ICYMI: January 2015 Meetup

Thank you all for coming to the January #NYDI meetup – we were delighted to see so many of you, a full house for our first event of 2015.

The next #NYDI event will take place on March 11th at 6.30pm in the same location as the January meetup: WeWork 401 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016.

Here’s a quick overview of what was discussed:

Company Pitches

The Vision Lab

About the company: Tap Into The Wisdom Of Your Employees – The Vision Lab is a platform that helps survey ideas and unlock employee knowledge within an organisation to deliver winning solutions.

Ask: Trevor would appreciate connections and help with:

    1. Employees who could share the platform with their HR departments and C-Suite Execs
    2. Is currently recruiting and needs good people
    3. Introductions to people that may be interested in assisting with a fundraising round

Contact: Trevor Madigan – www.thevisionlab.com – @thevisionlab

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Dot Irish LLC

About the company: A new gTLD for the global Irish community – The .irish gTLD seeks to be a distinguishing mark for the Irish community talking to each other right around the world.

Ask: Would like intros to leaders and influencers who might be interested in adopting domain usage for joint promotional usage.

Contact: Shane Naughton – www.dotirishllc.com – @dotirishglobal

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StoryToys

About the company: Award winning, innovative apps for children – StoryToys is a category leading, children’s entertainment company. Their mission is to create great apps that children will love and parents can trust.

Ask:

    1. Encourage parents to get their children using these apps
    2. Is seeking new IP partnerships for future app development
    3. Would appreciate introductions to people that may be interested in assisting with a fundraising round

Contact: Barry O’Neill – www.storytoys.com – @StoryToys

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VenueBooker

About the company: Find a perfect venue for any occasion – Venuebooker is seeking to capitalise on under utilised function space by providing a platform that allows you to search, find and book the perfect venue for your event.

Ask: Venuebooker is seeking to expand operations into the USA, in particular through New York City. It would appreciate help setting up events and new customers.

Contact: John Ferguson – www.venuebooker.com – @VenueBooker

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PennyOwl

About the company: Helping Parents Raise Money Smart Kids – PennyOwl provides a suite of tools for parents and their children to manage their allowance, empowering children to spend in real world conditions.

Ask:

    1. Is seeking to recruit a Product Manager
    2. Is seeking to acquire products suitable for its marketplace
    3. Would appreciate introductions to people that may be interested in assisting with a fundraising round

Contact: Gene Matthews – www.pennyowl.com – @PennyOwl

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Huge thanks to our partners for their support in helping make these events happen. Thank you also to our dedicated team of volunteers who helped put the event together.

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