Scheinman Career Networking Event:
Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, and Investing
New York

Tuesday 6 September 2022, 6.30pm



Durham alumni and friends are invited to join us for an exciting career networking event on the theme of entrepreneurship, start-ups and investing featuring a panel of esteemed Durham alumni in this field from the greater New York area.

Come and connect with like-minded individuals.

Hosted by Smiti Kumar, President of Dunelm USA and Durham University US Alumni Network New York Chapter Leader Brendan Sheehan.

This event will take place 6.30- 8.30pm at The Westerly, 39 E 13th St, 6th Floor, New York, 10003.

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Expert Panellists

Iynna Halilou


lynna Halilou, BA International Relations, Van Mildert, 2013

Iynna is an investor at Moxxie Ventures, where she focuses on enterprise and "unsexy" tech (industries that have traditionally been overlooked and are now in dire need of innovation). Iynna is passionate about partnering with founders and providing them with the tools and network to be successful.

Iynna was named a rising star VCs by Business Insider.  Prior to Moxxie, Iynna built the global division of NYC's largest seed fund and tech accelerator, she ran Muhammad Yunus-backed social impact accelerator Yunus & Youth, and she led Operations for the award-winning edtech startup Enza Academy. She started her career at the United Nations.

Iynna is from Cameroon and Madagascar. She lived and worked in Paris, Durham (UK), London, Moscow, Dakar (Senegal), and New York. Iynna is a current MBA Candidate at the Wharton School. She earned a Bachelor's from Durham University, where she majored in International Affairs and a Master's from NYU with a focus on International Development. 

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Victoria Hanson, BSc Environmental Management, John Snow College, 2002

Victoria “Tori” Hanson is the CEO of The Knowledge Shop, a startup providing remote workers opportunities for growth and serendipity. Her pivot into entrepreneurship came after 15 years in the media industry - most recently at The New York Times as the M.D. of Commerce, overseeing their licensed businesses. 

She sits on the board of The St. George’s Society of New York, a not-for-profit helping British expat and commonwealth citizens, holds an MBA from City, University of London, and at Durham studied Environmental Management at John Snow. 

Photo credits to Sammy Tunis

Aron Miodownik - BSc Engineering & Management, Grey College, 1987

Aron has 20 years of venture experience, including work as chairman, director and investor. He is currently chairman of Canalyst and board member at Vestwell and Circle Black. Exits include: Folio Dynamics, CorrectNet, Scivantage, Untapt, Vestorly and Advizr. 

Previously, Aron held divisional COO and CIO roles at Merrill Lynch and UBS, and was a senior strategy manager at Accenture.  

 

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