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Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference & Competition 2012
THE NEW ENTREPRENEUR ECONOMY

A Collaborative Forum For Entrepreneurs

November 14, 2012 - New York, NY


The powerful formula of technology and entrepreneurship is the foundation for sustained growth, competitiveness and job creation - the New Entrepreneur Economy. With lower barriers to entry, new entrants are disrupting incumbent business models in nearly every industry including telecommunications, media and advertising, software and hardware, e-commerce, automotive, gaming and entertainment.

Meet 800+ men and women in tech discussing the "New Entrepreneur Economy" at the global conference and competition this November 14, 2012 in New York at PITCH NYC. PITCH NYC Conference and Competition will look deeply at this New Entrepreneur Economy:

  • What are the trending innovations at the cusp of mainstream disruption?
  • Who are the founders leading change in this new economy?
  • What are the new challenges and opportunities in today's global economic environment?
  • How does the entrepreneur navigate the new waters of the Entrepreneur Economy?

PITCH NYC Conference & Competition will be:

  • A collaborative forum for aspiring entrepreneurs to be empowered as self-sustaining founders.
  • A place for burgeoning ideas to share their concepts at the Startup Competition.
  • A platform for successful innovators in technology to share success stories and best practices.

PITCH NYC is a full day of speakers and panels sharing case studies, best practices and stories of successful business disruption in today's new entrepreneur economy. The startup competition will allow attendees to watch live pitches and questioning from the judges - learn from both sides of the table in the audience at PITCH NYC, and vote for your favorite startup to win People's Choice! PITCH NYC CONFERENCE & COMPETITION 2012

  • CONFERENCE. The PITCH NYC 2012 Conference will feature a full day of top speakers who have started and successfully lead companies in the high-tech or high-growth space, including industries like health, fashion, entertainment, sports and more.
  • COMPETITION. The finalists from PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition will pitch onstage live in front of the audience and live judging panel for prizes including $25,000 cash and investor meetings. This year's PITCH NYC 2012 startup competition finalists will be notified and announced by October 1, 2012.

PITCH NYC 2012 - November 14, 2012 - "The Entrepreneur Economy"

8:00am - 9:00am REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE

9:00am - 9:15am CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

9:15am - 10:00am KEYNOTE

10:00am - 10:25am CASE STUDY: FROM "IDEA" TO "MILLION OF USERS" Speaker: Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)

10:30am - 11:00am CASE STUDY: FROM "MILLIONS OF USERS" TO "EXIT"

11:00am - 11:10am MORNING COFFEE

11:10am - 12:10pm PITCH NYC STARTUP COMPETITION FINALIST PITCHES (SESSION 1) See PITCH Competition Finalists In Action. Learn From Real-Time Investor Feedback. Judges: Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham), David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup), James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures)

12:10am - 12:40pm KEYNOTE

12:40pm - 2:30pm LUNCH Sessions include mentoring and meeting the ecosystem.

2:30pm - 3:20pm PANEL DISCUSSION: KICKSTARTER SUCCESS STORIES FOR HARDWARE STARTUPS Panelists: Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries), Liz Ormesher Salcedo (Founder & CEO, Everpurse), Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate) - moderated by Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

3:20pm - 4:20pm PITCH NYC STARTUP COMPETITION FINALIST PITCHES (SESSION 2) More Finalists Take The Stage. Take Away Tips To Make Your Pitches Shine. Judges: Jalak Jobanputra (Founding Partner, RTP Ventures), Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures), Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)

4:20pm - 4:30pm AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

4:30pm - 4:55pm CASE STUDY: GROWTH HACKING Speaker: Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

5:10pm - 6:00pm CLOSING PANEL: Future Trends and Innovations Panelists: Michelle You (Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Songkick), Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa) - moderated by Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)

6:00pm - 6:30pm CHAIR'S CLOSING & COMPETITION AWARD CEREMONY

6:30pm - 8:00pm NETWORKING & COCKTAILS SPEAKERS AT PITCH NYC 2012

  • Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate)
  • Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)
  • Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa)
  • Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries)
  • Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)
  • Michelle You (Co-Founder & CPO, Songkick)
  • Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)
  • More speakers to be announced!

JUDGES AT PITCH NYC 2012

  • Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)
  • Charlie O'Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures)
  • David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup)
  • Jalak Jobanputra (Founding Partner, RTP Ventures)
  • James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures)
  • Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham)

LUNCH SESSION #1 - MENTORING

When you register for the conference, you must sign up at a link in your confirmation email for a lunchtime session - seats are limited.

  • Anna Khan (Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners)
  • Anneke Jong (VP Business Development, Bread)
  • CJ Kettler (Partner, Propeller Partners)
  • Frank Harris (Group Product Manager, Etsy)
  • Hana Chang (Emerging Business Lead, Google)
  • Jen van der Meer (Advisor, Luminary Labs)
  • Kelly Hoey (Founder & Managing Director, Women Innovate Mobile)
  • Lizzy Klein (VP Product, Seamless)
  • Mark Davis (CEO, Kohort)
  • Niamh Bushnell (CEO, MarketSprint)
  • Nihal Mehta (General Partner, Eniac Ventures)
  • Serge Kassardjian (Mobile Commerce, Google)
  • Suzanne Xie (CEO, Hullabalu)
  • Vivek Sharma (CEO, Movable Ink)

LUNCH SESSION #2 - MEET THE ECOSYSTEM

When you register for the conference, you must sign up at a link in your confirmation email for a lunchtime session - seats are limited.

  • Kristen Titus (Executive Director, Girls Who Code)
  • Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code)

Don't miss PITCH NYC 2012 Conference and Competition! PITCH 2012 in California earlier this year had over 1000 attendees participating in a full day of learning, mentoring, connecting and inspiring stories of product innovation leadership. They share their startup lessons learned here and here.

SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBIT HALL / STARTUP ALLEY

For more information on sponsorship packages and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Sepi Nasiri at sepideh@women2.com

Startups! Interested in the exhibit hall or startup alley? Contact Sepi Nasiri at sepideh@women2.com BOOTSTRAPPING & STUDENT DISCOUNT

We have a very limited number of deeply discounted tickets - you can apply for one of these deeply discounted tickets here.

*If you are a student, please put "STUDENT" in the fields which are non-applicable to you.

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER AT PITCH NYC

Fill out the form here to apply to be a conference volunteer on November 14, 2012.

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Accomodations

We will be posting recommended hotels in this space here - stay tuned.

Conference Venue Manhattan Center (Midtown West)

311 West 34th Street Manhattan, New York City, NY USA

Thanks to Kauffman Foundation for supporting Women 2.0.