Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Thus, 2003 will be a "Year for Me," where I'll continue in a reflective, restorative and rejuvenating year. These publications will be scaled back and there will be fewer (and less public) "Cocktails with Courtney" events. I'm taking advantage of this slow time and "down time" to refocus my energies on where I'd really like to, as opposed to where people expect me to.
My wishes for the New Year include that each and every reader of this publication finds success in reaching towards their own personal goals.
FundingPost Venture Capital Breakfast:
Wednesday, October 23 at the offices of Morrison & Foerster
Come meet leading Venture Capitalists, interact, and network.
Speakers include Chip Meakem - DFJ Gotham, Edwin Goodman - Milestone Venture Partners, Conor Mullet - Updata Venture Partners
Wednesday, October 23, Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM
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FundingPost.com Event ~ Venture Capital Breakfast
Wednesday, July 24 ~ 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1290 Avenue of the Americas, NYC ~ $65
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Downtown Alliance Panel Discussion: "Security: It's Not Just about Firewalls"
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: Panel Discussion 6 - 7 pm, Networking Reception 7 - 8 pm
Location: Digital Sandbox Network Center, 55 Broad Street, 4th Floor
This event is part of the Hey Neighbor campaign, designed to introduce technology providers in Lower Manhattan and the technology users in the neighborhood, promoting business revitalization Downtown. This event is for you, so please join us. The campaign is also presented by AGENCY.COM and eRSVP.com. Moderator: Kyle Shannon, Co-Founder, AGENCY.COM Speakers: Alan Brill, Senior Manager and Chief Technologist, Kroll, Inc.; Ken Brandt, CEO, Tiger Testing; and Gijo Matthew, Security Advocate, Computer Associates
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Thursday, May 30th (7PM - 10PM) The Metropolitan Social Club - "Summer Kickoff Event" - Bryant Park Grill & Cafe (b/w 40th and 41st) .General networking meeting, open to members, prospectives and friends. The MSC caters to artists and young professionals in major metropolitan centers around the US and Europe. Our NYC chapter sponsors regular program events, including performances, seminars, gallery/museum tours, etc. Event is free (excluding cost of your own drinks). Must RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org On the web: http://www.metsocialclub.com/
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Join NTT DoCoMo USA CEO Nobuharu Ono and 300 leading wireless executives at the 2002 Global Wireless Summit, New York
Do you want to see the latest wireless devices and technologies and applications? Do you want the opportunity to network with and learn from leading wireless, content, hardware and executives? Than join us at the 2002 global Wireless Summit at the Japan Society, New York on May 20th 2002. Featuring a keynote from NTT DoCoMo President and CEO Nobuharu Ono and top executives from Ericsson, ESPN, Sony Pictures, Qualcomm, AT&T Wireless, the Summit is a focused one-day event devoted to networking and seeking practical solutions towards the development of the a profitable broadband wireless marketplace.
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Cocktails with Courtney ~ Supported Event
Chamber Dance Project's Junior's Night!
March 18, 2002
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery (2nd St) NYC
Come to this wild, wacky, fun reception highlighting this new dance company's works! Raffle tickets to their Springtime Gala performance! Posters and note cards for sale! Fun face-painting by the fabulously famous Rainbow Heart! And of course--cocktails and hors d'oeuvres!
Special Thanks to: Matt Peyton and Silverbox Photography for his photographing this event. And to Rainbow Heart for his face painting talents!
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Thursday, March 21st from 6:30-8pm
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~ Cocktails with Courtney ~ cocktails and a concert preview
for Kate Dillingham, Cellist
Tuesday. March 26, 2002. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Flute. 40 East 20th Street (and Broadway) NYC
Silicon Alley's social scene is alive and thriving -- and just to prove it, come network and schmooze in a decidedly elegant and suave manner while hearing a sampling of this fine cellist's work.
~ Complimentary Bombay Sapphire cocktails ~
Please RSVP online
The Best Buddies Celebration of Art + Friendship
March 23rd from 12-4pm @ Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco
Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities through the gift of friendship. Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded the organization in 1989. Programs + services are expanded quite dramatically in the Bay Area This afternoon dozens of local developmentally disabled young people will be showcasing the original artwork that they created for this very special celebration of art + friendship, and we would hope to see you there. There is no charge for the event, but if you want to make a tax-deductible donation, all the better!
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His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who is also honorary president of the World Scout Foundation, was to be present at the ceremony. However, due to the September 11th tragedy, it was decided it was not safe for him to come on the original date of the ceremony (September 21st) nor on the new date (December 18th). A big Scout himself, the King of Sweden will be present next October, when they felt it would be more appropriate for a celebration.
