Who are you and what do you do?My name is Kara Dake. I am an NYU MBA student and the Co-Founder & CEO of new local events discovery startup Signalfy. We’ve recognized there’s a need for a go-to resource to find out what’s on and who’s going in your city, and we’re designing an exciting platform for influencers, promoters and venues to socially promote events.
I’m so proud to be a part of Donna Karan’s amazing Urban Zen Integrative Therapist program, which is a movement focused on integrating therapies such as yoga, aromatherapy and Reiki energy healing into the healthcare system. I am traveling to Haiti in February to practice these therapies with their healthcare workers.
I love living in the Lower East Side in NYC, and for the last two years have supported my entrepreneurial dreams by renting out my apt using Airbnb.com. Check out my place next time you’re in NYC. I’d love to host you lovely travelers with big dreams!
I consider myself a chameleon as my always-curious brain keeps me experimenting in multiple creative projects, such as making electronic music, energy healing, and changing my hair color 🙂 I’m really excited about what’s to come in 2012 and I’d love to connect with you and hear what you’re working on.
Follow me on twitter: @karameleon
Find me! http://about.me/karameleon
How do you bring ideas to life?I think the most effective way that I have made things happen is by getting out there and meeting many different groups and types of people (I.LOVE.NYC). I jump around in a lot of worlds — from the business crowd at B-school, to more creative hangouts such as the Norwood Arts Club. This blending helps me tap in to both sides of my brain, and I have a lot of fun, interesting friends. Which to me is the most important thing!
In my life, I’ve generally followed where my heart takes me, and I think this has served me well. One of my favorite Buddhist monks Koshin Paley Ellison said recently at Urban Zen that “Life has no formula.” Plan less, live more.