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WE Connect & AMP NYC Event: Rethinking Your Pitch

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WE NYC & AMP NYC are excited to open registration for our event, Rethinking Your Pitch, in partnership with Alley and Latino Tech, where you will hear from successful entrepreneurs on how they secured funding and have an opportunity to practice your pitch!

Ask any entrepreneur what their biggest challenge in launching their business is, and it often comes down to one word: funding.

Access to capital can be frustrating and time consuming, but you're not in this alone. As a creative entrepreneurial community, we will come together to listen to others' challenges and successes in securing funding for their businesses or in funding businesses as investors. There are many opportunities to find funding, but first, it's about communicating your journey and your story. After hearing from entrepreneurs, experts, and investors, you'll have an opportunity to practice your story, or "pitch," with other founders and get real time feedback.

This is event is specifically tailored for media and entertainment entrepreneurs, but all are welcome.




A special thank you to our partners:

AMP NYC, Accelerator for Media Pros, is a three-month accelerator for Media and Entertainment businesses based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services. The program is for business owners who are looking to increase business, elevate their brands, expand audience reach, and respond to rapidly changing shifts in the market. The program includes online, self-guided and cohort-based courses supplemented with in-person training to keep your business ahead of the curve. AMP NYC applications for its Fall cohort will open in July 2019.

Alley (previously known as AlleyNYC) is an entrepreneurial hub, where teams and individuals can grow their businesses surrounded by like-minded people, and work collaboratively in a supportive environment.



With the participation of:

  • Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer
    Ventureneer does research, such as the State of Women-Owned Businesses commissioned by American Express, training for NYC Small Business Services, and entrepreneurial content for Capital One, CNBC, Quickbooks, and turnstone. Geri is best known as a contributor for Forbes where she writes about the success factors of women entrepreneurs. She is WE NYC mentor, won the Madam C.J. Walker Business Leadership Award from the NMBC and was a board member of the NYC chapter of the National Association of Women Business owners for eight years.

  • Yai Vargas, Founder, The Latinista
    With a background in multicultural marketing and communications, Yai is a natural born community builder and is known as the networking and LinkedIn Ninja. As a consultant, Yai offers a series of skill-building, activity-driven, hands-on sessions, specifically designed to help identify and sharpen career and business skills required to achieve scaleable goals.

  • Ramona Cedeno, Founder, FiBrick Financial Services
    Ramona Cedeno is a CPA and CGMA with over 15 years of experience as a Financial Controller for large (Fortune 500), pre-IPO start-ups and small companies, with a track record of successfully devising and deploying innovative strategies that enhance operational and financial performance. In 2015, she founded FiBrick Financial Services, certified MWBE accounting practice. Ramona earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Baruch College, a Master’s in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from Boston University. She holds the CPA and Certified Financial Planner licenses.

  • Geri Kirilova, Principal, Laconia Capital Group
    Geri is a Principal at Laconia, a venture capital firm where she leads investments in seed-stage business-to-business software companies. Her previous experience includes Techstars (IoT accelerator program in NYC), Credo Ventures (Series A fund in Prague), and LAUNCHub (seed fund in Sofia).

  • Ana Constantino, Executive Producer and Co-founder, The Windmill Factory
    Ana Constantino is the Executive Producer and co-founder of the Windmill Factory, a company based in Brooklyn that creates installations, immersive performances, stage designs, and experiential events that are playful, theatrical, and result in multilayered experiences. Ana is specialized in bringing creative concepts into implementation.

  • Sania Jhankar, Co-Founder & Head of Production, Luminoustudios
    Luminostudios is an all-female production company that specializes in full service, branded video production for social media ads, socially-conscious visual stories, web commercials, and crowdfunding campaign videos. The clientele includes Google, Polaroid, Fiverr as well as several startups. Sania Jhankar has been working in the Film & Commercial Industry in New York City for the last 10 years and has produced over 150 videos & commercials. As a creative, her feature films have received national and international recognition and awards at prestigious film festivals. Sania has a BFA from NYU in Film/TV.


  • Precious L. Williams, a.k.a. the #KillerPitchMaster, Perfect Pitches By Precious
    Precious L. Williams, also known as the #KillerPitchMaster, is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and helps them take their professional speaking skills to the next level. With over 24 years of experience conceptualizing unique branding, speaking, and marketing techniques, Williams trains individuals and companies how to remain authentic while presenting concepts and visions to distinctive audiences.





If you have questions about this WE Connect Event or would like additional information about WE NYC, e-mail wenyc@sbs.nyc.gov or visit we.nyc.

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