Among those who did make it was the honoree himself, Consul General Olle Wastberg and the master of ceremonies, Inside Edition's Debra Norville. Ms. Norville happens to be an active Scout herself--and in fact, she actively serves as Director of the New York City GIRL Scouting organization. So between this connection and her and her husband's Swedish background plus her ability to speak Swedish, she fit right in and was able to really connect with the fifty guests at the Plaza Hotel for the reception.
Other notable guests who came to honor Consul Wastberg and celebrate the power of Scouting were Mrs. Inger Claesson Wastberg, who has played a central role in Sweden's Disability policy-making efforts; Alzar Ohlsson; Philip Morris International EVP David E.R. Dangoor, West Glen Communications president Stan Zeitlin; Dr. Chris Kirka of the Bronx Borough President's Office and Scandinavian Airlines Systems' Lennart Johansson.
After receiving the award, Consul Wastberg responded with comments that reinforced the King's reputation of being very involved in scouting and the historical close link between Swedes and Americans. There was so much affinity for the US from Swedes that in the last part of the 19th century that almost 2 million, or 20%, of their population immigrated to the US. Of course, instead of going somewhere warm like Florida, they went to Minnesota where the weather is worse and the soil is rockier. Hence, actually, quite a few Swedes ended up going back to Sweden. But when they did, they brought back with them a few key-American features like the ideas of democracy. Although Sweden is a true kingdom, the government is a Constitutional Monarchy.
Event coordinator for the GNYC-BSA John Tuthill told me this is just one of fifty events he plans for the GNYC-BSA. Each one focuses on a different industry and helps raise much-needed money for the operating budget. Since this chapter buys uniforms and sends the kids to camps so they can have the same experiences as children in other chapters and towns, the funds from these benefits are much needed. Mr. Tuthill said, in an interview after the event, that they would especially appreciate any tax-deductible contributions to their "Tribute to Sweden" reception and all contributions we receive will be noted in their final report to Mr. Wastberg.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Brian also wrote in..."Although it was a tough year for everyone, there are signs of light in high-tech and new media. Our holiday party was not only to celebrate the holidays and surviving 2001, but more importantly, to welcome some of RLM's new clients, including E*TRADE, Barnes & Noble, Bitflip Interactive, Reed Exhibitions, and others. In direct contrast to the excess of 1999, the party was held at my loft rather than some over-the-top venue. Although re-enforcements had to replace the flowing vodka at around 9PM, [editor's note: see? They really did drink a lot!] the ice sculptures were noticeably absent. Perhaps 2002 will bring more parties, but with a touch of humility."
Amen to that!
Sunday, December 15, 2002
Of course, one of the other highlights of the evening was seeing and hearing v2 read her original poetry while she played one of her video installations.
And who were these gypsy friends who were so coveted and coquettish to come mingle and celebrate? Well, UN department of general assembly affairs and conference services representatives Irina Zinovieva and Alexander Toubolets were two. Milosh (of Trostsky and Sanders gallery); Vlado (a favorite Yugoslavian artist and inspiration); Valerie Zolotova, an art historian and gallery manager who out danced the belly dancer; Boudnik Associates architect Jiri Boudnik and dancer extraordinaire and Socketnet.com's Andrew Wint, whose web development boutique (similar to v2's Moscow-based ladno.com) creates interactive presentations and CD business cards and is hiring!
Anya (an amazing fashion designer) and Vanya (GE director of research) Iliashevich were decked out and looked smashing. Perhaps it's because their 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up! Hurrah! Katya Bochavar (and her sexy daughter Dasha) were there. Old SonicNetters Gary Greenblatt, David Friedensohn, Marc Scarpa and Nicolas Butterworth stopped by turning the evening into a mini Sonicnet reunion. And former Razorfish CCO Peter Seidler showed up to watch the wild dancing by Bulgarian Doichin.
Co-founder of LOT47 films (lot47.com) Mark Lipsky, UJC.org's Elizabeth Uspensky and Shai Hovav and magazine promoter-turned-Bronx-based teacher David Garvoille were also among the many much-loved guests who came. Although apparently many also forgot about the lovely vase on the windowsill facing the Empire State Building where they were supposed to make a contribution for all the efforts gone into the soiree. As the invite said, "ALL ART IS FOR SALE (CASH ONLY), ALL LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP IS NOT... THIS_IS_LIVING_!" Please contact v2 at vica at ladno dot com to make a donation and see the festivities.
