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Upcoming Events

6:45 pm18:45

Karma Tech Demo Day 2017


Lifion Host: Ohad Axelrod

Event Organizer & Host: Guy Franklin


Meet the hi-tech haredi entrepreneurs of Kamatech and discover the future of Israeli startup


Kamatech accelerator is based on a unique model, which was developed and is supported by notable figures in the hi-tech and startup industry. The core of this model is the adoption of Haredi innovations by prominent successful secular startups (including Wix, Outbrain, LiveU, Taboola, Plarium, SQream and others). The program connects Haredi entrepreneurs to the hi-tech and startup ecosystem offers them apprenticeship in leading startup companies and provides supervision by senior experts. It gives access to knowledge and tools and hence promotes the development of Haredi hi-tech enterprises.


6:45 pm18:45

A Fireside Chat with Adam Singolda - CEO of Taboola


The Israel Founders Syndicate in collaboration with Israeli Mapped in NYExcellerate, and SOSA NYC, are happy to invite you to an evening of compelling Israeli Tech related content and networking.

The evening will feature a fireside chat with Adam Singolda, Founder and CEO of Taboola, the "World's Largest Discovery Platform".  From it's humble beginnings in 2006 in Tel Aviv, the NYC based company surpassed one billion users in May of 2016, behind only Facebook in terms of global reach.  Taboola now serves over 360 billion editorial and video recommendations to over 1 billion unique visitors every month on some of the Web’s most innovative publisher sites, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, MSN, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune and The Weather Channel. 

We'll talk with Adam about the evolution of Taboola from it's early incarnation in content discovery to the powerhouse it is today.  We'll talk about his experience raising $160 million over the last ten years from leading investors and global media companies like Comcast, The Daily Mail and Baidu.   We'll also talk with Adam about the Israel tech ecosystem, moving to New York, and building a big company in the U.S..  We'll finish the Fireside Chat with questions from our Meetup members.  


Lifion Host: Harish Peri

Event Organizer & Host: Lou Kerner

5:30 pm17:30

An Evening With Lifion



An Evening With Lifion



Lifion is a startup inside ADP.  We’re building the next generation of Human Capital Management (HCM) software and are gearing up to disrupt an entire industry.  But we need your help: we can only do this with the best and brightest.


Join us in our second networking event at our amazing offices in Chelsea.  Eat, drink, and learn about how Lifion will transform the future of HCM -- maybe with you helping drive that change.  There will plenty of time to network with each other, ask questions of our Application & Platform leaders and even tour our (ridiculously large) offices.


We’re looking for passionate and talented New Yorkers obsessed with technology and a drive to get stuff done.  You must have at least TWO years of relevant enterprise experience in any of our roles. Specifically - a background in HCM for product roles, Software Development/Computer Science and interest in developing on our low-code platform, UX, Dev Ops, Application Security OR experience with Javascript (React, Node, etc)


When: Thursday, March 16th at 5:30 (registration)


If you have two years of relevant work experience and meet the minimum qualifications for any of our posted positions, we invite you to submit either your resume or your Linkedin Profile for review.  If you meet these requirements, we will be sending you information to register for our event on March 16th (within 48 hours of receiving your submission).



6:45 pm18:45

Startup Exhibitors & Networking Happy Hour



Meet and network with startups and marketing colleagues, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers from a cross-section of industries, companies, and levels. Marketers from the following companies have attended in the past: Pepsi, L'Oreal, Pernod Ricard, Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Rosetta, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy, Havas, Thomson Reuters, Bloomingdale's, MTV, and American Express. 


We'll announce exhibiting startups closer to the event date.


6:45 pm18:45

Women in Tech: Crowdfunding




Join the New York Code + Design Academy at Lifion by ADP in Chelsea for a panel discussion on crowdfunding!

We're honored to be joined by panelists: Sarah Meister (Manager of Hardware + Design, IndieGoGo), Alex Daly (Founder, Vann Alexandra), TeLisa Daughtry (Founder/CEO, FlyTechnista & STEEAMnista), and Alex Fine (Co-Founder/CEO, Dame Products).

