We've all heard of the college dropout entrepreneur who started a billion dollar business from their garage. What we don't hear about are the all-too-common stories of the women who have built their careers at large companies and then go on to strike it out on their own. In fact, working for a bigger employer at the beginning of your career can help you develop crucial skills, connect with mentors, and discover business opportunities. In our second "Young Professionals" networking event, we've invited this group of founders - with startups in areas ranging from food to technology - to share their stories. You'll find out how they got to where they are and how you can too. You might even meet someone who will guide you in your startup journey!
Come join us at Roko Labs
on November 10th - and get inspired!
Food and drink will be served.
This is a great opportunity for Young Professionals to build connections and find industry mentors. Be sure to reach out to those you meet after the event for lunch or coffee!
Featured Speaker(s)Amy Kadomatsu
is co-founder and president of ROKO Labs, a mobile platform company that helps app creators build better apps by adding deep-linking, Refer-A-Friend, promo code tracking, and push notification to their apps in less than a day. Prior to ROKO Labs, Amy was a Managing Director at McGraw-Hill Financial, a Fortune 500 company. A serial entrepreneur, Amy has created and launched multiple start-ups including TheMarkets.com, which was sold to S&P Capital IQ in 2010 for $300M. Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, Amy is an active seed investor with HBS NY Angels, a mentor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable and advisor to start-ups. She also serves as Board Chair for MOUSE, a national nonprofit that empowers students to become leaders, inventors, and creators in the technology ecosystem. Amy is a graduate of Harvard University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
, co-founder and CEO of SixPlus, which is OpenTable for groups. The SixPlus website helps you find and book the best private and semi-private spaces for group dining events of 6 or more guests. Event planners, corporate staff and marketing directors use SixPlus to book company outings, board dinners, and more in venues across New York, Washington DC and Boston. Evelyne also co-founded BookaLokal, a peer-to-peer dining site which she started in Brussels. Before she became an entrepreneur, Evelyne was working in finance and invested in energy and sustainability companies around the United States and Europe. She has a BA from Oberlin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.