Reunions 2018 Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference and PEN Startup Pitch Competition

May 31, 2018, 10:00 amJun 2, 2018, 11:45 am


Event Description

Once again, Reunions Weekend will have a full slate of entrepreneurship-related events all across campus and at the new Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs incubator in Plainsboro. Download the Entrepreneurship Events PDF schedule or find all Entrepreneurship Events on the Princeton Reunions app (available at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store).  

Here is the complete schedule of events with entrepreneurial content: 



LOGO: Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network

Tiger Entrepreneur Conference & 21st Annual Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network Startup Conference & Competition
Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Keller Center, Office of Technology Licensing, LivePlan, Chaac Ventures, Fitz Gate Ventures, Amazon, Basis, and Def Method. All Conference events will be held at the Friend Center, 65 Olden Street. 

Friday June 1

9:00am - 2:30pm 
Registration, Mimosas, Lunch, Networking
Friend Center, Upper Atrium

9:00am - 10:15am
Design Thinking Workshop
Friend Center, Bowl 008
Featuring Rafe Steinhauer ’07, Lecturer and Entrepreneurial Program Manager, Keller Center.

9:00am - 12:30pm
OfficeHours Alumni Mentoring
Friend Center, Classroom 108
Four mentors (venture capitalist, lawyer, startup consultant, business strategist) from PEC’s OfficeHours alumni mentoring program will be available in person. Please sign up at

9:30am - 10:25am
Smart Cities: Policy and Implementation
Friend Center, Bowl 004
Featuring Tom Wright ’91, President, Regional Plan Association; Eric Rothman ’93, President, HR&A Advisors; Sean Chen ’14 *18; Madeleine Parker *18.

9:30am - 10:25am
Venture Capital: Investing for Success
Friend Center, Bowl 006
Featuring Joy Marcus ’83, General Partner, Clarizio Marcus Capital; Ita Ekpoudom ’03, CEO, Tigress Ventures; Nic Poulos ’08, Partner, Bowery Capital, and Bryan Gartner ’08, Principal, Apax Capital.

10:00am - 12:15pm
Startup Conference & Competition: Showcase, Voting and Lunch
Friend Center, Convocation Room

10:30am - 11:15am
Fireside Chat on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Friend Center, Auditorium 101
Moderator: Mayra Ceja ’03, Director of Equity/ICOs, Indiegogo. Featuring Michael Novogratz ’87, Private Investor.

10:30am - 11:15am
Entrepreneurship: The Princeton Way
Friend Center, Bowl 006
Featuring Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director, PEC; Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director, Keller Center; Tony Williams, New Ventures Associate, Office of Technology Licensing

12:20pm - 1:00pm
Fireside Chat on Startup Experiences and Key Learnings
Friend Center, Auditorium 101
Moderator: Mayra Ceja ’03. Featuring Jeff Chapin ’98, Co-Founder of Casper

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Pitch Presentation & Winner Announcement
Friend Center, Auditorium 101

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Startup Conference and Competition Happy Hour!
Friend Center, Upper Atrium

More Entrepreneurship Events:

Thursday May 31

10:00am - 3:00pm
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs Reunion Tours
303A College Road East, Plainsboro NJ

Friday June 1

9:30am - 3:30pm
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs Reunion Tours
303A College Road East, Plainsboro NJ

10:30am - 11:45am
Alumni-Faculty Forum: Cashing In: The Value and Volatility of Cryptocurrency
McDonnell Hall, Room A02
Moderator: Edward Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, and Associate Director, Program in Technology and Society. Panelists: Peter Barry ’63, Principal, Peter T. Barry Company; Michael Shamos ’68, Distinguished Career Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Alex Sieke ’08, Product Manager, Coinbase; Sarah Adams ’13, Project Manager, Plaid. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Career Mentoring and Connecting
Butler College, Class of 1915 Room
Sponsored by the Alumni Council Careers Committee and Office of Career Services.

2:00pm - 4:00pm
PAVE Reunion and Vehicle Demonstration
1972 Plaza (in front of McCosh 10)
Sponsored by Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering.

3:00pm - 4:00pm 
eHub Happy Hour
Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub, 34 Chambers Street
Sponsored by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, E-Club and Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.



IMAGE: eHub Happy Hour invitation

Saturday June 2

8:45am - 10:00am
Alumni-Faculty Forum: Data: The New Killer Application and How Data Is Driving Exciting New Applications Across IoT and Beyond
McCormick Hall, Room 101
Moderator: Jennifer L. Rexford, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Chair, Department of Computer Science. Panelists: James Shepard ’78, Founder and Managing Partner, GenNx360 Capital Partners; Angela T. Tucci ’88, CEO, Apto, Inc.; Jean Hsu ’08, Co-Founder, Co Leadership; Michael S. Wang ’08, Co-Founder & CEO, SIRL. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University.

8:45am - 10:00am
Alumni-Faculty Forum: The Role of Technology in Raising 21st Century Children
Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Room A32
Moderator: Todd Kent ’83, Director and Lecturer, Program in Teacher Preparation. Panelists: Richard Benson ’73, President, The University of Texas at Dallas; Mitchel Resnick ’78, Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab; Jaime Dominguez ’93, Head of School, Stuart Hall for Boys, San Francisco, CA; Lindsey Engle Richland ’98, Professor of Human Development and Education, University of Chicago; Lara Klainerman Hochstein ’08, Lead Curriculum Designer, IXL Learning. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University.

10:30am - 11:45am
Alumni-Faculty Forum: Consumer Markets, Trends and Technologies
Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Room A32
Moderator: Don Seitz, ’79, Assistant Director, PEC and CEO, Inkubate. Panelists: Dan Porter ’88, CEO, Overtime; Russ Grandinetti ’93, Senior Vice President International,; Trevor Sumner ’98, Angel, Advisor and CEO, Perch Interactive; Molly Nacey ’13, Co-Founder, Google’s Area 120. Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University.

Download the Entrepreneurship Events PDF schedule. 
Find Entrepreneurship Events on the Princeton Reunions app.


  • Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
  • Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network
  • Keller Center
  • Office of Technology Licensing
Event Series
Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference
Event Type
Smart cities
Venture capital