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2018

PURSUIT
BASH

Join us
for an evening
celebrating the
amazing journeys
of our Fellows
and community

 
 
 
 

BASH
DETAILS

WHEN

November 1, 2018
6:30PM

WHERE

Highline Stages
440 West 15th Street
New York City

 
 
 
 

EVENING
SCHEDULE


6:30pm - 7:30pm

Cocktails

Kick off the evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and good conversation

 
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dinner + Program

Learn about our organization and impact while enjoying delicious food

 
9:00pm - 11:00pm

Party

Celebrate with drinks and dancing
(separate Party-only tickets available!)

 
 
 
 
 

2018
HONOREES

We are excited to honor leaders that are creating opportunity and committed to building a stronger tech community. We thank them for their contributions and recognize their achievements.

 
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PURSUIT PIONEER AWARD

Paul Walker

NYC Technologist and Philanthropist

Paul Walker is a Brooklyn-based technologist and philanthropist. He advises companies and investors in AI and FinTech, providing organizations with guidance in business, technology, people and product strategy. Paul spends his philanthropic energies working with organizations that provide opportunity and social capital to young adults through access to education, science, and critical reasoning.

 
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PURSUIT PATHFINDER AWARD

Jonah Goodhart

CEO & Co-founder, Moat

Jonah Goodhart is Senior Vice President, Oracle Data Cloud. Jonah was the Co-Founder and CEO of Moat, which was acquired by Oracle in April 2017. Moat powers trusted measurement, analytics, and intelligence for the world's largest brands and publishers. Jonah was the Founding Investor and Board Member of Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!), Founding Partner of WGI Group, and Co-Founder of Billions.org. Ernst & Young named him Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 New York in the category of Digital Media. Jonah was also a member of Mayor Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation.

 
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PURSUIT COMMUNITY AWARD

James Patchett

President and CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation

The President and CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation, James Patchett has spent his career building stronger cities through investments in affordable housing, innovation, and 21st century infrastructure. In his current role overseeing job growth and economic development for the City of New York, James taps into his deep experience in real estate, finance, government, and urban planning. During his tenure, he has overseen some of the city’s most ambitious projects, including launching a citywide ferry system, developing Mayor de Blasio’s 100,000 jobs plan, and optimizing NYCEDC’s 60 million square feet of real estate.

 
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PURSUIT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Paola Mata

Software Engineer, iOS, BuzzFeed

Paola Mata is an iOS Engineer, a tech community leader, a Pursuit 1.0 graduate, and a strong advocate for diversity in tech. Having successfully transitioned into the industry, Paola now regularly devotes her time to supporting and guiding new programmers.

The Pursuit Leadership Award is given to a graduate who upholds and furthers the Pursuit Values in the community.

 
 
 

BASH THROUGH THE YEARS

 

 
 

BASH
SUPPORTERS

 

BASH CO-CHAIRS AND
GROWTH INVESTORS

Jason and Hyewon Miller
Elias and Sarah Roman

BASH VICE CHAIRS AND
LEAD INVESTORS

Ivonne Beauboeuf, BNY Mellon
Anna Carolina and Soo Kim
Kimberly and Stuart Spodek
Paul Walker
Manuela Zoninsein and Andy Dunn

 
 

SEED INVESTORS

Jonah Goodhart
Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett
Zachary Smith

 
 

ANGEL INVESTORS

Michael Borofsky
Meredith Finn
Jennifer Hensley
Dan Teran
Zohar Yardeni

 

ACCELERATOR

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PURSUIT BOARD

Board Chair
Elias Roman
Product Manager of Google Play Music and YouTube Music, Co-founder of Songza

Treasurer
Adam Belanich
Co-Founder and President of Joyride Coffee

Alex Finerman
Inherent Group

Jukay Hsu
Co-founder and CEO of Pursuit

Senator Bob Kerrey
Managing Director of Allen & Company

Jason Miller
Managing Director of PDT Partners 

David Yang
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pursuit

Vice Chair
Michael Borofsky

Steve Brill
Journalist and Co-founder of Newsguard

Jennifer Hensley
President of Link at Intersection

Alan K. Jones
Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley

Soo Kim
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Standard General

Daniel Teran
Co-Founder and CEO of Managed By Q

 
 
 

 
 
 

PURSUIT OPERATING BOARD

Co-Chair
Manuela Zoninsein
Business Development, Palantir

Samuel Charney
Founder and Principal of Charney Construction and Development

Akila Raman - Vaseghi
Managing Director of Goldman Sachs

Zachary Smith
Co-Founder and CEO of Packet

Co-Chair
Kamiu Lee
CEO of Activate

Meredith Finn
Vice President of Salesforce Ventures

Richard Siu
Chief Investment Officer of F&T Group

Zohar Yardeni
Executive Vice President of Product of XO Group, Inc.

 
 
 
 

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or tickets please get in touch with Jessica Ball at bash@pursuit.org