All systems are go for Wednesday at NYU.
We’ll kick off at 9am with a quick overview of the state of the startup market (me). Then Jason Calacanis will explain how he picked himself up after getting steamrolled by the Web 1.0 bust. Then our judges will listen to the first five startup pitches and reduce the entrepreneurs to jello (kidding!). Then we’ll go from there.
I’m pleased to say we’re near capacity (thank you!), but there are a handful of tickets left. You can get them here >.
Also, if you can’t make the conference, you can always join us at the open-bar after-party >
Hope to see you Wednesday!
Startup 2009: Wednesday, June 3rd
Registration 9:00: Rising From The Ashes
9:10: Interview: 20 Minutes With Jason Calacanis 9:30: First Five Finalists Make Investment Pitches 10:25: Break 10:40: Interview: 20 Minutes With John Battelle 11:00: Second Five Finalists Make Investment Pitches 12:00: Lunch 1:30: PANEL: How To Raise Truckloads Of Money At A Huge Valuation
Eric Hippeau, SoftBank Capital
Amish Jani, FirstMark Capital
Larry Bettino, StarVest Partners
Neil Sequeira, General Catalyst Partners 2:10: Interview: 20 Minutes With Chris Hughes 2:30: Break 2:45: PANEL: How Not To Blow It
Kevin Ryan, AlleyCorp
Ross O’Brien, Geller & Company
Pat Mitchell, Cooley Godward Kronish
David Pakman, Venrock 3:30: Investment Deliberations And Voting 4:15: Silicon Alley Awards 4:30: Selection Of Startup 2009 Winner 4:45: Reception 7:00: Open Bar Bash