We'll discuss best practices, pitfalls, and examples of radical change in the crowdfunding industry for projects and business ventures. If you've ever wondered what it takes to get a project funded, this is the one panel you won’t want to miss!


Lifion, by ADP, invites you to visit our new home for big ideas, ambitious folks, and those who are truly committed to delivering finely made products at scale. Join us after-hours for provocative talks, engaging discussions and some great opportunities to connect with serious thinkers and doers. Visit us for a calendar of upcoming events and current job opportunities. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Lifion Sponsor: Harish Peri

Event Organizer: Tom Abogabal, New York Code & Design Academy

Evolving the Design Game
6:45 pm18:45

Evolving the Design Game

"There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt."- Audre Lorde

Join us tonight as we welcome the Digital Product Design meetup group and event speaker Ross Popoff-Walker, Product Designer at Google, for a lively discussion on evolving the design game.


As digital product designers, part of a new creative field and profession, we have opportunities to influence technology and culture in massive ways. Yet on product teams big and small, design is often still a misunderstood and amorphous role.


While our vocation might be new and nebulous, the foundational elements of great design are not. Craftsmanship, creativity, humanizing industry, and the creation of content and tools that that influence and impact daily life are themes that have been ongoing for generations.


Are we as designers empowered and enabled to have positive impacts on our users? Where is our profession headed, and what might our roles look like in the future?


Ross Popoff-Walker is a product designer at Google, where he has worked on Google Search, Image Search, and is currently working on Google’s Cloud products. Before that, he designed websites for big brand clients, created console video games, crafted mobile apps for Android and iOS, and worked as a product designer and manager at several different startups. He studied at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and is passionate about connecting with others who believe in the transformative power of user-centered design. He can be found at or on twitter @rosspw.


Event Sponsor: Maximillian Kirchoff, Design Engineer, Lifion by ADP

Event Organizer & Host: Jonathan Horowitz, DPD Meetup Group

6:45 pm18:45

Introduction to Sendence Wallaroo: An industrial-grade streaming data platform


Introduction to Sendence Wallaroo - An industrial-grade streaming data platform


Presented by Vid Jain, Founder & President of Sendence and John Mumm, Lead Engineer.  


Wallaroo turns a group of servers into an industrial-grade processing platform that acts like a single low-cost and highly scalable system. Real-time applications built with Wallaroo are significantly faster than other approaches and get data accuracy, exactly-once processing, an in-memory data store, and resiliency.


Other benefits include:

- quickly write code once and then deploy it anywhere at any scale

- instantly handle real-time data spikes without any application changes

- 50x faster at 1/3 the cost vs. alternatives


We will talk about use cases including an electronic trading position keeping system that requires sub-millisecond response time and a cloud monitoring service that requires processing of millions of messages per second.


Additionally, we will discuss why we built Wallaroo, the architecture, and the challenges of building a distributed industrial-grade platform.



6:30 pm:  Guest arrival & networking.

7:00 pm:  Introduction to Wallaroo & Q&A.

8:30 pm:  Event ends.


About Sendence

Sendence provides software infrastructure that radically simplifies the creation, deployment & operation of any business critical real-time service, on-premise or in the cloud.


Click here for more information about the Apache Storm Meetup Group


Lifion Sponsor & Event Organizer: Eugene Dvorkin


7:00 pm19:00

IBM THINK Leaders presents Digital Founders Panel - 2017 Kickoff Edition!



New year, new events! Join us on Wednesday, February 8th from 7-9 pm for IBM THINK Leaders’ first event of the new year at Lifion, an incredible innovation space by ADP. Last year was an exciting year for us as we opened up our THINK Leaders series to you, the NYC startup and marketing community on Meetup.

This 2017 kickoff event will feature a special Digital Founders Panel moderated by Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Strategy & Design, IBM iX. The format will include 45 minutes of panel followed by 15 minutes of open Q&A from the live audience.

We look forward to kicking off another great year with you!

Lifion Sponsor: Harish Peri

One More Woman Awards Ceremony
6:30 pm18:30

One More Woman Awards Ceremony


One More Women Presents

The Love Economy


What is this One More Woman Event All About?

