BerkleeICE/IE/Brown Venture Day

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Monday / May 5, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.
Holland and Knight LLP
10 St. James Ave.
United States
Usman Riaz
Ken Zolot
Juan Jose Guemes
Panos Panay
Steve Bailey

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

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, (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


Register (free for Berklee students) at