The powerful formula of technology and entrepreneurship is the foundation for sustained growth, competitiveness and job creation – the New Entrepreneur Economy. With lower barriers to entry, new entrants are disrupting incumbent business models in nearly every industry including telecommunications, media and advertising, software and hardware, e-commerce, automotive, gaming and entertainment.
Meet 800+ men and women in tech discussing the “New Entrepreneur Economy” at the global conference and competition this November 14, 2012 in New York at PITCH NYC. PITCH NYC Conference and Competition will look deeply at this New Entrepreneur Economy:
What are the trending innovations at the cusp of mainstream disruption?
Who are the founders leading change in this new economy?
What are the new challenges and opportunities in today’s global economic environment?
How does the entrepreneur navigate the new waters of the Entrepreneur Economy?
PITCH NYC Conference & Competition will be:
A collaborative forum for aspiring entrepreneurs to be empowered as self-sustaining founders.
A place for burgeoning ideas to share their concepts at the Startup Competition.
A platform for successful innovators in technology to share success stories and best practices.
PITCH NYC is a full day of speakers and panels sharing case studies, best practices and stories of successful business disruption in today’s new entrepreneur economy. The startup competition will allow attendees to watch live pitches and questioning from the judges – learn from both sides of the table in the audience at PITCH NYC, and vote for your favorite startup to win People’s Choice!
PITCH NYC CONFERENCE & COMPETITION 2012
CONFERENCE. The PITCH NYC 2012 Conference will feature a full day of top speakers who have started and successfully lead companies in the high-tech or high-growth space, including industries like health, fashion, entertainment, sports and more.
COMPETITION. The finalists from PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition will pitch onstage live in front of the audience and live judging panel for prizes including $25,000 cash and investor meetings.This year’s PITCH NYC 2012 startup competition finalists will be notified and announced by October 1, 2012.
Agenda for Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition – “The Entrepreneur Economy”
8:00am – 9:00am
REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
9:00am – 9:15am
CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS
9:15am – 10:00am
Sandy Lerner (Co-Founder, Cisco & Urban Decay)
10:00am – 10:30am
CASE STUDY: FROM “IDEA” TO “MILLION OF USERS”
Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)
10:30am – 11:00am
CASE STUDY: From “MILLIONS OF USERS” TO “EXIT”
Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)
11:00am – 11:10am
MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING
11:10am – 12:10pm
PITCH NYC STARTUP COMPETITION FINALIST PITCHES (SESSION 1)
See PITCH Competition Finalists In Action. Learn From Real-Time Investor Feedback.
Judges: Brad Svrluga (Co-Founder & General Partner, High Peaks Venture Partners), David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup), Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham), James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures), Laurel Touby (Founder, Mediabistro)
12:10am – 12:40pm
Fran Maier (Founder & Chair of the Board, TRUSTe & Co-Founder, Match.com)
12:40pm – 2:30pm
LUNCH & MENTORING
After you register for the conference, we will follow up via email with a link to sign up for lunchtime mentoring. Seats are limited.
2:30pm – 3:20pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: KICKSTARTER SUCCESS STORIES FOR HARDWARE STARTUPS
Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries), Liz Ormesher Salcedo (Founder & CEO, Everpurse), Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate) – moderated by Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)
3:20pm – 4:20pm
PITCH NYC STARTUP COMPETITION FINALIST PITCHES (SESSION 2)
More Finalists Take The Stage. Take Away Tips To Make Your Pitches Shine.
Judges: Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator), Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures), Jalak Jobanputra (Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures), Nikhil Kalghatgi (Venture Capitalist, SoftBank Capital)
4:20pm – 4:30pm
AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
4:30pm – 5:10pm
Geraldine Laybourne (Founder, Oxygen Media) – moderated by C.J. Kettler (Founder & CEO, Genius Crowds)
5:10pm – 6:00pm
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Future Trends and Innovations
Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa), Michelle You (Co-Founder & CPO, Songkick), Vanessa Stewart (Co-Founder & COO, Soltage) – moderated by David Weekly (CEO, Oha.na)
6:00pm – 6:30pm
CHAIR’S CLOSING & COMPETITION AWARD CEREMONY
6:30pm – 8:00pm
COCKTAILS & NETWORKING