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Art Chang

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Co-Founder, Qwire; Co-founder, CUNY Tech Apprenticeship Program; Board Member, NYC Campaign Finance Board. Yale grad.

Co-Founder, Qwire; Co-founder, CUNY Tech Apprenticeship Program; Board Member, NYC Campaign Finance Board. Yale grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

CUNY TAP (Technology Apprenticeship Program)
Qwire Inc.
Tipping Point Partners, LLC
Orchard, NYC
Orchard, NYC
Tipping Point Capital Advisors
Splendid Television

Advisor

Greenberg Traurig
CUNY TAP (Technology Apprenticeship Program)
Qwire Inc.
New York City Campaign Finance Board
NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
Brooklyn Public Library
Safe Horizon

Positions

Co-founder and Advisor CUNY TAP (Technology Apprenticeship Program) September 2012 - present
Co-Founder and Chief Advisor Qwire Inc. 2012 - present
Chair NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee 2011 - present
Board Member New York City Campaign Finance Board July 2009 - present
Technology Partner Case Commons, Inc. September 2007 - present
Founder & CEO Tipping Point Partners, LLC March 2005 - present
Founder Orchard, NYC March 2014 - July 2014
Founder and CEO Orchard, NYC March 2011 - January 2014
CEO Cookstr July 2011 - December 2013
Business and operating lead Cookstr April 2008 - July 2011
Expert Advisor NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development 2007 - 2011
Founder Tipping Point Capital Advisors March 2005 - December 2008
CEO Haystack.com March 2007 - June 2008
Board Member Brooklyn Public Library 2004 - 2007
Chief Operating Officer - GT Advisory Co. Greenberg Traurig, LLP September 2001 - March 2005
Board Member Safe Horizon 1995 - 2003
Venture Capital Consultant New York City Investment Fund May 2000 - August 2001
Co-founder and COO Splendid Television 2000 - 2001
Vice President - Operations hooloo.com January 1999 - May 2000
Investment Banking Associate Josephthal & Co. June 1997 - December 1998
Director of Project Management - Queens West Development Corporation Empire State Development 1993 - December 1996
Manager - Asbestos Cost Recovery Litigation New York City Corporation Counsel's Office 1990 - 1993
Project Manager/Designer Pei Cobb Freed & Partners 1989 - 1990
Managing Partner Archetype Group 1987 - 1989
Director of Operations Swedish Wooden House 1985 - December 1986
Apprentice Various Architecture Firms 1982 - 1985
Jack-of-all-trades Various Restaurants 1982 - 1985
Apprentice Eric Hoag 1982 - 1982
Apprentice Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 1981 - 1982

Education

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Finance, Competitive Strategy 1994 - 1997
Yale University Women's Studies, Art History concentration 1981 - 1985

