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Monday, October 16
 

5:30pm

Kickoff Party presented by BCG Digital Ventures
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Join BCG Digital Ventures & the techweek crew for the kick off networking session of techweek NYC! BCGDV invite you to the 45th floor of the incredible 10 Hudson Yards complex (see pictures here) for amazing views, beers, nibbles, networking & an insightful conversation looking at New York city as a tech hub with the founders of little spoon and some other NYC native startups! Space is limited so be sure to sign up asap.

Monday October 16, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
BCG Digital Ventures 10 Hudson Yards, 46th FL New York, NY 10019 United States

7:00pm

Private Tour of bitforms gallery
Founder Steven Sacks of bitforms gallery invites you to a private event and tour of his latest show with Daniel Canogar. Based in Spain, Daniel Canogar is internationally renowned for pioneering a technique that enables him to create sculptural screens with a membrane-like quality that can conform to multiple surfaces, objects, and architectures.  Each work in Echo consists of a grid of LED tiles with flexible rubber-backed PCB (printed circuit board) modules that uniquely allow for torsion and curvature. Outfitted with over one hundred twenty thousand points of light each, in concert, these modules depict scintillating abstract compositions. The undulating forms encourage a haptic relationship of the viewer to the moving image.

Founded in 2001, bitforms gallery represents established, mid-career, and emerging artists critically engaged with new technologies. Spanning the rich history of media art through its current developments, the gallery’s program offers an incisive perspective on the fields of digital, internet, time-based, and new media art forms.

If interested in touring the bitforms gallery, please apply here.  

Monday October 16, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bitforms Gallery 131 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
 
Tuesday, October 17
 

10:30am

Education & The Blockchain
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Byte's CEO and the founding team of edChain (http://www.edchain.io), a blockchain for education, will kick off the discussion. We'll cover how one can learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency along with some lessons. This will be followed by a discussion of use cases of blockchain in education and how the technology can further be utilized to improve learning. Themes we'll cover include: security/identity; content distribution platforms and current blockchain use cases; smart contracts and crypto currency.

The event will be held at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Speakers

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Anchin, Block & Anchin 1375 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

4:00pm

NPR x WNYC Listening Party powered by Breather
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Join WNYC Studios and NPR for a Note to Self Listening Party! We’ll tune in and talk Bored and Brilliant, technology habits, and rethinking them to jump-start creativity.
 
More on the Bored and Brilliant podcast series & book here.

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Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Breather 401 Broadway, 11th Floor, Suite 1108

5:30pm

Official Tuesday Night Happy Hour at Grubhub
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Join your fellow Techweekers at Grubhub for happy hour! Network with Grubhub's team, check out their amazing office, and learn about how they built the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company.

The program will start at 5:30 p.m., and a quick presentation by the Grubhub tech team will begin at 6:00 p.m.
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Grubhub was founded in 2004, and the company’s online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order from approximately 75,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,200 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, Eat24, Foodler, AllMenus and MenuPages.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Grubhub 1065 Sixth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10018
 
Wednesday, October 18
 

10:00am

Exploring Today’s Cyber World: Breaches, Biometrics, and the Current State of Cybersecurity
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In today’s digital world, people are experiencing an increase in hacks and breaches compromising their personal information. This interactive panel will discuss the basics, such as what encompasses digital identity, vulnerabilities of personal information, while touching upon the biometrics behind it all and the behaviors that drive them. These industry experts will also discuss the present state of cybersecurity, current happenings/breaches that have taken place in the past year(s), how they impact our daily ways of life and conducting business, and look at technological advancements and the future of the industry. It will also assess ways in which consumers and businesses can protect themselves from being compromised.
You’ll hear from 3 influential cybersecurity technology companies that are leading innovations in the space, they include -
  • George Avetisov, CEO and Cofounder of HYPR Corp.
  • Deepak Dutt, CEO of Zighra
  • Joe Stuntz, VP of Cybersecurity, OWI
  • Moderation from Matt Rizzetta, CEO at North 6th Agency
Breakfast: 10AM - 10:30AM
Panel Discussion: 10:35AM - 11:20AM
Q&A: 11:20AM - 11:35AM
Closing Statements: 11:40AM

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rise New York 43 West 23rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

5:00pm

Launch Startup Showcase
PLEASE NOTE: since this event will be held at One World Trade Center, large bags will not be permitted, and a photo ID is required for entry.

