The 2018 New York Venture Summit

July 10th - 11th 2018

Convene, New York City

Agenda





Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
6:00 pm OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Wednesday, July 11th,  2018
8:00amCONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45amWELCOME REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

9:00amTHE FUTURE: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE VENTURE INDUSTRY?

Venture Capital thought leaders debate the challenges and opportunities facing Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Moderator:

Samuel Waxman

Partner
Paul Hastings LLP

Panelists:

Gil Beyda
Managing Director
Comcast Ventures

Ken Bronfin
Senior Managing Director
Hearst Ventures

Elizabeth Galbut
Founding Partner
SoGal Ventures

Edwin Goodman
Founder & General Partner
Activate Venture Partners

Aftab Kherani
Partner
Aisling Capital

Laurel Touby
Managing Partner
Supernode Ventures

9:50amBREAK

10:00amCOMPANY PRESENTATIONS: ROUND I

Cutting-edge venture backed, emerging and early stage companies present live.

Track I: Technology (Forum A)
Track II: Life Sciences (Forum B)
Track III: Cleantech (Hub One)
Track IV: Seed Pitchfest (Hub Two)

11:00amNETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:40amCOMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND II

Cutting-edge venture backed, emerging and early stage companies present live.

Track I: Technology (Forum A)
Track II: Life Sciences (Forum B)
Track III: Cleantech (Hub One)
Track IV: Seed Pitchfest (Hub Two)

12:50pmLUNCH & NETWORKING

Please see below for information on concurrent sessions running throughout lunch.

1:00pmRAISING ANGEL MONEY: INFO & INSIGHTS FROM SEASONED INVESTORS

Moderator:

Nancy Kamei

Program Director
National Science Foundation

Panelists:

Trace Cohen
Partner
New York Venture Partners

Anna Garcia
General Partner
Runway Venture Partners

Mary Long-Irwin
Executive Director
Northern Ontario Angels

Victoria Pettibone
Managing Director
Astia Angels

Jarrid Tingle
Managing Partner
Harlem Capital Partners

Maria Velissaris
Investor
Pipeline Angels

Holly Zimmerman
Managing Director
Golden Seeds

1:00pmISRAEL THE STARTUP NATION: OPPORTUNITIES & TRENDS

Jonathan Medved
Founder & CEO
OurCrowd

1:50pmCOMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND III

Cutting-edge venture backed, emerging and early stage companies present live.

Track I: Technology (Forum A)
Track II: Life Sciences (Forum B)
Track III: Cleantech (Hub One)
Track IV: Edtech (Hub Two)

3:00pmCONCURRENT PANELS/ FINTECH COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

COMPANY PRESENTIONS

Cutting-edge venture backed, emerging and early stage companies present live.

Track I: Fintech (Hub Two)



FUNDABLE DEALS: MAKING VCS SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE

Ideas are all well and good, but in order to attract capital they will need to be packaged and presented in a way that will entice investors and of course a SOLID business model. This panel will discuss the skills required to make a highly effective pitch that will attract potential financiers and the types of deals investors want.

Moderator:

David Sorin

Partner
McCarter & English LLP

Panelists:

Jalak Jobanputra
Founder & Managing Partner
FuturePerfect Ventures

Rohit Makharia
Senior Investment Manager
GM Ventures

Dipa Mehta
Managing Director
Sandbox Industries

Eric Ong
Vice President
Lightbank

Saurabh Sharma
Partner
Jump Capital

Nima Wedlake
Principal
ThomVest Ventur

Denmark West
Partner
Connectivity Capital Partners

GREEN DOLLARS FOR CLEAN-TECH DEALS

This session will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.

Moderator:

Timothy Hoffman

Managing Director
NYS Cleantech Venture Exchange at Columbia Technology Ventures

Panelists:

Mark Austin
Partner
Bright Capital

Jason Cahill
Founder & Managing Director
McCune Capital

Sara Chamberlain
Managing Director
Energy Foundry

Jiong Ma
Partner
Braemar Energy Ventures

David Miller
Managing Director
Clean Energy Ventures

Louis Schick
Partner
NewWorld Capital Group

Amit Srivastava
Senior Partner
Cycle Capital Management

REPORT CARD ON ED-TECH INNOVATION & FUNDING

Ed-tech Investors will take center stage to grade the Ed-tech sector and share insights on the trends they're seeing.

Moderator:

Stephen Gilfus

Founder
Blackboard Inc.

Panelists:

Stan Buchesky
Partner
The Edtech Fund

Don Burton
Founding & Managing Partner
LearnStart

Michael Cohn
Partner
GSV Acceleration

Meghan Cross Breeden
Managing Partner
Red Bear Angels

Ash Kaluarachchi
Co-Founder & Managing Director
StartEd

Marrisa Lowman
Head of Education Practice
Village Capital

3:50pmNETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:30pmCONCURRENT PANELS

CORPORATE VCS - STRATEGIC FUNDING

This session will explore the value-add of raising Corporate funding and how it yields important dividends that are "beyond the bottom line", both for the investor and for the startup firm.

Moderator:

Shon Glusky

Partner
Sheppard Mullin

Panelists:

Peter Bastien
Principal
Next47

Vijay Doradla
Director
Verizon Ventures

Meredith Finn
Senior Director
Salesforce Ventures

Edward Greer
Corporate Technology Scout
Dow Ventures

Gopal Rajaraman
Investment Principal
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Reese Schroeder
Managing Director
Tyson Ventures

Lutz Stoeber
Investment Director
Evonik Venture Capital

WHERE'S THE EXIT?

It's the goal-and the challenge-of every venture capitalist: a successful exit from an investment. Now with the door to IPO seeming as if it's locked, does today's economy alter the game strategy? How do you find it?
Step one: attend this session on exit strategies and values. Panelists will cover early-stage planning, exit strategies and corresponding values, picking the right advisers and managing expectations.

Moderator:

Scott Oross

Partner
Paul Hastings LLP

Panelists:

Wes Blackwell
Partner
Scout Ventures

Habib Kairouz
Managing Partner
Highland Capital Partners

Manish Patel
Partner
Interplay

Rob Rosenberg
Partner
Prolog Ventures

Laura Sachar
General Partner
Starvest Partners

Ben Sampson
Director
GE Ventures

BANKING ON FINTECH INNOVATION

Join top-tier VCs to discuss the rise of fintech, the integration of groundbreaking technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance.

Moderator:

Scott Saks

Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Kamran Ansari
Venture Partner
Greycroft

Mark Fields
Partner
Alsop-Louis Partners

Geoff Judge
Venture Partner
iNovia Capital

Kabir Kumar
Director
Omidyar Network

Josh Kuzon
Partner
Reciprocal Ventures

Matthew Levinson
Director
FinTech Collective

Travis Skelly
Senior Vice President
Citi Ventures

5:20pmAWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

5:30pmSUMMIT ADJOURNS

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