Speaker: Vincent Dignan (Entrepreneur & Growth Hacker, more on Vincent, below))
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking & Pizza
7:15 - 8:15: Welcome/Startups present
8:15 - 9:00: Speaker
9:00+: Closing remarks/head to Ainsworth (local bar) with food/drink specials
3 great startups to present:
apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM (http://www.bit.ly/HTMstartup).
Stevens students/faculty free: RSVP here (http://www.bit.ly/NJTechStevens)
More about Vincent: "I help grow early-stage companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, guerrilla community management tactics, and growth hacks which have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight- so “hacking” is my speciality, though I don’t code- there are so many shortcuts one can use to get ahead.
I recently completed a 45-date speaking tour of the United States, speaking in 13 different cities, including venues like AT&T conference in Austin (for SXSW 2016), UCLA, and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre (San Francisco). My first book, “Secret Sauce: A Growth Hacking Playbook” has just come out via Indiegogo. You can buy it now- It’s a digital book/course which was fully funded in it’s first four hours, and raised over $70,000 in total. If you’re looking to increase your users/traffic/revenue, you’ll like this. If you’re looking to get into digital marketing and don’t know where to start, you’ll definitely like this. And if you want to grow your startup, you’ll LOVE this. Lots of actionable, practical advice: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/secret-sauce-a-step-by-step-growth-hacking-guide–2/x/[masked]#/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiegogo.com%2Fprojects%2Fsecret-sauce-a-step-by-step-growth-hacking-guide--2%2Fx%2F14336784%23%2F&h=bAQEj9C6J).
I founded planetivy.com & screenrobot.com. They have received nearly 20 million pageviews without any paid marketing spend, while content I have overseen for other clients has received over 150 million page views so far.
My company, Magnific, beat 1500+ other startups to be accepted into prestigious accelerator Techstars London. I was asked by The Duke Of York to help his companies at Pitch@Palace 4.0 and boost social media on the night of the event at St. James’s Palace with The Duchess of York. I have been interviewed in Inc, New Statesman, TechCrunch, and The London Economic , and have written for the likes of Huffington Post and Tech City News. I put on secretsauceconference.com, a one-day conference to help London startup entrepreneurs boost their companies. It attracted 600+ attendees throughout the day and night event.
My company has driven thousands of followers, conversations, and signups for other startups. I have given talks at conferences and events around the world on content marketing, social media, growth hacking, and user acquisition. My “growth hacking in real time” talk was voted best talk at SXSW V2V 2015 in Las Vegas. I am currently on a nine-week north american tour speaking on the subjects of growth hacking, content marketing, sales, and personal branding. I am the cover star of, and guest-edited, the February 2016 issue of “Disrupts” in London UK."