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02/27/2013  Start-up/Entrepreneurship Networking Event

Please join the THAA for this upcoming Start-Up/Entrepreneurship Networking Event on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00 PM. This event will be held at Dewey's Flatiron - 210 5th Ave (bet 25th & 26th Street) from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

Our special guest speaker will be Jonathan Kamler, Townsend Harris Class of 2003.

Jonathan Kamler, a THHS ('03) and Harvard grad ('07), co-founded a Parisian "art-science" incubator in 2007 called LaboGroup. This incubator allows leading international scientists and artists to collaborate on open-ended creative experiments. LaboGroup translates ideas emerging from these collaborations into novel products such as botanical air purifiers, edible bottles and inhalable foods. Some of these collaborations have become independent companies.

Out of LaboGroup, he helped to spin off AeroDesigns in 2009. AeroDesigns' goal is to create air-based delivery systems for foods, nutrients, and medication. Based in Cambridge, MA, it is currently developing and distributing a vitamin and caffeine energy booster called AeroShot Energy (aeroshots.com), as well as chocolate and coffee products. AeroDesigns was featured at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and AeroShot Energy is now available online and in 20,000 stores worldwide. In July 2011, AeroDesigns received an $8.5 million Series A investment from two venture capital firms, and recently closed a $12 million Series B.

Currently, Jonathan is working on a new start-up, Allurion Technologies. Based at Harvard Medical School, it is designing an anti-obesity device in the form of a simple pill.

Please attend to hear more and meet others at this exciting event. This is an excellent opportunity to hear Jonathan speak, ask questions, network and be involved in this shared learning experience. If you purchase tickets in advance, the cost is $30 but if you paid your annual dues, admission is reduced to $20! It will be $40 at the door (cash only). Admission will include hors d'oeuvres and one beverage. You may purchase in advance via credit card by clicking here. You may also send a check to Townsend Harris Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1422, New York, NY 10113.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 27th.