About C4Q Tech Bash

Join us at our Fifth Annual Gala to celebrate the growth of C4Q, Access Code, and our amazing community. Hosted at MoMA PS1 Contemporary Arts Museum in Long Island City, the Bash Investors Dinner starts at 6:00 PM and doors open at 7:00 PM for the main event.

The Bash Investors Dinner is a special reception for Investor ticket holders. Enjoy a beautiful seated dinner while interacting with C4Q fellows and valued supporters in an intimate setting.

Your contribution provides more opportunities for adults from low-income and diverse backgrounds to learn to code, gain jobs in tech, and create companies of the future!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
MoMA PS1 Museum
Long Island City, Queens

Cocktail Attire


6:00 PM: Bash Investors Dinner
7:00 PM: Ceremony Begins

Connect with us!



c4q tech bash co-chairs

Elias Roman
CEO and Co-founder of Songza; Google

Michael Borofsky
SVP at MacAndrews and Forbes

Anna Carolina and Soo Kim
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Standard General

C4Q Tech Bash Program Hosts

Jo Ling Kent
NBC News Correspondent
and C4Q Tech Bash MC

DJ Manneeni
C4Q Tech Bash DJ


C4Q Tech Bash



We are excited to honor leaders that are committed to building an inclusive community. We thank them for their contributions and recognize their achievements.


Bash Honorees

Volunteers of the Year

Alumnus of the Year


Thanks to our



Serial investor


Seed Investor


Angel Investors

program sponsors

food and beverage sponsors


Many thanks to our community of



Investor Hosts

Adam Belanich
Steve Brill
Jen Hensley
David Hirsch
Mary-Catherine Lader
Sam Mandel
Dan Teran
Thrive Capital
Manuela Zoninsein

Bash Hosts

Henri Benaim
Stacy Chen
Stanley Fang
FSA Store
Karen Imas
Prameet Kumar
Elizabeth Segal
Amanda Sesumi
Orta Therox
Ginji Wang
David Weinraub

Bash Planning Committee

Ginji Wang, Chair
Henri Benaim
Stacy Chen
Dana Defilippo
Bianca Dennis
Stanley Fang
Michael Han

Aaron Heredia
Karen Imas
Prameet Kumar
Michael Langberg
Vicky Luh
Amanda Sesumi
Qu Ting Zheng

C4Q Board of Directors

Elias Roman, Board Chair
CEO and co-founder of Songza, Google

Adam Belanich, Board Treasurer
Co-founder of Joyride Coffee

Alex Finerman
Inherent Foundation

Jukay Hsu

Soo Kim
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Standard General

Jessica Milner
Covington and Burling LLP

David Yang

Michael Borofsky, Board Vice Chair
SVP at MacAndrews and Forbes

Steve Brill
Journalist & Founder of CourtTV

Jennifer Hensley
General Manager, Link at Intersection

Senator Bob Kerrey
Managing Director of Allen & Company / Former U.S. Senator & President of the New School

Sam Mandel
Partner at Betaworks

Marleen Vogelaar
Founder & CEO, Ziel; Co-Founder Shapeways



Interested in sponsoring C4Q Tech Bash?

View our sponsorship packet for more information


About C4Q

C4Q trains talented and diverse adults as software engineers and helps place them at leading tech companies.

Our graduates go from making $18,000 to over $85,000 post-program and are hired by leading companies such as Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Jet, and JPMorgan Chase. Participants are representative of the diversity of the NYC community with over 50% women, 60% African American or Hispanic, 50% immigrant, and 50% without a college education. With tens of millions of working poor and increasing blue-collar job loss due to automation and technology, we are transforming adult training to help more people achieve economic self-sufficiency and create a diverse tech community representative of America. 


Our measurable impact: graduate average salaries

Program Participant Demographics