Reunions 2020 TEC Agenda | Day 2

Reunions 2020 Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference by PEC

May 29, 2020

Virtual Concierge

Virtual Concierge | Live and in-person assistance with today's events. Expand for the link.

For live and in-person assistance with our events, please visit https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96430827180.

Virtual Room 1

11:45 am to 12:30 pm | Direct from Davos – Towards a “Restoration of Trust”?

 

Dr. David Miller, Director of the Faith and Work Initiative and a Keller Center faculty member, will discuss the paper, coauthored by Dr. Michael Thate, which he presented at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos. Read the paper here.

Dr. Miller teaches the immensely popular undergraduate course, Business Ethics and Modern Religious Thought (and nicknamed by students as "How to succeed without selling your soul."). He has presented highlights of the course at two previous Tiger Entrepreneurs Conferences and received 5-star alumni feedback.

12:30 pm to 1:25 pm | A Conversation with Startup CEOs: Coping with Today’s Challenges

 

Karen Drexler '81 (Sandstone Diagnostics), Jane Park ’93 (Tokki), Trevor Sumner '98 (Perch Interactive), Craig Limoli '12 (Wellsheet), and others. Moderated by Jim Cohen '86 (Fitz Gate Ventures).

Several extraordinary alumni startup CEOs will share their strategies and learnings when suddenly confronted with an economic crisis.

1:30 pm to 2:25 pm | Panel: Emerging Investment Opportunities Post-Pandemic

 

Paul Maeder '75, Founder and General Partner, Highland Capital Partners, Geoff Yang '81, Partner and Co-Founder, Redpoint Ventures, Marc Galletti '90, Managing Director, Longitude Capital, Kara Nortman '97, Partner, Upfront Ventures. Moderated by Laurence Latimer *01 (co-founder, Princeton Alumni Angels of Greater New York).

Join alumni representing different areas of expertise across the venture community to discuss emerging investment opportunities and business models that the pandemic will likely catalyze.

2:30 pm to 3:25 pm | Arts Institutions, COVID, and How Live Gatherings Might Adapt

 

Leslie Wu Foley '87 (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Lane Harwell '02 (Ford Foundation), Jennie Scholick '09 (SF Ballet), Margaret Walker Clair '10 (collections professional), and Catherine Cohen '13 (Comedian). Moderated by Pilar Castro-Kiltz ‘10, Founder, More Canvas Consulting.

Alumni leaders of arts institutions and artist entrepreneurs spanning visual and performing arts will discuss innovations, experiments and solutions to today's challenges, both short-term and long-term.

3:30 pm to 4:25 pm | How to Engage with Entrepreneurial Princeton

 

Anne-Marie Maman '84 (Princeton Entrepreneurship Council), Cornelia Huellstrunk (Keller Center), Tony Williams (Office of Technology Licensing), and Coleen Burrus (Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations). Moderated by Rod Priestley, Princeton’s Vice Dean for Innovation.

Join a discussion with Princeton’s leadership team across the University's entrepreneurial ecosystem and explore how you can engage more deeply.

Virtual Room 2

11:45 am to 12:30 pm | Open - Visit Virtual Room 1

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12:30 pm to 1:25 pm | Startup Workshop: Perfecting Your Pitch - An Interactive Workshop

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Ita Ekpoudom '03 and Kareem Maddox '11

In this interactive pitch session you will learn the elements of a perfect pitch and watch as some alumni founders get live feedback on their pitches. Interested in pitching? Send your pitch to labender@princeton.edu.

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1:30 pm to 2:25 pm | Open - Visit Virtual Room 1

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2:30 pm to 3:25 pm | Startup Workshop: Nimble Startup - Planning to Survive and Thrive

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Adi Dehejia ’91 (Banyan Finance) and Stuart Ahlum ’13 (Thousand Fell)

This workshop will walk through the planning a founder needs to do now in order to be prepared for continuing changes in the markets. Scenario planning tools recommended by Sequoia Ventures and First Round Capital will be presented, and you will see the exercise in action as Adi and Stuart work through a live case study for Thousand Fell.

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3:30 pm to 4:25 pm | Startup Workshop: Strategies for New Entrepreneurs

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Tom Meyer ’87 (Nassau Street Ventures) , Will Watts ’09 (Block Renovation), Daphne Hoppenot ’10 (The Vendry)

How do you go from an idea to a company? Join serial entrepreneurs in conversation with a venture capitalist as they discuss where the idea came from, what they did to turn the idea into a company, how they approached funding, and how they built their teams.

Networking Breakout Sessions | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT

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Room 1 | Ask Me Anything with a Princeton VC, hosted by Mark Poag '93, Managing Director, Fitz Gate Ventures

Join a networking session and continuing discussion with some of the alumni panelists and fellow attendees from the earlier sessions. Pick one or transition from one to another.

Room 2 | Ask Me Anything with a Princeton VC, hosted by Luke Armour '13, Managing Partner, Chaac Ventures

Join a networking session and continuing discussion with some of the alumni panelists and fellow attendees from the earlier sessions. Pick one or transition from one to another.

Room 3 | Ask Me Anything with a Princeton VC, hosted by Tom Meyer '87, Managing Partner, Nassau Street Ventures

Join a networking session and continuing discussion with some of the alumni panelists and fellow attendees from the earlier sessions. Pick one or transition from one to another.

Room 4 | Ask Me Anything with Princeton Alumni Angels Investor, hosted by Rob Wolk '91, Co-Founder, Princeton Alumni Angels

Join a networking session and continuing discussion with some of the alumni panelists and fellow attendees from the earlier sessions. Pick one or transition from one to another.

Room 5 | Ask Me Anything with a Princeton Life Sciences VC, hosted by Shahram Hejazi, Partner at BioAdvance and Lecturer, Keller Center at Princeton

Join a networking session and continuing discussion with some of the alumni panelists and fellow attendees from the earlier sessions. Pick one or transition from one to another.

Room 6 | Ask Me Anything with a Princeton Social Impact VC, hosted by Brian Trelstad, Partner, Bridges Fund Management and Visiting Lecturer, WWS

 

Join a networking session and continuing discussion with some of the alumni panelists and fellow attendees from the earlier sessions. Pick one or transition from one to another.

Room 7 | Individual Arts Makers, COVID-19 and How the Creation and Presentation Process Might Evolve, hosted by Aaron Landsman, theatre artist, performer, and lecturer (Lewis Center for the Arts)

 

Including Rhinold Ponder '81 visual artist, Simon Wu '17, independent curator and writer (MoMA), Jason Treuting (So Percussion, Ensemble-in-Residence, Department of Music, Princeton) and others.