From Wall Street to Silicon Alley

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43 W 23rd Street

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From Wall Street to Silicon Alley

A roundtable discussion with former investment bankers and finance professionals who made the leap into the world of startups

Investment bankers are becoming a driving force behind many of today's successful startups. If you're tired of building excel models and editing powerpoints then join reformed investment bankers as they discuss their journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley and learn how you too can make the leap. #WStoSA

**Attendance is capped to create an intimate roundtable. No walk-ins will be accommodated.



Roundtable Participants:

Eric Satler, Via -
Eric is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Via, a revolutionary technology changing the way people get around cities. Prior to joining Via, he was Senior Director of M&A at IAC, a leading media and Internet company and previously was also the Head of Business Development at Viggle, a mobile app building the first loyalty program for entertainment. Earlier in his career, Eric was in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking group at UBS where he worked on M&A and capital raising for wireless, cable, film and digital media companies. He started his career as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. Eric received an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University.

Hakim Thompson, STEM Lending -
Hakim is currently the CEO of STEM Lending, an online mortgage tech startup based in New York & Philadelphia. Prior to co-founding this startup, he was the Director of Finance at Behalf, a venture backed small business fintech lender. Previously, Hakim spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs from Intern, Analyst, Associate, and Vice President in sales & trading, in Mortgages & F/X. Hakim holds a bachelor's degree in Politics from Princeton University (2006), and received his Masters in Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management (2010).

Moderator: Sameer Syed, Google -
Sameer works for Jigsaw, a team within Google/Alphabet that builds technology to make the world a better and safer place. Prior to this, he worked in Strategic Partnerships where he developed, managed, and grew partnerships with Google's strategic digital media partners within News. Before joining Google, Sameer worked in business development roles at Tremor Video and at ad tech startup, Genesis Media. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. Sameer is the organizer and founder of Wall Street to Silicon Alley. He graduated from the University of Michigan.



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