Start-Up City: If You Can Make it Here…

Jan 31, 2013, 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Location Flatbush Ave (b'twn. DeKalb and Willoughby)
Brooklyn, NY
Cost free
Details Part 1: Getting Into the Game
6:00 to 7:15 pm

What goes into creating a tech start-up, and why does New York have increasing allure as the best place to do it? Almost 500 start-ups in NYC received venture financing from 2007 to 2011, and it looks like 2012 is going to beat the average for the last four years.

Clifford J. Schorer, Entrepreneur in Residence, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Rob Fassino, co-founder; EVP, Product Development & Product Management, XO Group Inc.
Mo Koyfman, General Partner, Spark Capital
David Rose, Founder and CEO, Gust
Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer, NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Moderator: David A. Wilson, Founder and Executive Editor, theGrio.com


Part 2: Tales from the Alley
7:15 to 8:30 pm

Raising funds for a start-up can be difficult and daunting, and once potential investors are identified, the real work begins. Hear from those who have taken the plunge and learned how to swim with the sharks.

Josh Miller, Founder, Branch
Ben McKean, Co-Founder and CEO, Savored
Vinicius Vacanti, Co-Founder and CEO, Yipit
Kathryn Minshew, CEO & Founder, The Daily Muse & Company Muse
Kellee Khalil, Founder, Lover.ly
Moderator: Rachel Sklar, Writer and Co-Founder, Change the Ratio

Presented with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

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Venue LIU's Kumble Theater
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