BBL Tuesday, September 25th: Lee Hower (M&T ’00)

The second BBL of the semester will be Tuesday, September 25th from 12-1PM on the 3rd Floor of M&T Office. If you couldn’t join us the first time, or if you just want a chance to get some free lunch (Cosi) and chat with a successful entrepreneur, we hope you can join us on Tuesday.
 
 
When: Tuesday, September 25th, 12-1PM
 
Where: M&T Office, 3rd Floor
 
Who: Lee Hower, Co-Founder of NextView Ventures
 
Mr. Lee Hower is a Co-Founder and General Partner at NextView Ventures. Mr. Hower co-founded NextView Ventures in 2010. Previously, he served Point Judith Capital as a Venture Partner and joined in 2005 and helped build up the Internet investing practice. Mr. Hower is Mentor of Betaspring. He sourced or led investments in Multiply, FanIQ, Music Nation, and Sittercity. Prior to this, Mr. Hower co-founded LinkedIn, being a part of the founding team and served as the Director of Corporate Development from the companies inception to its early growth stgae. He also served as a Consultant on corporate development matters at Epoch Innovations. He served as Director, Financial Services at PayPal, Inc. Mr. Hower began his career as an early employee of PayPal, initially as a product manager and then eventually in a business development role. He has specialized in building and investing in early stage Internet businesses. Mr. Hower is an Advisor and Director at Multiply, Inc and a Board Observer of FanIQ and SkyVu, Inc. He is an advisor to Swipely and Athleague and an angel investor in oneforty. He was selected as Wharton’s Commencement Speaker. Mr. Hower attended the Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering and a B.S. from the Wharton School.

BBL Tomorrow – Friday, 9/21

You are invited to attend the first M&T Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) of the year with Noah Ready-Campbell, Co-Founder and CEO of Twice. Lunch (Cosi) will be provided. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEd3VERfYmJqQXp4OEE5dUV5SWs0TkE6MQ#gid=0

Date: Friday, September 21st

Time: 1:00-2:00PM

Location: JMHH F38

Speaker: Noah Ready-Campbell is the co-founder and CEO of Twice (www.liketwice.com), the web’s first concierge-style clothing marketplace. Customers send in clothing, and Twice professionally photographs and lists the items for sale. Since it takes responsibility for handling all the inventory, Twice can provide like-new shopping perks like same-say shipping, free returns, and 24-hour customer service — along with amazing clothes at 70-90% off retail. Noah graduated from the M&T program at Penn in 2010, with a BSE and MSE in Computer Science, and a BS from Wharton. After graduating he worked as an Associate Product Manager at Google, before quitting to found Twice.

Hey M&Ts!

We have a ton of awesome events coming up this week and next!

CPG Workshop Tuesday, March 27th at 8 pm

Is Scheduling Scaring You?  Well, we have an event for you! We are holding a CPG Workshop for Upperclassmen to share their valuable advice with underclassman about which classes to take (and those ones you can just petition out of!) If you are worried about your schedule for next semester check out our M&T CPG Workshop Tuesday, March 27th at 8 pm in Steiny D – Room 107!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEtURDQ2My1Ucm9kcldhTnU0c2JhZnc6MQ

Upperclassman remember how hard it was to figure out your schedule? Come help those of us who have no idea what we are doing! There will be  a M&T CPG Workshop on Tuesday, March 27th at 8 pm, in Steiny D – Room 107. We would love to hear your advice!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFRwNDMtUVBJLXdvbS1vZV8tWEgxaEE6MQ


Student Startup Panel, Friday March 30th

Come listen to 5-6 current M&Ts and one M&T grad from last year, Wilson Pulling, talk about their experiences pursuing entrepreneurial ventures at Penn. We will open up to questions from the audience after they each talk about their startup experiences. Friday, March 30 from 3-5pm in JMHH F70. We will have free food and drinks!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHA1NXk5dUFuTTRZcXpTOEU4VGNKbmc6MQ#gid=0


M&T Women’s Event, Friday March 30th

Come hang out, eat, and chat with the other M&T girls this Friday, March 30th at 5pm in the 3rd floor lounge of the M&T Office! Sign up here so we know how much food to get! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDlvSldVa0tMYjQ0aUVsNHNjX090dFE6MQ#gid=0


BBL with Alpesh Chokshi, Monday April 2nd

BBL with Alpesh Chokshi on Monday, April 2nd! He is President of the Global Prepaid business at American Express. As always lunch is provided! See you in the M&T Office for this awesome speaker.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRfYllqSkxNZFJYdjBMOTYtNUlrd0E6MQ

Alpesh Chokshi

President, Global Prepaid

American Express Company

*Alpesh Chokshi is President of the Global Prepaid business. In this role, Mr. Chokshi is responsible for all prepaid products, and is leading the reinvention of the prepaid business, including the Company’s expansion into international markets.

