NY’s Venture Challenge Is Tomorrow—Last Chance to Get Tickets

4/24/13Follow @bbuderi

We’re really excited about tomorrow morning’s Xconomy Forum—New York’s Venture Challenge: Building Big to Last. Tickets have been selling fast, and today is the last chance to get yours without paying the walk-in rate. The event starts at 9:30 am, with networking and coffee beginning an hour before that. So grab those last tickets and we will see you there.

It should be a lesson-filled morning packed with insights about how entrepreneurs and investors can work together to build great companies. The event takes place at AppNexus headquarters at 28 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. You can get your tickets and see the detailed agenda here.

The event will feature a trio of entrepreneur-investor stories from three of New York’s most interesting and exciting startups.

Neil Blumenthal, a co-founder of super-hot online designer frames and eyeglasses company Warby Parker, will be teamed with Joel Cutler of General Catalyst Partners, one of Warby Parker’s lead investors. Ben Wolin of Everyday Health, a rising media company specializing in online information about health, will be joined on stage by Habib Kairouz from Rho Capital Partners.

And opening the morning will be an entrepreneur-VC story from Tumblr, with founder David Karp chatting with one of his main venture capital backers, Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital. As a special treat, their interviewer is Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures, himself a well-known and very astute investor.

The goal of these sessions is to bring out insights about how VCs and entrepreneurs can team up to build great companies designed to last for the long term, and not just to be flipped. There’s plenty of time for audience questions, and for networking before, during, and after the event.

And the three founder-investor stories are not all that’s on tap for tomorrow’s event. To round things out, we will be featuring short “burst” presentations from other startups and initiatives affecting the startup community. They include: NY Angels chairman Brian Cohen; Frederick Cook, co-founder and CEO of Moveline; Samantha Saturn from comiXology; and 
Nate Westheimer, president of NY Tech Meetup.

There isn’t much time left. So, again, get your tickets here. And I hope to see you tomorrow!

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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  • Chrisf

    The presenters were ill prepared at best. Useful for networking but not worth the $ and certainly not worth the time.