TrepCon 2013


TrepCon 2013: Fordham’s Entrepreneurship Conference

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fordham University Rose Hill Campus



Lead sponsors: Deloitte FoundationGabelli School of BusinessFordham Entrepreneurship Society


9:30 a.m. — Bagel Breakfast
Bagels, coffee and juice for all TrepCon ticket holders.

10:00 a.m. — Opening Keynote
John Caplan, founder and CEO, OpenSky
Hear how this former head of Ford Models and went on to create a “social shopping” site that now has about 3 million members and reported $18 million in revenue last year.

11:00 a.m. — “The Power of Purpose”
Mark Monchek, founder, The Opportunity Lab
How can following your personal strengths and the causes you care about lead to a successful and satisfying career? Think outside the typical business paths with the help of this presentation.

12:00 noon — Entrepreneurship in the Creative Markets
Panel Discussion
Featuring Anna Lee, founder and chairman, Opera Singers Initiative, and Jennifer Edwards, founder, JenEd Productions; founding partner, Edwards + Skybetter LLC; blogger, The Huffington Post

1:00 p.m. — Lunch and Learn: Women Powerhouses and Pioneers
Carissa Reiniger, founder and president, Silver Lining Ltd
Enjoy a complimentary lunch while you find out how female entrepreneurs are reshaping the entrepreneurial world through their successes and their business philosophy.

2:00 p.m. — “Jumpstart Your Fulfilling Career”
Sam Hysell (GSB ’14)
Dedicated from his freshman year to entrepreneurship at Fordham, Sam, now a senior, will share what he’s learned about jumping from college into the kind of work you want.

3:00 p.m. — Alumni and Apps
Panel Discussion
Recent alumni talk about their experiences launching mobile apps and being a young entrepreneur in today’s economy. Featuring Joseph Sorrentino (GSB ’13), co-founder and CFOConnectNow, and Christopher Chin Fong (GSB ’12), founding team member, Adam & Luna.

4:00 p.m. — “Pave Your Own Path”
Justin Mitchell, co-founder, Pave
Get insight into funding a new venture from this co-founder and chief technology officer of Pave, whose firm is led by former employees of Facebook, Visa, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and more.

5:00 p.m. — Networking Reception
Mingle with speakers and fellow entrepreneurs. Snacks provided.

For more information please contact Christine Janssen-Selvadurai or Jackson Lindauer.


Many thanks to our lead sponsors: