2019 Festival Agenda - Propelify

Ready To Propel? Check the agenda for each stage and event area below:

  • Stage of INSPIRATION (WEST)
  • Stage of WISDOM (EAST)

Doors Open at 9AM! 


9:00 AM

Track: Music

Session: Doors Open

DJ Tunes

DJ Tunes


10:10 AM

Track: 

Session: Fireside


Building a Massive E-Commerce Co. without Raising Capital

Jeff Braverman,
CEO, Nuts.com

Jason Feifer,
Editor-in-Chief
Entrepreneur Magazine


10:35 AM

Track: Health

Session: Panel


Cannabis: From New Brand To IPO In A Prohibition Market

J. Smoke Wallin,
Serial Entrepreneur & CEO, Vertical Wellness

Guillermo Artiles,
Partner, McCarter & English

Jeff Frommer,
Co-Founder & President
Malka Media

Ken VandeVrede,
CEO
Hillview Medical


11:00 AM
Track: Entrepreneurship
Session: Panel

The Scrappy Entrepreneur: Going from Garage to Global 

Jim DeCicco,
CEO
Super Coffee

Jessica Gonzalez,
Founder & CEO
InCharged

Carley G. Garcia,
Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship @ Montclair State University

Eric Toczko,
Founder & CEO
ShineOn


11:25 AM
Track: Special
Session: Music

Nokia Bell Labs presents Reeps100: The Beatboxer Even AI Can't Compete With


12:05 PM
Track: Special
Session: Meditation

Salvation Wellness: Mindfulness Meditation Session


12:10 PM
Track:
Session: 

How to Bootstrap Your Way to Top INC. 5000

Scott Paladini,
Founder & CEO
Bear Mattress

Johnathan Grzybowski,
Co-Founder
Penji


12:30 PM
Track:
Session: Fireside

Recipies for Successful Investing from Founder Halen Brands. Creator and founder of Sensible Portions Veggie Straws, Strategic Partner SkinnyPop Popcorn, Owyn, Chefs Cut Beef Jerky, Core Water  and From the Ground Up Snacks

Jason Cohen,
Founder Halen Brands. Creator and founder of Sensible Portions Veggie Straws, Strategic Partner SkinnyPop Popcorn, Owyn, Chefs Cut Beef Jerky, Core Water  and From the Ground Up Snacks

Mike Luzio,
Founding Partner, Managing Director, The LVE Group


12:55 PM
Track: ​BizTech
Session: Panel

Building a Data Driven Business

Jeremy Levy,
CEO, Indicative

Ari Rabban,
CEO
Phone.com

James Lee,
Emerging Tech Consultant
Verizon

Tejpaul Bhatia,
Startup Lead NY
Google


1:15 PM
Track: Entrepreneurship
Session: Solo

How To Humanize Your Brand To Build An Engaged Audience

Todd Giannattasio,
Marketing Advisor,
Propelify


1:20 PM
Track: Entrepreneurship
Session: Panel

HealthTech Uncensored: Building a Brand in a Digital World

Christine Caruso,
Director, Venture Commercialization
NJ Health Foundation

Rachel Blank,
Co-Founder, Rory


1:45 PM

Track: Venture Capital

Session: Fireside

Entrepreneurship Without Compromise: Do it All

John Henry,
Partner
Harlem Capital

Jill Johnson,
Co-Founder & CEO
IFEL NJ


2:10 PM

Track: General

Session: Fireside

Data Privacy, The Good, Bad & Ugly

David Peach,
CISO, The Economist

Jo Ann Davaris,
Global Chief Privacy Officer,
Mercer

Wayne Matus,
Co-Founder,
Safeguard Privacy

Michael Potters,
Managing Partner & CEO, Glenmont Group


2:35 PM

Track: General

Session: Fireside

The Customer Isn’t Always Right
But The Customer Experience Has To Be

Amy Vernon
​Head of Communications
Probity Ledgers

Gary J. Nix,
Founder & Chief Strategist
The BRANDarchist

Peter Schwacker,
Managing Director
Agio

Kat Krieger,
Marketing Director
FitVine Wine


3:00 PM
Track: ​FinTech
Session: Panel

Customer Experience FTW: How Fintech is Fueling the Evolution of Banking

Stuart Cook,
Chief Digital Product Officer
Valley Bank

Eklavya Saraf,
Manging Director
NASDAQ

Michael Dietze,
Director, Business Development
TierPoint

Jessica Wooke, 
Chief Product Officer
RobustWealth


3:25 PM
Track: FinTech
Session: Panel

The Lending Revolution: How Fintech is Enabling the Backend of Disruption

Kevin Pianko
Assurance Partner, BDO

Dennis Carlson,
CRO
Credibility Capital

Ashwin Lakhraj,
AVP, Branch Manager
Investors' Bank

Jesse Honigberg,
SVP, Director of Innovation
Cross River


3:50 PM
Track: Women in Tech
Session: Panel

Leading in Diverse Tech Communities

Carolina Castro,
Founder, NJ Chapter
Lean In NJ

Kimberley Bueno,
President & Founder
Women Entrepreneurs of Hudson Co.

Irma Scott, 
Managing Director
KPMG

David Silva,
President
Techqueria


4:15 PM
Track: Future of...
Session: Fireside

Find Your ROAR: How to Use Tech to Empower Your Financial Wellness

Dee Choubey,
CEO
MoneyLion

Jennifer Lee,
Vice President
Edison Partners


4:45 PM
Track: ​Entrepreneurship
Session: Panel

VC Reveal: The Secrets To Nailing A Perfect Pitch

Daniel Herscovici,
Partner
Edison Partners

Laurel Touby,
Managing Director
Supernode Ventures

Alyson Shontell,
Editor in Chief
Business Insider


5:10 PM
Track: ​
Session: Panel

Courageous Conversations: Being Brave in the Board Room and Beyond

John Heller,
COO
S'Well

Alissa Cadigan,
Partner
RSM

Nathaniel Teichman,
Head of Strategy & Business Development,
Master & Dynamic

Rick Glickman,
Principal, RA Glickman Advisors 


5:35 PM
Track: Future of...
Session: Panel

Cryptocurrency: The New Path To Compliance

Brian Tubergen,
Co-Founder
Coinlist

Benjamin Nadareski,
General Manager,
DrumG Technologies

Julia MacAlaster,
COO,
Def Method

Lou Kerner,
Co-Founder & Partner
CryptoOracle


6:00 PM
Track: General
Session: Panel

Farm To Phone To Fork: Tech Innovates Access to Good Food

Julia Olayanju,
CIO
GrubEasy

Marc Oshima,
Co-Founder & CMO
AeroFarms

Kristen Adamowski,
Regional Operations Lead, Virtual Restaurants
Uber Eats


6:25 PM
Track: General
Session: Shorty

What's Next for Propelify & NJTC 

Aaron Price,
CEO, NJ Tech Council
Founder, Propelify

Andrew Weinreich,
Serial Entrepreneur


6:30 PM



Happy Hour 


7:30 PM



Fireworks