The Love Economy is here...

It’s time to step up… to balance the gender equality of wealth in the world.

Because together we will revolutionize how business is done with a new style of leadership >> THE FEMININE LEADER.

When we step up to claim our place in history, we will shift the balance to a community of empowered co-creators.

It’s about collaboration, net-benefit and radical reciprocity.

It’s a win-win redistribution of wealth.

This is an evening event that will absolutely transform your ideas of leadership, money and wealth...FOREVER.

This is your chance to co-create the new definition of the feminine leader and break some serious glass ceilings.

This is a movement of leaders, just like you, who are go-getters, impact-driven, graceful, resourceful, and talented.


How Are We Impacting the World?


WE EXIST as a bridge for women entrepreneurs to scale beyond $1M annually and re-define feminine leadership. WE ENVISION co-creating a future where 10M impact-driven women entrepreneurs fully own and earn their worth and generate over $1M in annual revenue by 2030. This is in alignment with the United Nations #5 goal to end gender inequality.


Frankly, we believe that NOW IS THE TIME for women to put an end to the crab-in-the-bucket mentality, deeply rooted in the scarcity mindset, and begin to deeply support each other.


We also believe that our boardrooms and governments are long overdue in equally co-creating with the natural strengths that women leaders bring to the table >> women are natural born nurturers. Why are we not leveraging these strengths? We believe that when 50% of our global population (women) have the access, support, and information they need to co-create with the other 50% (men) …well, we will re-balance global economic power and together restore our planet.



Our scholarship fund provides qualified entrepreneurs with financial support to receive the resources, education, and tools they need to effectively grow their business.




DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2017

TIME: 6:30PM to 9:30PM

LOCATION: Lifion by ADP, 135 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

DESIGN DISRUPTORS Doc Screening + Panel Discussion
6:30 pm18:30

DESIGN DISRUPTORS Doc Screening + Panel Discussion


Join us for a special screening of the documentary “DESIGN DISRUPTORS” produced by InVision.

Immediately after the screening, join us for a panel conversation that will review content from the documentary, explore the state of product and UX design, the role and impact of innovation and “disruption” within industries, and the future of design at large. 

Panelists include:

Christopher Fahey
Head of UX
Lifion by ADP

Troy Wood 
Founder & Principal Managing Director
nexTier Innovations

Jenine Lurie 
Director of User Experience

Eric Menzie 
Head of Product for the WFS Markets Salesforce CRM
Wells Fargo

Moderator: Tremis Skeete, ProductTank Co-organizer


Today’s most disruptive companies have a new guiding principle: a fierce focus on customer-centric product design. DESIGN DISRUPTORS features an elite group of 15 disruptive companies—valued at one trillion dollars combined—who share the perspectives and sacrifices necessary to upend age-old industries and disrupt the status quo.

See more at

A film by InVision:






6:45 pm18:45

A Fireside Chat in NYC With Daniel Ramot - CEO of Via


The Israel Founders Syndicate in collaboration with Israeli Mapped in NYExcellerate, and SOSA, are happy to invite you to an evening of compelling Israeli Tech related content and networking.

The evening will feature a fireside chat with Daniel Ramot, CEO of Israel founded, NYC based Via, which is disrupting public transportation by providing ride sharing services for a flat fee of $5 + tax in New York City/Brooklyn, Chicago, and Washington D.C..  In NYC, where Via first launched, they are now providing more rides than Uber in large swaths of the city during morning and evening rush hour.

In addition to rolling out it's ride sharing service to new cities, Via recently raised $100 million to execute it's plan to be the dominant global on demand transit platform for cities around the world.

We'll talk with Daniel about the evolution of Via from an idea to the rapidly growing company it is today.  We'll talk about his experience raising $100 million, working with automobile manufacturers and cities around the world, and what it's like to compete against Uber, the most well financed start up in history.  We'll also talk with Daniel about the Israel tech ecosystem, moving to New York, and building a big company in the U.S..  We'll finish the Fireside Chat with questions from our Meetup members.  

