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Join us at our virtual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, where over 1,000 members of the NYU startup community come together.


10-10:30am: Welcome & Opening Remarks w/ Rebecca Silver, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute & Phoebe Punzalan (Wagner '10), Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship, Major Carr (Steinhardt '21) & Ellie Gershenwald (Steinhardt '22); Marketing Leads of the Festival

10:30-11:20am: Keynote: Hadiyah Mujhid, Co-Founder of HBCUvc. Moderated by Austin Clements (Stern MBA '13), Managing Partner at Slauson & Co.

11:30am-12:20pm: Starting a Startup While in School: Caitlin Ellen (Stern Langone '22), Co-Founder of Sabai, Myriam Sbeiti (Tandon '18), Co-Founder of Sunthetics, Neev Mittal (Courant '22), Co-Founder of CoStudy, Laura Rocha (Wagner '20), Co-Founder of Dathic. Moderated by Sergei Revzin, Venture Associate, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

11:30am-12:20pm: AI & Digital Transformation of Health & Wellness: Jade Kearney (Steinhardt '20), Co-Founder of She Matters, Sutton King (GPH '20), Co-Founder of ShockTalk, Eugene Joseph (Stern '11), Co-Founder of Prime Discoveries, Achi Ludomirsky, MD (Grossman Faculty), Co-Founder of OnSight. Moderated by Dee Dao, PhD, Venture Associate, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

11:30am-1pm: Startup Roundtables:

AI for Good w/ Steve Kuyan (Tandon '08 & '11), Center for Responsible AI
Earned, Owned, & Paid Media w/ Paul Kaiser, Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars
Finding Product Market Fit in the Early Days w/ Jim Kelliher, Drift
How to Get Involved in Entrepreneurship (even if you don't have a startup yet) w/ Shreya Srikanth (Tandon '22) & Lauren Wisniewski (Stern MBA '21), NYU Entrepreneurs Network
Legal Issues for Startups w/ Jared Sorin, McCarter & English
NYU Leadership Fellowship w/ Sasha Massey (Wagner '18), NYU Leadership Initiative
NYU Startup Accelerators: Grant Funding, Mentorship, Traction & More w/ Sarah Maibach, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
Social Entrepreneurship w/ Danny Lafuente, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship
Storytelling for the Entertainment Entrepreneur w/ Kate Stahl (Stern MBA/Tisch MFA '17), NYU Production Lab
Time's up!: How to Master the 90-Second Pitch w/ Phoebe Punzalan (Wagner '10), Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship
Tips & Tricks for Rapid Prototyping w/ Victoria Bill, NYU Tandon MakerSpace
Accounting w/ Michael Gawley, EisnerAmper
Legal w/ Fenwick & West
1-1:50pm: Keynote: Evan Moore (Tisch - Clive Davis '07), Co-Founder of DoorDash, Vevo, & OpenDoor. Moderated by Polina Marinova, Founder & Author of The Profile

2-2:50pm: Promoting Social Justice through Entrepreneurship: Riley Jones (Law '20), Co-Founder of Bloc, Joshua Pierce (Tisch - Clive Davis '18), Co-Founder of The Diversity Org, Abbey Wemimo (Wagner '15), Vanessa Wruble (Tisch '99), Co- Founder of Esusu, Executive Director, March On. Moderated by Lili Gangas (Stern MBA '13), Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

2-2:50pm: So You Want to Raise VC?: Andy Kangpan (Stern '13), Principal at Two Sigma Ventures, David Shin (Tandon '15), Associate at Rosecliff Ventures, Molly O'Shea (Steinhardt '17), Senior Associate at NYL Ventures, Adrian Grant (Stern '05), Venture Fellow at The Fund. Moderated by Emily Baum, Inclusive Entrepreneurship Lead & Programs Manager, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

2-4:30pm: Startup Exhibition:

AllGoodThings, Cartographr, CoStudy, Envirobe, INVIYT, JRNL Club, KinNect Careers, Rostock, SheSpoke Suits, Stumped, TeffLab, The Climate Journal Project, The Melacast Network, Tulii Skincare, & VisionVoice

3:15-4pm: Financing Early Stage Companies Workshop w/ Dave Sorin (Stern '79), Managing Partner at McCarter & English

3:15-4pm: Accounting Workshop w/ Michael Gawley, Parter at EisnerAmper

3:15-4pm: Top 10 Legal Issues for Startups Workshop w/Jonathan Sargot (Law '08) & Kristen Nicol (Law '17) of Fenwick & West

4:30- 6:30pm: Demo Day & audience choice w/ Anita, Dathic, Heirloom Health, Liquidity, One432, Sabai, She Matters, The Thinkers, Upfront, & Veccnet

w/ Special Announcement by Stacie Bloom, PhD, Vice Provost for Research

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