Learn and network with startups and executives from around the world at the all-day Venture Day, presented by BerkleeICE, IE Business School, and Brown University.
Venture Day consists of a series of panels, speakers, networking opportunities, and a venture competition. This event welcomes top minds from the world-renowned IE Business School as well as MIT, Brown University, Boston University, Tufts University, and Berklee.
Venture Day will be hosted by Holland & Knight, with networking party presented by SXSW / V2V.
See the schedule outline below, and register (free for Berklee students) or learn more at bit.ly/venture-day.
10:00–10:10 a.m. —Welcome
Panos Panay, BerkleeICE and Juan Jose Guemes, IE
10:10–10:45 a.m.—Keynote: What Musicality Can Teach Entrepreneurs
Steve Bailey, Bassist and Berklee Bass Department Chair
10:45–11:30 a.m.—Panel: Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?
Ken Zolot, MIT; Bill Galatis, Entrepreneur (Boston University); Peter Marton, Entrepreneur (Tufts University); Patrick McHugh (Brown University)
11:30–11:45 a.m.—Coffee and Networking
11:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m.—IE Startup Competition
2:00–3:15 p.m.—Networking Lunch
3:15–4:00—Panel: Positioning a Company for Sale, Presented by Holland & Knight
Ted Long and Richard Yanofsky, Holland & Knight; Jon Guido, America’s Growth Capital; Ron Nordin, Investor (Former Partner at Atlas Venture); Thorne Sparkman (Slater Technology Fund)
4:00–4:15 p.m. —Coffee and Networking
4:15–4:45 p.m.—Keynote: Creative Entrepreneurship
Usman Riaz, TED Senior Fellow and Berklee Student
4:45–6:45 p.m.—Ten Startup Pitches
Invited companies from Berklee and Boston: Trill (Berklee/MIT), AudioCommon (MIT), Sonation (Harvard iLab), GroupTunes, Presskit.to (Berklee/Northeastern), Loft Sessions (Berklee).
6:45–7:00 p.m.—Jury Deliberations and Public Vote
7:00–7:15 p.m.—Best Startup Awards and Closing
7:15–9:00 p.m.—Networking Party Presented by SXSW / V2V