Cool companies like Facebook, Gilt Groupe, and Dwolla will convene tomorrow, May 3, at Business Insider’s fourth-annual Startup conference on entrepreneurship in New York City’s midtown. You should drop everything and reserve a ticket if you want to learn how to:Score an exit like Instagram: Get pivot 411 from Jason Goldberg, founder of design-focused shopping site Fab.com, who will explain how to go from failed concept to the world’s fastest-growing startup. Just like Instagram morphed from low-traction Burbn to addictive photo network — and Facebook’s eventual $1B acquisition target.
Out-compete the other smart companies in your vertical: Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe CEO and former DoubleClick CEO, will speak on launching companies in crowded verticals and beating the competition. Arianna Huffington will dish on how she built her scrappy news-aggregating blog into a powerhouse news site that just won a Pulitzer.
Conquer Facebook: Hear from Alex Himel, Facebook’s engineering manager for Timeline, on the best strategies in the brave new world of redesigned Facebook.
Cast your vote! The eight finalists of the startup business-plan competition, selected from hundreds of applicants, have been announced. Your vote helps decide which startup takes home $75,000 in cash and prizes.
Go behind the scenes. Startup takes place at New World Stages, on the set of the Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical Rent. Check out how the show looks with startup founders — of Branch, Gumroad, Dwolla, TaskRabbit, Lot18 and more — dishing on topics like users, virality, funding, and co-founders.
Bonus reason! You get a discount. Use the code “startup” here and get 20% off.
You can follow @BI_Events on Twitter for updates. See you at Startup tomorrow!
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