MARCH 2, 2016
More than 88 guests joined us at the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC for this sold-out event to explore how technology is transforming the financial services landscape. Representatives from Betterment, CommonBond, Quovo and Symphony showcased how these innovators are disrupting the way financial services are developed, delivered and consumed.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Many have heard of Bitcoin – the digital currency that uses peer-to-peer payment technology but involves no central authority or bank. But few realize how prevalent it has become… Consider that entire towns and countries are using Bitcoin to make payments – large and very small – locally and globally. Bitcoin and its infrastructure, blockchain, continue to attract the interest of major VCs, governments and NGOs. This standing room-only event brought together leading figures shaping the direction of Bitcoin and blockchain. Our panel explained their vision of a Blockchain World – how it will unfold and the impact it will have both on traditional financial institutions and on individuals.
– Michael Casey, Senior Adviser, Blockchain Opportunities, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab
– Marco Santori, Partner, Pillsbury Law
– Fredrik Voss, Vice President, Blockchain Innovation, Nasdaq
– George Prokop, Managing Director, Strategic Threat Management and Corporate Intelligence, PwC
– John Burnett, Vice President, Global Strategy; Emerging Technologies at State Street
JANUARY 26, 2016
An enormous – and growing – challenge for every marketer and advertiser is engaging with targets through the small screens that highly goal-oriented individuals (with short attention spans) use to organize and manage their lives. In addition, these consumers don’t want to be “marketed to,” unless the experience naturally serves their goals or resonates with them personally. In this environment, how can marketers deliver relevant content to the right consumers, at the right moments?
More than 110 guests participated in this sold-out event, where four early-stage ventures, vetted by our team of industry experts, showcased the technology-based solutions that attempt to address this very challenge. Dozens of VCs, major media players and marketers who attended the event received a first-row view into these groundbreaking innovators and the visionaries behind them.
Panel of Judges:
– Neil S. Carty, Senior Vice President, Innovation Strategy at MediaLink
– John Elton, Partner at Greycroft Partners
– Ross H. Goldstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Gotham Ventures
– Geoff Judge, Partner at iNovia Capital
– Robert Jones, Director, Research & Insights at Rocket Fuel, Inc.
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
“If you don’t have a patent, you don’t have a prayer on Shark Tank,” stated John Oliver as he began his diatribe on the problems with patents. Black humor with questionable substance? Perhaps… but never has there been such widespread and deep confusion about patents, from the man on the street, to the press, the courts, Congress, the Supreme Court and even President Obama. Joking aside, how should entrepreneurs think about patents?
At this standing room-only event, we assembled a panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the “intellectual property waters” and shepherded companies through the lifecycle of seeking and using patents, in collaboration with investors and licensees. Our panel also included IP legal experts who added clarity and context to the legal turmoil playing out.
– James R. Klaiber, Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
– Catriona Collins, Special Counsel, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
– Orin Herskowitz, Columbia University, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer
– Alex Mashinsky CEO, Novatel Wireless
– Richard Reisman, President, Teleshuttle Corporation.
– Richard A. Robbins, CEO, TherapServices LLC.
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
This sold-out event brought together educators, technology developers, entrepreneurs and many others interested in creating solutions to tackle adult illiteracy. As the kickoff event for this XPRIZE in NYC, several teams formed, with the help of the CYNK-powered ‘MIX & MATCH’ platform, to design educational apps.
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
More than 90 guests joined us for this provocative exchange of ideas, where MIT Sloan Fellow Michael Schrage facilitated a panel discussion on how the next generation of “gig/sharing economy” business models can deliver value to customers, participants and investors alike. Leaders of Axial, Fiverr, PRIV and Handy shared their insights, successes, stumbles and lessons learned.
– Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Dept. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
– Umang Dua, Founder and COO at Handy
– David Manela, Chief Revenue Officer at Fiverr
– Allison Tepley, SVP Marketing & Business Development at AXIAL.net
– Joseph Terzi, Co-Founder/CEO at PRIV
– Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
From devices that monitor and enhance wellness – heart rate, sleep patterns, footsteps and the like, to early experiments on how we see and connect to the world, such as Google Glass. The wearable technology revolution has started and will continue to transform our ideas about wellness and medical treatment, how we work, experience entertainment, shop and what we wear. The stage has been set: trillions of new sensors are coming on line each year and more than 3 billion people are connected to the Internet. How will this play out? How do we keep data safe while also staying on the leading edge of technology?
More than 110 guests joined the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City and our panel of experts as we explored the ecosystem that is emerging from the wearables revolution. Our speakers – visionaries in neuroscience, virtual reality, social interaction, art and music – helped our guests understand what’s possible today and to imagine how the future is likely to play out.
– Dan Rosenbaum, President & Editor-in-Chief, Center Ring Media, Publisher of Wearable Tech Insider
– Cori Lathan, Board Chair and CEO at AnthroTronix
– Vickie Nauman, Principle and Owner, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advisory Firm
– Jocelyn Scheirer, Founder, CEO at Bionolux, LLC
APRIL 30, 2014
Problem solving with computer science leads to entrepreneurship and employment. The competition attracted a diverse pool of high school and college students with 50% female participation for the 2nd year in a row. The awards ceremony attracted 600 attendees from across the country who came to hear successful entrepreneurs and engineers speak. The event was honored with The Trader Magazine Charitable Contribution Award and MIT Honor Roll. Dream it. Code it. Win it. alumni have won over $150K in prizes and launched 8 companies. The 3rd Dream it. Code it. Win it. will take place next April.
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