GIT NYC Entrepreneurship & Venture Series with Columbia Venture Community!

How often do you get to hear from active venture capitalists on how to become a venture capitalist?  And how often do you get to hear the inside scoop from women venture capitalists?  Not very often.  On November 10th, you can hear from a panel of four outstanding women who successfully broke into the club.  At this one-of-a-kind event brought to you by Girls in Tech NYC and Columbia Venture Community, Golden Seeds Fund General Partner, Peggy Wallace, will moderate a discussion among Melody Koh (Time Warner Investments), Christina Cacioppo (Union Square Ventures), and Sylvia Kuyel (Starvest Partners).  The panelists will discuss each of their unique career paths, give advice on finding a VC position, and share their individual investment theses and thoughts.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from the movers and shakers of entrepreneurship and deal-making!  The event will be held at Samsung Experience, 10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor. Reception will start at 6:30pm, and program at 7pm.  Registration fee is $5, so sign up early before the event sells out.  For those of you who can’t be with us in NYC – please check back on the event page for a livestream link to the event graciously provided by Watchitoo!

According to the 2010 Silicon Alley 100 listings which rank 100 notable members of the New York Tech community, when broken down by gender, 87% of those listed were male or a team of men. Some say this skewed number is not so much about blatant sexism, but caused by the human inclination to seek out those who look like themselves. The answer to this may lie with first realizing this unconscious bias exists and weighing the important factors when considering whom to seek out.  As dramatic as these figures seem regarding women’s representation, the tech industry’s spirit is founded on progressive thought and innovation, unlike some other old boys club type industries.  GIT hopes to continue the discussion not only for the tech industry, but also to its extension in finance and venture capital with a live discussion on November 10th!

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