Reunions 2019 Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference

May 31, 2019Jun 1, 2019


Event Description

Complete Schedule of Entrepreneurship Events at Reunions 2019

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May 31st

22nd Annual Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network (PEN) Startup Conference and Competition

Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Keller Center, Nassau Street Ventures, Def Method, Chaac Ventures, LivePlan, Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, and Fitz Gate Ventures


8:30 | Registration opens 
Light breakfast offered.

9:00 - 9:55 | Startup Workshops

A Methodology for Defining Your Product Strategy
Learn an effective process to develop and validate your startup's product strategy. Featuring Julia Macalaster '12, COO, Def Method. Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Friend Center Bowl 004. 

Venture Funding Toolkit
Learn the tools and techniques to most effectively engage with the venture capital community and raise seed and Series A money. Featuring Dianna Raedle '84, Founder and CEO, Deer Isle Group, Craig Limoli '12, Co-Founder and CEO of WellSheet, and Alexander Lorestani *17, Co-Founder and CEO, Geltor, Inc. Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Friend Center Bowl 006. 

How to Engage with the Princeton Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Learn how to better connect with the Princeton ecosystem. Featuring Anne-Marie Maman '84, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council; Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director, Keller Center; Tony Williams, New Ventures Associate, Office of Technology Licensing; Coleen Burrus, Executive Director, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations; and Kim Betz, Executive Director, Center for Career Development. Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Friend Center Bowl 008. 

10:00 - 10:55 | Startup Workshops

Legal Considerations for Startups
Hear from legal experts on topics including business formation, intellectual property, trademarks, and copyrights. Featuring Dror Futter '86, Partner, Rimon Law; Beth Alter '90, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP; and Leo Kittay '96, Partner, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Friend Center Bowl 004. 

How to Be an Angel Investor
Explore getting involved with Princeton Alumni Angels as an investor, founder, or engaged alumnus. Featuring Laurence Latimer *01, Head of Ventures, IEX Group; Ann Rodriguez '99, former COO, WNBA; and Rob Wolk '91, Managing Director, Wolk Capital Partners. Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Friend Center Bowl 006.

Building Your Startup Team
Learn strategies and tactics for building a high-performance team. Featuring Ian Thomson '09, Executive Recruiter, OneBridge Partners, LLC; Jean Drouin '94, CEO and Founder, Clarify Health Solutions; and Bryton Shang '12, Founder and CEO, Aquabyte. Sponsored by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Friend Center Bowl 008.

10:30 - 12:00 | Startup Showcase and Lunch

12:15 - 1:00 | Keynote
Nate Faust '02, Co-Founder at, currently VP US eCommerce Supply Chain and Logistics at Moderator: Mayra Ceja '07, Partner at Republic.

1:00 - 1:45 | Pitch Competition

1:45 - 2:30 | Networking and Cocktails

May 31st (continued)

Alumni-Faculty Forum: Artificial Intelligence: Catastrophe or Opportunity?
8:45 - 10:00 | McCosh Hall, Room 10
Moderator: Elad Hazan '06, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Founder of Google AI Princeton.
Panelists: Matthias Blumrich '96, Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA; Mimi Chen '79, Co-Founder, VoiceSell; Otis B. Jennings '94, Vice President of Engineering, IvySys Technologies

Open House - Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs
9:30 - 3:30 | 303A College Road East, Plainsboro
Come check out Princeton's new Wetlab/Drylab Coworking space.

Alumni-Faculty Forum: Groundbreaking Medical Treatments
10:30 - 11:45 | McCosh Hall, Room 10
Moderator: Barbara E. Engelhardt, Associate Professor of Computer Science.
Panelists: Peter W. Park '99, Medical Group Lead, Pfizer; Stuart Silverman '69, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai and UCLA; Kathleen E. Squires '74, Global Director HIV Scientific Affairs, Merck Research Labs, and Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; Arthur "Bud" Burnett '84, Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; and Mark Smith '09, Founder and CEO, Finch Therapeutics

Civically-Minded Tigers: Diverse ways to engage in social impact
10:30 - 12:00 | Computer Science Building, Room 104, presented by AlumniCorps
Moderator: Peggy Russell '79, first amendment law professor and AlumniCorps board member. 
Panelists: Katrina Browne '89, co-founder of Public Allies and award-winning filmmaker; Richard Feiner '84, nonprofit fundraising and development professional; Aria Miles '14, former P55 Fellow, Director of Research and Public Policy, Momentum Nonprofit Partners.

Entrepreneurship Club Reception
2:00 - 4:00 | Computer Science Building - Banana Gallery

Entrepreneurship Hub Luau
3:30 - 5:00 | Keller Center/Princeton Entrepreneurship Council/E-Club Open House @ the eHub, 34 Chambers Street

June 1st

Alumni-Faculty Forum: New Frontiers in Science and Technology
8:45 - 10:00 | Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium
Moderator: Emily A. Carter, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Panelists: Patricia Falcone '74, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Frances Arnold '79, Linus Pauling Professor, California Institute of Technology; Bruce Lincoln '79, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Harlem; Karen Roter Davis '94, Leadership Team at X, Alphabet's Moonshot Factory

Alumni-Faculty Forum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
10:30 - 11:45 | Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399
Moderator: Anne-Marie Maman '84, Founding Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.
Panelists: Don Dixon '69, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Forge Point Capital; Sheila Marmon Heuer '94, Founder and CEO, Mirror Digital; Dara Kennedy '99, Founder and CEO, Ayla Beauty; Michael Carvin '04, CEO and Founder, SmartAsset; Alex Bisignano '09, Founder and CEO, Phosphorus

Driven to Distraction: Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Public Apprehensions
10:30 - 1:00 | East Pyne Hall, Room 010
Moderator: Alain Kornhauser, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Director, Program in Transportation
Panelists: Robert Hampshire *07 ORFE, Research Assistant at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Human Factors group and Christopher Hart ’69 *71 MAE, Founder, Hart Solutions LLC, Former Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Sponsored by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA).

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More information is available at the Princeton Reunions website and the Alumni Association website. 

  • Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
  • Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network
Event Series
Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference
Event Type
Angel funding
Business development
Venture capital