TrepCon 2012

 

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Agenda 2012:

Opening keynote by Norm Brodsky

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

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, BestSmallBizHelp.com
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


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

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