Global Prepaid includes the American Express Gift Card and the 118 year-old American Express Travelers Cheque, the world’s oldest and most popular prepaid product.  In 2008, the Gift Card franchise continued its successful growth trajectory, with record sales in excess of $1 billion. American Express is the world’s largest issuer of universal prepaid gift cards.

As a member of the American Express Global Management Team, Mr. Chokshi plays an active role in shaping the Company’s overall strategic direction.  Prior to joining Global Prepaid, he led The Strategic Planning and Business Development Group for the Company.

Before coming to American Express, he spent eight years as a senior partner at the Mitchell Madison Group, a strategy consulting firm that he co-founded.

He received his MBA from the Wharton School, and received dual undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

BBL After Spring Break!

Hey M&Ts!

Hopefully your week is winding down and you are looking forward to SPRING BREAK!!

We have a brown bag lunch coming up for the week we return!

BBD With Ted Gomez, March 13th at 5 pm

Ted Gomez, M&T ’08, is currently in the Med School. He would love to meet with students to talk about being pre-med or going to med school. He will be hosting a Brown Bag Dinner on March 13th at 5 pm. It will be free dinner and great conversation. Can’t wait to see you there!

*Please sign-up here for the BBD even if you had already filled out the form for which dates you would prefer.  Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDhkd040VXVfV2k2blQ4T2lpbWlpdnc6MQ

Your M&T Club

Two Events This Week!

BBL Tomorrow!

We have a BBL planned for February 7th at 12 pm in the M&T Office with Beeneet Kothari.

Beeneet Kothari (M&T ’04) is a managing director at PointState Capital. After graduating from Penn, he began his finance career at Morgan Stanley and then became a portfolio manager with hedge fund firm Duquesne Capital Management in 2005. In 2010, Duquesne closed, and its alumni opened PointState Capital, the second-largest hedge-fund startup ever with roughly $5 billion in assets. Beeneet is the firm’s youngest portfolio manager and runs a few hundred million dollars, focused on tech stocks.

RSVP to the link below if you are interested in attending:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEliTjFZdkxJZGc5Q3NraXI4NGU1b2c6MQ

 

Women’s Event this Wednesday!

We will be hosting an alumnus speaker event on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th in JMHH 270. The guest speaker is Suzanne Garber, who is the COO of International SOS Assistance, which is the world’s leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company, who is an alumnus of the Engineering School, and she will be speaking to us about her experience working at the International SOS. It is a great opportunity to learn about unique career opportunities and what the possibilities are with an engineering degree, as well as hear her about her experiences as a woman in the corporate world. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP with this google form:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGRlaWhEQ0pnc0VkeVhxREFIUjFjanc6MQ#gid=0

 

Just as a reminder we still have a few M&T Hats available in the office for $15! If you are interested you can purchase one from the front desk (exact change please!)

We hope everyone is having a great start to the week!

Hey M&Ts!

We have a BBL planned for February 7th at 12 pm in the M&T Office with Beeneet Kothari.

Beeneet Kothari (M&T ’04) is a managing director at PointState Capital. After graduating from Penn, he began his finance career at Morgan Stanley and then became a portfolio manager with hedge fund firm Duquesne Capital Management in 2005. In 2010, Duquesne closed, and its alumni opened PointState Capital, the second-largest hedge-fund startup ever with roughly $5 billion in assets. Beeneet is the firm’s youngest portfolio manager and runs a few hundred million dollars, focused on tech stocks.

RSVP to the link below if you are interested in attending:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEliTjFZdkxJZGc5Q3NraXI4NGU1b2c6MQ

11/29 BBL with Doug Alexander!

BBL with Doug Alexander (President, ICG | Chair, M&T Executive Board) – Tuesday, 11/29, 12 pm, M&T Office

We also hear that it is possible that Dr. Hamilton will be joining, as well. To hear more about Doug Alexander’s background, read on, otherwise RSVP HERE! Mr. Alexander’s BBL is generally highly sought after so be sure to RSVP ASAP!

