First Gen. Talk: The Startup Journey with Di-Ann Eisnor, Journey Builders

4:30pm EDT October 14

Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute virtually for our first networking event and talk for first generation to college founders, investors, and entrepreneurially curious students. Our guest speaker will share their startup story and we’ll discuss resources for first generation to college students in creating innovative businesses at NYU.

If you’re a first generation to college student from NYU or ANY university working on 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.

This events series is sponsored by Santander through their Santander’s Universities program.

About the guest speaker:

Di-Ann Eisnor (Steinhardt ’94) is an entrepreneur and executive who is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Journey Builders, a venture-backed construction labor marketplace. Previously, she was the CWeO of the Cities group at the We Company. She was at Waze and later Google for ten years, where she started the US office of Waze in 2009 (acquired by Google in 2013), ran growth, business development, and platform. While at Waze, she founded the Connected Citizens Program, which worked with 800 cities and departments of transportation to use data to reduce congestion and improve emergency response times.

Di-Ann serves on the board of Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. She is a venture partner at Obvious Ventures and is co-founder with Lupe Fiasco of Neighborhood Start Fund, a neighborhood-based micro-fund in underserved urban neighborhoods. She holds a BS in Studio Art and Business Administration from New York University. She is a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.