reporter. Teri is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

 

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Goodwin Procter LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


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Kellogg Alumni Entrepreneurs New York

Kellogg Alumni Entrepreneurs Group (kaegNY) is a committee of the Kellogg Alumni Club. It was founded in 2009 to provide networking opportunities and instructional workshops for alumni engaged in or considering a career in entrepreneurship. Membership is open to all alumni of Northwestern University.

Steve Schultz (KSM '93) is the current chair. Steve can be reached at steves@moveablefeastmedia.com.

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