KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Glen de Vries

CoFounder & President Medidata Solutions

Intervewed by:
Kevin Maney, Newsweek

Glen is one of the founders of Medidata solutions, the original architect of the Medidata Rave® system. Glen studied probabilistic algorithms at the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematics. Glen was named Fierce Biotech's Top Ten Biotech Techies in 2012, Crain's New York Business 40 under 40, and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for metro NY area in 2006 & 2010

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Jeffrey Dachis

CoFounder, Razorfish &  Founder, Dachis Group

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An internet pioneer since 1994, Jeff is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Dachis Group. He is also the Co-Founder of Razorfish, the world’s largest digital marketing solutions firm. Dachis. He graduated from NYU with MA in Media-Entertainment-Performing Arts Administration.

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John Johnson

CoFounder, BuzzFeed &
Founder, Eyebeam

Intervewed by:
Adam Penenberg, PandoDaily

John Johnson is the Co-Founder of buzzfeed.com, a trend detector and platform for transmitting contagious media and is the founder of Eyebeam, a MacArthur and NEA funded non-profit art and technology laboratory in NYC.  He is also the Director of Harmony Institute, a research organization that studies the impact of entertainment media.

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PANELS

3-4 NYU entrepreneurs discussing specific topics, moderated by distinguished members of NYU faculty.

FRI, FEB 28

Who needs VC? Alternative Funding for Your Startup

Big Problems/ Big Solutions

Help!! Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs

SAT, MAR 1

Entrepreneurship ≠Tech: Many flavors of entrepreneurship

Just do it! Starting Your Startup While in School

Repeat Offenders: Serial Entrepreneurs Share Lessons Learned


WORKSHOPS 

Interactive workshops taught by experts from NYC startup community. Potential topics include:

1. Legal Basics for Financing

David Sorin, SorinRand.

SorinRand is a law firm that combines the highest-quality lawyering with a businessperson’s sensibility to meet the needs of the emerging growth and middle-market sectors, including technology, software, communications, Internet. 

2. Tax Benefits & Corporate Structure

Michael Gawley, EisnerAmper

EisnerAmper offers responsive accounting, consulting and tax services with an entrepreneurial focus, providing clients with smart, analytical insights delivered in an approachable style =

3. Storytelling: Perfecting the Story Behind Your Startup

Craig Protzel, NYU ITP

ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives. 

4. Prototyping 101: Ideas, Design & Innovation

Chris Milne, IDEO

IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow

5. Lean Methodology 101

Trevor Owen, Lean Startup Machine

LSM is the world’s leading bootcamp on Lean Startup methodology. We provide founders with a framework of tools, techniques and resources designed to help identify key customers and iterate their products quickly.

6. Innovation for Entrepreneurs: How to Spot Markets Ripe for Disruption

Luke Williams, NYU Stern Berkley Center

NYU Stern Berkley Center provides real-word, hands-on startup experiences through co-curricular programs that complements the rigorous instruction received in the classroom.


ROUNDTABLES

NYU entrepreneurs discussing various topics under smaller-group setting for better networking & interaction.

1. Raising Money Through Crowdfunding

Alex Feldman, CrowdsUnite

2. Meaningful Networking

Andrew Oved, PivotDesk

3. Landscape of Digital Health Entrepreneurship

Anita Mirchandani, FitMapped

4. Stay or Leave: Student Entrepreneurs and the Value of Formal Schooling

Brian Scordato, FindYourLobster

5. What To Do After Fundraising & Growing Your Company

Brittany Laughlin, Union Square Ventures

6. Leveraging Social Media For Your Startup

Courtney Spritzer, SocialFly

7. Tech 101 for Entrepreneurs

Craig Kapp, ZooBurst

8. If You Build It, Will They Care? Nailing the Unique Value Proposition

Cynthia Franklin, NYU Stern Berkley Center

 

9. Internet of Things: Tech vs non-Tech Startups

Jamyn Edis, Dash Labs/ NYU Clive Davis

10. Patent Law 101 for the Entrepreneur

Jason Chumney, SorinRand

11. Accessing Resources for Startups and Entrepreneurs in NYC

Jigar Patel, Silicon Valley Bank

12. How to Best Manage Your Venture's Finances

Kim Armor, Comcast Ventures

13. NYU Resources for Entrepreneurs

Lindsey Marshall, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

14. How Valuable is the MBA in Startup?

Melissa Shin, Dagne Dover

15. Immigration Issues for International Entrepreneurs

Najia Khalid, Wiggin & Dana

16. Leveraging Community to Build and Bring Your Startup to Success

Sarah Judd Welch, Loyal Agency


NYU VENTURES SHOWCASE

Over 80 NYU alumni and student startups showcasing their products and companies.
To apply, please click here

ALUMNI VENTURES + SPONSORS SHOWCASE

FRI, FEB 28

STUDENT VENTURES + SPONSORS SHOWCASE

SAT, MAR 1


STUDENT PITCH COMPETITION

The 5 most popular student startups will be invited as finalists to pitch in front of a panel of distinguished NYU alumni investors.

PRIZES

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JUDGES

Brendan Dickinson

Canaan Partners

Marisa Tricarico

NYU Innovation Venture Fund

Frank Rimalovski

NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Samantha Smith

First Round Capital

Max Stoller

Lerer Ventures

Sutian Dong

FirstMark Capital


FORMAL NETWORKING 

Whether you're a developer, designer, an ideator, a content-maker, or just awesome all around – meet other students, faculty, and entrepreneurs. 


AFTER PARTY

Friday night. Open bar. Burgers and fries. Really really smart and ambitious people. 'Nuff said.