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 Glider.io (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.