AlleyNYC featured as one of the top 20 tech hangouts in NYC !!!
AlleyNYC is one of the most active and vibrant co-working spaces in all of NYC, so we’re super-excited that they’ve invited Gilt CTO/Cofounder Michael Bryzek to present at Alley Weekly, their Friday speaker series. The event begins with a fireside chat at noon, followed by a Q&A session and, at 12:50 PM, lunch! Thanks to the AlleyNYC crew and Sam Hysell of Lean Startup Machine for organizing the event.
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Hello everybody, and thanks for stopping by our blog. The mission of this blog is to intro you to cool places to eat in midtown, and showcase the companies that are part of the AlleyNYC family.
For our first AlleyNYC Founder Lunch we went to The Houndstooth Pub, a spot that prides itself on being the best Gastropub in the area . Located on 37th and 8th Avenue, this place does not disappoint. Awesome bar selection and great food, what else do you need?
We went out with Josh Niamehr, CEO and Cofounder of Enchanted Diamonds. Josh is also one of AlleyNYC’s original members, having taken space when we first opened up. He is a badass entrepreneur and a great friend.
A bit more about Josh:
A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Josh founded his first company at only 15. Since then he has successfully launched several businesses, and was one of the key players in LiveProfile’s acquisition by Blackberry. Bottom line, he is has been a badass for a long, long time.
The EnchantedDiamonds.com founder is out to disrupt the engagement ring game with a more transparent process and a better educated consumer. Achieving this goal inheres reversing the “conflict” stigma associated with diamonds, Josh explained over the clamor of the lunchtime rush. Diamonds have become a very limited problem; in fact, there is a far greater degree of conflict associated with the parts that go into a smartphone.
The idea for Enchanted Diamonds was born from Josh’s distaste for SXSW, he explained over a plate of Penne. He was having a shitty time at South-By 2012 and retreated to his room at the Driskill, where he came up with the concept. Josh noted however, that he normally gets his best ideas while walking around Bryant Park with Co-Founder Jon Las.
He hopes that Enchanted Diamonds will one day be the diamond registry to the world; considering its projected $6 Million in revenue this year (including a single sale of $248K) this dream may not be too far off.
If you are thinking of taking the big leap, then you need to hit up EnchantedDiamonds.com. If you are part of our community, and you don’t, you suck.
This first Founder Lunch was a great conversation with a great dude. EnchantedDiamonds.com is a home run and we wish him all the luck in the world. And check out Houndstooth. Totally worth it.
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