Ben Silbert is the founder of Bar & Club Stats, which provides bars and other clubs with age verification technology that also collects customer data. On April 25, MillerCoors awarded Bar & Club Stats a grant of $25,000 as part of its Urban Entrepreneurs Series business plan competition. Silbert, 33, was formerly an intellectual property attorney for an N.Y.C.-based investment bank and a...Read more »
Steffan Bankier, 24, is the co-founder of Public House, a start-up that takes an innovative approach to boxed wine. Public House boxed wines come with stemless disposable wine glasses and have a handle, making it easy to carry them around. Bankier was previously a strategic planner for ad firms Young and Rubicam, and Saatchi and Saatchi. He currently lives on the Upper West Side.
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Satya Scainetti, 51, is the CEO and co-founder of Satya Jewelry, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.
Satya Jewelry is now available nationwide through satyajewelry.com and several stores in New York City. It has a celebrity following, including actresses like as Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone. The Satya Foundation has also donated millions of dollars to children’s...Read more »
Earth Day, nestled between the start of spring and graduation, is the perfect time for aspiring environmentalists to consider a career in the green industry.
If you’re passionate or curious about environmental issues, there’s a slew of jobs available in New York City’s green market — a sector that is expanding.
For-profit As technology and energy efficiency become more lucrative, the...Read more »
Ryan Frankel, 29, is the founder of VerbalizeIt, a phone application that provides a human language translator. Originally from Baltimore, Frankel now lives in the Union Square area. He was formerly an investor at Goldman Sachs.
Why the career switch? I spent the first four years of my post-college career investing in small and medium-sized businesses. I was really fortunate to learn from...Read more »
Theo Kogan is the founder and creator of the lip gloss company Armor Beauty. A New York native, she was originally the lead singer of the all-girl punk band Lunachicks.
Why did you switch careers?We did Lunachicks, that kind of ended in around 2000/2001 and I started another band, Theo and the Skyscrapers, we went until about 2008. After that ... I was in the middle of a different show and...Read more »
Anthony Robles, 36, is a real estate agent at Space Marketing Shop in Manhattan. He worked at a telecom company for 12 years, where he worked his way up to senior management positions in the technical and customer care departments.
Why did you switch? I began doing real estate part time, working with this company part time [because] it's something that I always wanted to get into. I was very...Read more »