With jobs growth anemic and full economic recovery still over the horizon, the stakes for creating innovative new companies are arguably higher than ever. Yet amidst the uncertainty come areas of frenzied growth-and it seems that almost overnight, behind a wave of super-valued startups from Foursquare to Gilt, New York has risen to rival Silicon Valley as the hottest center of startup incubation on the planet.
We’re bringing together some of the city’s leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs-as well as a few out-of-town guests from around the Xconomy network with their eyes on the prize in New York-for an unparalleled afternoon exploring the Big Apple’s venture emergence, the strategies of some of its hottest startups, and what challenges lie ahead for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Please join us for this unique afternoon featuring keynote chats, VC-entrepreneur stories about building great companies, and “burst” presentations from some of the city’s most promising new ventures.
Keynote chats with:
Fred Wilson, Founder and Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
Todd Dagres, Founder and General Partner, Spark Capital
Barry Silbert, Founder and CEO, SecondMarket
David Rosenblatt, CEO, 1stdibs (moderator)
Featured speakers and storytellers:
Nick Beim, General Partner, Matrix Partners
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe
Alexis Maybank, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Gilt Groupe
Rich Levandov, Managing Director, Avalon Ventures
Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO, Simulmedia
Dennis Purcell, Senior Managing Partner, Aisling Capital
Sapan Shah, CEO, ARMGO Pharma
Peter Stern, CEO, bitly
Eric Wiesen, General Partner, RRE Ventures
Bonus presentations by:
Carly Strife, Co-founder and CEO, BarkBox
Chris Wiggins, Co-founder, HackNY
Viraj Puri, Co-founder and CEO, Gotham Greens
Registration & Networking: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Program: 2:00 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.