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StartEngine Demo Day Is Now Part of NY Business Expo 2012

Andrew Wong
Posted Sep 10, 2012 9:27 AM
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Hi Folks,





During this past weekend, I wrote about the partnership between StartEngine and NYEBN to make their demo day part of NY Business Expo 2012. I also wrote about what this means to the entrepreneurs and startups that plan on attending the expo in a separate post. There seems to be a lot to cover in this week's newsletter. Let's get to it!




StartEngine Demo Day



It has been our dream to organize an event that is gaining participations by companies of both large and small and entrepreneurs from east to west coast. NY Business Expo 2012 (in Association with NYEBN) is that dream come true.


StartEngine Demo Day is a special component that involves StartEngine, the largest startup accelerator in LA, flying their startups out to New York to showcase their disruptive technologies to the New York investors.

While the show proves to be a highly valuable platform for the StartEngine startups, the fact that the Demo Day will be included as a part of NY Business Expo can provide great value to New York startup ecosystem as a whole. The benefits are mutual. This partnership will be highly beneficial to expo attendees and exhibitors as well because it means there will be a whole lot more quality people and companies you can meet at the expo. To see which startups will be demo'ing, click here.


If you are a reporter or investor requesting for an invite to the Demo Day, contact us at .




Win a Comp Ticket to Our Conference

The 2012 NY Business Expo (in Association with NYEBN) is unique in that it has a stand-alone conference component, aka Small Business Classroom, including 30+ 45-minute seminars featuring world renowned speakers from a variety of industries. Small Business Classroom offers excellent resources to help business owners become more skillful with social media, technology, sales and marketing tactics, etc.

Considering that a lot of entrepreneurs are still bootstrapping, we’ve designed a system that lets attendees earn comp tickets to our conference. Here is how it works.


Please note we’ll pick one winner on Facebook and one winner on Twitter by 6 PM EST this Friday, September 14th. We look forward to your tweets and Facebook comments!

If you’re a student and would like to attend, just send copies of your photo ID and student ID to .





Upcoming NYEBN Events


September 18 (Early Bird price ending soon) - Startup Roundtable 17 with David Aronoff

Our guest for Startup Roundtable 17 is David Aronoff, a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. His bio can be found here. Registration is available on Meetup and Eventbrite.

October 1 - Startup Roundtable 18 with Howard Morgan

Our guest for this Startup Roundtable series is Howard Morgan, co-founder and Partner at First Round Capital. We will be having a fireside chat with Howard. We will be discussing the New York startup trend, how his firm invests in startups, and accept questions live from our audience. To learn more about Howard, please read below. Pizza and drinks will be served. Registration is available on Meetup and Eventbrite.





NYEBN Community on Kohort

I was invited to the Kohort HQ to test out their new product last Friday. I've known Mark for a long time and would be willing to give him suggestions and support anytime. Overall, Kohort product has a lot of potential since it just begins to roll out many new features. I've reserved the domain kohort.com/nyebn for our community members. Come join our group on Kohort when you get two seconds. We will soon be able to organize some of our events there too!





Weekly Profiles


This week, we are profiling Howard Morgan, co-founder and Partner at First Round Capital and our guest for the 10/1 event. The weekly company profile goes to NYC Business Solutions, which offer programs that put entrepreneurs and business owners on a path to success.



Dr. Howard Morgan is co-founder and Partner at First Round Capital,  a seed stage venture capital investment firm specializing in information technologies. He began working with Idealab in 1996 and serves on their board. He has more than 30 years of experience with more than two hundred high-tech entrepreneurial ventures. He serves on the boards of 33Across, Axial Markets, Fab.com, Intelligize, Waywire and a number of other private companies. Howard was Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School for almost 15 years. He a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Math For America and is a respected author. He received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997.  Howard received his Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University in 1968 and his B.S. from the City University of New York in 1965.




NYC Business Solutions’ FastTrac puts entrepreneurs and business owners on a path to success!

Are you one of today’s hot innovators or tomorrow’s next rising entrepreneurs? If so, FastTrac NewVenture will help you refine your business concept, identify the components to ensure you have a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources to successfully launch your business.

Are you ready to take your existing business to the next level? FastTrac GrowthVenture will connect you to a network of peers, guest speakers, and experienced entrepreneurs who will help you reshape your business model for growth. About 50% of FastTrac GrowthVenture graduates have reported an increase in revenue within six months of completing the course.

To learn more about FastTrac NewVenture and FastTrac GrowthVenture, visit www.nyc.gov







- Andrew

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