Thinking Big - Idea's Worth a Decade of Your Life

By Philly Startup Leaders (other events)

Mon, Mar 9 2015 6:00 PM Mon, Mar 23 2015 8:00 PM
  • What makes a startup idea worth pursuing?
  • What ideas matter enough for you to give the next decade of your life to pursue them?
  • What ideas, themes and markets are Philly VC's looking to for future investments?
  • What Great Philly Startup will be born from your idea?

This event in two parts: a keynote kickoff event & Ideation workshops. Join us for one or all of them.

Part 1 - Thinking Big - Monday, March 9 @ 6pm 

The keynote event kickoff will have a happy hour (open bar for 21+) then an impressive panel of Philly VC’s will answer: What markets are on the horizon?  What will be the next big trends? What are they looking at for future investments? 

The panel includes:

Chris Fralic - First Round Capital

Gil Beyda - Genacast ventures

Sam Landman - Comcast Ventures

Phil Moyer - Safeguard Scientific

The Keynote will be moderated by Gabriel Weinberg, Angel Investor, Founder & CEO of Duck Duck Go.


Part 2 - Vision & Ideation (2 workshops) 

Monday March 16 & 23 @ 6pm

Ready to turn your idea into a startup?  Have the startup itch, but not sure you have the right idea?  Have a great idea, but not sure what to do next? Not sure if your idea is worth the next decade of your life?  

The workshops are for you. Through a series of exercises assignments & workshops you will learn how to find the right idea worth the next decade of your life.

March 16 - Deep Dive look at Big Data as a case study on one trend.  Learn how to research and dissect and assess your top ideas.   Session will be led by Robert Moore, Founder & CEO of RJMetrics.

March 23 - Ideas are everywhere. Only Great ideas stand up to critical assessment and validation.  This Hands-on small group workshop will focus on your top idea.  Learn from local startup leaders how to think critically and shape your idea into one worth pursuing. Work with mentors like:

      Patrick Baynes -  CoFounder of PeopleLinx

      Mike Harris - Angel Investor and Founder & CEO of Zonoff

      Ted Mann - Founder & CEO of SnipSnap

      Gabriel Weinberg - Angel Investor and Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGO