Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview.
Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe.
This interview follows Dorsey’s recent appearance at the Apollo, courtesy of Square’s “Let’s Talk” series, which we first posted about on December 13th 2013.
Says Dorsey about Harlem: “There’s an electricity in the air. It’s one of the reasons we chose Harlem for this event.”
Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of mobile payments processor Square.
He will appear at the Apollo Theater next week as part of Square’s nationwide “Let’s Talk” series.
The goal is to bring small businesses together to create a climate of collaboration.
“There is an electricity in Harlem especially around merchants who helped to stabilize the neighborhood,” said Dorsey, who added he visited Red Rooster just a few months ago. “We believe its our responsibility to not just build services and software but to make sure there is a venue for conversations.”
Seven Brown, owner of Harlem Skin Clinic, will sit on the panel along with the owners of Astor Row Cafe, Hue-Man Bookstore and the executive director of Maysles Institute.
The Harlem “Lets Talk” event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street. Small business owners can RSVP here.
via Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Brings Small Business Talk to Harlem – Central Harlem – DNAinfo.com New York.
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Last night when I exited the subway at 125th street, there were groups of people looking at the sky and pointing. Of course, I looked up too……but saw nothing. Shrugging my shoulders I started walking south when I saw a light streak across the sky, disappear behind a building , appear on the other side, then fly off into the distance. Then I saw another. And another. Lights streaking through the twilight sky. I couldn’t make out what what they were. Drones? Saucers? The Spielberg movie “War of the Worlds” started running through the back of my head… I was getting concerned.
A man with a desperate look in his eyes stopped me on 123rd street and said “Please tell me you see these things flying in the sky. What are they??!! I can’t get a picture of them. I think I’m going crazy! Do you see them??!!”
“I do see them, this is freaky! WHAT ARE THEY???” One more, then another went diagonally through the sky toward Morningside Park. I tried to take decent shots for posterity but it was all happening so fast… I just kept it moving– turning quickly down 121st st, longing for safety of my apartment.
Finally, walking past P.S. 76 A Philip Randolph School, I happened upon the explanation. Neighbors were in the schoolyard launching Chinese Flying Lanterns. Kids were laughing and running around, folks were clapping and oohing and ahhing with glee as each floated upward.
I vaguely wondered what the occasion was but mostly I sighed in relief (and slight embarrassment). My Harlem UFO fears were assuaged.