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Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors in NY- Innovative Marketplaces

Tuesday, Jun 22 2010 at 10:30 pm - Wednesday, Jun 23 2010 at 1:30 am EDT

Price: FREE Type: Reception Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors in NYC presents a unique panel discussion co-hosted by the new Innovative Marketplaces Meetup, to be followed by a networking reception.Join your fellow Yalies as well as others in the NYC startup and innovation community for interesting conversation and sociable libations. (Plus, it's completely free.) What: Innovative Marketplaces: Panel + Reception Where: Pulse Restaurant, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, 3rd Floor When: 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Tuesday, June 22 RSVP HERE: This month's event will feature a panel discussion with an exciting set of innovators: Beth Ferreira, VP Finance and Operations, Etsy Beth Ferreira is currently leading the seller marketing efforts at Etsy, Inc. the leading online marketplace for all things handmade. Etsy has become a worldwide destination for independent artists and consumers who value the uniqueness and craftsmanship of handmade goods. Prior to joining Etsy, Beth held positions at Flatiron Partners investing in early stage technology companies, The Boston Consulting Group and Union Bank of Switzerland. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. Rick Heitzmann, Founder and Managing Director, FirstMark Capital Rick Heitzmann joined FirstMark, formerly Pequot Ventures, in 1999, where he focuses on investments in emerging media and advertising and data and information services. Mr. Heitzmann graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School. Rick sits on the Board of Directors of Clickable, Live Gamer, Riot Games and weplay. Rick is also on the Board of Directors of the New York Venture Capital Association. Tim Ogilvie '97, Founder, AdBuyer Tim Ogilvie founded in 2007. provides buying and optimization tools for the display ad exchanges, secondary marketplaces for banner inventory that goes unsold by direct sales teams. Before, Tim spent 10 years helping build two startups from pre-launch/pre-revenue to profitabilty & exit. Most recently he was responsible for traffic generation at Pronto, IAC/InterActiveCorp's comparison shopping engine, which grew from nothing to one of the most trafficked sites in 2007. Before that, Tim joined in 1999 as an employee #6 and served in a variety of business development and marketing roles through their 2004 acquisition by (and Ask's subsequent acquisition by IAC in 2005). Tim has a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale (JE '97). This event is free of charge. Feel free to invite friends and colleagues. Hosted by Matthew O. Brimer, Brad Hargreaves & Leah Belsky. RSVP HERE:

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    45 Rockefeller Plaza 3rd Floor New York, New York USA