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We Met Leaders of Two Fast-Growing Companies in NYC

PowerToFly was excited to host an evening of "cocktails and conversations" on July 17th that highlighted two fast-growing, New York-based companies.

Hosted at the gorgeous AWS Loft, located at 350 W. Broadway in the heart of NYC, and moderated PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty, by our guests braved sweltering city heat for a night of networking with the teams from 2U, who are changing the way we approach education, and Plectica, creators of cutting edge visual mapping software.

As our guests arrived, they had plenty of time to snack on scrumptious bites and enjoy a glass of cooling white wine while networking with their skilled peers. Once we wrapped up our first round of networking, both 2U and Plectica provided overviews of their platforms, company culture and open roles. The night ended with plenty of more time to network (while waiting out a heavy duty thunderstorm).

Both 2U, Inc. and Plectica are hiring. Visit their pages on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles..


2U, Inc. is a global leader in education technology that has been improving lives by powering world-class digital education. As a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities, 2U builds, delivers, and supports online graduate programs and certificates for working adults. The 2U team includes 2,800 individuals across nine offices worldwide who share a common belief in the power of higher education to transform lives for the better. 2U's amazing benefits include full tuition reimbursement, 401k matching, and unlimited PTO.

Plectica is changing the way people visualize and connect information through visual mapping software. Plectica is a simple and easy tool to map out and organize just about anything, inspired by how the brain works. Their clients include Uber, ADP, and GE.

The AWS Lofts are a place where startups and developers can meet over coffee, work on their apps, attend educational sessions, and get in-person answers to AWS technical questions – all at no cost. Gain hands-on experience through free technical workshops on serverless, containers, IoT, and more. Or, sharpen your business acumen by attending best practice sessions that include PR, legal, and fundraising. Plus, network and learn first-hand from other hot startups, VCs, and accelerators.

Our guests are arriving!

Attendees network with members of the 2U team.

The Plectica team.

Attendees had a chance to network over food and drinks.

A look at the wonderful AWS Loft.

PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty kicks off the night.

2U presented their platform and company culture.

More from the 2U team.

The Plectica team discussed their product.

More from the Plectica team.

A packed house!

AWS Loft even has their own TARDIS!

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