The 14th Annual Princeton Entrprneurs' Network Conference and Business Plan Competition will be held at teh Friend Center on Princeton Campus on Friday May 28th, 2010 (the Friday of reunions).The conference is open to the public.
We are proud to announce Brian Spaly, class of 2000, as our key note speaker. Brian is not only a Princeton grad, but also has an MBA from Stanford, has worked in investment banking, management consulting, and then decided to start a pants company -- Bonobos Pants. Read this fascinating article about Brian, Bonobos, and his co-founder in the New York Times. Brian is back in the start-up game, as the new CEO of Trunk Club.
The Agenda for the Conference is as Follows:
|900- 9:30 am||Registration|
Welcome, Opening Remarks
Alex Salzman: Social Enterprises and PrincetonEN
Nikhil Basu Trivedi: Princeton Entreprneurship Club
|10:00 am||Brian Spaly, '99 - "My Journey into Entrepreneurship"|
Business Plans For the Real World: You don't have to settle for writing a business plan that will be used one time. Write one to really help you manage your business. Learn how from business plan expertTim Berry.
Press Panel- How to Land Your Story in Print: PR strategist Kevin McLaughlin ’97of Resound Marketing will moderate a panel of reporters, representing various media segments, who will share insight from “their side of the desk” and offer best practices and tips on how to secure stories on your company – which can be applied to just about any press outlet. Panelists include: April Joyner, “Elevator Pitch” writer for Inc.; Maisha Walker ’94, “Internet Strategist” blogger for Inc., JP Ruth of NJBiz, and Tony Hagen of The Times of Trenton.
Lunch and Networking
Ken Brenner: Social Enterprise in Today's World
Business Plan Competitions Begin:
1. For Profit Emerging Growth Companies
2. Social Enterprise Track
|4:00 pm||Cocktails and Networking|
When & Where
Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network
The Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network consists of alumni, students, faculty, and others connected to the Princeton community who are entrepreneurs, soon-to-be entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, lawyers, accountants, consultants, other professional service providers, and those otherwise interested in entrepreneurship.