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15 Investors, 2 Panels, Lightning Round & Venture Fair. With Bain Capital Ventures, Bowery Capital, Comcast VC, ffVC, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, RRE & others.
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 08:00 AM   $40
Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square
 
     
 
 
              

              

    
 
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<P>We're doing it again! This time it's bigger and better - with even more investors, 2 panels on VC and investing, 2 Lightning Rounds, and a Venture Fair where you get a chance for some 1:1 with the investors there. This time EVERYONE is able to meet the investors as part of the Venture Fair.</P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">We'll have (at least) fifteen awesome Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investors there answering your questions on what is VC, the process for getting VC, what investors look for, and more. Plus a chance to tell your story and meet with some of the investors 1:1.</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"> <STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline;">Participating investors</SPAN>:</SPAN></STRONG></SPAN></P>
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<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Bain Capital Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">BBG Ventures<BR STYLE="font-size: small;"></SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN ID="mailbox-conversation" STYLE="font-size: small;">Bowery Capital</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Brand Foundry Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"> Comcast Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Corigin Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">ffVC</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Interplay Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Mesa VC</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Lerer Hippeau Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Red Sea Ventures</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">RRE</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Samsung Strategic Investment Group</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">White Star Capital</SPAN></LI>
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<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Friday January 16, 2015<BR>8AM to 11:30AM</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Microsoft Times Square<BR>11 Times Square<BR>New York, NY</SPAN></SPAN></P>
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<P><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline; font-size: small;"><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Agenda & Schedule</SPAN></STRONG></SPAN></STRONG></SPAN></P>
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<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">08:00 - 08:20 :: Registration and Networking</SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">08:20 - 08:30 :: Welcomes <BR></SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">08:35 - 09:05 :: VC Panel #1 - "Seed and Series A Financing" + Ask Me Anything<BR></SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">09:10 - 09:30 :: Lightning Round #1 <BR></SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">09:35 - 10:05 :: VC Panel #2 - "Emerging Trends in VC" + Ask Me Anything<BR></SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">10:10 - 10:30 :: Lightning Round #2 <BR></SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><STRONG><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">10:35 - 11:30 :: Venture Fair </SPAN></STRONG></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><STRONG>11:30 :: Event Wraps up</STRONG><BR></SPAN></LI>
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<P><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline;"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><STRONG>VC Panel #1 - "Seed and Series A Financing" + Ask Me Anything</STRONG></SPAN></SPAN><BR><SPAN>The first panel will be a VC 101 panel focused on Early State Financing, moderated by Ronald Schmelzer, focusing on the following topics:</SPAN></P>
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<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">What does your firm invest in and focus on?</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">How do you even begin talking to a VC?</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">What's the process like for soliciting, interacting with, and getting investment from VCs</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">PLUS YOUR questions in "Ask Me Anything" style</SPAN></LI>
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<P><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline;"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><STRONG><BR></STRONG></SPAN></SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline;"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"><STRONG>VC Panel #2 - "Emerging Trends in VC" + Ask Me Anything</STRONG></SPAN></SPAN><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">The second panel will be with additional investors focused on later rounds identifying emerging trends in Venture Capital and investing, moderated by Ronald Schmelzer, focusing on the following topics:</SPAN></P>
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<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">What are the latest hot areas for investors?</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">What's big in the NY region?</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">What's changing in the way companies are getting funded?</SPAN></LI>
<LI><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">PLUS YOUR questions in "Ask Me Anything" style</SPAN></LI>
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<P><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline; font-size: small;"><STRONG>TWO 20 minute Lightning Rounds:</STRONG> </SPAN><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"> <EM>Your Chance to Have Everyone Hear Your Story!</EM></SPAN><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"> Each Lightning Round will consist of five randomly selected participants who have elected to participate in a public embarrassment, er, I mean public feedback. They will get 1 minute (timed) to do an Elevator Pitch with no slides and no supporting material, plus 4 minutes of questions and feedback from the the full panel. </SPAN>For this event, we'll be running two of these Lightning Rounds in front of different panels so we'll maximize the fun and randomness.<BR> <BR><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"> <STRONG><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline;">The Venture Fair<BR></SPAN></STRONG></SPAN></P>
<P>Want an opportunity to chat 1:1 with investors in your area of interest? We'll be running a venture fair with our attending investors, who will have dedicated areas, where they will meet as many of you as they can in "Job Fair" style. This means you'll queue up in front of the investors of your choice and you'll get as much time as they can afford before the event concludes. It will be a mosh-pit of investor fun.</P>
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<P><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>Networking Sponsorshp Available - Just $995!</STRONG></SPAN></P>
<P STYLE="padding-left: 30px;">Want enhanced visibility at this event including a 2 minute pitch prior to the first Lightning Round, signage at the event, attendee list, online and offline promotion, and more. It's just $995 to be the Networking Sponsor for this event and get your name in front of those that matter.<STRONG> </STRONG></P>
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