A showcase featuring the hottest tech startups in the NYC area. The evening will feature three panels focusing on different aspects of growing an early-stage company. 

Agenda:

5:00 PM | Doors Open 

5:30 PM | "Young Founders with Thiel Fellows" Panelists:
  • Jesse Leimgruber, Founder & CEO, NeoReach
  • Megan Grassell, Founder & CEO, Yellowberry
  • Lani Lazzari, Founder, President & CEO, Simple Sugars
  • Moderator: Allyson Dias, Program Manager, Thiel Foundation
6:00 PM | "Building a Sustainable Financial Base" Panelists:
  • David Mendlewicz, Co-Founder, Butterfly
  • Polly Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CEO, Unbound
  • Dennis Mortensen, Founder & CEO, x.ai
  • Moderator: Karen Griffith Gryga, Chief Investment Officer, Dreamit
6:30 PM | "Building From Your Mistakes" Panelists:
  • Christina Perla, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, makelab
  • Jade Huang, Co-Founder & CEO, StyleSage
  • Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO
  • Moderator: Elizabeth “Beth” Perlak, Senior Compliance Associate, TriNet
7:00 PM | Open Networking
7:30 PM | Conclusion

Moderators
avatar for Allyson Dias

Allyson Dias

Program Manager, Thiel Fellowship
Allyson Dias is the program manager for the Thiel Fellowship.
avatar for Karen Griffith Gryga

Karen Griffith Gryga

Chief Investment Officer, Dreamit
Karen Griffith Gryga is an experienced venture capitalist, investor and entrepreneur with over 20 years of startup and emerging growth company experience. Karen is Chief Investment Officer for DreamIt. Karen is also founder of the DreamIt Athena program which focuses on female... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth “Beth” Perlak

Elizabeth “Beth” Perlak

Senior Compliance Associate, TriNet
Elizabeth is a senior compliance associate at TriNet, which provides HR solutions for small and midsize businesses. Since 2006, Elizabeth has worked closely with TriNet clients to help them better understand the compliance aspects of the employment relationship. As part of the client services team, Elizabeth advises TriNet clients on human resources best practices--in particular hiring, terminations, employee relations and leave issues. Elizabeth holds a juris doctor from Washington University School of Law and a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Dinsmore

Alejandro Dinsmore

CEO, EEVO
Alejandro has been working in VR for the past three years and is a co-founder of EEVO, a venture-backed, revenue generating VR startup. EEVO's mission is to democratize the creation and delivery of immersive experiences. Before working in VR, Alejandro studied neuroscience and philosophy at Vassar... Read More →
avatar for Megan Grassell

Megan Grassell

Founder & CEO, Yellowberry
avatar for Jade Huang

Jade Huang

Co-Founder & CEO, StyleSage
Jade Huang is the CEO and co-founder of StyleSage, a data analytics company that has developed "smart machines that see the world the way designers do" which helps retailers and brands with critical business decisions in assortment, pricing, promotion, and trends. An ex-fashion designer turned technologist, Jade has 10+ years of award-winning digital strategy, design, and technology experience. | | She is a frequent industry speaker, having presented at The Financial Times Innovate America Forum, Monaco Symposium of Luxury, International Retail Summit in Switzerland, INSEAD, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, and many more. Currently, she serves as a mentor at Techstars New York. | | Jade studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design, and has a Bachelors in International Trade from Fashion Institute of Technology. She has a MPA in International Economics from Columbia University, and a MBA from INSEAD where she was awarded the L'Oreal Scholarship for Creativity... Read More →
avatar for Lani Lazzari

Lani Lazzari

Founder, President & CEO, Simple Sugars
Lani ( Lay-nee) Lazzari ( La-ZAR-ee) is the 23 year old CEO and founder of the all-natural skincare company Simple Sugars and a 2017 Thiel Fellow. Simple Sugars manufactures and sells all-natural sugar scrubs especially formulated for sensitive skin. Lani founded Simple Sugars in December of 2005, when she was just 11 years old, in an effort to create natural skincare products that would be safe to use on her ultra-sensitive skin and relieve her eczema. What started in the basement of her... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Leimgruber

Jesse Leimgruber

Founder & CEO, NeoReach
avatar for David Mendlewicz

David Mendlewicz

CEO & Co-Founder, Butterfly
David Mendlewicz is CEO & Co-founder of Butterfly, a VC-backed employee intelligence and AI training platform designed to groom the next generation of organizational leadership. Teams at companies like Coca-Cola, GE, Citi and Jet.com leverage the platform to develop management sk... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Mortensen

