TiE NY StartUp Open Mic Night ~ Positioning Your GPS For...
Sep 11, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM (America/New_York)
McCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP, 825,8th Avenue Manhattan
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We invite you to TiE New York's monthly Startup Open Mic Night event for an exciting night of networking and pitching!   This event is not your typical meet and greet.

Our September featured speaker, Murat Aktihanoglu will share his experiences as a venture capitalist as well as from starting up multiple tech companies - particularly those using location based service technology.  Murat, a co-founder and managing partner of ERA can answer questions regarding his company’s accelerator program that is currently taking applications for its Winter 2019 class at (application deadline is November 5, 2018).

To pitch you don’t have to be a TiE member, you just need to be a startup and/or investor with the passion to give your elevator pitch for 90 seconds in front of a group of angel investors, venture capitalists, startup-focused service based providers, mentors, and a large community of other successful entrepreneurs.

Each attendee must register in order to be included on the building's security list.  

If you plan to speak, please register as a "Presenter".   If your company is speaking but you are not the key speaker, register as a non-member or member (whichever applies).  

Speakers should arrive by 6:30 pm and check in with our speaker coordinator.  Should we need to limit the number of speakers due to high demand our members will be given priority to speak. But don't fear, its easy to join TiE!  Become a member by signing up on our website at  For more details about speaking, please read the FAQs tab above.

About Our Featured Speaker, Murat Aktihanoglu

Murat Aktihanoglu is a co-founder and Managing Partner at ERA (, an early-stage venture capital fund and technology accelerator in New York City that has invested in and accelerated 165 startups since 2011. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and he has started multiple technology startups in NYC after having worked in Silicon Valley as a technologist. He is also the author of the book “Location-Aware Applications” published by Manning Publications and a frequent speaker globally on technology, venture capital and entrepreneurship.


McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.  Clients come first at McCarter & English. Our job is to listen to our clients, stay on top of the frequent changes that can affect their goals, and implement the strategies that will lead to success.

Joseph Daniels is Co-Chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice and is a TiE New York Charter Member. He represents startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings. He regularly advises a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and has led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. Mr. Daniels has helped companies and private equity firms handle dozens of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. 

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An exciting night of networking and pitching:

6:00 PMNetworking and Pizza
6:00 PM - 6:30 PMSpeaker Registration
6:40 PM
Open Mic Begins/Opening Remarks
6:50 PM-7:40 PM
90 second pitches
7:40 PM-8:30 PM

What is TiENY's Tech Startup Open Mic night?

It is an opportunity to not only network with members of the TiE community that includes angel investors, venture capitalists, startup-focused service based providers, mentors, and a large community of other successful entrepreneurs, but it's also a real opportunity for you and your business to receive the right type of exposure to the right people, right now.

Who can get on the mic?

Every participant, entrepreneur and/or investor who attends will have 90 seconds at the microphone to introduce themselves, pitch their business, experience getting funding, making investments or raise pertinentdiscussion point(s).

Who is this event for?

You don't have to be a TiE member to attend, although we hope you'll join! This event is open to entrepreneurs, angel investors, vcs and all of you who are looking to build a network.

What should you prepare?

Your 90 second pitch. We provide you the floor to get the exposure you want, and practice answering questions from a friendly audience, so come prepared to really harness the opportunity.

How Often Will You Host These?

Monthly, typically on the first or second Tuesday of every month at a WeWork near you.

Go to for a full list of our events.


TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through; mentoring, networking and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization out there. With programs like our Open Mic Nights and Mentor Match, TiE is reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.  

We help entrepreneurs go global. As a TIE member, you are connected with over 12,000 members across 61 chapters. Wherever in the world you are, you'll have the opportunity to meet leaders, attend events and participate in unique speaking opportunities. From outsourcing advice to global business development, TIE has you covered.

Being a TIE member is your gateway to global business. Join today.  To learn more, please attend an eventjoin our mailing list, or become a member!


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Organiser : TiE New York

Sonia Parechanian

Executive Director

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