First Gen Talk: The Startup Journey with Wayne Mackey, Statespace (Aimlab)

4:30pm EDT September 23

Join us for an Ask me Anything talk and virtual networking event w/ startup founders who were first in their family to attend college.

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:

Wayne Mackey, Ph.D. (NYU GSAS ’16) is the founder and CEO of Statespace, a platform which provides performance analytics and tools for casual gamers and Esports athletes to maximize their potential, using neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Statespace has successfully raised $19.5mm in VC funding to date and has grown to a team of 30+ employees. Their first product, Aim Lab, has over 3 million players.

Wayne received his B.A. in Psychology from Temple University and his Ph.D. in Cognition and Perception from NYU. His scientific work focuses on how the brain supports flexible behavior and decision-making, and he has published several peer-reviewed articles on human cognitive, perceptual, and motor abilities. His most recent work focuses on creating a new computational framework for short-term memory in both humans and machines. A lifelong gamer but terrible student, Dr. Mackey credits video games for opening up a path to a college education and his scientific career.

Dr. Mackey has won multiple awards and fellowships from various institutions, including the National Science Foundation, New York University, and the Simons Foundation.

Attendees will receive a calendar invite with Zoom dial-in instructions after registering for the event (if you RSVP less than 3 hours before the event, you will receive instructions 30 minutes prior to the event).