Female Founders Lunch with Joy Marcus of Jerusalem Venture Partners

Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute virtually to meet local female founders and investors.

Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute virtually for a networking lunch from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM to meet local female founders and investors. Our guest speaker, Joy Marcus, Venture Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners and Co-Founder of Brilliant Friends, will share her startup stories and we’ll discuss resources for female founders in creating innovative businesses at NYU.

If you’re a female founder working on a a startup and want to meet others working in the space, then this event is for you! Entrepreneurs at any stage in their startup journey are welcome to join. If you have just an idea, a new venture or an operating business, you’re highly encouraged to attend.

More about this month’s speaker:

Joy Marcus is a Full–Time Lecturer at Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation and the Co-founder of Brilliant Friends, a C-Suite women’s investing group focused on seed and Early-A investments in companies founded by women. She is also a Venture Fellow at Jerusalem Venture Partners, where she focuses on media, advertising and commerce investments for the firm. Joy is currently a Board Director at Perion (PERI: NASDAQ) and at Qwire, an early stage company in the music technology sector.

Joy is an astute catalyst for trend-setting business ideas and investments. Earlier in her career she steered Condé Nast’s newly formed Digital Video division to triple-digit year over year growth. She was on the management teams that took BarnesandNoble.com public and that led French video site Dailymotion in its sale to Orange for $200M. She started her career at MTV Networks, where she helped launch MTV in international markets and spent a number of years as SVP Marketing at then AOL Time Warner.

Joy has been named to the Digital Power 50 by the Hollywood Reporter, a Woman to Watch by Crain’s Magazine and a Woman of Power and Influence by the National Organization for Women (NOW). She is an active member of the New York non-profit community sitting on the Boards of New York Tech Alliance, MOUSE, Hoops4Hope and the Video Consortium.

Joy is a Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton, has a JD from NYU School of Law and completed Columbia University Graduate School of Business’ Finance for Executives program.

Past speakers include:

Liz Hartley, VC & Startup Advisor

Amira Rasool, Founder + CEO of The Folklore

Jasmine Jones, CEO + Co-Founder of Cherry Blossom Intimates

Cora Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of Young King Hair Care

Laura Rocha, CEO & Co-Founder of Dathic

Sophie Stenbeck, Co-Founder and General Partner of Max Ventures (CAS ’04)

Jade Kearney & Marguerite Pierce, Co-Founders of She Matters (Steinhardt ‘20)

Olivia Landau, Co-Founder and CEO of The Clear Cut (Steinhardt ’13)

Jess Riegel, Co-Founder and CEO of Motivote (Wagner ’18)

Yana Yasevich, Co-Founder of Remi  (Gallatin ‘17)

Katie Shea, Partner at Kairos (Stern, ’09)

Amina Yamusah, co-founder and CTO of Bloc

Rebecca Kaden, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures

Claudia Espinosa, Founder of L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program (Wagner ’13)

Caren Maio, CEO and Co-Founder of Nestio (Gallatin ’07)

Lisbeth Kaufman, CEO & CoFounder of KitSplit (Stern ’15)

Amy Auton-Smith, Founder and CEO of FairFrame.io (Wagner ’18)

Grace Lee, CEO of Health Enovation, Inc

Please note that current students & faculty will be required to show NYU ID. Alumni and the general public may purchase tickets when available.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email carol.ourivio@nyu.edu for assistance.