Muppies NYC Event on Entrepreneurship

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Date(s) - 01/16/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thoughtworks NYC


Please join Muppies NYC as we ring in the New Year with an event on entrepreneurship. Attendees will learn about starting, scaling and managing your own startup as well as selling/exiting the company to investors.


6.30-7pm: Networking

7pm to 8.30pm: Panel and Q&A

8.30 to 9.30pm onwards: Networking

Tickets: Buy tickets here

*Only 50 spots available – first come first serve


Speaker Bios:

Speaker 1: Waleed Nasir, Head of Product Development at Virtual Force (

Waleed is currently the Head of Product Development at Virtual Force, a technology design and innovation company that helps early stage companies grow through funding and evolving their products.  In the past, he has led the platform team at Freewheel, which was acquired by Comcast for $350M. Waleed has an MBA from Yale School of Management and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Speaker 2: Tanzeel Ur Rehman, Co-Founder and COO at Virtual Force (

As Co-Founder and COO, Tanzeel heads Virtual Force and has helped businesses and engineering teams design, develop and deliver beautiful products at high speed and quality. Successfully building technology products in FinTech, HealthTech, EdTech, Block Chain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Alternate Lending Models, Marketplaces and On Demand Models like Uber and Airbnb. Tanzeel has an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Computer Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Speaker 3: Brett Newman, Founder and COO at Study Abroad Apartments(

Brett built Study Abroad Apartments as an online marketplace for students to find furnished student accommodations worldwide. Helping 10K+ students and sustaining a community of 500+ international landlords. SAA was acquired by Roomi in 2018. Brett holds a BS in Strategic Communications and Marketing from Ohio State University.

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Speaker 4: Joe McCann, cofounder of (

Joe is the CEO and Co­Founder of Slingshot Insights. Prior to starting Slingshot Insights, Joe was an analyst at a CR Intrinsic (a division of SAC capital) for many years where he specialized in Healthcare, specifically pharmaceuticals. He previously worked as an analyst at Deutsche Bank after graduating from William and Mary with a BBA in Finance in 2006. He is a frequent author on Seeking Alpha and remains a very active investor in a variety of stocks.

Muppies NYC Planning Committee: Ahsan, Mufti, Afraz, Sami, Saddmun, Huda and Amer


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