Fireside Chat with Alex Iskold

Wharton Alumni Angel Network (WAAN)

Join us for a fireside chat with Alex Iskold, the Managing Director of Techstars in New York City. Alex will share his experiences running one of the world's leading accelerator programs here in NY. You'll get to see through his experiences how Techstars picks the companies they back. What makes these companies successful. He'll also share insights into when things go wrong and what to watch out for when deciding to back early stage start ups. Alex's chat will be followed by Q&A so bring all the questions you always wanted to ask from a top end early stage investor.

Alex Iskold
Alex Iskold is the Managing Director of Techstars in New York City. Previously Alex was Founder/CEO of GetGlue (acquired by, founder/CEO of Information Laboratory (acquired by IBM), and Chief Architect DataSynapse (acquired by TIBCO).

Alex created GetGlue, the leading social TV network, backed by Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures, TimeWarner Investments and Rho Ventures. GetGlue has been named breakout startup of 2011 by Mashable and Top 10 Video Innovator by FastCompany. In 2012 Hollywood reporter named Alex among top 50 digital power players.

Alex’s first startup, Information Laboratory, created a tool that helped software architects find problems in their code. IBM acquired the company in 2003, and much of Alex’s work made its way into widely used IBM Rational Developer and Architect products. In addition to being serial entrepreneur, Alex also contributed hundreds of articles to ReadWriteWeb, and taught an award-winning undergraduate software engineering class at NYU. He actively blogs about startups and venture capital at
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Midtown Location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $20.00 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0
Other Wharton Alumni/Guests - $40.00

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