Startup 2010: Thursday, May 20



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Startup 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010



  • Congratulations to the winner, Redbeacon! >
  • Video highlights: Dennis Crowley interview and more >
  • Video interview with Bob Bowman >
  • Photo album >
  • Meet the Startup 2010 Finalists >

Startup 2010: The Mobile Revolution is a one-day conference in NYC  co-hosted by SAI and New York University’s Stern School of Business, with support from exclusive founding sponsor General Catalyst Partners

This year’s conference is focused on the explosive growth of mobile, which is threatening to change the entire online landscape.  Mobile is breaking apart decades-old desktop software monopolies. It’s threatening to disrupt search giants and carriers.  It’s creating (finally) hundreds of thousands of new applications that are changing the way we interact, shop, entertain ourselves, and communicate.

And it’s time to get to the bottom of the business implications of that. 

So join us on May 20 at the NYU Stern School Auditorium, in NYC.  We’ll start the day with an interview with Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, the hottest company in the universe right now.  And later we’ll be joined by Bob Bowman of Major League Baseball, Justin Shaffer of Hot Potato, Eric Litman of Medialets, Nick Denton of Gawker Media, and other titans of the emerging mobile world.  

Our VC partners–Joel Cutler of General Catalyst, David Pakman of Venrock, Amish Jani of FirstMark, Stuart Ellman of RRE, Habib Kairouz of Rho, and Laura Sachar of Starvest–will discuss the hottest companies in their portfolios, along with the key factors that made them say “yes” to these entrepreneurs instead of the vastly more common “no” heard by the majority of companies. Scott Galloway of NYU and FIrebrand Partners will turbocharge the judging process.

Startup 2010: The Mobile Revolution is a jam-packed 1-day conference.   Get your tickets here!



Dennis Crowley Foursquare
Bob Bowman MLB
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Eric Litman Medialets

Dennis Crowley
Bob Bowman
Justin Shaffer
Eric Litman

Walt Doyle
Scott Galloway NYU
Ted Morgan Skyhook Wireless
Matt Marshall Venturebeat

Walt Doyle
Scott Galloway
NYU Stern Professor
Ted Morgan
Skyhook Wireless
Matt Marshall

8:00:       Registration & Breakfast 9:00:   Welcome: Jeffrey Carr, NYU Stern Berkley centre for Entrepreneurship
9:05:   20 Minutes With Dennis Crowley, CEO Of Foursquare: Secrets Of The Location-based Service That Is Taking Over The World
9:25:   First 5 Finalists Make Investment Pitches
Introduced by Nicholas Carlson
Judges: George Bell, General Catalyst Partners; Rick Heitzmann, Firstmark Capital; Stuart Ellman, RRE Ventures; Scott Galloway, NYU Stern/Firebrand Partners 10:20:   Break 10:35:   The Appconomy: Will Apps Crush The Web And Rule The World?
Moderator: Dan Frommer
Panelists: Eric Litman, Medialets; Justin Shaffer, Hot Potato; Ted Morgan, Skyhook Wireless; Nick Denton, Gawker 11:10:   Second 5 Finalists Make Investment Pitches
Introduced by Nicholas Carlson
Judges: Neil Sequeira General Catalyst Partners; Doug McCormick, Rho Capital Partners; Jeanne Sullivan, Starvest; David Pakman, Venrock; Matt Marshall, VentureBeat 12:05:   Lunch 12:30:   Lunch Seminar: How To Get Killer Buzz For Your Startup
Presented by Ethan Rasiel, Edelman 1:30:   My Hottest VC Deal: What We Invested In And Why
Moderator: Henry Blodget
David Pakman, Venrock
Amish Jani, FirstMark Capital
Laura Sachar, StarVest Partners
Joel Cutler, General Catalyst Partners
Stuart Ellman, RRE Ventures
Habib Kairouz, Rho Capital Partners 2:15:   Making Money with Mobile: Apps, eCommerce, Virtual Goods, Ads, And Subscriptions
Moderator: Henry Blodget
Panelists: Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe; Walt Doyle,, Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider 2:50:   Break 3:05:   20 Minutes With Bob Bowman, CEO of MLB Advanced Media: Secrets Of The Most Successful Mobile/Internet Company You’ve Never Heard Of 3:25:   Investment Deliberations 4:10:   Audience Voting 4:15:   Selection of Startup 2010 Winner 4:30:   Networking Reception 

=More info:

  • Official Business Plan Competition Rules
  • Tickets
  • Agenda
  • Startup 2009 winner: Article One Partners
  • Venue: NYU Stern, Paulson Hall, 44 West 4th Street
  • Directions to Startup 2010



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