TrepCon 2012


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Agenda 2012:

Opening keynote by Norm Brodsky


8:30 a.m. Check-in
9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks:
• Dr. Christine Janssen-Selvadurai, Director of Entrepreneurship, Gabelli School of Business,
• Ed Morrissey, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
9:15 a.m. Keynote speaker: Norm Brodsky, serial entrepreneur and senior contributing editor to Inc. Magazine, author of The Knack and Street Smarts
**Free copy of Mr. Brodsky’s book The Knack to the first 100 registered attendees to arrive. Signing afterward.
10:45 a.m. Tour of the Fordham Foundry, the university’s business incubator.
12:30 p.m. “Lunch & Learn”: Funding your business on Facebook: the crowdfunding revolution. Presenter: Jed Cohen, co-founder and COO, RocketHub
Note: Lunch will be provided.
2:00 p.m. Skills workshops: Choose one! These sessions will give you practical advice that you’ll want to (and be able to) implement as soon as you leave.
I Love Numbers! Understanding Your Financials Dawn Fotopulos, founder,
Discovering your Start-up – Go Lean - Boris Grinkot, VP of content, Lean Startup Machine. Click here for a program description.
Watch Your Network Explode with Resource MappingMark Monchek, chief operating officer, and Andrew Weinzoff (GSB ’12), manager of client services, Opportunity Lab
Building a Web Site 101Angela Giovine (GSB ’04, GBA ’05), co-founder and lead web designer, Happenings MediaClick here for a program description.
5:00 p.m. “Alumni Roundtable”: Network with your fellow conference attendees and with Fordham alumni who have launched their own ventures.
Beverages and light appetizers will be served. Featured alumni include:
Andrew Arcangel (GSB ’11), founder, True Athelite
Walter Recher (GBA ’95), founder, Small Ball Marketing
Nina Zadeh (GBA ’11), founder, Zaden Row
Emily Blumenthal (GBA ’03), HBDNetwork, Handbag Designer 101


9:00 a.m. “Coffee & Nosh”
9:30 a.m. “End the Status Quo; Start an Innovation Revolution!” Lisa Bodell, CEO, FutureThink; author, Kill the Company
**Free copy of Ms. Bodell’s book Kill The Company to the first 35 registered attendees to arrive. Signing afterward.
11:00 a.m. “The 12 Magic Slides to Winning an Investment for Your Business”: Francis “Skip” Braun, Partner, Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
12:30 p.m. “Lunch & Learn”: How to build your business and your career using LinkedIn. Presenter: Evan Kelsay, enterprise relationship manager, LinkedIn
Note: Lunch will be provided.
2:00 p.m. Industry discussions, round 1: Chat with a business owner about what it’s like to start a business in a certain industry — maybe a field you’re in, or one you’re simply curious to hear about.
Beauty and Fashion: Angela Jia Kim, founder and CEO, Om AromaKathlin Argiro, founder The Kathlin Argiro Collection
Food, Beverage and Hospitality: John Agnello and Vince Dardanello, owners, The Burger BistroStephen Shallo, deputy director of operations, New Business Acceleration Team
New Media and Public Relations: Sabina Ptacin, founder, Red Branch Public Relations & ‘Preneur
Sports: Walter Recher, founder, Small Ball Marketing
Jeff Weiner, founder and CEO, ESBL Social Media
Ben Sturner, Leverage Agency
Social Entrepreneurship: Marcos Salazar and Allie Mahler, co-founders, Be Social Change 
3:30 p.m. Industry discussions, round 2: Play “musical breakout rooms” and switch it up with a different expert you didn’t meet in the 2 p.m. round.
Beauty and Fashion: Angela Jim Kim, founder and CEO, Om AromaKathlin Argiro, founder The Kathlin Argiro Collection
Food, Beverage and Hospitality: John Agnello, owner, The Burger Bistro; Stephen Shallo, deputy director of operations, New Business Acceleration Team
New Media and Public Relations: Sabina Ptacin, founder, Red Branch Public Relations & ‘Preneur
Sports: Walter Recher, founder, Small Ball Marketing
Jeff Weiner, ESBL Social Media
Ben SturnerLeverage Agency
Social Entrepreneurship: Marcos Salazar and Allie Mahle, co-founders, Be Social Change
5:30 p.m. “Never Get a ‘Real’ Job”: Scott Gerber, founder, Young Entrepreneurs Council
**Free copy of Mr. Gerber’s book Never Get a “Real” Job to the first 50 registered attendees to arrive. Signing afterward.
6:45 p.m. Wrap-up and networking reception. Closing remarks: Jackson Lindauer, president, Fordham Entrepreneurship Society