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Thursday, June 14
 

9:00am

Algorithms! Doing Data Science on your website, a How-To Guide:

In this TED-style talk, join us on a rapid-fire tour as you go from 'No Data Science, No Company' to 'Scalable, Optimized Algorithm' in 100 days and under 10K.

- How to find, recruit and hire great data scientists with no money
- Executing and scaling algorithms is hard. Seriously. Really Hard. Here's how to Not Fail
- Business Logic - or How to "Cheat."
- Algorithm Dissection: the insides of our algorithm at Member of the Tribe


Speakers
AS

Ashton Saylor

Author and Game Designer
ES

Elissa Shevinsky

Menagerie Networks


Thursday June 14, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

9:00am

Film Criticism, Curation and Discovery in an Age of Social Media
Speakers
CR

Christopher Rosen

Huffington Post
MS

Matt Spangler

EVP, Marketing & Content; Tribeca Film
BT

Brooke Tarnoff

MTV's NextMovie


Thursday June 14, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

9:45am

Curators - How to Build a Business Your Customers Rely On

In 60 seconds, over 72 hours of video is uploaded to Youtube, 23,000+ iPhone apps are downloaded, 180,000 tweets and 1,500 blog posts are published (oh and 168 million emails sent). Consumers are bombarded with so many choices, they're looking for curators to help them find the best. Hear how our panelists have taken their expertise and cultivated trust with their members and followers.


Speakers

Thursday June 14, 2012 9:45am - 10:30am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

9:45am

Social Cinema: Film Distribution in an Age of Social Media
Speakers
SK

Sara Kiener

Film Presence
DL

David Larkin

GoWatchIt.com
JP

Jon Patricof

COO Tribeca Film Institute


Thursday June 14, 2012 9:45am - 10:30am
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

10:30am

Etsy and BirchBox's CTO on S*#t That Seemed Like a Good Idea But I'd Never Do Again.

Kellan has done tons of stupid shit that seemed like a good idea at the time. In this confessional he'll explore how one of the most successful and innovative CTO's is still learning, experimenting, and failing, while staying ahead of the game.

Question: Are there rules you can't break? If so, what are they?


Speakers

Thursday June 14, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

11:00am

Music NOW: New Technologies in Booking and Touring
Speakers
CD

Chris Diaz

Knitting Factory
JG

Jeff Goodman

Sonicbids
VG

Valerie Gurka

Knitting Factory
HH

Howard Han

ReverbNation
LW

Laura Wilson

World Cafe Live


Thursday June 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

11:30am

Design the Company, Not the Product

Did you ever hear that saying that the best teams can build anything. Here how creating the right culture and building the right team enables the company to practically ensure success.


Speakers
PB

Phin Barnes

First Round Capital
AC

Anthony Caselena

CEO, Squarespace
CS

Chris Shiflett

Brooklyn Beta


Thursday June 14, 2012 11:30am - 12:15am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

12:15pm

The Partisan Power of Digital Content

In the last decade, the internet has mobilized millions of people to take action. With digital content so abundant and so cheap, the power of that content to influence and drive action has never been stronger. But, that content also has the power to divide and polarize the people. We'll explore the impact digital content has on policy and politics.


Speakers
avatar for Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser

About Eli PariserOnline Organizer, New Organizing Institute, Brooklyn, New YorkShortly after the September 11 terror attacks, Eli created a website calling for a multilateral approach to fighting terrorism. In the following weeks, over half a million people from 192 countries signed... Read More →
AR

Andrew Rasiej

Personal Democracy
BW

Ben Wikler

Change.org


Thursday June 14, 2012 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

1:00pm

Product Development: The New Makers of Things
Speakers
KB

Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker is an international expert in the areas of the experimental and theoretical study of electron-driven processes in plasmas. He was part of a group of pioneering scientists who determined the ionization cross sections for atoms and molecules, which are critical to understanding... Read More →
MS

Mei Shibata

Mei leads the business side of ThinkEco where her broad experience has helped to shape the modlet system into a hip, user-friendly product. Most recently, she was Managing Director of Strategy and Strategic Planning at communications agency Euro RSCG Life, where she helped numerous... Read More →
CS

