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Understanding the role incubators and accelerators play in the venture community

Facilitate a better understanding by the venture creation community of the the role incubators and accelerators play, how to interact with them, and their process of operation.

First Session - Listen to a few founders of some of the leading incubators/accelerators in NYC. What they see their role in the NYC technology ecosystem and how they assist entrepreneurs take an idea to reality.

  • Moderators: Brian Cohen, Chairman of the New York Angels & Steven Rosenbaum, Entrepreneur At Large at NYC Economic Development
  • Panel: Charles Kemper: Co-Founder of ER Accelerator, Mark Wachen: Managing Director, DreamIt NY, Brian Shields: Founder of #IncubateNYC, Dr. Brad Weinberger: Partner of Blueprint Health and Kelly Hoey: Founder of Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator.

Second Session - Hear from a those entrepreneurs who graduated from an incubator/accelerators about their experience applying, participating and their life after graduating.

  • Moderator: Jeffrey Silverman, Partner at Laconia Ventures and New York Angel Board Member.
  • Panel: Jason Sosa: Founder of Immersive Labs (Graduate of Tech Stars: New York),
    Austin Evarts: Co-Founder of Go Chime (Graduate of Tech Stars: Seattle), John Marbach: Founder of (Graduate of the Theil Foundation and Y Combinator: San Francisco) and Brian Wang: Founders of Fitocracy (Graduate: 500 Startups) and Heather Fitzpatrick: Founder of 72Lux (Graduate: 500 Startups and First Growth Venture Network).
    Each session will be 60 minutes with plenty of Q&A from the audience. A 20 minute meet and greet between first and second panel.


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  • Mary Lou F.

    How was the half day incubators/accelerators workshop? Will you be having another one?

    June 26, 2012

  • Suraj P. M.

    It was an excellent meeting. Networking was superb.

    June 9, 2012

  • Sean H

    NY Angels designed a well thought-out, well executed agenda. Terrific hosts and speakers. Bringing speakers who have completed accelerator programs throughout the country, really went the extra mile. Very knowledgable, accessible group. Hosts challenged the panelists to high quality results. Thank you. They weren't missed is that the program seemed quite full, but 2 accelerators failing to appear was outrageous! For me, this is part and parcel of the arrogance and disfunction which young people should know is part of the accelerator ecosphere, in some places. Truth came out in dribs and drabs, bolder free speaking remained in the wings imho.

    June 5, 2012

  • shaula

    Good format, good panels, good discussion

    June 4, 2012

  • Jeremy

    Anyone has an open spot to sell for this event ?

    June 4, 2012

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