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03.01.2016 View this email in your browser
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3 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Festival

  • 3 hugely successful NYU alumni keynotes
  • 1 pitch competition, amazing networking and recruitment opportunity 
  • 1 huge after-party. Enough Said.
01. Upcoming Events
Getting to Equal: Women in Entrepreneurship
Fri, March 4
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Paulson Auditorium
Startup founders, Susan Zheng, Dagny Looper, Casey Cohen and Christina Anzalone will share their stories and experiences as female founders in the startup world. The panel discussions will move past the typical narrative of women in the workplace and focus on the founders' unique stories and successes–and mistakes–along the way.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
How Teams Create Successful Startups
Fri, March 4
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Do you want to be the lone-captain of your startup or build a team that meshes well? Startup founders, Steven Gutentag, Otto Cedeno, and Lisbeth Kaufman dissect the anatomy of a startup and talk about the significance of having teams create the company together.
If Not Now, When? Starting Your Startup While Still In School
Fri, March 4
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Paulson Auditorium
Just because you’re still a student doesn’t mean you can’t test the "entrepreneur" role for yourself. David Steinberger, Brandon Maier, Isaac Miller, Noah Hyams, and Danielle Soto will discuss what it takes to start a startup while in school, and how to leverage the network and support available on campus.
Social Ventures: Innovation for the Public Good
Sat, March 5
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
NYU Stern, M2-60
Join Abbey WemimoSamir Goel, Lauren Curiotto, Mansi Prakash, and Stan Rosenberg as they define profits in a social impact venture. Social impact startups have an entirely different payout, and these five speakers will share their startup experiences and entrepreneurial expertise.
Going Against the Grain: Alternative Funding for Your Startup
Sat, March 5
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Seung Shin, Arlina Cai, Scott Holland, and Tammy Kwan give first hand accounts of alternative funding options for their startups. From crowdsourcing to grant competitions, these founders dive deep into the plethora of options available for new ventures in need of money.
Other Side of the Table: Advice from Venture Capitalists
Sat, March 5
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Paulson Auditorium
Sutian Dong, Chris Pallotta, Andrew Kangpan, and Josh Nussbaum explore what venture capitalists look for in startups. It's not an easy formula, however these seasoned venture capitalists will go through common mistakes that entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them.
02. In The News
Libby Edelman, co-founder & SVP at Sam Edelman

The first keynote for the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival will be none other than Libby Edelman, co-founder and senior vice president of Sam Edelman. 

Read more about Libby, the force behind multi-million dollar fashion-forward footwear line that has styled dozens of celebrities, from Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus.

Ragy Thomas, CEO & Founder of Sprinklr

Ragy Thomas, CEO and Founder of Sprinklr, will be the second keynote speaker at the NYU Entrepreneurship Festival this weekend.

Find out more about Ragy and his startup, a comprehensive social media management platform with clients such as Nasdaq, Nike and Samsung. 

Guy Story, Founding CTO of
Guy Story will be the third keynote speaker for the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival!

Read more about Guy, founding CTO of Audible, an Amazon company that is now the world's largest producer of downloadable audiobooks.
03. On The Blog
NYUEF Pitch Competition
One of the major highlights of the Festival is the Pitch competition. Up to five student startup ventures will be selected by audience voting to pitch in front of a panel of judges. The winning team will take home $1000 in cash prizes and up to three tickets to the 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt event in New York.
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