 

An original member of ICG’s advisory board, Doug joined the company full-time in September 1997 as Managing Director, and was appointed President of ICG in January, 2009. Doug has had many roles at ICG including CEO of WiseWire Technologies, which was successfully sold to Lycos; Chairman of Verticalnet through its IPO; CEO of ICG Europe; and CEO of Traffic.com, which was later successfully sold to Navteq. In addition to these roles, Doug’s primary focus at ICG has been to sponsor and oversee investments in several partner companies that have included Blackboard (Nasdaq: BBBB), Verticalnet (Nasdaq:VERT), eMerge Interactive (Nasdaq: EMRG), Arbinet-thexchange (Nasdaq: ARBX), WiseWire (acquired by Lycos), LinkShare (acquired by Rakuten), CreditTrade (merged with Creditex Group), Creditex (acquired by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE)), StarCite, Traffic.com (acquired by Navteq), and Investor Force. Doug currently serves on the boards of Channel Intelligence, GovDelivery, Investor Force, SeaPass, StarCite, ICG Commerce, WhiteFence and ClickEquations, and is the co-chairman of NFTE Philadelphia.

Pizza 11/14, BBL 11/15, BBL 11/17

Pizza with M&T Grad Fellow Kunal Gupta – 11/14, 5 pm, JMHH F96

Do you know what field you want to go into after your M&T experience? Do you really know about investment banking, asset management, private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital? Do you feel lost at alumni and networking events when people talk in detail about all the fields out there? Then come and chat with M&T alum and MBA student Kunal Gupta to learn more in detail about all these fields. Have all your questions answered about what people in these fields actually do.

The event will take place in F96 from 5:00-6:00PM on Monday, Nov. 14th. Pizza and drinks will be served! RSVP HERE!

 

BBL with Steve Heyman (CTO and Co-Founder, Dynamic Signal, Inc.) – 11/15, 12 pm, M&T Office

Come to the M&T Office at 12pm 11/15, to have lunch with Steve Heyman. RSPV HERE.

Steve is a veteran of five startups in the Internet Media space.  Steve’s latest role is the CTO and Co-Founder Dynamic Signal, Inc., an early stage VC-backed startup.  He is responsible for development of the Dynamic Signal product and for setting the company’s technology vision and standards.  Steve’s experience includes leading the engineering team as CTO at Adify, an online ad platform, which was sold to Cox Enterprises for $300MM in 2008.  Prior to Adify, Mr. Heyman was Chief Architect of the Yahoo! Music Engine product.   As Director of Special Projects at comScore, he developed their survey system and client-side software platform.   Steve served as CTO for Freeport, a startup focusing on small business marketing applications and began his career at Flycast Communications as one of the senior engineers on the ad server development team, where he later became the Director of Server Development. Steve is a Penn M&T Alum and holds a B.S.E. (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a B.S (cum laude) in Finance from the Wharton School.

 

BBL with Jeff Horing (MD, Insight Venture Partners) – 11/17, 12 pm, M&T Office

Come to the M&T Office at 12pm 11/15, to have lunch with Jeff Horing.RSPV HERE.

Jeff Horing is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners which he co-founded in 1995. Under his leadership Insight has become the leading private equity firm focused on growth investments in software and internet businesses, with $3 billion under management. Mr. Horing’s areas of focus include mobile, online gaming, data, infrastructure and internet software. Mr. Horing is a former member of the board of directors of Airborne Entertainment (acquired by Cybird Co.), CTSpace (acquired by Sword Group), Beechwood Data Systems (acquired by The Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group), Greenfield Online (NASDAQ: SRVY, acquired by Microsoft), Hitwise (acquired by Experian Group Limited), IAG Research (acquired by The Nielsen Company), Promira Software (acquired by Manugistics), Shunra Software (WAN emulation), SLP Infoware (acquired by Gemplus) and Xchange (NASDAQ: EXAP).

Mr. Horing currently serves on the board of directors of Datacore Software (storage virtualization), GFI/Teamviewer (security & messaging/remote desktop collaboration), Jagex Ltd (online gaming), Mentez (publisher of online social games), 6Waves (publisher of online social games) and SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) (network monitoring).

Prior to founding Insight, Jeff Horing was a member of the technology investing team at Warburg, Pincus. Earlier in his career he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Capital Markets group.

Mr. Horing holds an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He has dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School, where he graduated with high honors and was Phi Beta Kappa.

BBL with Jake Peters

BBL with Jake Peters (PayPerks) – 11/4, 1 pm, M&T Office

Come to the M&T Office at 1pm before the M&T Start-up Fair on Friday, 11/4, to have lunch with Jake Peters. Jake Peters is currently the Co-Founder, CTO, and head of Product at PayPerks, an education and rewards platform for prepaid debit cards and the unbanked. he recently relocated to NYC after living in London where he was the CIO of Blink, Europe’s first air taxi service. Prior to that he was a consultant working with large global retailers in e-commerce and retail strategy. Jake graduated from the M&T Program in 2001. Cosi will be served. Please RSVP HERE.