Wednesday, March 09, 2011

March 25: Stern: Entrepreneurs Exchange Summit

Seth GodinImage via WikipediaNYU Stern Entrepreneurs Exchange
EEX Annual Entrepreneurs' Summit
Hosted by Entrepreneurs Exchange Club
When: Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:00pm 9:00pm
Where: Kaufman Management Center, NYU Stern, Room 1-100
Ticket price: $45 (Non-Stern Ticket)

1st Annual EEX Summit

Keynote Speaker: Seth Godin

Chris Dixon, Co-Founder - Founder Collective (SEO Is No Longer A Viable Marketing Strategy For Startups)
Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder - Reddit, Breadpig, Marketing - Hipmunk (How reddit became reddit - the biggest smallest community online)
Eric Wiesen, General Partner - RRE Ventures
Ian Sigalow, Partner - Greycroft Partners
Brian Hirsch, Managing Director & Co-Chairman - Greenhill SAVP
Charlie O'Donnell, Principal - First Round Capital
Jason Finger, Founder - Seamless Web
Idan Cohen, Co-Founder & VP Product - Boxee
Sam Hamadeh, Founder - Vault
Soraya Darabi, Co-Founder & VP Business Development - Foodspotting
Jen Fleis, Founder - Rent the Runway
Mike Yavonditte, Founder, CEO - Hashable
Vin Vacanti, Founder - Yipit
Jesse Hertzberg, SVP Business Development - SquareSpace (former VP Operations & Business Development at Etsy)
Peter Shankman, Founder & CEO - HARO
Sean Black, Founder & CEO - SalesCrunch
Giff Constable, Co-Founder & CEO - Aprizi
Seth Berkowitz, Founder - Insomnia Cookies

Panel 1 - From Thin Air: From Idea to Initial Execution
Moderator: Professor Jill Kickul, Ph.D
This panel will explore these questions with our panelists: What inspired you to come up with your idea? What were the first steps you took to execute? Who else did you need to help you?

Panel 2 - White Spaces: VCs discuss where the puck is going
Moderator: Professor Luke Williams
“I skate where the puck is going, not where it has been.” -Wayne Gretzky. Come hear some of NYC’s premiere VCs discuss how they identify white spaces and hot industries. Participants will also share their investment theses and weigh in on the value that MBAs bring to start ups.

Panel 3 - Making Money: Designing a Revenue Model
Moderator: Professor Cynthia Franklin
You have a great product and a lot of users. Now what? Our panelists will discuss the careful balance of crafting a revenue model that works within the context of their unique products.

Panel 4 - Start Up ABCs: The Art of Closing Sales
Moderator: Professor Michelle Greenwald
You have a great product and plan for making money. Now you need to sell. Our panelists will discuss the fundamentals of selling in the early stages of a company.

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