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Talking Social Impact Investing with Emcee Co-Founder Arash Asady

Currently based out of Stern’s very own W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs on the fourth floor of Tisch Hall is a four-person band of engineers, consultants and former Wall Street traders who are helping to shape the future of investing.

Their mission is to spread wealth and financial progress to the next generation of investors, and they’re doing it through a sleekly designed social investment platform that allows the user to mirror the investments of his or her peers and donate a portion of profits to a charity of choice.

Founded just 10 months ago, Emcee has already been through several incubators, including the $300K Entrepreneurship Challenge, Stern Venture Fellows and the NYU Tandon Future Labs.

Departing Diana Hyde Shares Tips on Student Life

Student Government, LAUNCH, Stern Chats, Leadership Fellows—from day one as a Sternie, these and other programs make up the framework for Stern’s inclusive and diverse community. Diana Hyde, Senior Director of Student Engagement, describes the community as having a certain “coolness” cemented by years of tradition that makes “Stern, Stern.”

Those core community-building programs? Diana has helped improve (or create, in some cases) all of them in her work at the Office of Student Engagement over the last seven years. Since her arrival in 2011, Diana has won the Administrator of the Year award three times and completed her MBA as a student in the part-time Langone program.

Alumnus launches crypto-fund HODL Capital

As Bitcoin continues to make headlines, the famously grassroot and libertarian cryptocurrency ecosystem is becoming more institutionalized. You can find out all about bitcoin at or from similar sites who specialize in cryptocurrency. Established financial institutions continue to dip their toes in the water and once scrappy start-ups have begun to transition into more institutional roles. HODL Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund founded by New York University alumni Thomas Pacchia, is one such firm.

While most people use online signals groups such as altcoin signals reddit, Pacchia is hoping that users will transition into more of a paid and official model.…

Alumni Spotlight: Stacey Widlitz

Alumni Spotlight: Stacey Widlitz

From NYU Stern to Founder of SW Retail Advisors, CNBC Contributor and On-Air Analyst

Jessica Wasserman, Managing Editor

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, holiday parties, and good cheer. For Stacey Widlitz, President of SW Retail Advisors Inc., it is busy season. Widlitz and her staff pound the pavement, endure the crowds of shoppers, and gather on-the-ground market intelligence for a number of global retailers.

SW Retail Advisors Inc. is a consulting firm that combines traditional equity research with on-the-ground market research in both the United States and Europe. Widlitz provides clients with a global competitive analysis of the apparel, luxury, footwear, department store, athleisure, discount and grocery space.…

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