State of NYC Tech 2017
6:30 pm18:30

State of NYC Tech 2017


A Special Evening With The Movers & Shakers Who Are Defining NYC Tech. Invite Only.


2016 was the year where the NYC tech ecosystem established itself as a prime player in the global tech scene -- being second to only Silicon Valley. NYC tech is coming of age and we’re lucky enough to have a front row seat as this new tech powerhouse heads into maturity.


Will 2017 be the year of massive exits and IPOs we've all been waiting for? Or, are we still in the building process stage of this unique tech ecosystem?   


Join us for a special evening bringing together the absolute BEST of NYC tech -- including Andrew Cleland (Comcast Ventures), Matt Turck (FirstMark Capital), Michael Rubinstein (AppNexus) and Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft Partners). The panel will be moderated by Sara O'Brien (reporter, CNN Money).


Hosted by ICONYC labs, this event is by invitation only for tech founders, investors and corporate executives. Space is limited so make sure you sign up early.


Lifion Sponsor: Amit Maimon, SVP Product Development

Slack Meetup - Bot Security
6:30 pm18:30

Slack Meetup - Bot Security


Lifion Sponsor: Amit Maimon

Event Host: David Markovich

Come meet other like-minded people in the Slack and Chatbot space. You will get to meet brands, agencies, developers and others who are involved in building or promoting chat bots. Our venue is one of the hottest start-up spots in NYC - come up with an empty stomach as we'll be serving pizza, beer and snacks. 

This Meetup is about how we can show end users that chat bots can be trusted in order to stimulate and accelerate commerce in this new ecosystem. 

Will include: 

• Ad serving  

• Privacy & Security  

• Bot take over  

• Bots ability to understand adjacent conversations   

• Platform interoperability between platforms  

• Bot ratings to help encourage better bots 


Speaker: (coming to NYC just for this Meetup) Paul Walsh, a Silicon Valley based Irish entrepreneur has founded several companies including MetaCert  the first company to build security apps and chat bots for Messenger Platforms - raising $2.4M in seed capital from investors across the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Russia and Israel. More recently he founded a new CRM company for bot businesses called bCRM, which has also helped to position him as a thought leader and spokesperson in the global bot ecosystem.  

In 2003 Paul founded a mobile testing company called Segala, generating $2.2M in revenue in its first year and grew it to become one of the most successful testing companies in the UK. 

Before moving to Silicon Valley, Paul spent 12 years in the UK where he was Chair of the British Interactive Media Association for 3 years – the Industry Association for agencies and brands in the UK. He has made significant contributions to Internet and Mobile Standards – and was one of the original seven founders of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative in 2005. Previously Paul was the first Technical Accounts Manager and International Beta Coordinator hired by AOL outside the US, where he was part of the team that launched AIM in 1997.   

Paul is an investor and Partner in a Michelin-rated Indian restaurant in Dublin, Ireland called Jaipur. He also cofounded Shanti Life, an international charity focussed on alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable living in villages in India through a microfinance revolving fund so that poor women can access sanitation and build small businesses. In his spare time he likes to travel with his family, keep fit, jump out of planes, and stroke nurse sharks 100ft deep in the ocean. And he’s a table tennis freak.  


6:45-7:00 check-in & networking

Pizza will be served

7:00-7:45 presentation start

7:45-8:15 Q & A

8:15 - 8:45 more networking

Product Tank Meetup
6:30 pm18:30

Product Tank Meetup


Lifion Sponsor: Eric Forsyth

Event Host: Tremis Skeete

At ProductTank NYC we love to hear from fellow product people about their experiences and challenges they've faced and overcome. We carry on this tradition by presenting three 15-minute talks from professionals, followed up by a Q&A session with our audience.

Our guest speakers include:

Daniella Patrick  
Innovation Lab Product Manager   

Daniella will share insights from her work as a Product Manager in an internal Accenture team that aims to solve organizational challenges with a creative lens.  This will include: their unique problem-solving process, what are some of the challenges and advantages of an in-house team within a globally recognized organization, and some professional advice for current and aspiring product managers.  

