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The Feast Kitchen 2009

All Day Buffet

Friday, October 2, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Regular Ticket   more info 13 Tickets Ended $99.00 $3.47

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“The Feast” is a cross-disciplinary series of programs addressing
social innovation and new ways to make the world a better place. 
Our secret sauce lies in a healthy combination of passion, creativity,
and entrepreneurship to shift the way things are done – thereby
changing individuals, industries, and ultimately the world.

As part of The Feast Conference, All Day Buffet will be
hosting different workshops and events throughout the week.

Buy your tickets today!

Starving for change? Join us and get "full on good!"



See what's cooking in "The Kitchen" of the world's most innovative and creative entrepreneurs looking to make the world a better place.

All Day Buffet will flip over every rock and boulder to find 10 startups who will have five minutes to pitch their ideas in front of 200 fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and press.

Friday, October 2, 2009
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tribeca Grand Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY


Nathaniel Whittmore, & Assetmap
Nathaniel Whittemore is the co-founder of Assetmap Strategies, a company that builds web tools to better help people leverage and share the resources that exist within their personal and professional networks. Previously, he was the founder of the Center for Global Engagement, a global service learning program design center at Northwestern University, from which he graduated in 2006. He writes about social entrepreneurship and innovation on and is fascinated by the ways in which the net generation are reshaping activism, careerism, and the pursuit of meaning.

Diana Ayton-Shenker, Fast Forward Fund
founder of Fast Forward Fund (FFF) and of Global Momenta, Diana Ayton-Shenker, focuses on accountability and impact through strategic philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and private-nonprofit partnerships. She brings 20 years of experience working with international organizations, private and corporate foundations, the U.N. and academia, to help leaders be more effective in affecting social change. Ms. Ayton-Shenker has held senior positions with Mercy Corps, PEN, Human Rights Watch, and has served on the board of several nonprofit organizations.

David Blumenstein,
David Blumenstein has made his mark as a technology strategist with broad skills across diverse technology platforms.  David brings his unparalleled network of technology leaders to The Hatchery and as well as his extensive experience in strategic and tactical deployment of new technologies, and background in advertising, marketing and finance.  Prior to The Hatchery, David was the Managing Director of Tekworks, specializing in Talent Management and Recruitment, CTO of EURO RSCG/MVMBS, Director of Technology for Ogilvy Interactive and Systems Analyst for Salomon Brothers.

Eric Friedman, Union Square Ventures
Eric Friedman is a net native originally from New York City. Eric has a background in information technology and advertising and has blended this skill set within his entrepreneurial pursuits. Eric began his career with his own IT consulting practice in high school, followed by joining an Internet Startup in 1999. Soon after graduating from George Washington University in 2004 with a B.B.A. in Marketing, Eric joined Grey Advertising. In 2006 Eric joined Reprise Media as an Account Manager specializing in SEM, SEO, and Social Media services.  Eric can be found blogging at

Bryan Birsic, Village Ventures

Prior to joining Village Ventures in 2007, Bryan started his career as a consultant at Bain & Company’s New York office. While at Bain, he advised Fortune 500 clients in the healthcare, financial services, consumer products and media industries on a variety of strategic issues including M&A, competitive positioning and adjacency growth. Bryan also worked in Bain’s private equity group performing due diligence on potential buyout targets. Bryan holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Bryan lives in New York, NY and is active with local community organizations Big Brother Big Sister and City Year. While at Bain, Bryan founded and led an organization to significantly reduce the environmental impact of Bain’s operations that was featured in Forbes. He remains active in the organization in an advisory role and has also consulted other services companies on aligning responsible environmental practice with positive brand and financial outcomes. Bryan is a board observer for Babble and Extreme Reach.

Josh Cohen, City Light Capital
Josh Cohen is the Managing Partner of City Light Capital. Prior to creating CLCM, Josh co-founded City Light Capital (the predecessor fund to CLCM), which invested in and managed a portfolio of double bottom line companies. He is currently on the Board of Rotomotion and is an Observer to the Boards of Shotspotter and ImageSpan. He was formerly an Observer to the Board of Arxceo before it was acquired by JCI Group. Josh had previous venture capital experience working with a family office in St. Louis and the SV Group, a private debt fund.
Deb Parsons, Investors' Circle
Deb currently serves as Co-Director for Investors' Circle, emphasizing on Business Development, Membership, and Strategic Partnerships. Deb joins IC after being a member for 4 years at two member funds, SJF Ventures and Good Capital. For the past two years, she was Vice President at Good Capital, launching and managing the fund's operational aspects, investor relations, and deployment of capital. Deb was an associate at SJF Ventures during business school, a community development venture fund focusing on cleantech and the LOHAS sector. Prior to school, she spent six years in business development, marketing, and partner management at WGGH, Intuit, and the North Face. Deb received her MBA from Kenan Flagler Business School, UNC_Chapel Hill, where she was a Carolina Venture Fellow with a focus on sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship. As the Net Impact chapter leader, Deb launched the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC), an event that puts MBA student teams in the role of VCs evaluating real business opportunities of socially-responsible businesses actively seeking capital. Raised in St. Louis, MO, Deb now calls San Francisco home.

