NY Tech Meetup - June 2024 - GUEST LIST


Join us for this month's NY Tech Meetup on Tuesday, June 4th at Civic Hall in Union Square! Although it's a shift from our regular schedule (typically the second Monday of each month), we're aligning with the excitement of Tech Week. Don't miss the chance to see demos from incredible companies leveraging AI technology and enjoy a fun after-party. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 6:00pm ET (Doors Open) 
Where: Civic Hall Union Square, 124 E 14th Street, 2nd floor (@Irving Place by Union Square)

6:00 PM - Doors Open
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome and Tech Demos
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM - After Party & Networking

Event Partner

CUNY College of Staten Island (CSI) Tech Incubator provides opportunity for technological innovation and is transforming Staten Island into a leading hub for creativity, applied research, entrepreneurship and growth. Their community of tech innovators and entrepreneurs are advancing and growing their startups utilizing a robust technological ecosystem with strategic mentors, industry professionals, faculty, sponsors, government leaders and a dedicated tactical team with the mutual goal of supporting and elevating their companies and individuals. 

Jeff Derose, Entrepreneur in Residence

Jeffrey Derose is a social impact entrepreneur focused on driving economic transformation through technology, financial, and entrepreneurial education and support. Jeffrey comes from a strong financial and technological background. Jeffrey began his career in finance, working in wealth management and as a trader at a hedge fund. Jeffrey soon transitioned into technology, beginning with pursuing a Master's Degree in Computer Science, then launching a technology consulting firm called Startup Advisory Group. While running Startup Advisory Group, Jeffrey has provided technology and marketing consulting to institutional clients, small businesses and startups. While providing services, Jeffrey has been able to provide community events and formed partnerships that has allowed him to grow an extensive network of investors, founders, and subject matter experts that can be leveraged for a variety of business activities. Currently Jeffrey is successfully running the COllege of Staten Island Tech Incubator and continuing his mission to drive economic change through entrepreneurial support and technology education. Jeffrey is the Director at the College of Staten Island Technology Incubator and is also a member of the Economic Club of NY.


AuthPay is a smart wallet that maximizes rewards for every purchase. Our wallet AI recommends the best card based on merchant type, location, and loyalty programs.

Wenhao Yang, Co-founder & COO

5 years in building payment & loyalty startups, and academic background in economics and information systems from William & Mary & Johns Hopkins University.

Mike Yoo, Co-founder & CEO

Serial entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in credit card and payment industries. Ex-Hyundai Card.

Revert Tech is a smart plug manufacturer whose AI learns from your usage patterns as well as electricity costs in the local grid to automatically power off appliances when you don't need them and bring appliances back on before you do.

Ryan Li, Co-founder & CEO

My work thus far has been dealing with things that flow: Chemicals, liquid fuel, gas, electricity, data, capital, and commerce. I've made big products for big companies and now clever gadgets for conservers. Ultimately, my passion is to make smart things that matter for people and the planet.

IntelliHire allows employers to quickly interview hundreds to thousands of candidates automatically. With customizable pre-screening questionnaires, your hiring team can easily sort & rank candidates based on what is most important to your company. 

Thomas Abraham, Founder & CEO

In his role as the CEO of HubSpire, Thomas seamlessly integrates a strong entrepreneurial mindset with an extensive 25-year background at the forefront of IT solutions strategy and development. His professional journey showcases successful orchestration of large-scale transformative initiatives, intricate design of advanced web and mobile applications, and adept management of systems integration projects. Leveraging foresight, he strategically adopts cutting-edge technologies such as data analytics, visualization, and artificial intelligence to give his clients a competitive advantage, propelling HubSpire into a leader in digital transformation/enterprise mobility.

Beyond the corporate realm, Thomas is deeply passionate about utilizing technology to drive positive change. This ethos is reflected in his involvement as a member of the Advisory Board for the TechWorks Initiative at the City University of New York (CUNY), a pivotal entity in the expansive landscape of federally funded software education in the US. Moreover, under Thomas's guidance, HubSpire has established a benevolent partnership with Uncommon.org, focusing on nurturing aspiring talent in Zimbabwe with coding and web development expertise. The pinnacle of his philanthropic pursuits materializes this year as he lays the groundwork for a project aimed at uplifting economically disadvantaged youths in New York. His vision entails a future where technology serves as a catalyst for empowerment and an improved quality of life.

Juan D. Hincapie, Founder & CIO

Juan is a distinguished professional with a rich background in strategic consulting, most notably with McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. In addition to his strategic acumen, Juan is an accomplished venture builder, product leader, and investor, with a proven track record of launching and scaling successful ventures. This entrepreneurial flair complements his consulting background, enabling him to provide high-level strategic advice and implement actionable plans that achieve measurable outcomes. His ability to deliver tailored solutions that address unique business challenges and unlock substantial value for clients has been a hallmark of his career. Juan's talent for fostering collaborative environments that drive innovation and growth has made him a trusted advisor and a catalyst for positive change in the organizations he has served.

Crustdata stitches together scattered, unstructured data on the internet and delivers the  processed, packaged data to you for analysis on a single platform, giving our users an edge over their competitors. 

Chris Pisarski, Founder, Crustdata

Previously, Chris was COO and Interim CEO of PrivCo (www.privco.com), a venture-backed FinTech company. He was one of PrivCo's first employees and went on to head three different teams there: sales, product, and marketing before leading the entire 40-person company. He also founded Chet, an ed-tech startup and he is a partner at Mithya Labs. Chris has a BS from Cornell University.

Wali is your local AI genius. With Wali Bot, you can effortlessly inquire about deals, ask questions, or simply send greetings to your beloved local spots. 

Marvin Johnson, Founder & CEO

My Home Pathway is a Fintech startup developing a revolutionary platform to give more people an opportunity to buy a home. Our app helps you improve your financial health and navigate the mortgage loan process - ensuring you get approved. 

Castleigh Johnson, Founder & CEO

Castleigh Johnson is the Founder and CEO of My Home Pathway, a financial technology firm that helps mortgage companies turn rejected mortgage applicants into qualified mortgage applicants through proprietary algorithms and customer engagement programs. Mr. Johnson has over 15 years of professional experience prior to starting his own firm, in various roles

within Risk Management, Operations, Consulting, Bank Supervision and Corporate Sales. He has worked with some of the largest domestic and international financial service institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, AIG, Bank of Montreal and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Featured in Forbes magazine, New York Stock Exchange - Fintech TV, Housing Wire and Driven Society podcasts, NYU and Babson Black Alumni Conferences, Fashion Institute of Technology and NYU Student Financial Literacy Guest Speaker. Bank of America - Breakthrough Labs participant as well as Grand Central Tech, OnDeck, Antler, Vice Media and National Urban League - Black Plus, Fintech Sandbox and Barclays Rise to name a few.

About NY Tech Meetup

NYTM is our signature event that has been a staple for the NYC tech ecosystem since 2004. It's the world’s largest meetup group of its kind with members who have a common interest in learning from and helping one another. At each event, entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, and their teams demo cutting edge and transformative tech, answer questions from attendees and network with all in a welcoming, fun-filled space. Since its creation, over 1,000 companies have participated and have been a driving force of innovation and job creation in NYC and the greater NY area.

This event is a perfect place to start if you are new to tech, to New York City, or to the New York tech ecosystem.  It’s all about meeting people and having a "front row seat" to learn of the latest innovations that address market opportunities.


  • June 04, 2024 at 6:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Civic Hall Union Square
    124 E 14th St
    New York, NY 10003
    United States
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  • Doug Binette

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