Mita Carriman
Co-Founder, General Counsel, & CEO  

Mita will share insights and advice based on her experience as an entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Adventurely - an app to book tourist activities and find a travel buddy on-demand. Mita will talk about: How she came up with the idea of “Adventurely”, how to make sure that there’s a market for what one plans to monetize as a digital product or business, how to leverage the power of product/market research, how to ensure you hire the right technology professionals that are willing to work with non-technical people, and how to expect the unexpected as a product owner.  

Jenine Lurie 
Founder & Product Strategist  

Jenine has the consulting insights to connect business goals with user desire and motivation for service design and application development. She is experienced with the creative and technical skills to design solutions for intuitive, enjoyable experiences in a complex digital environment. She is an evangelist for User Centric Design (UCD) processes, and has been the Lead UX Strategist on a wide variety of digital applications for a diverse client base. Additionally, she teaches UX Design for senior management & technology teams to understand the value of 'customer first thinking' for digital products and services that meet the expectations, goals and requirements for both internal users and as well as customers.

"Good Questions, Good Products" presented by Eli Holder
6:45 pm18:45

"Good Questions, Good Products" presented by Eli Holder


Lifion Sponsor: Harish Peri
Event Host: Jonathan Horowitz
Presenter: Eli Holder

Most people say great products start with great ideas. But Eli sees it differently. Instead, great products start with asking the right questions. This talk looks at the early stages of the product lifecycle through the lens of those important and often overlooked questions. 

These early stages include:

• Strategy & Introspection, where we ask "Who are we? What's our purpose?" to better understand a product team's culture and the types of products that will resonate internally

• User Research, where we ask "Who's our audience? What do they really want in a product?" to develop user empathy and discover potential product directions

• Product Direction, where we ask: "What problem should we solve? Why is it worth solving?" to define and justify scope based on the value they create, rather than the features they include 

The talk covers the high-level macro-questions, why they're so important, and breaks them down into relevant component questions. You'll also leave with a few hacks / exercises to help you ask them most effectively. 

Learn more & RSVP here

Panel Discussion - Investing in the Post Obama Era
6:45 pm18:45

Panel Discussion - Investing in the Post Obama Era


Event Sponsor: Ryan Foote, ADP


Hear from finance experts

What might the economic and financial picture of U.S. and global markets look like after this historic election? 

Join Bentley alumni and parents; moderator Phil Uhlmann, Bentley senior lecturer of finance; and industry experts, as a panel of leading financial executives share their views.



  • Christine Abbott, Senior Vice President Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services
  • Gualberto Diaz, Partner, Xanthus Capital Management
  • Angel Colon, Vice President Structured Finance/Products, Tribal Capital
  • Daniel Nolan, President and CEO, Hugh Johnson Advisors, LLC.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and include appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. Registration is required for this event. Space is limited so register early!


 Learn more & RSVP here

Documentary Screening "Design Disruptors"
6:45 pm18:45

Documentary Screening "Design Disruptors"


Lifion Sponsor: Alexei Zagdansky
Event Host: Tremis Skeete, Nextier Innovations

Join us on Wednesday, November 9, for a special screening of the documentary Design Disruptors produced by InVision.




About Design Disruptors

“Design Disruptors features an elite group of 15 disruptive companies—valued at $1 trillion combined—who collectively touch nearly every corner of the globe. Design Disruptors explores the common link that has enabled each business to upend their respective industries: the fierce focus on customer-centric product design.”

“Design Disruptors talks to design leaders like Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook; Alex Castellarnau, Head of Design at Dropbox; and John Maeda, Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins about how design solutions have formed booming, billion-dollar companies and how we can keep up the momentum.”

“The film provides an exclusive look into the processes, perspectives, and approaches of the product design and user experience (UX) leaders at the world’s foremost technology companies, including Airbnb, Coursera, Etsy, Eventbrite, Evernote, Google Ventures, HubSpot, MailChimp, Netflix, Pinterest, Salesforce, Spotify, Twitter, Xero, Zendesk, and more.”

