While the elevate61 daily wrap ups aimed to provide a snapshot of what the participants experienced throughout the 10-day program, nothing could quite compare to witnessing the incredibly talented and experienced speakers that hosted the seminars.

Throughout the New York leg of the tour, we were lucky to partner with Upstreym - a digital platform that endeavours to share NYC startup and tech talks to benefit the wider population that are interested, but cannot attend. They filmed one amazing session with serial entrepreneur David Rose - and now it's our pleasure to share with you below: 

WATCH: Serial entrepreneur, super angel investor and best selling author David Rose gives his insight into the NY startup ecosystem and current entrepreneurship.

David Rose (CEO, Gust) 

David Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, super angel investor, best selling author and keynote speaker who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He has been described by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel”, by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, by Crain’s New York Business as “the father of angel investing in New York”, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. He is the New York Times best selling author of Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups.

David is also CEO of Gust. Gust operates the Internet platform used by a majority of the world’s business angel investment groups to process their deal flow and collaborate on funding early stage companies. Based in New York, NY, Gust connects over 50,000 accredited investors in over 1,000 investment networks and venture capital funds in 100 countries, to over 300,000 early stage companies.