Events | LaunchTalks

launchtalks2Attend our dynamic events combining content, conversation and cocktails (or coffee) that provides an opportunity to learn about innovation, leadership and growth.  In addition to relationship building, we focus on “exclusive content in an inclusive format.” Attendees are founders, executives, senior business professionals and emerging leaders across financial services, technology, marketing and creative industries with interesting backgrounds and thoughtful perspectives. Walk away with insights and new business connections formed from personal introductions and networking. Sign up for our newsletter, learn more by visiting our Facebook page or visit this page for more information.  Please contact us to request more information or if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring future programming.  All events are by invitation only.

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  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Personal Leadership)
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Interpersonal Leadership)
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Organizational Leadership)

Location: Cesar, 50 West 23rd St., New York, NY

Details:  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  $40 for 2 people or 2 events.  BUY TICKETS HERE

You can find more information on our Facebook page or contact us at to learn more.

OverviewLeadership skills can be learned and developed.  Cultivate your confidence as a leader to transform your impact and results!

  • Lead challenging conversations more effectively
  • Be more flexible and confident adapting to change
  • Learn skills to collaborate, connect with and manage others with ease
  • Find your unique and authentic leadership style
  • Define your organizational values and culture

Each evening includes experiential exercises to guide you in how to leverage your strengths, develop new skills and strengthen your leadership mindset.  Share with and learn from other founders, business owners and emerging leaders through group activities. The formal Leadership Salon program begins at 6:30PM and is followed by a wine and cheese reception and networking.

Presenter: Lenore Kantor, a leadership expert and executive coach with 25+ years of experience training leaders will lead this salon to support you in developing your leadership skills through personal and group exercises using body-based techniques.

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LEADERSHIP LAUNCH LAB (September 23, 2018).  Learn to become a more confident leader to transform your impact and results.

Presenter: Lenore Kantor, Launch/Strategy Expert, Executive Coach and Chief Launch Officer of Launch Warrior will lead this workshop.  Lenore has 25+ years of experience training leaders and designed this half-day lab to allow participants and founders to safely explore and develop their leadership style through personal and group exercises using body-based techniques.

EXIT STRATEGIES FOUNDERS ROUNDTABLE (January 31, 2017)  How to prepare your high growth business for a future exit (merger, acquisition, IPO or sale).


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SUMMER SOCIAL – BIG DATA (July 21, 2016) Industry experts discussed how big data is being applied in the financial markets over networking and drinks.


  • Pamela Cytron, CEO, Pendo Systems, fintech data management
  • Jim Leavitt, CEO, Co-Founder, Cervello, integrated data management consulting and advisory services
  • Moderator: Lenore Kantor, President, Launch Warrior, strategic marketing and launch advisory services

Sponsors: Innovative Markets Fintech Power Circle





CYBERSECURITY – WHAT TO KNOW (May 15, 2016) Experts discussed what financial and technology companies should know about cybersecurity to protect organizations from data breaches and from a brand and reputational perspective.


Sponsor: DP logo

FINTECH REGULATIONS (February 10, 2015) Experts reviewed what every financial technology company or businesses targeting the fintech sector need to know about regulations and compliance.

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  • Bart Chilton, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper, law firm
  • Joanna Fields, Founding Principal, Aplomb Strategies, compliance and regulatory advisory
  • Lenore Kantor, Chief Launch Officer, Launch Warrior, business growth advisors
  • Lee Schneider, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, law firm
  • Lisa Seim, Principal, Strategic Exchanges Innovative Markets, financial service provider consortium

Sponsor: logo_trinet

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WHAT STARTUPS NEED TO KNOW (November 5, 2015) Experts discussed important factors that founders should be aware of to build and scale their business from a legal, financial, human resources and marketing perspective.


  • 20151105_185924Lenore Kantor, Chief Launch Officer of Launch Warrior, business positioning and go-to-market strategies
  • Lee Schneider, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, law firm
  • Jeffrey Glick, Founder, StartUup, outsourced CFO
  • Eric Richmond, Sales Consultant, TriNet, human resources solutions
  • Moderator: Lisa Seim, Principal, Strategic Exchanges Innovative Markets,


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WHY YOUR BRAND MATTERS (July 23, 2015) Be thoughtful about building and protecting your brand.


Sponsor: Wiggin Dana logo

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HOW TO ENTER A NEW MARKET THE RIGHT WAY (March 25, 2015) Global marketing experts discuss the keys to successful launch and digital marketing strategies.


Co-Sponsor: line btwn

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY? THE POWER OF NARRATIVE (November 5, 2014) Storytelling creates engagement and connection which can drive stakeholder adoption and buy-in.


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SHOW ME THE MONEY – FUNDING NOW (July 23, 2014) Fintech startups discussed new bitcoin technology and equity crowdfunding driving market changes.


Attendee Feedback:

“Let me know when the next event is happening, I will definitely be there.” EV, Attorney and Business Owner

“I hadn’t realized the potential implications of how these technologies could work together – this was really interesting.” RM, Advertising & Branding Executive


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GROWTH COMPANIES – WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO LAUNCH A NEW BRAND? (April 21, 2014) Experts share their experience running and building startups.


Attendee Feedback:

“Congratulations on such a successful event, and thank you for introducing me around! It was terrific to hear and learn from such a dynamic successful panel.” M Dolan, Business Owner

“That was a great session – lively, informative and thought provoking. It was great to see such a good turnout. I’m looking forward to the next one!” J Ewen, Advertising & Branding Executive

“Thanks so much for hosting the fantastic LaunchTalks event. I enjoyed listening to the speaking lineup that you had in place, as well as catching up with the other attendees. I’m looking forward to attending in the future.” M Brady, Marketing Director, PR Agency


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