Support entrepreneurship and the next generation of entrepreneurs in New York!
We need your time, talent and treasure. We are asking successful business leaders to support the privately-funded intercollegiate competition with cash and/or time. Please sign up here – if you would like to judge, mentor, volunteer and/or donate. Do you want to just make a financial contribution? Email us.
For investors – on Thursday, we plan an afternoon of educational content with opportunities to meet potential co-investors and follow-on investors. Take our angel investor survey so we can get to know you, and maximize your expo time with the New York investor community.
For incubator & accelerator professionals – Join us on Thursday and Friday for connecting with investors and entrepreneurs. Get a booth at the Expo on Friday for making connections with 400+ entrepreneurs, investors and people supporting entrepreneurship. Expo set-up must be completed on Thursday prior to the Investors’ Reception. Register here to participate in E^3. Our event partner BIANYS is hosting a basic primer on how to run incubators – register here for the BIANYS program.
For entrepreneurs – Friday will be full of resources, workshops, open office hours and new ideas. Please register here to join us Friday.
ANGELA LEE, 37 ANGELS
Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur. As Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, she is focused on fostering teaching excellence and innovation across faculty. Angela has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has invested in 50 startups and activates new investors through an investment bootcamp.
KARTHIK AND GUHA BALA, VELAN VENTURES
In 1991, brothers Guha and Karthik Bala formed their first game development company, Vicarious Visions. Over the next 25 years they took the studio from out of their basement and to the forefront of AAA game development by developing and growing multi-billion dollar franchises such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and more.
LINDSAY STENCEL, LAUNCH NY
Ms. Stencel, as the Chief Operating Office and Fund Manager for Launch NY. Since joining Launch NY in August 2016, Lindsay has led the growth of the Launch NY Seed Fund, to become the most active seed fund in Upstate NY with a close rate of one investment per month and plays a leading role for co- and follow-on investments in client companies with LNYSF.
Ever IMAGINE what your life might be like living your dreams? Janet Tanguay of The Hammock Way of Life is making her dreams come true and helping her clients do the same. Learn how in this POP UP VISION BOARD WORKSHOP at Urban Co-Works. Want to start a business, hit your fitness goals, find the right relationship, travel to dream destinations, or make more money? Learn to hoolahoop? Fly a kite? Jump out of plane? Snowboard? Drive the sports car of your dreams?
Janet can put you on path and help you make connections (what she does best).
Janet Tanguay has helped over 1000 entrepreneurs and artists in launching their dream businesses. She has lead hundreds of people in living their ideal life through her vision board and team building workshops, just like this event!
Join us for this informative workshop as Sandler Training sales expert, Lillian Valentine guides us through the
common selling issues, stalls and objections that affect the way we sell and do business. He will then provide some “game-changing” strategies that can be used immediately and bring increased success! You will learn how to:
-Establish a system for selling that puts you and the prospect at ease
-Learn to take control of the sales process and avoid the “buyer-seller” dance
-Develop questioning strategies to uncover the prospect’s true motive to buy
You will also leave with a guide on how to document the process behind your sales process.
A Presentation Skills Intensive
Whether you’re an experienced presenter wanting to fine-tune your skills, a beginning presenter with a bad case of nerves, or fall somewhere in between, Presentation Skills Intensive is for you!
Participants will learn and practice skills and tools for delivering polished, compelling presentations.
Through a series of highly-interactive activities and individual coaching, participants will:
-Plan, develop, and deliver multiple presentations
-Receive useful peer and facilitator feedback
-Learn how to assess and engage an audience
-Develop techniques to align their verbals, vocals and visuals with their message
-Design presentations through the principles of framing and storytelling
-Identify “best practice” strategies for using paper and electronic materials to support their message
-Expand their performance range and strategies in formal and informal communication contexts.