Attention Startups: NY Angels Pledge 50 Free Slots for Xconomy's Feb. 1 Venture Forum

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We’re just a week away from Xconomy’s first big New York City event, Xconomy Forum: New York’s Venture Emergence. And the New York Angels have stepped up to sponsor admissions for 50 NYC startups. Most of these free tickets will be distributed through the city’s startup incubators, but we have 10 to hand out ourselves to entrepreneurs who’d like to attend this exciting afternoon conference, which will be held at the Alexandria Center’s Apella Event Space on February 1.

Brian Cohen, chairman of the New York Angels, says his group was inspired by the great lineup we have planned for this event. We’ll have a keynote chat on the future of venture capital in New York with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and Todd Dagres of Spark Capital: their interviewer will be former DoubleClick CEO David Rosenblatt, who is now CEO of Istdibs. The startup teams from bitly, Gilt, Simulmedia, and Armgo will share their experiences, and there will be demos from three of the newest members of the New York startup community: HackNY, Gotham Greens, and BarkBox. ”We have an absolute responsibility to help entrepreneurs be as smart as possible, and this is a great opportunity to do that,” Cohen says. New York Angels was launched in 1997 and has since invested $45 million in 70 companies. “As much as we give back to the startup community, we get back far more from the entrepreneurs,” Cohen says.

If you work at a startup and would like a shot at one of the free tickets sponsored by the New York Angels, just write to us at events@xconomy.com and tell us a bit about your company. (Our apologies, if you have already bought a ticket, you cannot substitute it for a free one.) If you don’t work for a startup but would still like to benefit from the wisdom of our great speakers, you can buy your ticket here. We look forward to seeing you soon at New York’s Venture Emergence.

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