Join other technologists and entrepreneurs for a panel discussion on the next generation functionality in online dating and a deep dive into the dominant business models. The panel is moderated by founder of MeetMoi, Andrew Weinreich; panelists include Alex Harrington (CEO of MeetMoi), Aaron Schildkrout (co-founder & co-CEO of HowAboutWe), Lori Cheek (co-founder & CEO of Cheek'd), Locke Raper (co-founder & COO of Cheek'd), and Jay Rosensweig (founder of WeekendDating). After the panel, we will transition into the after party at the same venue - perfect to network, mingle, and socialize with other attendees!
Please RSVP your spot ASAP (Ticket includes FREE drink)! Our Meetup group http://www.meetup.com/eAmore/. Total RSVPs to date 150 (as of Jan 31)
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at 7PM (ET); Doors open at 6PM; Afterparty to follow at same venue
About the featured companies:
- MeetMoi - location-based mobile dating with apps for Android, iPhone; received $1.5M in Series A funding in 2007; http://www.meetmoi.com/
- HowAboutWe - online dating revolving around proposing/accepting specific dates; received $3.1M in Series A funding in 2010; http://www.howaboutwe.com/
- Cheek'd - dating straddling offline/online convergence via "you've been cheek'd" cards; http://www.cheekd.com/
- WeekendDating - speed dating & singles events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in NYC area; activity-based speed dating (e.g. rock climbing, dancing, cooking, wine tasting, museum, etc); http://www.weekenddating.com/
Andrew Weinreich, Chairmain and Founder of MeetMoi. Andrew has spent the past 10 years starting and building businesses. In January 2004, Andrew founded I Stand For, a full service technology solutions provider to political campaigns and non-profit organizations. In 2001, Andrew founded Joltage, an infrastructure services business devoted to building out a global network of WiFi hotspots. In 1996, Andrew launched the social networking space with sixdegrees.com, which over a period of five years grew to become one of the largest community sites on the World Wide Web. Prior to founding sixdegrees, he served as Vice President/General Counsel of Hertz Technology Group. Before attending law school, he was a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co. Andrew graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1994.
Alex Harrington, CEO of MeetMoi. Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the company, including all revenue generating activities and administrative functions, with a particular focus on commercial partnerships, opening new marketing channels, and overseeing new product launches. Before his tenure at meetMoi, Alex was SVP, Strategy & Operations at Zagat Survey, overseeing the Interactive business, Business Development and Technology departments. Prior to Zagat, Alex worked at Sony BMG and Bertelsmann in various business development leadership roles. Alex began his career as an investment banker, most recently at The Beacon Group. He holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Aaron Schildkrout, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of HowAboutWe.com. Aaron oversees product development and spends his days leading a team of engineers and designers to create a fundamentally new way for people to use the internet to find love. Before HowAboutWe Aaron was a high school educator at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, MA. Aaron’s work was featured in, among others, the Gates’ Foundation “High Schools of the Future” curriculum and conferences, Massachusetts Charter School Association publications, the Boston Globe, and the Maury Povich Show. Aaron received his B.A. from Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa.
Lori Cheek, Co-Founder and CEO of Cheek’d. Lori operates as the CEO and Chief Marketing Officer, focusing her efforts on branding, strategic partnerships and in particular, on marketing & public relations. Prior to launching Cheek’d, Lori worked in architecture, furniture and design for 15 years for companies such as Christian Dior, Vitra & Karkula. Trained as an architect, Lori began her career with multiple project management roles in New York City focusing on architectural interiors. She holds a BA degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky.
Locke Raper, Co-Founder and COO of Cheek'd. Locke manages all aspects of Cheek'd daily operations and strategy implementation. He has 15 years of experience in business development and strategy in the US, Europe and Latin America for media and technology companies, including Turner Broadcasting, CNN and EzGov.com. Immediately prior to Cheek'd, Locke served as Vice President of Business Development at Air America Media. He holds a BA with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an International MBA from the MIBS Program at the University of South Carolina.
When & Where
eAmore NYC, founded in Nov 2010 and based in NYC, aims to bring together professionals in the online dating industry (entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, service providers, industry affiliates) by organizing highly relevant thought-leader-led events several times a year. Our prior two events (Feb 11, June 11) attracted 150 attendees each; please RSVP for our 3rd event - 2/29/12 Innovation Summit 2012 here.