Reunions 2021 TEC Agenda | Day 2

PEC PEN

May 21, 2021

Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference

There will be two tracks of programming for portions of the day.

Virtual Room 1

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12 Noon to 12:55 PM | Overview of the Princeton Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Learn about the many initiatives and programs that focus on innovation and entrepreneurship across campus and how you can engage with Princeton's vibrant entrepreneurial community.

1 PM to 1:55 PM | Mind the Gaps: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Founders

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Faculty Presentation: 

  • Anita Sands, James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship, Keller Center at Princeton University. Anita will present highlights and share some key perspectives from her Spring 2021 course, Blazing a Path: Understanding Gender in a Startup World.

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2 PM to 2:55 PM | Tough Tech: Investing in Big Solutions to Huge Problems

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Panel Discussion: 

Tough tech tackles some of the world's most intractable problems and merges innovation and intensive research with startup speed. Pioneering founders and investors are applying breakthrough science and engineering to solve massive challenges in health, climate, computing, and more. This panel of investors and strategists will share their insights into how to fund generational, transformative companies and make moonshot bets into the future.

3 PM to 3:55 PM | A Net-Zero America: The Path to De-Carbonization

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Panel Discussion: 

As part of a series of year-long panel discussions on climate tech topics, PEC proudly presents this panel featuring one of the lead researchers of the Net-Zero America Project and three Princeton founders with innovative solutions that address carbon mitigation in various consumer sectors.

Click here to read Princeton's Net-Zero America report and analyze the data.

4 PM to 4:55 PM | Young Alumni and Student Founders: Pathways to Entrepreneurship

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Panel Discussion: 

The panel features four outstanding young founders, two alumni and two students, who are creating and scaling sector-leading startups. One of the companies has reached a $1B valuation in a few short years, another is revolutionizing the data analytics space, a third is navigating the seed/series A fundraising process, and a fourth is now integrating the company into a larger one that just acquired it.

Virtual Room 2

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12 Noon to 12:55 PM | No Session - Visit Virtual Room 1

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1 PM to 1:55 PM | No Session - Visit Virtual Room 1

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2 PM to 2:55 PM | Workshop: What to Expect in Your First VC Meeting

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For first time founders, one of the biggest questions is about how to build meaningful relationships with funders, and how to leverage those relationships into funding.

Join Bayo Okusanya as he shares the insights that he has gathered working with scores of first-time founders.

3 PM to 3:55 PM | Workshop: How to Choose Your Co-Founder

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Everybody knows that the right co-founder can make or break your startup. But how do you determine who the “right” co-founder is for you?

We are privileged to have two Princeton alumni – and former Princeton roommates – share their journey as co-founders of AcuityMD.

Ed Zschau Jr. will lead them in a probing discussion about how they knew that they would be good co-founders, how their complementary skillsets and their ability to have difficult discussions has been a key ingredient in AcuityMD’s success to date and what you can learn from their example as you are considering finding – or becoming – a startup co-founder.

4 PM to 4:55 PM | Workshop: NFTs at the Intersection of Arts and Entrepreneurship

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Non-fungible Tokens went from flying under the radar to flying high in what seems like a short time. While some view this market as a bubble, for creators of digital assets, they offer a tangible way to make a living – and more.

As NFTs become more mature and mainstream, opportunities abound for entrepreneurs and artists alike. Join Nikhil and Muneeb for an informed and insightful discussion about what they see as some of the most exciting possibilities on the horizon.

Ask Me Anything + Networking Breakout Rooms

 

5pm - 5:30pm

Breakout Session Host Bios

Individual breakout rooms were hosted by Princeton VCs and Angel Investors, during which attendees asked questions and networked with fellow attendees.

Room 1 | Luke Armour '13, General Partner, Chaac Ventures

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Room 2 | Tom Meyer '87, Managing Partner, Nassau Street Ventures

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Room 3 | Rob Wolk '91, Founder & Co-Chair, Princeton Alumni Angels

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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 | Adetola Olatunji '11, Associate Partner New Profit

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