Panelists (alphabetic order)
Brian Cohen (@brianscohen) Chairman at New York Angels
Bradley Harrison (@bradharrison1) Managing Partner at Brad Harrison Ventures
Ben Siscovick (@bsiscovick) Partner at IA Ventures
Laurel Touby (@laureltouby) Founder of mediabistro.com and startup investor/advisor
Thomas Kincaid - Jauntlet
Sherry Lombardi - Hulafrog
Ryan Brogan -1xRUN
Vyacheslav Kaushan - Indulgy
Dan Vallejo - The Mutual
Beverly May - MiniDates
Samer Hamadeh - Zeel
Rodrigo Fuentes - CallTrackingFox
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6:30pm â€“ Pizza, networking and introductions
6:45pm â€“ Investor Feedback Forum â€“ 10 startups pitch to an investor panel; the panel provides actionable advice for each pitch
8:15pm â€“ Pitch Showdown - audience voting via Twitter; winners announced and prizes awarded
8:30pm â€“ Drinks at nearby location
The Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown is designed to:
Help early stage startups refine their investor pitch
Provide helpful, actionable advice on each startups business model from active, early-stage tech startup investors
Demonstrate to the audience how investors evaluate startup pitches
Award prizes to the most viable startups, based on audience and panel voting.
The three winning startups are automatically invited to pitch to the NY Angels.
At the Investor Feedback Forum, 8 startups pitch to a panel of early-stage technology investors. Each startup gives a pitch and brief demonstration of his/her product. The panel and audience ask follow-up questions and provides "actionable advice" to each company. After all the pitches the audience votes for their favorites via Twitter. The winners are announced and prizes are awarded. Then we go for drinks nearby.
Graham Lawlor (@generationg), Founder of Ultra Light Startups
David Carlos (@davidcarlos), Founder of David Carlos Managed Information Architects