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Records
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Venture capital • Digital Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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dawn barber
We worked together  •  co-founder, NY Tech Meetup. Previously gadgetoff princess, Gadgetoff.
Art possesses superior intelligence, both creative and practical, (he gets things done and thinks big picture) an outstanding work ethic, an ... d excellent communication skills. In addition, he's passionate about entrepreneurship!
Scott Freiman
We worked together  •  CEO, Qwire Holdings, Inc. and Founder, BeatlesLectures.com. NYU grad. Yale grad.
Art is a visionary entrepreneur. His comprehensive and in-depth analyses of the music and technology industries and his extensive experienc ... e with startups have been invaluable to our company. Art has the uncanny ability to take a macro look at problems and derive fresh approaches to solving them. He can speak with authority about the ways technology can revolutionize industries, and this makes him a frequent and desired speaker at industry conferences.
Joshua Wexler
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, New York University and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Occom. Dartmouth College grad.
He has an amazing history and has built numerous companies. He really knows how to think in ways that many others can not.
Jonathan Bensamoun
We worked together  •  Product, Square. Previously Founder & CEO, Pins.
Art has demonstrated thought leadership and strong decision making in challenging environment. He is an experimented tech executive with exp ... erience in building teams of experts.
Tejpaul Bhatia
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Chatwala. Previously Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, AHAlife.
Art is a great guy with tons of experience launching businesses and products. I've seen him in action and he is great.
Janice Fraser
We worked together  •  Director of Innovation Practice and Fomenter of Goodness, Pivotal Labs. Previously CEO/Founder, LUXr.
Art has been an entrepreneur and investor for a long time. He's one of the people I would happily work with any time.
Mazy Dar
We worked together  •  CEO, OpenFin. Previously Vice President, CDS Marketing and Strategy, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.. Cornell grad.
Art is an experienced entrepreneur having founded several successful companies. I had the pleasure of getting to know him when my startup w ... as in the Tipping Point Workspace which Art started and where he helped cultivate a vibrant ecosystem of NYC startups. He's incredibly thoughtful and has the creativity, energy and stamina to make a startup successful. He's also someone who believes in doing good in addition to doing well.
Johnson Garrett
We worked together  •  CEO, Scrapple Labs and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Loeb Enterprises. Princeton grad.
He's tenacious, smart and great at building teams.
Gabriel B. Shore
Director, Product Management, SalesEquity.com. Previously Product Strategy and Consultant, San Francisco Startups.
Art brings all the elements together necessary for a startup to have a fighting chance. Not only does he connect people to great engineers, ... UX, design, investors, and more – but he gets his hands dirty and can substantively contribute.
Daniel Blackman
Co-Founder of Howcast. Worked at Google/YouTube. VP/GM About.com. CDO Daily Beast. NYU Film grad.
I had the great pleasure of working with Art while I was the CDO at The Daily Beast. I engaged Art's excellent team at AppOrchard to develop ... a news tablet app with some very complex logic under the hood Working with Art was a highlight of my tenure at TDB. He was always highly engaged, super creative, and skillfully dealt with the numerous and irrational challenges endemic to a media company engagement.
Dick Huey
DIgital Licensing consultant, Merge Records and Founder, Toolshed Incorporated. University of Michigan grad.
Art Chang is a fantastic addition to the FounderDating community. He's an idea person, has successfully raised money and created a multitude ... of interesting businesses, and has much to offer this community.
Christian Anthony
We worked together  •  Co-CEO / Co-Founder, ListenFirst Media. Previously Member, Young Presidents' Organization. Brown grad.
Builds great relationships, great connector and an all around good guy with interests across for profit, non profit, government, etc
Ariel McNichol
Founder SmartSpark, Inc. Previously Co-Founder, mEgo, Inc. Lolliswap.com. Creative Director UI/UX Disney, Scientific Learning, PCCW
Art is one of the most brilliant yet humble and approachable business leaders I have met. I will never forget being in a meeting with him, ... where a frustrated entrepreneur could't manage to see how they could fix some big problems they were having. Then Art began asking very intelligent questions, leading the guy to multiple 'aha!' moments. Art gathers smart, approachable people around him. He can see big market trends while understanding the technology and team configuration needed to achieve successful products. I wish I still lived near to Art so I could regularly enjoy his wit and wisdom.
Scott Lange
Presently executive search consultant. Business capitalization, marketing partnerships, integrated marketing, digital, TV events solutions
Joel Smernoff
Chairman, Parachute Corp and COO, Citia. University of Michigan grad.

Daniel Blackman
We worked together  •  Co-Founder of Howcast. Worked at Google/YouTube. VP/GM About.com. CDO Daily Beast. NYU Film grad.
Daniel is a unique blend of visionary with deep technical chops, decisive and tenacious, while projecting a level-headed demeanor. It's been ... a pleasure and privilege to work with Daniel. I think he'd make a great addition to your group.

Scott Freiman
They're my current cofounder  •  CEO, Qwire Holdings, Inc. and Founder, BeatlesLectures.com. NYU grad. Yale grad.
Scott is already a great entrepreneur, having taken his prior startup from concept to IPO and eventual sale. The same intelligence and persi ... stence that made that company a success is being applied to his current endeavor, Qwire, and is just who he is.

Tejpaul Bhatia
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Chatwala. Previously Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, AHAlife.
Tej's takes great pleasure in discovering and optimizing for viral growth. He doesn't let obstacles stand in his way and derives positive en ... ergy from his team, including the support of his investors.

Ariel McNichol
We worked together  •  Founder SmartSpark, Inc. Previously Co-Founder, mEgo, Inc. Lolliswap.com. Creative Director UI/UX Disney, Scientific Learning, PCCW
Ariel has great creativity and tenacity. She's a wonderful people person who can organize and run teams toward a common mission.

Jake Hurley
They're my advisor  •  Previously Vice President, Goldman Sachs. Previously Associate Director Client Services, UBS Investment Bank. Georgetown grad.
I had the pleasure of watching Jake develop Buskr as a product and business. Not many people with Jake's background have the humility, passi ... on, and keen desire to learn that are required to go from a large industry to the startup world. Jake really impressed me with all those qualities.