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2nd Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

NYU Entrepreneurs Network

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM (EST)

2nd Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NYU Student/Researcher Ended $20.00 $2.03
NYU Alumni Ended $50.00 $3.55
NYU Faculty/Staff Ended $50.00 $3.55
Guest Ended $100.00 $6.08
Non-NYU Student Ended $50.00 $3.55

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Event Details

The NYU Entrepreneurs Festival is the packed two days when NYU showcases and celebrates successful NYU entrepreneurs, shares stories of success (along with the challenges overcome along the way), and connects the community to resources offered at NYU and in NYC at large. All keynotes and panelists are NYU student, faculty or alumni entrepreneurs. The day and a half event will feature a mixture of Keynotes, Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, a NYU Venture Showcase (feat. 30+ NYU startups) and a celebratory party (Friday evening).
Your admission provides unlimited access to all talks, panels and roundtables, refreshments both days, lunch on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and admission to the party on Friday night! 
Whether you're curious about entrepreneurship, have a startup, are an alum, or a faculty member with cool research - the Festival is for you! We welcome all members of the NYC entrepreneurship and innovation community as well.
  • 700+ Attendees
  • 30+ NYU startups on display
  • 20+ NYU alumni entrepreneurs speakers
  • 20+ Startup Roundtables  
  • 7 Founders Workshops
  • 6 Entrepreneurs Panels
  • 5 Keynotes
  • 1 Kickass Party

Featured Keynote Speakers 

Confirmed Keynotes By:

Panels, Workshops and Roundtables

Entrepreneurs Panels:

Just Do It: Starting your Startup While Still in School
Moderator: Evan Korth, Clinical Professor - NYU Courant Institute
From the Lab to the World: Translating Research to Startup
Moderator: Anne-Laure Fayard, Assistant Professor - NYU-Poly
Stay or Go: Do I Get a Job or Start My Startup?
Moderator: Lindsey Marshall, Program Director - NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
  • Paul Berry, Founder & CEO - RebelMouse & CasaHop (& former CTO - Huffington Post)
  • Nihal Parthasarathi - Co-founder - CourseHorse
  • Cliff Seltzer, Co-founder and CEO - Puresend
  • Steven Gutentag, Co-Founder - GetMaid
Disrupt: Finding New Opportunities in Existing Markets
Moderator: Luke Williams, Clinical Professor - NYU Stern
  • Sinan Aral, Co-Founder - SocialAmp
  • Troy Downing, Founder- WebCal (Acquired by Yahoo)
  • Gianfranco Verga, Co-Founder - SevenFifty
  • Neil Mody, Co-Founder - nRelate
Entrepreneurship ≠ Tech: The Many Flavors of Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Hans Taparia, Clinical Professor- NYU Stern
Alternative Funding For Your Startup: Startup Accelerators & Competitions
Moderator: Micah Kotch, Director of Incubator Initiatives - NYU-Poly

Entrepreneurial Workshops:
  • Fly on the Wall: Patrick Hoogendijk, et. al., New York Angels
  • Forming your Legal Entity: David, Schaffer, Wiggin and Dana
  • Incentivizing and Compensating your Key Employees: James Hatch, EisnerAmper
  • Intro to Web Tech for Non-Techies: Amrish Singh, Threadmatcher
  • Lean Startup Machine 101: Trevor Owens, et. al., Lean Startup Machine
  • Legal Basics for Financing your Startup: David Sorin, SorinRand
  • When You Are Ready For Funding: Bryan Spielman, Medidata
Startup Roundtables:
  • Being a Non-Technical Founder: Jane Zhu, Sleepbot
  • Disruptive Startups: David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital
  • Engaging Your Customers: Convergence Marketing: PR Newswire
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainability & Green Tech: NYC ACRE & NYU Green Grants
  • Getting Ready for the Funding Hunt: Medidata Solutions
  • Going Viral: Marketing Strategies: Sinan Aral, NYU Stern
  • Hardware & Robotics » Crafting Ingenuity: Haytham Elhawary, NY Hardware Meetup
  • Hiring & Teambuilding » Getting That Right Team: Will Porteous, RRE Venture
  • How to Protect Your Capital: James Gansman, Sherwood Partners
  • Launching Your Startup: Winning with Integrated Marketing: Outcast Agency
  • Leaving the Corporate to Startup World: Jay Bhattacharya, Zipmark
  • Legal 101 for Startup Founders: David Sorin, SorinRand
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurship Resources at NYU: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute 
  • Managing Your Business » Accounting & Tax 101: Michael Gawley, EisnerAmper
  • Manufacturing & Importing Businesses: Susie Levitt, CitySlips
  • Opportunities in Social Innovation: Lyel Resner, South Bronx Startup Box
  • Pivoting » When to Pivot, When to Persist: Gregory Schnese, Kikin
  • Plugging Into NYC Startup Scene: Tuan Pham, Silicon Valley Bank & Matthew Shampine, WeWork Labs 
  • Preparing for the Next Big Idea: Coursehourse 
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property (IP)Lauren Chubb, Wiggin and Dana
  • Starting a Life Science Startup: Steve Isaacman, Nanometics Lab
  • Starting Your Venture While in School: Alexandra Meis, Kinvolved
  • The Next Step » Validating Your Concept or Idea: Hilary Gosher, Insight Venture Partners
  • Using Social Media for Your Startup: SocialFly NY

Thanks to our amazing sponsors:

Lead Investors





Eisner Amper 





Flybridge Capital Partners          






Friends & Family

FirstMark Capital        




Providers of Deliciousness




Media Sponsors 


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When & Where

Tisch Hall
40 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM (EST)

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NYU Entrepreneurs Network

The NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN) is a multi-disciplinary collaborative of 22 entrepreneurship, technology and innovation related graduate and undergraduate organizations representing students from ten schools across New York University. The NYUEN facilitates coordination and collaboration between the student organizations and their respective schools, NYU alumni and the larger New York City entrepreneurial and venture ecosystems.
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