Colin Smart

Colin Smart is Con Edison’s Section Manager – Commercial Customer Solutions. In this role Colin has responsibility for the development of energy efficiency and demand response programs focusing on commercial and industrial customers. These programs support operation of one of... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dekalb Market (Startup Campus) 138 Willoughby St (between Albee Sq & Prince St) Brooklyn, NY 11201

1:30pm

Music NOW: The Next Generation of Social Media to Market Your Band or Venue
Speakers
JB

Jason Boner

The Dharma Body
CH

Camille Hackney

Sr VP of Brand Partnerships/Commercial LicAtlantic Records
KK

Kevin King

MusicHype
AK

Alex Kirshbaum

Sound Ctrl
ES

Eric Swenson

Indaba Music


Thursday June 14, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

2:00pm

Get the Eff Out of NYC: Innovations in Travel

Hey, did you hear the travel market was disrupted? Yeah, that is so 1999. Well, it's happening again. A new breed of travel companies are reinventing the entire experience. Here what they're doing, how they're doing it, and why.


Speakers
DA

David Allan

BBC (Moderator)
EF

Evan Frank

OneFineStay.com


Thursday June 14, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

2:00pm

New Media: The Shifting Nature of Curation in Media
Speakers
MF

Matthew Flamm

Senior Reporter, Crain's New York Matthew covers media, including magazines, television, radio, book publishing and big media companies, Verizon, Fios and cable. He also contributes to the New York, New York column.Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/personalia/11/Matthew+Fl... Read More →
LH

Lindsay Howard

Lindsay Howard is a curator and researcher based in New York. She is the Curatorial Director of 319 Scholes, a non-profit exhibition space in Brooklyn dedicated to promoting works at the intersection of art and technology.  She shapes the organization’s artistic vision by researching and organizing exhibitions, as well as formulating educational/community development projects... Read More →
SL

Scott Lamb

Scott Lamb is BuzzFeed's Managing Editor. Lamb joined the company in 2007 and now runs BuzzFeed’s front page with editorial oversight of the site’s most viral content. Gizmodo named him one of the Internet's most viral people and "the cause of more virility than a dirty needle... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MetroTech 5 (Startup Campus) MetroTech 5, NYU-Poly Campus, Brooklyn 11201

2:30pm

Music NOW: The New Era of Music Licensing for TV, Film, Interactive Gaming and more
Speakers
BM

Brandon Mason

Juxtaposed Music
EM

Erik Masone

Deep Freeze Music
DW

David Weiss

SonicScoop, Author


Thursday June 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

2:45pm

Hey, Teacher! Leave Them Kids Alone: StartupEDU

We don't need no education...or do we? Many are calling into question the value of higher education (compared to its cost), while others deem it a requirement. These disruptors are showing us there is a new way to teach. Hear how they are tackling this fundamental requirement of society and how they are shifting and positioning themselves to succeed.



Thursday June 14, 2012 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

3:00pm

Gamification: The Gamification of Everything
Speakers
NF

Nick Fortugno

Co-Founder and COO Playmatics Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics, a NYC game development company. For the past 10 years, Fortugno has been a designer, writer and project manager... Read More →
JJ

Jesper Juul

Jesper Juul is a visiting assistant arts professor at the New York University Game Center. He also writes The Ludologist, a blog on video games and other important things... Read More →
DP

Dan Porter

GM, Zynga New York Dan Porter is the GM of Zynga New York (ZNGA). Before he sold his company to Zynga, he was CEO of OMGPOP, the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. The game hit 1 million users in 9 days and 50 million users in 50 days... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MetroTech 5 (Startup Campus) MetroTech 5, NYU-Poly Campus, Brooklyn 11201

3:30pm

Making (and Raising) Money in Content

We've all heard it before...Content is King. But why? Content will help you raise awareness, drive customer acquisition, and raise your social clout. But, can content really impact your ability to raise funding? These content kings will tell us.


