Back to all events 9th Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
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Join us at our virtual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, where over 1,000 members of the NYU startup community come together.


10-10:30am: Welcome & Opening Remarks w/ Rebecca Silver, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and Phoebe Punzalan (CAS '06 & Wagner '10), Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship, Major Carr (Steinhardt '21) & Ellie Gershenwald (Steinhardt '22); Festival Co-Chairs

10:30-11:20am: Keynote: Hadiyah Mujhid, Co-Founder of HBCUvc. Moderated by Austin Clements (Stern MBA '13), Managing Partner at Slauson & Co.

11:30am-12:20pm: Starting a Startup While in School: Caitlin Ellen (Stern Langone '22), Co-Founder of Sabai, Myriam Sbeiti (Tandon '18), Co-Founder of Sunthetics, Neev Mittal (Courant '22), Co-Founder of CoStudy, Laura Rocha (Wagner '20), Co-Founder of Dathic. Moderated by Sergei Revzin, Venture Associate, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

11:30am-12:20pm: AI & Digital Transformation of Health & Wellness: Jade Kearney (Steinhardt '20), Co-Founder of She Matters, Sutton King (GPH '20), Co-Founder of ShockTalk, Eugene Joseph (Stern '11), Co-Founder of Prime Discoveries, Achi Ludomirsky, MD (Grossman Faculty), Co-Founder of OnSight. Moderated by Dee Dao, PhD, Venture Associate, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

11:30am-1pm: Startup Roundtables:

  • AI for Good w/ Steve Kuyan (Tandon '08 & '11), Center for Responsible AI
  • Doing Good and Making Money Aren't Mutually Exclusive w/ Danny Lafuente, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Earned, Owned, and Paid Media w/ Paul Kaiser, Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars
  • Finding Product Market Fit in the Early Days w/ Jim Kelliher, Drift
  • How to Get Involved in Entrepreneurship (even if you don't have a startup yet) w/ Shreya Srikanth (Tandon '22) & Lauren Wisniewski (Stern MBA '21), NYU Entrepreneurs Network
  • Legal Issues for Startups w/ Jared Sorin, McCarter & English
  • Make Me Pretty!: Pitch Deck Design Basics for Non-Designers w/ Phoebe Punzalan (CAS '06 & Wagner '10), Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship
  • NYU Leadership Fellowship: Turn Ideas into Action w/ Sasha Massey (Wagner '18), NYU Leadership Initiative
  • NYU Startup Accelerators: Grant Funding, Mentorship, Traction and More w/ Sarah Maibach, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
  • Putting Your Startup On a Solid Legal Foundation: The Ins and Outs of Corporate, IP, and Immigration Law for Entrepreneurs w/ Michael Kasdan (Law '01), Len Gray, Najia Khalid, & Sapna Palla, Wiggin and Dana
  • Social Media Spend – Buyer Beware w/ Michael Gawley, EisnerAmper
  • Storytelling for the Entertainment Entrepreneur w/ Kate Stahl (Stern MBA/Tisch MFA '17), NYU Production Lab
  • Tips and Tricks for Rapid Prototyping w/ Victoria Bill, NYU Tandon MakerSpace

1-1:50pm: Keynote: Evan Moore (Tisch - Clive Davis '07), Co-Founder of DoorDash, Vevo, and OpenDoor. Moderated by Polina Marinova, Founder & Author of The Profile

2-2:50pm: Promoting Social Justice through Entrepreneurship: Riley Jones (Law '20), Co-Founder of Bloc, Joshua Pierce (Tisch - Clive Davis '18), Co-Founder of The Diversity Org, Abbey Wemimo (Wagner '15), Co- Founder of Esusu, Vanessa Wruble (Tisch '99), Co-Founder, March On. Moderated by Lili Gangas (Stern MBA '13), Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

2-2:50pm: So You Want to Raise VC?: Andy Kangpan (Stern '13), Principal at Two Sigma Ventures, David Shin (Tandon '15), Associate at Rosecliff Ventures, Molly O'Shea (Steinhardt '17), Senior Associate at NYL Ventures, Adrian Grant (Stern '05), Venture Fellow at The Fund. Moderated by Emily Baum, Inclusive Entrepreneurship Lead and Programs Manager, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

2-4:30pm: Startup Exhibition:

AllGoodThings, Cartographr, CoStudy, Envirobe, INVIYT, JRNL Club, KinNect Careers, Rostock, SheSpoke Suits, Stumped, TeffLab, The Climate Journal Project, The Melacast Network, Tulii Skincare, & VisionVoice, Inc.

3:15-4pm: Financing Early Stage Companies Workshop w/ Dave Sorin (Stern '79), Managing Partner at McCarter & English

3:15-4pm: Internal Controls for an Outsourced Environment Workshop w/ Michael Gawley, Parter at EisnerAmper

3:15-4pm: Top 10 Legal Issues for Startups Workshop w/ Jonathan Sagot (Law '08) and Kristen Nicol (Law '17) of Fenwick & West

4:30- 6:30pm: Demo Day w/ Anita, Advocate Health, Dathic, Liquidity, One432, Sabai, She Matters, The Thinkers, Upfront, & Veccnet

w/ Announcement of the NYU First Generation to College & Female Founders Fellowships by Stacie Bloom, PhD, Vice Provost of Research at NYU

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When & Where
Fri, October 23, 2020
10:00 AM ‐ 6:30 PM
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