Glen de Vries
CoFounder & President Medidata Solutions
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
CoFounder, Razorfish & Founder, Dachis Group
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.
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.
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
Spencer Richardson, FanBridge
Robert Ritlop, Oculogica
Yao Peng, Smart Vision Labs
Moderated by: Matt Withelier, Flybridge Capital Partners
Big Problems/ Big Solutions
Jennifer Tsai, Violet Health
- Christopher Bradley, Mana Health
- Lyel Resner, Startup Box South Bronx
- Moderated by: Matt Klein, Blue Ridge Foundation & NYU Stern
Help!! Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs
SAT, MAR 1
Entrepreneurship ≠Tech: Many flavors of entrepreneurship
Steve Coulton, Oncore Golf
Kate McAleer, Bixby & Co
John Galeazzi, Stand Style Distillers
Saskia Miller, Kabinet
Just do it! Starting Your Startup While in School
Doug Kanter, Databetes
Miriam Altman, Kinvolved
Patrick Yan, Crashdwell
Ben Borodach, Hublished
Moderated by: Jen van der Meer, NYU ITP
Repeat Offenders: Serial Entrepreneurs Share Lessons Learned
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.
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
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.
NYU Innovation Venture Fund
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
First Round Capital
Whether you're a developer, designer, an ideator, a content-maker, or just awesome all around – meet other students, faculty, and entrepreneurs.
Friday night. Open bar. Burgers and fries. Really really smart and ambitious people. 'Nuff said.