Speakers
MB

Merrill Brown

Mesa Global, (Moderator)
SS

Shane Snow

contently.com
JS

Jim Spanfeller

The Daily Meal


Thursday June 14, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

3:45pm

Music NOW: Future Platforms in Music Technology
Speakers
EV

Elliot Van Buskirk

Evolver.fm/The Echo Nest
JH

Jason Herskowitz

Tomahawk/Official.fm
SH

Seth Hillinger

Music Tech Meetup
JI

Jesse Israel

Cantora Labs


Thursday June 14, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

4:00pm

The Intersection of Academic Institutions and Startup Economies

Join Fred Wilson, Founding Partner of Union Square Ventures and Frank Rimalovski Managing Director of the NYU Innovation Venture Fund for a conversation on the intersection of academic institutions and startup economies


Speakers
avatar for Frank Rimalovski

Frank Rimalovski

Frank Rimalovski, managing director of the NYU Innovation Venture Fund, is a venture capitalist and technology industry executive with over 18 years experience in early-stage investment and management experience in the formation of new ventures and technology development and commercialization... Read More →
FW

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
MetroTech 5 (Startup Campus) MetroTech 5, NYU-Poly Campus, Brooklyn 11201

4:30pm

Getting More Customers from your Website through Landing Page Optimization

Let's just get down to business. You want to make more money, right? You want more customers, right? Your website is the best place to start. You can either widen the top of the funnel or the bottom. This session is all about getting more from your website by getting more out of your existing visitors.


Speakers
JM

Jonathan Mendez

Yieldbot, (Moderator)
NP

Neil Patel

KISSMetrics


Thursday June 14, 2012 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

5:00pm

Music: The New World Order of the Music Business
Speakers
JR

Jeffrey Rabhan

Jeffrey Rabhan is an experienced artist manager, music industry executive and international consultant. Throughout his 20+ years in the business, Rabhan has worked in virtually all areas of the music industry and has helped guide the careers of international superstars across all... Read More →
VV

Vlad Vukicevic

Vlad was born where the pragmatic Danube meets the freaky Sava, in the heart of Belgrade, Serbia. He never fit in with the other kids so he moved to New York and learned the ropes of creativity. Vladimir is a graduate of NYU. He teaches big companies how to apply innovative technology... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dekalb Market (Startup Campus) 138 Willoughby St (between Albee Sq & Prince St) Brooklyn, NY 11201

5:15pm

Dennis Crowley and Jerry Colonna on the Evolution of an Executive

Founders must learn to evolve from a product evangelist into an efficient manager. Dennis Crowley has turned foursquare into a massive consumer brand. He's grown with the brand, relying on the patient advice of executive super coach, and founder of the legendary VC fund Flatiron Ventures, Jerry Colonna. The two will talk about the process of evolving from an entrepreneur into a business leader during a candid conversation.

Question: Can a successful entrepreneur be a successful executive?


Speakers
JC

Jerry Colonna

Independent/ Life Coach
DC

Dennis Crowley

Founder, Foursquare


Thursday June 14, 2012 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
 
Friday, June 15
 

9:00am

Emily Christner: Social Media and Metric Presentation
Speakers
EC

Emily Christner

VP of Marketing for TV Guide Digital


Friday June 15, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

9:45am

Immersive Stories
Speakers

Friday June 15, 2012 9:45am - 10:30am
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

9:45am

Make Things not War

The rise of America, and of the West, was inextricably bound to the rise of making -- of lightbulbs, trains, cars, planes, even blue jeans. Then, somewhere down the line, the West stopped making. Now a wave of entrepreneurs is trying to bring making back -- not in a hundred factories, but in a million garages. They believe that DIY making can save our economies and our souls, and that it can make us smarter and happier and more connected to our fellow beings.


Speakers
AB

Ayah Bdeir

Littlebits
AG

Anand Giridharadas

Reporter, The New York Times
BP

Bre Pettis

MakerBot
DS

Duann Scott

Shapeways


Friday June 15, 2012 9:45am - 10:30am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

10:30am

Changing Nature of the Enterprise

Tweet it, post it, pin it, tumble it, etc. etc. Those things are all cool and hot, but there is a whole class of start-ups catering to the enterprise. You might think that’s boring, but some of today’s hottest companies are changing how the enterprise works.


Speakers
CJ

Chris Johnson

Wakefield, (Moderator)
AT

Andrew Toy

Enterproid


Friday June 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

11:00am

Music NOW: Modern Trends in Music Publishing and Performance Rights
Speakers
JW

Jessica Weiner, Esq.

