Uber connector Mike Gold has spent the last 10 years building communities in the innovation sector, founding startups, and advising companies including Apple, LG, Starbucks, and Target on their technology and innovation strategy. His course on innovation has taught hundreds of professionals the fundamentals of disruptive innovation used by unicorn startups and the world’s smartest companies, and his work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Mashable, Techcrunch, and others. As founder and executive producer of #techdrinkup in NYC, Mike has connected 30,000+ tech founders, innovators, investors, and creators across the world over the last four years. His motto: It’s not a networking event. It’s not a meetup. It’s a party.