Second Annual

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7 - 11 PM
VIP Reception: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
MoMA PS1, Long Island City


Celebrate with our growing tech community
Party with innovative entrepreneurs and companies
Enjoy amazing food and drink from Queens
Help increase economic mobility
Invest in the future of Queens


Alexis Ohanian

Founder reddit, YCombinator Partner

Alexis Ohanian is an entrepreneur and investor, best known as the co-founder of reddit, a platform for online communities to share links and have discussions. He is committed to making the world suck less, and is presently partner at Y Combinator in addition to being host of Small Empires and author of the national bestseller "Without Their Permission." Alexis has not only donated his 31st bday to C4Q but helped kick off the very first Queens Tech Meetup.

James B. Milliken

Chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY)

James B. Milliken is Chancellor of The City University of New York, the nation’s leading urban public university, and Distinguished Professor of Law at the CUNY Law School. Chancellor Milliken previously served as president of the University of Nebraska and senior vice president of the University of North Carolina. Prior to his career in higher education, Chancellor Milliken attended NYU Law School as a Root Tilden Scholar and worked for the NY Legal Aid Society and a large Wall Street firm. He has been a national leader in innovation and economic competitiveness, global engagement and on-line learning.

Aaron Cohen

C4Q Volunteer of the Year &
Business Development at Fueled

Aaron Christopher Cohen is a New York City startup veteran and has been directly involved in the founding and financing of four startups which have collectively raised more than $10 million of venture capital. Aaron is both an alumnus and former staff member of DreamIt Ventures and now leads the business development and venture divisions of Fueled. Aaron currently co-chairs the Coalition for Queens Tech Events Committee and emcees the Queens Tech Meetup.

Master of Ceremonies

Jo Ling Kent

Global Technology Reporter, Fox Business Network

Coalition for Queens is a nonprofit that's growing the Queens tech ecosystem to increase economic opportunity in the world's most diverse community.

Our community-driven programs include:

Economic Mobility through Education
Access Code is an education and entrepreneurship program that increases talent and diversity in tech by providing tech education to talented individuals from our community. In particular, we aim to increase access to women, minorities, and immigrants. The 2013 Access Code cohort is representative of our commitment to increase diversity and economic mobility.

Community Building
We organize events and activities that build our tech community and help grow companies. Our Queens Tech Meetup, a gathering of tech enthusiasts who come together from around the greater NYC area to foster a vibrant tech community in Queens, has grown to over 2000 members.


Coalition for Queens, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your ticket purchase is tax-exempt to the extent provided by law. If you can't make it to the event but would still like to support C4Q click here to make a donation.




Angel Investor

Food & Drink

Featuring food and drink from the best local Queens and NYC establishments

And a special reception with our honorees and special guests for VIP Ticket holders from 6:30 - 8:00PM featuring drinks and delicacies from M. Wells Dinette


Bash Hosts

VIP Host Committee

Adam Belanich

Michael Borofsky

Cheryl Effron

Jen Hensley

Sam Mandel

Adam Townsend

Host Committee

Alfonso Beaufilis
Ed Casabian
Rameet Chawla
Carol Conslato
Ellen Corenswet
Ben Guttmann
Nigel Howard
Pankaj Jain
Daniel Khasidy

Soo Kim
Kamiu Lee
Shelly Lin
Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny
Derek Kan
Ryan Matzner
Hunter McDonald
Nihal Mehta

Josh Miller
Amol Sarva
Reshma Saujani
Jeanne Su
Jessie Tang
Marleen Vogelaar
Ginji Wang
Rachel Wasser

About C4Q

Board of Directors

Adam Belanich

Co-founder of Joyride Coffee

Michael Borofsky

SVP at MacAndrews & Forbes

Jennifer Hensley

Executive Director of ABNY

Jukay Hsu

Coalition for Queens

Soo Kim

Managing Director, Standard General

Andrew Kirby

Former President, Plaxall

Sam Mandel

Partner at Betaworks

Josh Miller

Co-founder of Branch

Jessica Milner

Covington & Burling

Elias Roman

CEO and co-founder of Songza

Carl Schuman

StormHarbour Securities LP

Marleen Vogelaar

Co-founder of Shapeways

David Yang

Coalition for Queens

Board of Advisors

Dawn Barber

Co-founder of NY Tech Meetup

Steve Choi

Executive Director, NY Immigrant Coalition

Carol Conslato

Public Affairs, ConEd

Congressman Joe Crowley

U.S. Representative, New York 14th District

Mark Peter Davis

Managing Partner, Interplay Ventures

Alex Garvin

Professor of Urban Planning at Yale University

Rachel Haot

NYS Chief Digital Officer & Deputy Secretary

Jessica Lawrence

Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup

Congresswoman Grace Meng

U.S. Representative, New York 6th District

Reshma Saujani

Founder, Girls Who Code

Bash Planning Committee

Henri Benaim, co-chair
Kamiu Lee, co-chair
Veronica Chan
Derek Kan
Deepti Kapur
Debra Liu
Stephanie Lung

Austin Lunny
Sophia Richter
Briana Severson
Christina Shin
Jessie Tang
Eftihia Thomopoulos

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