Michael Mossoba,
Goodness500 makes it easy for people to learn which corporations are the most socially responsible.

Nicole Betancourt, Parent Earth
Connects busy parents to the newest and best ideas for raising healthy children on a sustainable and equitable planet.
Jose Serrano-Reyes, Trust Art
Trust Art is a social platform that is commissioning ten public artworks over the next year.
International Transparency Solutions is a startup company designed to connect investors and the developing world.
Monaqui Porter Young, Srina
Srina tea is 100% organically grown, hand-plucked, packaged and produced on a small scale farm in a rainforest in Sri Lanka.

Eli Halliwell, VotaVox
VotaVox collects opinions from voters around the world on issues that are meaningful to them.
Breatt Beach, Madecasse
Madécasse chocolate is the only chocolate produced bean to bar on the island of Madagasca.

Cynthia Koenig, Hippo Roller International
Aims to improve global access to water by making it possible to collect 24 gallons (90 liters) of water- five times the amount possible using traditional methods - in less time and much more easily.


We're flipping over every rock and boulder to find world-class entrepreneurs and startups that have the talent, drive, and skills to make the world a better place.  Our goal is to provide a forum to connect remarkable social innovators to the media, investment & business communities who can help them succeed.

The Kitchen is open to individuals and teams with an idea for a new social startup.  Unlike traditional pitches, partcipants do NOT need to submit a completed business plan; entrants need only to apply online, and be prepared to pitch their ideas to a large audience if selected!

Entries must be submitted via online application by Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:59pm. 

Our only rule... you have to be a for-profit/for-good company.  If you're selected to present at The Kitchen, we'll provide you with complimentary tickets to The Kitchen AND The Feast Conference.
The startups win prizes but more importantly, they garner world-class connections in the NYC entrepreneurial community. 

Grand Prize Winner:

1.  Sustainable Brand Innovation Workshop
BBMG is offering the winner of The Kitchen a half day of collaboration and creativity at the intersection of branding, sustainability and innovation. 

Members of the winning company will work with BBMG's senior brand strategists, sustainability experts and leading thinkers in their field to brainstorm company innovations, explore efficient ways to elevate sustainability commitments, and articulate a singular brand story that will stand out, build relationships and inspire action.

2.  One-hour lunch with judge of choice
Winning team will be given the chance to have a one-on-one meeting with any of the judges immediately after The Kitchen (or whenever they schedule).

All startups that pitch will receive:

1.  Grasshopper Advanced Phone Number for 1 year + voice talent services to professionally record your greetings.

2.  Complimentary ticket(s) to The Kitchen and discounted tickets to The Feast Conference

One year Basic Harvest plan ($480 value) to each participating startup for their time tracking and invoicing needs.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (Registration)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Welcome + Opening Remarks)
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Session #1)
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (Break)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Speaker Presentation)
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Session #2)
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM (Closing Remarks and announcement of winning team)


Grasshopper lets entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses anywhere, using any phone. With an Advanced Phone Number from Grasshopper, you'll always stay connected. Create extensions for employees, regardless of where they're located. Forward calls, receive faxes by email, and get voicemails on your mobile device. Get Grasshopper and get connected.

Ideation blog on economics, media, venture capital and startups.

BBMG is a nationally recognized agency dedicated to creating innovative brands that engage and inspire today’s increasingly conscious consumers. Based on experience in political campaigns, social marketing and corporate communications, BBMG is at the forefront of integrating branding with sustainability and social purpose to help organizations embrace innovation and drive culture change.

NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund
VPF is a community of professionals drawn from the non-profit, for-profit and government sectors throughout New York City.Our members are diverse and have experience in a variety of fields including business management, philanthropy, finance and nonprofits. All share a deep commitment to social change - and to having fun along the way.

Starting Bloc
Through our renowned Institute for Social Innovation, continuing education programs and networking opportunities, StartingBloc brings the latest innovations in corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship to emerging leaders.
NYWSE is the New York Chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE).  NYWSE members include seasoned social entrepreneurs, women transitioning from one career to another, and/or adding a social venture idea to their already full plates.  NYWSE supports and promotes women social entrepreneurs through workshops, networking opportunities, an incubator, a mentoring program, and a book club forum.

Tribeca Grand Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Tribeca Grand Hotel is a New York luxury hotel offering the best accommodations in the sought-after TriBeCa neighbhorhood. Tribeca Grand is near fashion and financial districts and is ideal for business travel, leisure travel, and New York hotel deals.

Have questions about The Feast Kitchen 2009? Contact All Day Buffet

When & Where

Tribeca Grand Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013

Friday, October 2, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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