NY Internet Week "Find a co-founder" Night
Monday, June 7, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
A NY Internet Week event brought to you by Entrepreneurs Roundtable, Girls in Tech, Startup One Stop and many more:
Learn how to start a venture the right way from experienced serial entrepreneurs. And find a co-founder!
Startups will pitch their companies to the audience for real-time matching.
Add yourself here to connect with the attendees: http://www.eroundtable.net/co-founders/
7:30PM - 8:30PM - What is the best way to get started and find a co-founder?
Q&A and presentations on detailed step-by-step instructions on how to get started and how to find a co-founder.
Howard Morgan - First Round Capital
Dr. Howard Morgan began working with Idealab in 1996 and serves on their board. Howard is also President and Founder of the Arca Group, Inc., a consulting and venture capital investment firm specializing in the areas of computer and communications technologies and a partner in First Round Capital, an early stage venture fund. He has more than 25 years of experience with more than thirty high-tech entrepreneurial ventures. Howard was Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania for almost 15 years. He serves on the boards of a number of companies and is a respected author. He received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997. Howard received his Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University and his B.S. from the City University of New York.
He has launched numerous companies that have gone on to be successful growing to hire stable workforces, including Mimeo.com, a Deloitte Fast 50 Technology company that has made the Inc. 500 twice in the last three years. Most recently focussing his time at Urgent Career, which is pioneering the use of transcribed conversations and computational linguistics to match business professionals with compatible employment opportunities.
Stephen Messer founded, built and sold Linkshare Corporation with his sister Heidi. The sale of Linkshare to Rakuten Inc for for several hundred million dollars in 2005 is widely recognized as one of the most significant investor exits in the New York new media market in the last decade. Now working in Stealth mode on their second venture under the name "World Evolved", Stephen persevered when lots of people said his model wouldn't work, and displayed the true entrepreneurial zeal by blowing all the naysayers away, and producing incredible real world results.
30 second pitches to find co-founders.
People will also wear green ( I am looking for a co-founder) and blue (I am looking to join a startup) badges.
9:00PM - ... Networking