Reza Chowdhury

Recognized as a global thought leader in the startup ecosystem, Reza Chowdhury offers more than 20 years experience in emerging technology, which he brings to AlleyWatch as CEO and Founder. Through the course of his career, Reza has had the privilege of working to drive businesses from conception to eventual exit. His latest professional endeavors have allowed him to work very closely with thriving global technology and startup ecosystem.

Reza is also the founder of New York Startup Lab, which brings technology and knowledge based solutions to the entrepreneurial community with a specific focus on early stage companies. He began his career as securities trader on Wall Street.

Reza Chowdhury is often a featured international speaker, moderator, and judge at numerous events on technology and global entrepreneurship and was a featured presenter at the first Facebook Developer Garage in NYC. Both Reza and the companies he has been involved with have received accolades and recognition from prominent organizations including the fbFund. Reza was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek and was selected by the City of New York as a NYC Venture Fellow, a world class, fellowship program designed to help high potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures

Reza holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Georgetown University and completed his bachelors in Economics at the University at Albany. Reza has also completed certification programs in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Oxford University as well as International Business at New York University.


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CEO and Founder / New York, NY

AlleyWatch is the largest media property focused on the NYC technology ecosystem and serves as the first read for venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, accelerators, startup employees, thought leaders, event organizers, corporate executives, academics, city officials, PR/press and tech enthusiasts.

New York Startup Lab

Founder / New York, NY

New York Startup Lab brings technology and knowledge based solutions to the entrepreneurial community with a specific focus on early stage companies.

TechWatch Media Group

NY | London | LA | Paris | Boston

TechWatch Media is a global media and technology company, whose properties serve as a resource and influential voice for millions in the entrepreneurial and venture community. We provide hyperlocal-focused content on the fastest growing innovation ecosystems.

Dublin Globe

Advisor and Editorial Board Member / Dublin, Ireland

The Dublin Globe is an initiative of the Dublin Startup Commissioner’s Office, an independent office promoting Dublin as a global tech hub for startup and scaling companies.

Grameen Phone Accelerator

Mentor / Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grameen Phone is one of the largest telecom companies in the world. The GP Accelerator empowers tech startups with the resources they need to develop, launch, and scale. The 4-month bootcamp provides funding, expert mentorship, best-in-class resources, in-house development, investor access and more. The biannual GP Accelerator program accelerates 5 startups per cohort.

SD Asia

Advisor / Southeast Asia

SD Asia is a content and events platform that connects the entrepreneurial and investing community in Asia.


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