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Penn Digital Ignite

The founders of Fitocracy, ElectNext, NewsCred, and five other Penn digital startups sharing the passion behind their companies in the fast-paced Ignite format of 5 minutes and 20 slides rotating automatically.

Networking and cocktails by award-winning mixologist Rene Hidalgo of Beloved and Lantern's Keep


Doors open at 6:15 for open bar and networking. Rene Hidalgo, head bartender at Beloved in Greenpoint and Lantern's Keep in the Iroquois Hotel - nominated for World's Best Hotel Bar in 2012 - will be serving a special drinks menu designed to match the personalities of the presenting companies.

Ignite talks start promptly at 7:00 in two sets w/ a small intermission. Each speaker gets 20 slides of 15 seconds each. Think TED on speed. You will not be bored.

Speaking roster:

    • Asif Rahman, Co-founder and Chief Architect, NewsCred
      "Why Marketing Will Save Journalism"
    • Dick Talens, Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Fitocracy
      "A Cat Pic a Day Keeps the Doctor Away"
    • Keya Danenbaum, Co-founder and CEO, ElectNext
      "We Don't Live in a Democracy"
    • Jordan Elpern-Waxman, Founder and CEO, BeerDreamer
      "Crimes Against Beer"
    • Matt Myers, Co-founder and CEO, Tidal Labs
      "Advertising is Dying; What's Replacing It?"
    • Ted Mann, Co-founder and CEO, SnipSnap
      "How My Wife Drove Me to Create a Top 50 App"
    • Marjan Ghara, Founder and CEO, BiblioNasium
      "Books Are Like Shoes"
    • Lucinda Duncalfe, Founder and CEO, Real Food Works
      "Packaged Death or Real Life"

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  • Jordan E.

    Such an honor to speak alongside such great entrepreneurs!

    April 18, 2013

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