Wednesday, December 11, 2002
In honor of our 3rd event, WorldWIT founder, businesswoman extraordinaire and new mom (for the 5th time!), Liz Ryan, flew in from Colorado just to attend the event, bringing along her sister, Janet Ryan (www.ryanwhiteman.com) and the newest member of the Ryan family, Darrien, decked out in a black t-shirt in honor of NYC nightlife. (Liz had to turn around at the crack of dawn to fly to Chicago for sister list, ChicWIT's event and an interview with Time Magazine.) Even though we had an address glitch (it's 7th Avenue SOUTH, not 7th Avenue), that didn't stop the slew of NycWIT-ters from descending upon the party. (NycWIT-ter, Marghretta McBean, displaying some fast thinking, posted a sign at the 7th Avenue address pointing our members 8 blocks South to Chateau.) Some of the other wonderful NycWIT-ters who volunteered their time to help me with set-up and stuffing gift bags were Virginia Mulvaney, Yelena Darsky, Lauren Dohr, Vineeta Arora, Carol McGee, Chun Hua Zheng, Jeanette Plante, Randi Urban, Carla Legendre, Lise Endro, Lisa Carley, and Stacey Rachels. Stacy, who works for videogame company, Infogrames, and I discussed the holiday season and what the predicted hit videogames would be. Vicky Moy, Phillipa Heyman, Torie Zinsmeister and Beverly Cooper greeted guests, helped with name badges and handed out gift bags at the end of the evening. "Old-timer," Deb London,and Mary Reagan, a geophysicist at Columbia University, were also at the event until the very end, helping out.
Chateau, which looks dull and a bit dive-y in the daylight, transforms itself into a atmospheric, comfortable, trendy lounge at night lit by candles. I reserved the 2nd floor and loft area for our event and the size seemed perfect for our event of approximately 100 people. "Rhino" of Chateau was our deejay for the evening and spun low-key, lounge-y music for the guests' pleasure. The event was 2 hours long and the members showed up at a fast clip. The crowd went from 15 volunteers and I, to about 100 people within the span of about 40 minutes. The energy level grew briskly as well, as new and old friends connected.
I was introduced to Mitchell Bain, of ZYR Vodka, who was amused when I told him how I had changed my name for the evening from Danielle Cyr to Danielle Zyr in honor of their sponsorship (worn proudly on my name badge). Faithful members, Nancy Schena and Bronwen Stine arrived and updated me on their professional lives. I almost did not recognize Bronwen who was sporting a new, short, attractive hairstyle. Later on, we found out that we live a block away from each other and decided to get together for coffee in the neighborhood. I spoke to Valeria Bueno (www.qoolmedia.com) and Emily McHugh (www.casauri.com) and greeted old friend, Peter Corrigan (www.mcguirewoods.com), who arrived late with his client, Peter Dugre of Sub-Media (www.sub-media.com). The "Peters" talked about Dugre's company which projects photo stills on the walls of subways so that when the train is moving, the stills become a 20-second, motion ad. It will probably depend on the entertainment quotient of this type of ad for me to not place this in the "no, do not put cell service in the subway cars - let me have some peace, please," category.
Marlene Brill of Digitask (www.digitask.com), which provides system integration and management, came over to say, "Hello." Towards the end of the event, Denise Coultas (www.c-2-c.org) waited patiently to chat while I introduced attendees to each other, said, "hellos," and "goodbyes" to others. When I finally had a chance to catch my breath, Denise described to me how her company helps individuals and companies communicate more effectively. Dulce Estrada (www.paetec.com), Dimple Anand (love those names) and Jay Ranade (yes, NycWIT has members who are men, too!) all stopped by on their way out the door to briefly chat before departing.
I was very pleased with the event and the connections that were made and business cards that were exchanged. Judging from smiles on people's faces and the responses I have received, others were as well.
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Prolific SiliconAlleyStation stationmaster Bob Ponce and the omnipresent Mark Stahlman and Howard Greenstein were all enjoying some of the holiday cheer with the two drink tickets provided to each guest. CEO of ChangingOurWOrld.com Tom Watson was there as was legendary founder of Popkin Software Jan Popkin and CUNY Institute of Software Development and Design executive director and chair of the Graduate PhD program Dr. Ted Brown. NYSIA president Bruce Bernstein and the ever ebullient CEO of Vanguard Media Mike Pinto were chatting it up. Bruce, in his usual quick wit, said that they plan on doing these parties quarterly, which surely made NetLogic CEO Brett Schlussman, his lovely wife and Polytechnic University representative Dave Gillette pleased. CEO of PhoneHome Technology and Moderator of NYSIA Multicultural Leadership SIG Miles Matthews and KNOA Software CTO founder Philip Lui also enjoyed the holiday spirits as the party for the NYSIA family, board, SIG moderators, task force chairs, staff and CEOs of key member companies went on into the evening.