For more information about this film, please visit 


Learn more & RSVP here

Lifion Networking Night
5:30 pm17:30

Lifion Networking Night


What: Lifion is hosting our first ever Networking Happy Hour! Join us to eat, drink, and learn about Lifion and the future of HR. We’ll have a Q&A with our leadership team, and tours of our fantastic office space.

Who: Passionate and talented New Yorkers with a drive to get stuff done and at least two years of relevant experience for any of careers, like: Lifion DeveloperSoftware EngineerTechnical Product Manager, and others.

When: Thursday, November 3rd at 5:30pm

How: Submit your resume or LinkedIn. If you’re a fit for any of our open positions, we’ll send you the rest of the details.


Event registration is closed.


Learn more about Lifion and the future of HR here.


Where Empathy, Robotics, and IoT Connect
6:45 pm18:45

Where Empathy, Robotics, and IoT Connect


Lifion Sponsor: Ohad Axelrod
Event Host: Lenore Taplitzky, IDC Herzliya

Oren Zuckerman will be speaking about the MiLAB (media innovation lab) at IDC Herzliya and its work as a research, learning, and prototyping space that explores the future of media, technology, and human-computer interaction.


Presenter: Dr. Oren Zuckerman, head of IDC Media Innovation Lab

Oren Zuckerman is head of the interactive communications program, co-director of the Media Innovation Lab, and academic director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship GMBA track at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. Zuckerman’s research areas are at the cross of interactive technologies & human behavior, focusing on physical-digital interactive experiences. His research projects include sensor-based mobile technologies for wellbeing and tangible interfaces for learning. Zuckerman completed his MSc and PhD at MIT Media Lab, publish regularly on HCI related topics, and is a frequent speaker on HCI and interactive media events. On 2001, the World Economic Forum recognized Zuckerman as a “Technology Pioneer” at the annual forum in Davos, Switzerland. On 2012 a group of researchers including Zuckerman received the prestigious Israeli Excellence Center grant in the field of “Education in a New Information Society”.



6:45pm - Guest arrival & networking with food & drinks
7:15pm - Main presentation
8:00pm - More networking


Learn more & RSVP here

Making the right decisions for your startup
6:45 pm18:45

Making the right decisions for your startup


Lifion Sponsor: Harish Peri
Event Host: Liraz Cohen

Today, many startups are having difficulty deciding who they should listen to in making the best decision for their business; Investors? Industry leaders? Or even their own guts?

On this event we will try to answer exactly these important questions. Join us for another great event!


Presenter: Sharon Klapka, VP of Business & Brand Development at Adore Me

Klapka leads the Business & Brand Development team at Adore Me – a disruptive e-Commerce lingerie startup designing fast-fashion, affordable intimates. Ranked the No. 3 fastest-growing company in New York on the Inc. 500 list and selected InStyle magazine’s Best of Digital 2014, Adore Me is quickly positioning itself as the Zara of lingerie.

Sharon Klapka will use Adore Me as a case study to suggest insights in making better decisions regarding your startup.



7:00 pm - Gathering (on the 5th floor)
7:15 pm - Sharon Klapka, VP of Business & Brand Development at Adore Me
8:00 pm - Q&A
8:15 pm - Networking


Learn more & RSVP here

6:45 pm18:45

F3 Chat: How Software is "Eating" the Restaurant Industry


Lifion Sponsor: Harish Peri, Sr. Dir Product Management
Event Host: Sutian Dong, Partner, Female Founders Fund

Join us in conversation with Krystle Mobayeni, Co-founder and CEO of BentoBox, and Somak Chattopadhyay of Armory Square Ventures.

Learn about how BentoBox's technology is transforming the hospitality industry by helping restaurants extend the hospitality experience beyond just the meal. 

Founded in 2013, BentoBox participated in the Techstars Spring class of 2015, and then went on to raise a $2.3M Seed round of investment that same year. The company has maintained an astonishing retention rate of 99% for 3 years running, and powers industry leaders such as Union Square Hospitality Group, Luke's Lobster, The Meatball Shop, Crafted Hospitality and more.



6:45 pm - Doors Open & Registration
7:00 pm - Chat Begins
7:30 pm - Q&A
7:50 pm  - Networking Reception


Learn More & RSVP here.


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