Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. And to capitalize on its meteoric challenge to Silicon Valley as the alternative location to startup up in the United States, the New York Venture Capital Association (NYVCA) will be presenting its annual INGENUITY conference on October 15, 2013.
In its fourth year, INGENUITY has become one of the key events in New York that brings together investors, founders and other players in the NYC startup scene together to celebrate and champion tech innovation as well as collaboration. In addition to pitches by some of New York’s hottest startups – culled from over 140 applicants – INGENUITY attendees will be treated to keynotes, fireside chats, and panels with industry leaders and creative thinkers including Greg Coleman, President of Criteo; David Gilboa, Co-Founder of Warby Parker; Eric Hippeau ofLerer Ventures; Emily Steel of The Financial Times; JJ Ramberg of MSNBC’s “Your Business”; Blake Irving of GoDaddy; Chantel Waterbury of chloe + isabel;and Andrew Siegel of Conde Nast.
The 16 finalists that have been selected – covering a range of industries, from mobile, digital media and healthcare to fashion, and Internet services – to pitch are:
- Fancy Hands
- Little Bits
- Precision Demand
“The quality of the speakers is exceptional and the networking opportunities provide us with access to key influencers in the New York tech community and pre-IPO companies,” says David Ethridge, SVP & Head of Capital Markets for NYSE Euronext.
The event is expected to attract over 500 attendees, and is open to investors, entrepreneurs and members of the media for a full day of pitches, keynotes and networking. You can sign up for it here.