- 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