Dennis Mortensen

CEO, x.ai
Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in leveraging Data and a serial entrepreneur who has successfully delivered a number of company exits on that theme. Dennis’s long term vision of killing the inbox triggered the formation of x.ai and the creation of an artificial intelligence personal assistant to schedule meetings... Read More →
avatar for Christina Perla

Christina Perla

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, makelab
Christina Perla, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Makelab, is passionate about seeing a concept turn into reality by bringing a model from paper to an object you can hold in your hand. As a driven designer and entrepreneur, she’s excited to be continuously involved in a growing tech community that aids in the speed and innovation of products... Read More →
avatar for Polly Rodriguez

Polly Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CEO, Unbound
As the CEO of Unbound, Polly Rodriguez has always been drawn to turning terrible experiences into great ones for customers. With a background in strategy consulting, she started her career at Deloitte specializing in customer experience. She went on to scale the YCombinator startup Grouper which focused on the worst experience of all: dating in New York City (and subsequently globally). But there was always one shopping experience that she found to be the worst - buying your first vibrator as a woman. Years later... Read More →


Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:30pm
One World Trade Center - 64th Floor USE NORTH LOBBY - 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007
 
Thursday, October 19
 

8:00am

Let’s Get Back to Business - Women In Tech Breakfast & Panel presented by RGA Ventures

A relentless news cycle has dominated the conversation around female founders and their experience. We’re hammered with stories about discrimination, harassment and bias—making it hard to see or hear anything else. 

But that hasn’t stopped women in tech from innovating. We're building more, raising more, and supporting our communities more than ever. Now’s the time to take back the narrative…

 

… and get back to business. 



To attend this panel, please apply here. Attendees will be notified by 10/13.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Cahn

Karen Cahn

Founder & CEO, iFundWomen
avatar for Sutian Dong

Sutian Dong

Partner, Female Founders Fund
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Beth Haggerty

Co-Founder & CEO, Parity Partners
Beth is a serial entrepreneur and executive who has built, and sold companies in the digital media and tech sectors. She recently co-founded Parity Partners, a talent development and learning platform.
avatar for Meg He

Meg He

Co-Founder, ADAY


Thursday October 19, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

9:00am

Growth Summit Welcome
Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

9:00am

Growth Summit Networking Lounge
Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

9:15am

Data Intelligence
Breaking down the data science hype and turning it into practical business applications.

Speakers
avatar for Yael Elmatad

Yael Elmatad

Lead Data Scientist, GIPHY
Yael Elmatad is the Lead Data Scientist on the Search Team at GIPHY. Prior to GIPHY she spent 4 years at Tapad (a Marketing Technology company) as a Senior Data Scientist. As Valedictorian, Yael earned a degree in Chemistry and minored in Computer Science & Mathematics from NYU... Read More →
avatar for Jon Hyman

Jon Hyman

Appboy, Co-Founder & CTO
Jon Hyman is the cofounder and CTO of Appboy (soon to be Braze). Appboy’s (soon to be Braze’s) technology helps brands automate sophisticated marketing and growth strategies simply, in real time, at a global scale. Jon leads the charge for building the platform’s technical systems and infrastructure as well as overseeing the... Read More →
avatar for David Peterson

David Peterson

CTO, PebblePost
David Peterson is Chief Technology Officer at PebblePost, responsible for engineering and platform architecture, data science machine learning, and scaling delivery and performance. He brings demonstrated ability to drive revenue growth and productivity improvements through techn... Read More →
avatar for Jean Sini

Jean Sini

CTO, Cadre
Before Cadre, Jean Sini was the co-founder and CTO of Fountain. Prior to that, Jean was CTO at One Kings Lane and, earlier, Vice President of Data Aggregation Engineering at Mint.com. He is an investor and advisor to early-stage startups, including Boxbee, Canva, Treasure Data, a... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

10:05am

Customer Acquisition: B2C
Learnings and insights on how to acquire customers for companies with consumer facing business models.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Galbut

Elizabeth Galbut

Managing Partner, SoGal Ventures
Elizabeth Galbut is a venture capitalist, designer, and professor. She is Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures which invests in diverse founding teams in the US and Asia. With 45 investments to date including 2 exits, she is actively seeking to back exceptional startups revolutioni... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ted Conbeer