Ultra International Music Publishing
PS

Paul-Anthony Surdi

Crowd Control Music


Friday June 15, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

11:30am

Fundraising for Niche Startups: Lessons From Urban Agriculture Innovators
Speakers
DG

Danielle Gould

Food+Tech Connect (Moderator)
PL

Paul Lightfoot

Brightfarms
BR

Britta Riley

Window Farms


Friday June 15, 2012 11:30am - 12:15am
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

12:15pm

Music NOW: Keynote: Innovation and Disruption in the Music Industry
Speakers

Friday June 15, 2012 12:15pm - 1:00am
Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

12:15pm

The 6 year "overnight" success - How We Built the Biggest Game in the World

When OMGPOP was bought by Zynga, most people didn’t realize that it was a 6 year old start-up that only recently achieved notoriety from its latest game Draw Something. Before that, Dan Porter lived, breathed and slept OMGPOP. Hear how much of it was calculated business decisions vs luck, how he worked with the founder, and what made him keep going.


Speakers
DP

Dan Porter

GM, Zynga New York Dan Porter is the GM of Zynga New York (ZNGA). Before he sold his company to Zynga, he was CEO of OMGPOP, the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. The game hit 1 million users in 9 days and 50 million users in 50 days... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2012 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

1:00pm

Exclusive Launch: Kurrenci is Money for the Internet!

Kurrenci is a Brooklyn-based startup demo-ing for the first-time ever. We have developed a universal currency for the Internet that is always worth more than the dollar. No more coupons. No more spam. Just money that you can spend however you want and always get a better value. New money for the Internet. It’s been a long time coming.

 

  • Website
  • Facebook 
  • Twitter 
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    Friday June 15, 2012 1:00pm - 1:15pm
    Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1:30pm

    Music NOW: Tuning in with Radio Airwaves and Online Streaming
    Speakers

    Friday June 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Northside Warehouse (AT&T Stage) 149 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

    2:00pm

    Designing to Support Real Life Interaction

    You have a thousand friends on Facebook. Now what? These panelists are building companies that leverage online experiences to create real life interactions. Their mission is to get you off your chair and experience the world around you for yourself...and not through someone else's photostream.


    Speakers
    VG

    Vipin Goyal

    Sidetour
    AH

    Alex Harrington

    Meetmoi.com
    MM

    Mark Mangan

    Flavorpill (Moderator)
    BS

    Brian Schecter

    HowAboutWe


    Friday June 15, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

    2:30pm

    GZA on The Spirit of Disruption and Brooklyn
    Speakers
    G

    GZA

    Wu Tang Clan
    JI

    Jesse Israel

    Cantora Labs


    Friday June 15, 2012 2:30pm - 3:15pm
    Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

    2:45pm

    The Business of Brooklyn

    Brooklyn is the 4th largest population center in America. It's the center of culture and emerging ideas for NYC. We're talking to the people who have built the businesses that define the new Brooklyn.

    Question: Is Brooklyn over or is just beginning?


    Speakers
    ND

    Nicole Davis

    CEO, Brooklyn Based
    JG

    Jason Goodman

    CEO, 3rd Ward
    SH

    Steve Hindy

    SS, Brooklyn Brewery
    CO

    Charlie O'Donnell

    CEO, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures


    Friday June 15, 2012 2:45pm - 3:30pm
    Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

    3:30pm

    Designing Hardware

    Many companies design in the box. Many companies believe in a purely functional design. But, there are a few companies whose hardware design steps them out of the box. Their design is part of their identity. Hear their perspective on design and how they approach design decisions.


    Speakers
    IC

    Idan Cohen

    Chief Prod OfficerBOXEE
    JJ

    John Jacobsen

    QuirkyA pioneer in 3D design, John has been applying his expertise to the domain of product development for almost two decades.  He has helped develop iconic, award winning and patented products for brands such as OXO Good Grips, Shell Black Magic, Flip Video, Logitech, Corningware... Read More →
    MP

    Meredith Perry

    UBeam (Moderator)


    Friday June 15, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

    3:45pm

    4:15pm

    The Business of Art

    Raise your hand if your company has to design for product that costs more than a car? From art apps to extensive digital initiatives by museums and galleries, to e-commerce art market start ups, in the last year the art establishment has (finally) embraced technology, changing how art is explored, exhibited, bought, and sold. We'll talk to some of the key players about how digital is transforming the business of art.


    Speakers
    WE

    William Etundi

    Artistswanted
    AT

    Alexis Tryon

    CEO, Artsicle


    Friday June 15, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Northside Warehouse (Innovation Stage) 149 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211