The Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club (SAEC) was founded
in 1999 to serve high tech entrepreneurial ventures in the
midst of economic downturn. Taking a cue from academia, SAEC's
founders formed a group of like-minded people, a think-tank
so to speak, sharing obstacles, experience and real-world
Launching with the premise that this combined knowledge could
be shared freely, SAEC began with an online discussion forum.
Within days there were 250 members. Soon these forums included
monthly in-person events, in midtown New York City, with invited
speakers. Today there are more than 3700 SAEC members and
partners, contributing to the FREE exchange of thought and
What we have learned is that most first time entrepreneurs
in the high tech field have one or two core strengths: technology
or finance. Our familiarity with other essential disciplines
is limited. Successful ventures, however, need additional
- Create partnerships and affiliations
- Build strategic marketing plans
- Use public relations and advertising to reach all stakeholders
- Find skillful management for human resources and operations
Because these functions also require specialists who are
often too costly on a start-up budget, SAEC creates forums
for sharing these information, provides discussions and
collaborative opportunities that can sustain new ventures
during the crucial early stages of development.
In a rapidly changing business climate ripe with opportunity,
SAEC is focused on building successful high tech ventures
and partnerships in the New York metropolitan area.
Click here for Program
details and upcoming networking events.
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