The Annual PrincetonEN Conference and Business Plan Competition will be held at the Friend Center on Princeton Campus on Friday May 27th, 2011 (the Friday of reunions).The conference is open to the public.
We are proud to announce Paul Berry, CTO of HuffingtonPost as our key note speaker. Paul helped build Huffington Post, starting with the company in it's early days in 2006. It is due to his leadership and visision, putting together unique content and traffic strategies that HuffingtonPost grew to what it is today, and led to it's aquisition by AOL. Come learn how Paul helped grow this unique online content company in a time when online content has been a hard game to be in. Read more about Paul
The Agenda for the Conference is as Follows:
|9:30 - 10:00am||Registration|
Welcome, Opening Remarks
Dean Vincent Poor, Engineering Princeton University
Sabrina Parsons: President of PrincetonEN
|10:15 am||Paul Berry, CTO HuffingtonPost Media Group (AOL). Paul will talk about what it took to help start Huffington Post, and the unique ways they have managed content online to get Huffington Post where it is today.|
The ABC's of Emerging Growth Companies: Learn the legal issues that come with starting a company.
Pitch Clinic: Learn how to pitch your idea to investors. Mayra Ceja '03 Tiger Cub Advisors.
Social Enterprises: What they are and why they are relevant
Lunch and talk from Sean Greene, founder Away.com and currently SBA’s Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Adviser for Innovation. Sean will talk about Startup America Initiative, and how he is working with the SBA, Obama's Administration, and the private sector to help American startups.
Business Plan Competitions Begin:
Winner will receive: 2 plan tickets and a meeting with Sequoia Capital. A chance to pitch the investment board from NYC Seed Fund, Business Plan and Pitch consulting help, legal help, and marketing and PR services.
|3:30-4 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.