‘The Future of SoLoMo and You: how are communities connecting more relevantly today and beyond?’
How is the ‘SoLoMo’ trend connecting us better as a community today and in the future? CEOs/Founders of innovative companies Wyst.it, Taap.it and WeMakeCoolSh.it will talk about their missions and how they arrived at the ideas that launched their businesses. We will get an insider’s look at how their enterprise has evolved & changed the way people are connecting now and get a glimpse into their vision for the future. Be sure to get your seat asap as this is a limited seating event.
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JANUARY 25th from 6:30-8:30pm
SHOWBIZ STORE & CAFE, 19 West 21st Street (btwn 5th/6th Ave), NYC
6:30: Attendee Check in
7pm: Quick intro and presentations/QA from audience
8pm: 8:30: Meet & Mix with Speakers/Attendees
8:45pm: Event Concludes
Seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Please get your seat soon.
SHOWBIZ STORE & CAFE
GM and Director, Marksmen Productions
Duy Huynh, CEO
Originally from Vietnam, Duy Huynh came to the U.S. for college and lived all over the states including Wisconsin, Maryland, North Carolina, and finally New York where he has been for the last 5 years. After years of working in the corporate world, Duy founded his 3rd startup, Taap.it Live Local in March 2011.
Taap.it is a mobile app based out of New York City. Our main feature is the ability to find stores nearby and purchase whatever items you need using the app and either go pick it up or have it delivered to you. We also offer a social media interaction feature that allows users to share what they are doing wherever they go. We believe that hat you are doing inside of a place is more important than the place itself. It's fun for the users and it’s also highly beneficial for small businesses, since the more their items are rated and shared the more visible their stores will become.
Follow Duy: http://twitter.com/duyhtq
Matthew McGregor-Mento, Founder
Matthew McGregor-Mento is a creative geek who got his start coding his own Atari 800 games in BASIC in elementary school. Over the past 15 years, he’s been a creative trailblazer for agencies such as C404, Ogilvy, Tribal, and Mr Youth, working on innovative social media, video, experiential, and kiosk-based interactive projects for clients like Pepsi, Sony, Philips, IBM, Nike, American Express, DHL, MoMA, LEGO and TiVO. Matt's work has been seen by millions of people on Youtube and in the permanent collection of the SFMoMA.
Mark Krawczuk, Founder
Mark Krawczuk is Producer / Project Manager who has worked in interactive for over 15 years for such companies as R/GA , Organic, Tribal DDB, Ogilvy, Disney, CNN and Adobe. Mark is also an active participant in several arts / cultural projects, many of which he can't talk about. The Lost Horizon Night Market is one of those projects.
Together, they represent a team that creates head spinning concepts, executes with agility and grace, and has a combined 3 decades of digital experience as a unifying spine.
Yago Amerlinck Huerta, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Wyst Digital, Inc.
* Born in Mexico and raised in Europe, Yago graduated from Columbia University in 2006 under a full-tuition scholarship. Upon graduating, he joined Digitas - the world's largest digital advertising agency - as a digital strategist. At Digitas, he accrued 5 years of experience in digital media & advertising, advising blue-chip brands such as American Express, Time Inc, The New York Times, Mars and Samsung, & eventually rising to Associate Director. At which point he clearly lost his marbles and decided to launch an internet startup: Wyst.
* Yago lives in Brooklyn, and knows more about indie music than is probably healthy for a normal human being.
Iker Amerlinck Huerta, Co-founder and CEO
Wyst Digital, Inc.
* Iker's career has taken him around the world: he has worked in over 25 countries, and speaks 4 languages (even more when drunk). He has 2+ years startup experience in Sales & Marketing for Venere.com, a travel portal recently bought by Expedia, and 5 years experience in Strategic Planning for CEMEX in Latin America, Asia & Australia. Iker obtained his MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and NYU Stern in 2011, at which point he turned down multiple job offers and decided to give the whole 'entrepeneurship' thing a try.
* Iker splits his time between Mexico City and Brooklyn, and has probably traveled to more countries than Hillary Clinton.