Ted Conbeer

SVP, Strategy, MakeSpace
Ted is SVP, Strategy at MakeSpace, which he joined in 2014. At MakeSpace, Ted leads analytics and strategic initiatives, including revenue management and the creation of new sales channels. Prior to MakeSpace, Ted held several roles in Marketing and Strategy at Tough Mudder, which grew revenue 7x in the 3 years he was there. Ted holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton and began his career in management consulting with Bain... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Fitzgerald

Jennifer Fitzgerald

CEO, PolicyGenius
Jennifer Fitzgerald is the CEO and Co-Founder of PolicyGenius, an independent digital insurance company for consumers. Previously, she was a junior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised Fortune 100 financial services companies on marketing and strategy. Jennifer regula... Read More →
avatar for Gina Gotthilf

Gina Gotthilf

VP of Growth, DuoLingo
Gina is the VP of Growth at Duolingo, the popular app bringing free language education to the world. She helped the platform grow from 3 to 200 million users in 4 years, with no paid acquisition. | | She previously lead Tumblr's growth in LATAM and developed digital marketing c... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Harz

Elizabeth Harz

CEO, Sittercity
As a working mother of two, Elizabeth Harz experiences daily the challenges of finding, scheduling, communicating with, and paying the network of caregivers that helps raise her children. As CEO of Sittercity Incorporated, she oversees the leading platform connecting parents and caregivers. With experience at both consumer and B2B technology companies, Elizabeth enjoys applying her passion for technology with the child care industry. | | Prior to Sittercity, Elizabeth was President of Media and CMO of ADARA, driving marketing strategy, accelerated revenue growth and operational excellence globally for the travel data start-up. Before joining ADARA, Elizabeth built the marketing services business at Chegg, the student hub. Elizabeth helped schools and the Fortune 500 connect with millennials through 360-degree marketing communications programs. She oversaw sales, business development, marketing and operations for the division. | | Prior to Chegg, Elizabeth was Senior Vice President at Electronic Arts working across studios including EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, TheSims, Playfish and Pogo.com. Elizabeth managed sales, marketing, and operations globally, connecting marketers with gamers across all EA platforms, including console, web, social and mobile. | | Earlier in her career, Elizabeth held a variety of executive and managerial roles at Yahoo!, CNET, ZDNet and PC Magazine. This year, she was honored in... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:05am - 10:50am
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

10:55am

From Startup to Enterprise: the Path to Rapid Growth presented by Oracle
Building a successful thriving business is your passion. What about when the growth is beyond your expectations? For those that embrace change and digital transformation, success lies ahead. A recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study discovered that 95% of startups wish to develop long-term corporate partnerships. Why is this and what are the benefits? Join Prasuj Loganathan, Oracle's Solution Engineering Leader for Startups and Growing Enterprises, to learn about the role technology plays in giving your business the upper hand and how it can help you create a strategy for growth.

Speakers
avatar for Prasuj Loganathan

Prasuj Loganathan

Solution Engineering Leader for Startups and Growing Enterprises, Oracle Corporation
Prasuj is part of the senior leadership team at Oracle Corporation and leads the Solutions Engineering team for North America, helping rapidly growing companies with technology solutions. His organization consists of technology evangelists ranging from Enterprise Cloud Architects and Platform Specialists to Business Value Practitioners who partner with companies across North America to prepare them for growth. Prasuj is passionate about enabling startups and other high growth companies with technology solutions to maximize their growth, differentiate against the competition and help them with their expansion plans. He holds a... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:55am - 11:25am
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

11:30am

Customer Acquisition for Enterprise presented by BCG Digital Ventures
Perspectives on how to acquire customers with B2B business models and understanding effective techniques to develop sales teams and go-to-market strategy.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Gildehaus

Charles Gildehaus

Co-Founder, Partner & Managing Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Charles Gildehaus co-founded his first digital startup in 1994 and has spent the last 20 years on the digital frontier as an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to the world's leading technology companies. He is a relentless innovator and business builder compelled by a vision of how digital technologies can help solve society's problems... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cody Forrester

Cody Forrester

VP, Business Operations, Fundera
Cody Forrester is VP of Operations at Fundera. He leads Fundera’s Business Operations team, covering Paid Marketing, Business Intelligence, Finance, Sales Operations, and Back-Office functions. His focus is direct acquisition and lead-to-customer conversion flow for small busines... Read More →
avatar for Ilana Grossman

