Alumni for Alumni - New York Stories Event as iCalendar

30 March 2017

NY webpage

Join us to hear from Kiwi entrepreneur and alumnus Ben Young, as he shares his story of how he built a successful digital start-up in one of the world’s most fast-paced and competitive cities.

Hosted by alumna Devanshi Garg chief operating officer of global IT consultancy Icreon Tech, New York Stories is the first-ever event in our “Alumni for Alumni” series, where you can hear first-hand from fellow Auckland grads doing great things out in the world. Come along and be inspired!

New Zealand wines will be served along with some snacks.

Register by Friday 24 March as spaces are limited


Meet Ben Young (BCom)

Ben is a Kiwi entrepreneur in New York City and CEO of Nudge, the first analytics platform for native content. Nudge has helped brands such as Microsoft, GE and publisher The Atlantic to measure native content transparently and efficiently. One of the early members of Velocity (formerly Spark), the University’s entrepreneurial programme which has helped forge over 110 ventures, Ben blogged for the NZ Herald and founded Young + Shand, a digitally-led creative agency before moving to New York and setting up Nudge in 2013.


Our host Devanshi Garg (BA/BCom)

Devanshi Garg is the COO of Icreon - a digital innovation agency in New York City. Icreon has helped brands such as TOTO, AT&T, Ferrari, IMG National Geographic and The Statue of Liberty innovate through digital technologies. Devanshi was a member of the UoA Management Case Consulting Club and started out working in Management Consulting. She also had an Education start-up in India and her own TV shows before moving to New York city as a part of the Icreon founding team in 2010.


We look forward to hearing the full story from Ben, not to mention catching up with our fellow alumni, making new connections and perhaps refreshing old ones!


Event Organiser

Erica Chan (BArch/BAS)
Volunteer Alumni Coordinator, New York City  mob: 917 690 9965


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