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Friday, March 27, 2015
New Ways Of Doing Business
Featured Speaker: Susan Daimler, VP Zillow NY & GM StreetEasy
Registration/Networking – 7:00 a.m. | Program – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Now in its 20th year, WCBS-AM’s Small Business Breakfast Series continues to be the station’s most anticipated heritage events. Each breakfast discusses meaningful information and offers practical solutions for small business owners throughout the Tri-State area. Whether it be in Northern New Jersey, Long Island, or Fairfield County Connecticut, the WCBS Small Business Breakfasts attract hundreds of entrepreneurs looking for new ways to make their businesses grow.
Hosted by WCBS-Bloomberg Business Anchor Joe Connolly, we’ll assemble a panel business experts to look at these innovators and disruptors.It’s a great opportunity to make new connections and to market your products and services to over 500 engaged business owners and decision-makers.
Innovators with new ways of thinking have been writing some of the biggest success stories in business today. From Airbnb to Zillow new business models are taking the marketplace by storm. What can you learn from these companies? What are these new business models telling us?
Can breaking away from tradition be the path to success for your business in 2015. Spend a morning with other business owners and operators on the topic of creative thinking in business today. It will be a morning well spent on navigating the new economy.
Susan is the vice president and general manager overseeing all strategy, marketing, sales and customer divisions of Zillow’s New York operations, including Manhattan-based real estate brand StreetEasy. She has been recognized by Inman News as one of the Top 100 Real Estate Leaders and among the 33 people changing the real estate industry.
Susan joined Zillow in October 2012 after the company acquired Buyfolio, which she co-founded in 2009. She became General Manager of StreetEasy as a part of the company’s acquisition by Zillow in August 2013. Prior to Zillow and Buyfolio, Susan co-founded the award-winning travel website SeatGuru which was sold to Expedia in 2007. Before SeatGuru, Susan worked in marketing and client management. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Johns Hopkins University and sits on their Board of Trustees.
Daniel is the Cofounder and CEO of Via, an “on demand” transit system operating in New York City. The company offers shared rides in premium vehicles at just $5 a ride. Daniel has a PhD from Stanford in neuroscience.
Prior to Via, Daniel built supercomputers designed to discover new pharmaceutical drugs and developed avionic systems for F-15s and F-16s for the Israeli Air Force.
Founder / Owner of Half Full Brewery in Stamford Connecticut. After four years spent “grinding out” a banking job on Wall Street, Conor discovered his true passion on a trip around the world. That’s where he came up with the idea for the Half Full Brewery. Conor defines that true passion as “equal parts artfully crafted beer, inspiring stories, and refreshing experiences”. To make his dream a reality, Conor entered the University of Connecticut MBA program and began writing a business plan.
In 2012, the Half Full Brewery opened in a renovated factory in Stamford. Today the company sells beer in bars and restaurants across Connecticut and in Westchester. Half Full is known for its lively tasting nights and championing its mission to inspire passion in others. This past January, Conor was named to the 2015 class of Connecticut Magazine’s 40 under 40.