Ilana Grossman

Head of Marketing, Artsy
Ilana leads Marketing for Artsy. She is a member of the leadership team overseeing growth and retention, brand marketing and comms. A native from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ilana is an alum of The Boston Consulting Group, and has held senior positions in leading agencies such as Digitas and Organic. Prior to Artsy Ilana founded B2BOTH--a boutique... Read More →
avatar for Rob Lehman

Rob Lehman

Chief Revenue Officer, Compass
Rob joined Compass from management consulting at McKinsey & Company in New York City. In his tenure at McKinsey, he was primarily focused on devising growth strategies in legacy industries through technology and data innovations. Outside of work, Rob has worked on public-private... Read More →
avatar for Liz Wessel

Liz Wessel

Co-Founder & CEO, WayUp
Liz Wessel is the Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp, the go-to platform for millions of early-career professionals to explore opportunities, receive advice, and get discovered by employers. Founded in July 2014, WayUp is a venture-backed startup based in NYC that has raised nearly $28M and was named by CNN as one of the 30 most innovative companies changing the world. WayUp has worked with businesses of all sizes -- from startups to Fortune 500's like Google, Starbucks, and Disney -- to help them reach, recruit, and engage with the next generation of talent. | | Liz has been featured as one of... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

1:15pm

Navigating the New Face of Media
The media industry has been rapidly evolving in the wave of recent trends, video, facebook media buying, native content. Today, everyone is producing content about their company or becoming a contributor. How do media companies think about so many rapidly changing trends and react to technology companies becoming the key source of distribution?

Moderators
avatar for Natalie Zfat

Natalie Zfat

Social Media Entrepreneur
Natalie Zfat is a social media entrepreneur, Samsung Video Correspondent and Forbes contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Food Network, American Express, Levi’s and Dell. Curating original content and implementing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gilad Lotan

Gilad Lotan

Vice President of Data Science, Buzzfeed
Gilad is the Head of Data Science at BuzzFeed where he leads a team of data scientists who work with journalists, content creators, product, and business teams to learn from data and build data products. Previously Gilad led Data Science at betaworks, and built data products at Microsoft... Read More →
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Ellie Rountree

Engagement Editor, Vox Creative
With extensive experience in the evolving digital media space, Elspeth Rountree is an expert new media marketer and strategist focusing on the intersection of Marketing, Paid Media, Branded Content, Partnerships and emerging digital trends.
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Jenni Ryall

VP of Content Strategy, Mashable


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

2:05pm

Elite Engineering Talent
A discussion on how to build top tier technical teams that can solve complex problems and scale product quickly.

Moderators
BH

Beth Haggerty

Co-Founder & CEO, Parity Partners
Beth is a serial entrepreneur and executive who has built, and sold companies in the digital media and tech sectors. She recently co-founded Parity Partners, a talent development and learning platform.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Case

Becky Case

VP of Engineering, Birchbox
Becky is the VP of Engineering, overseeing global platform technology at Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming retailer best known for its monthly subscription of personalized samples. She is a musician-turned-computer-scientist who specializes in architecting large-scale systems in the e-commerce space. Prior to joining Birchbox in January 2012, she worked at a variety of early-stage startups, including Bonobos and OpenSky, as well as the... Read More →
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

VP of Engineering, Managed by Q
Matt Miller is the Vice President of Engineering at Managed by Q. At Q, Matt leads the team building out a technology-powered marketplace for offices, connecting commercial spaces to services like cleaning, maintenance, administrative, and IT support.  | | Previously, Matt built and led engineering and product teams at several New York-based startups in network security, machine learning, and new media. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer at Amplify Education, where he managed product delivery and operations for the assessment, intervention, data analytics, and custom solutions businesses. With a passion for education technology, he is an advisor to early-stage companies with ed tech accelerator programs, including Edge and... Read More →
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Brian Squibb

Head of Cloud Customer Engineering, Northeast, Google Cloud
avatar for Dave Yeu

Dave Yeu

VP of Engineering, Livestream
Dave Yeu is VP of Engineering at Livestream. Originally from Cape Cod, Dave studied computer science at Tulane University and has previously worked at Limewire, Pivotal Labs, and GroupMe. He lives in New Jersey, and spends his free time with his family, preferably outdoors. ... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

