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StartOut New York Demo Day

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Two Sigma

101 Avenue of the Americas

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Join StartOut New York and our community of LGBTQ entrepreneurs for Demo Day 2018, generously sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and Two Sigma.

This year's Demo Day is an opportunity for the most innovative LGBTQ startups from the StartOut community to demonstrate their products, discuss their go-to-market strategy and pitch for future fundraising rounds in front of a panel of angel investors, venture capitalists and brands.

Join us for an evening of discussion among some of the brightest entrepreneurs and investors in our community. There will be ample time for you to make new connections, share ideas with other like-minded individuals and build your network.



APPLY TO PITCH:

If you are an LGBTQ founder of a scaling company with a product that is in-market or ready to go to market, applications to pitch are live now. Don't delay - applications close on October 19th and late submissions will not be accepted.


Meet Our Judges:

Erhan Soyer-Osman is an investor on the Two Sigma Ventures team and focuses on early-stage companies using advanced technology across different sectors. He was previously Director of Corporate Development and Investor Experience at Jet.com, where he focused his time on acquisitions in the Fashion space, and later the acquisition of Jet.com by Walmart, Inc. in September 2016. Erhan met the Jet.com team while he was at Morgan Stanley, where he spent time both in Equity Research and Investment Banking and focused on M&A/Fundraising/IPOs for high-growth consumer internet companies including Etsy, Alibaba, and Twitter. Erhan began his career at Microsoft on the Windows 7 team, later moving to Munich to grow Microsoft’s machine-learning efforts in Europe. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern and studied Engineering at the University of Toronto.


Alexandra Tanner is AVP of Digital Marketing and ecommerce at L'Oréal and has extensive experience working with startups. In her prior role as the Director of eCommerce, Digital Marketing and CRM for Giorgio Armani Beauty at L’Oreal, Alexandra was in charge of crafting the brand’s eCommerce and interactive strategy across the US. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Alexandra is now proud to call NYC her home.


ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:

Silicon Valley Bank: No one understands startups like Silicon Valley Bank. For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com.

Two Sigma: We imagine breakthroughs in the way the world approaches investment management, insurance and related fields by following the scientific method. Our engineers and modelers develop ideas backed by information and improved by iteration. Empowered by extraordinary computing power and vast amounts of data, we build sophisticated predictive models to realize progress. Learn more at twosigma.com


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