On Monday night, the InSITE fellows hosted the first ever ‘Kingpins of Silicon Alley‘ at Bowlmor-Union Square, an InSITE fundraiser and friendly competition for the entrepreneurial community in NYC.
It was an amazing night of fun, games, meeting old friends and making new ones, informal pitches and exchanging business cards.
Most of NY’s top VC’s and Angels were there (RRE, Union Square Ventures, IA Ventures, David Tisch, Tribeca VP, Greycroft, Flybridge, NYA, Contour Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Canaan, Boxgroup), as well as law and professional services firms (Ernst & Young, Gunderson, Cooley, WSGR, Vinson & Elkins) and other tech and entrepreneurial organizations (Kauffman fellows, NYTM).
We also had an incredible gathering of startups and CEO’s (Evidon, Buzzfeed, Patch, Billguard, BalconyTV, Oddcast, LUA tech, LongTail Video, Chartbeat, BarkBox, ShopKeep, BetterCloud, Nimble TV, AppNexus, NiftyThrifty, Doormates, Zeel, 10sheet, Estimize, Scratch, Borro, Onefinestay).
It was great to see how supportive NYC’s community is of InSITE and the work that the InSITE fellows do.
Congratulations to Ian Sigalow (Partner at Greycroft) for getting the highest individual score (just as he had predicted?!), and to the Buzzfeed team for winning the Silicon Alley Bowling Championship.
You can see more pictures of the event here
Thank you so much to all the presenting and lane sponsors and all the fellows who came. We really hope that this will become an annual event for NY’s tech community, and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Written by Lila Pla Alemany (CBS 2013).