Hone Your Tech Entrepreneurial Skills At NYU Startup Week Events
/ October 4, 2010

Today marks the start of Tech@NYU’s second NYU Startup Week, a series of widely diverse speakers and content focused on tech entrepreneurship.

Rebecca Zhou, Tech@NYU’s Director of Marketing, told me that they have organized these events with the goals of showing NYU students what it takes to launch a successful startup and helping them develop the skills to execute, including technical knowledge, funding and finance, and business development. Tech@NYU is striving to make NYU the premiere source of entrepreneurial talent not only in the thriving and growing NYC tech scene but on the entire east coast as well.

Tech@NYU is also looking for applicants for e-board positions, so if you’re interested in getting more involved, you can apply right here.

The Complete NYU Startup Week 2010 Schedule

Entrepreneurship Faculty Panel
Monday, October 4th, 5:00-7:00pm
NYU Carter Institute, 20 Cooper Sq., 7th Floor

Featuring: Adam Penenberg (CAS Journalism), Cynthia Franklin (Stern), Evan Korth (CAS CS), Frank Rimalovski (NYU Venture Fund), Richard Hendler (Stern)

  • Come hear from the faculty leaders of entrepreneurship at NYU. These professors and administrators are truly making a difference by educating our students about starting a business and building the NYU startup community. Topics of discussion will include 1) how far entrepreneurship at NYU has come already 2) what the future holds for entrepreneurship at NYU 3) exciting entrepreneurship classes being taught next semester 4) what are the most important steps we need to take in order to catapult NYU into the center of the startup community. You will even have the chance to ask the faculty questions and mingle with them after the panel discussion. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Entrepreneurs Panel
Tuesday, October 5th, 5:00-7:00pm
NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St., 13th Floor

Featuring: Billy Chasen (StickyBits & chartbeat), Kyle Bragger (Forrst), Yasser Ansari (Networked Organisms), Melanie Moore (ToVieFor)

Venture Capital Panel
Wednesday, October 6th, 5:00-7:00pm
NYU Carter Institute, 20 Cooper Sq., 7th Floor

Featuring: Charlie O’Donnell (First Round Capital), Chris Dixon (Founder Collective), Larry Lenihan (FirstMark Capital),Owen Davis (NYC Seed), Peter Flint (Polaris Venture Partners)

  • Charlie O’Donnell is an entrepreneur in residence at First Round Capital, working on very early stage investments in the New York City area.  He is the founder of NextNY and has been consistently voted as one of the 100 Most Influential People in New York Technology by Alley Insider.  He is the co-founder and CEO of Path 101, and has held positions at OddCast, Union Square Ventures, and General Motors Asset Management.
  • Chris Dixon is a founder partner of the Founder Collective and an angel investor in a number of companies, including Skype, Foursquare, Knewton, and OMGPOP. He currently also serves as CEO at Hunch.
  • Larry Lenihan teaches a course called Ready, FIRE!, Aim that helps NYU students learn about and launch technology ventures. As the founder and CEO of FirstMark Capital, Larry has over 14 years of experience in the venture industry and has invested several companies that have either reached IPO or been acquired.
  • Owen Davis is the Managing Director of NYC Seed, a partnership between Polytechnic Institute of NYU, the New York City Investment Fund, the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, and several other private and public organizations.  He has authored various patents in Internet methods and technologies, and has been consistently named as one of the 100 Top Internet Executives in New York by The Silicon Alley Reporter.
  • Peter Flint is a general partner at Polaris Venture Partners, where he brings over 25 years of experience as an operating executive in the consumer media industry combined with building senior management teams for early stage venture backed companies.  He currently serves on the boards of BlackArrow, JIBE, and Stickybits.

Lunchtime Chat with Dennis Crowley
Thursday, October 7th, 12:00-1:30pm
NYU Stern Kaufman Management Center 44 West 4th St., Room 2-60

  • Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of Foursquare, one of today’s hottest internet companies with more than 3 million users worldwide and counting.  Dennis, an NYU Tisch alumnus, previously founded Dodgeball, one of the first mobile social services in the US, which was acquired by Google in 2005.

Bootstrapped to Millions in Profit
Thursday, October 7th, 6:30-9:30pm
NYU Stern Kaufman Management Center 44 West 4th St., Room 2-60

Featuring: Anthony Casalena (Squarespace), Anthony Volodkin (The Hype Machine), Danny Wen (Harvest), Spencer Fry (Carbonmade). This event is in partnership with Ultralight Startups.

  • This panel features the candid, real-life stories of four successful, bootstrapped technology entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur founded his company with zero external capital and now has over $1 million in revenues. The panel is inspired by a submission to South By Southwest 2011 with the same name and speakers.

Fall 2010 Student Hackathon
Saturday, October 9th, Starts at 1:00pm
NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St., Room 1-09

  • Tech@NYU is proud to present the Fall 2010 Student Hackathon, organized by HackNY. Some of the coolest NYC startups will present their APIs and datasets, and students will be given 24 hours (and infinite supplies of food and caffeine) to create the coolest hacks. Last year’s event saw around 200 participants from over 30 NYC-area schools. The winners were given a chance to demo their projects at the New York Tech Meetup in front of hundreds of NYC technologists. This is a can’t-miss event for student developers and designers.
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