2020 Annual Meeting


July 28, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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July 28, 2020
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Via Zoom Meeting

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Join us to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of two-term President, Patty Koetzner, and the entire STANY leadership at the Annual Meeting of Members. Newly elected Officers, Directors and Consultants will be welcomed. Incoming Incoming President, James Hyde, will outline his vision for the upcoming year.

Patricia Koetzner, STANY President 2019 & 2020

Jim Hyde, Incoming STANY President

Featuring an AMA Fireside Chat: 

Why Now Might be the Best Time to Launch a Company: 12 Reasons to Press Forward, 6 Reasons to Hesitate 

Anna Gannon
, Founder/Inventor, Curbicus 

Anna Gannon is the Founder and Inventor of Curbicus. Curbicus is a clean, compostable solution to dog waste for urban pet parents. Prior to founding Curbicus, Anna co-founded and operated businesses in international logistics, life sciences, and food and beverage. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Curated Innovation, a technology innovation lab based in Cambridge MA, and it’s first spin out, Constellation. In the 1990’s she co-founded and operated an international logistics company based in New York City and Milan, Italy. After a buyout in the early 2000’s she acquired 2 food import and distribution companies, helping to build several well-known international brands. She sold those entities in 2009 and spent 2 years in microfinance at a UN affiliated NGO. She has invested in and advised several startups in capital raising, branding, marketing and growth strategies. She is on the Board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. She holds a BA from Smith College in Physics & Astronomy and Italian Language & Literature as well as an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

Laurel Touby
, Managing Partner, Supernode Ventures 

Laurel Touby is a former business journalist, exited tech CEO and the founding partner at Supernode Ventures (formerly Flatiron Investors). Supernode Ventures is a microVC, focusing on pre-seed/early stage tech startups. With 15,000+ network connections, Laurel sources promising companies at the cusp of hyper-growth. Most of her investments have been in enterprise, b2b, SaaS, FinTech companies. Prior to Supernode Ventures, Laurel founded mediabistro.com, a website that revolutionized the way people in the media industry do business, connect and communicate. A former journalist, Laurel remains actively engaged with the media via her popular Tech Media Dinner & Discussion events. She is a sought-after public speaker and hosted her own tech show, “Secrets of Successful Startups“ on CBS Interactive. Following the sale of mediabistro.com, Laurel created an angel portfolio of 20 companies including: Braze (formerly Appboy), LaunchMetrics, PeerIQ, Credijusto, Click Therapeutics, AlphaHQ and others. No founder can question the value add of being a Supernode Ventures portfolio company. An inveterate connector, Laurel and her team dip into the Network daily to connect portfolio CEOs with potential customers, investment and media. Knowing Laurel also means being connected to your peers in new and interesting ways, whether you are a Tech CEO (Cereal Entrepreneurs breakfasts), investor (VC Potluck Deal Dinners), tech journalist (Tech Media Dinners), or a potential customer for her portfolio companies (CMO/CTO/CIO Dinner events). In this way, Supernode Ventures remains always tapped into amazing deal flow. Laurel lives in a loft in the heart of Silicon Alley and is married to Inc. Managing Director of Editorial, Jon Fine.


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