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Match Made in Heaven: A Night of Speed Networking

January 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


At a Glance: 

Speed networking event for young creatives to meet experienced pros and practice their pitch; like speed dating, but fun!

Why Attend?

  • You want to meet FindSpark speaker alumni from some of NYC’s top creative companies.
  • You want to practice your elevator pitch in a comfortable, fun setting.
  • You want to expand and strengthen your network.
  • You want to get to know other members of the FindSpark community.

How it Works:

  • The event runs from 6-9pm. You’re welcome to come for as much of that time as you would like.
  • Attendees will be split into two groups. If your last name starts with A-L, you will speed network from 6:30-7:20. If your last name starts with M-Z, you will speed network from 7:40-8:30.*
  • You’ll sit down with a speaker from a past FindSpark event, pitch them your story, and get to know each other.
  • After a few minutes, you’ll rotate to the next speaker.
  • You’ll learn to get your story across quickly and effectively while meeting creatives from a variety of NYC’s top companies!
  • Bring your resume! When you’re not sitting with the speakers, we’ll have team members on hand to review your resumes and help you practice your pitch.
  • Before, after, and between the two groups, there will be time for free networking, so you will have the opportunity to meet everyone!

*If you can’t come for your assigned time, you can attend for whatever portion of the event you are available.

Who You May Meet



  • Bianca PasternackFreelanceEvents/Design/ Sales/Fundraising


  • Donna AbbateManager, Talent AcquisitionZenithOptimedia


  •  Evann Clingan  Senior Insights Analyst  360ilinkedin 




  • Laurie EspinoFreelance Digital Content Strategist & Producerlinkedin 
  • Kate Levenstein  Founder, President     Cannonball Productionslinkedin 






      Stephanie Mandzoa        Derek Eng       Rod Berg
         Stephanie Mendoza     Derek Eng                  Rod Berg
         Licensing                     Designer                     Founder
         Coordinator                 Travel & Leisure          Rod Berg Creative
         Sesame Workshop      (Time Inc.)
         linkedin                   linkedin                   linkedin 


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Dress: Business Casual

Hashtag: #FindSpark

Tickets: $9.50-$22 (includes pizza!) depending on your FindSpark membership level & career status


Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:


Wix.com enables everyone to design, publish and host stunning HTML5 websites. No coding, no previous design skills, just log in to Wix and start creating with our easy drag-and-drop website builder! In that spirit of encouraging creativity and enabling entrepreneurship, in 2010 Wix founded the NYC Wix Lounge. The Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working, event and exhibit space for creative professionals. Grab your laptop, pop into the Lounge and enjoy a productive work day, great networking opportunities, and amazing events. The Wix Lounge provides free support to New Yorkers, giving them the tools and tips for successfully launching and managing their businesses’ online presence. To learn more, please visit http://www.wix.com.


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January 29, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Wix Lounge
235 West 23rd Street
New York, New York 10012
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