8/8/12 | NYC Startup Rooftop Mixer at Hudson Terrace

Our 2nd installment of our summer networking series was held at the beautiful Hudson Terrace overlooking the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan. This event featured 400+ attendees and even more students from NYU, Columbia, NYU-Poly, Baruch and many more. After word got out of our last event, our partnerships and sponsorships started growing. We partnered with the Columbia Entrepreneur’s Organization as well as NYU Stern School of Business to make sure that we were bringing together the brightest young minds in the NYC community to network with our friends/colleagues in the NYC startup space. The event was sold out 2 weeks prior, and we had the (good) problem of needing to keep up with the high demand for tickets! We upgraded our venue to the rooftop of Hudson Terrace where we were able to spread out and have enough room to network and party! Special invited guests to this event included Tech @ NYU, Columbia Business School, and members of the press.

To many of our members delight, Wednesday’s crowd included a lot more computer programmers and developers. Based off of the feedback from our prior event, we partnered with an app called herematch, which enables people to connect with each other based on their skills at events in real-time.  We also made an effort to have people in the crowd making sure that the right connections were being made. We expect to continue improving on this front, and we welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have!

Our sponsors, including Uber, who sponsored black-car service rides for all attendees to/from the event, definitely brought much more to the table for our members! Bring10.com was a hit with their drink promos and swag. We also partnered up with the Columbia start-up, BUZZtheBar, who had their own dedicated bartender that allowed users to pay on their phones and skip the lines to get their drinks! A new, up and coming startup, with an innovative idea, LetsOrderNow.com was in full effect offering free meals to all attendees and even running a contest for free lunch for a lucky participant and their whole office!

Special thank you to our event partner, Marte MultiMedia, who’s designs made the signage and event décor give a unique personality to the night!

And a big shout out to our hosts, Hudson Terrace, for the great venue and beautiful rooftop setting.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this a special evening and we hope you all had fun and made some great connections!

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