2:50pm

The Changing World of Work hosted by Zenefits
Join CMO of Zenefits Kevin Marasco to learn about the new world of work, the importance of culture and why an employee-first experience matters.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Marasco

Kevin Marasco

CMO, Zenefits
Kevin leads marketing and brand at Zenefits. A technology and HR veteran, Kevin brings two decades of marketing leadership experience in human resources and talent management to his role. Prior to Zenefits he served as CMO at HireVue, Vice President of Brand and Digital Marketing... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

3:25pm

Hacking Subscription
Subscription companies continue to dominate - success in the space has now become increasingly difficult between customer acquisition media buying costs and supply chains requiring top tier operational excellence to manage the margin effectively. How do subscription companies manage these complexities and excel in the space. 

Moderators
avatar for Sapna Shah

Sapna Shah

Principal, Red Giraffe Advisors

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Builder

Joshua Builder

CTO, Rent the Runway
Josh Builder is the Chief Technology Officer at Rent the Runway, a fashion company with a technology soul that is disrupting the way women get dressed. In his role he oversees all aspects of the company’s technology strategy, including design, product management, engineering, and retail systems, translating business growth into workable technology solutions that scale both technically and operationally. | | Previously, Builder was the Chief Technology Officer at Soul Cycle, a fitness company that is reinventing indoor cycling, where he led a cross functional team and oversaw the... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Horwitz

Jesse Horwitz

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Hubble Contacts
Jesse Horwitz is the Co-CEO/Co-Founder of Hubble Contacts, the first direct to consumer brand of contact lenses. Launched in October 2016, Hubble has raised $33 million from investors including FirstMark, Wildcat, Two River, Founders Fund, and Greycroft. Before Hubble, Jesse was... Read More →
avatar for Pat Vihtelic

Pat Vihtelic

Founder & CEO, Home Chef
Pat Vihtelic is the Founder and CEO of Home Chef, a fast growing meal kit brand that makes home cooking simple and approachable by providing weekly deliveries of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and familiar, easy-to-follow recipes. Pat founded Home Chef in 2013 out of a passion... Read More →
avatar for Henrik Werdelin

Henrik Werdelin

Co-Founder, BARK
Henrik Werdelin is the co-founder of BARK, the company behind BarkBox, where he leads design, content and product development. He is also founding partner of Prehype, a venture development firm headquartered in New York with offices in London, Copenhagen and Rio.


Thursday October 19, 2017 3:25pm - 4:10pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

4:15pm

Growth Financing: Operators
Perspectives on raising venture capital to accelerate growth of tech companies and the strategy behind raising the round.

Moderators
avatar for Mary-Catherine Lader

Mary-Catherine Lader

COO, BlackRock Digital Wealth

Speakers
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Nigel Eccles

CEO, FanDuel
avatar for David Klein

David Klein

Co-Founder & CEO, CommonBond
David Klein is CEO and co-founder of CommonBond, a financial technology company on a mission to give students and graduates more transparent, simple and affordable ways to pay for higher education. To date, CommonBond has funded over $1B of student loans, and is the first finance company with a "1-for-1" social mission: for every loan CommonBond funds, it also funds the education of a child in need. Prior to CommonBond, David worked at American Express and McKinsey... Read More →
avatar for Alex Lavoie

Alex Lavoie

General Manager, United States, Via
Alex Lavoie is the U.S. General Manager for Via. He joined the company in 2014, shortly after the service launched in New York City. Prior to Via, Alex worked as an investor in the technology group at private equity firm TPG Capital, with a focus on buyout and growth investments... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

5:00pm

Growth Summit Networking Reception presented by EisnerAmper
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
 
Friday, October 20
 

12:00pm

How to be a Great Startup Employee by Venture for America
Join VFA Talent Team members Maia Bix + Brett Kemper to learn more about how to add value to a startup as a recent grad. 

Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in entrepreneurship and working in a fast-paced, innovative startup environment. VFA Fellows interview with vetted company partners across U.S. cities with emerging startup ecosystems. After securing the right full-time, salaried job, Fellows train for five weeks with world-class business leaders and entrepreneurs to build the skills they’ll need to succeed in a startup environment and as founders. Throughout the fellowship, they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community. When Fellows and alumni are ready to build companies of their own, whenever that may be, VFA provides the resources they need to become entrepreneurs.


Friday October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venture for America 40 West 29th Street, Suite 301, New York, New York, 10001