Agenda 2024

AGENDA

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11:00am
Location: Maxwell Place Park
Doors Open
11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Festival Floor
Exhibit Booth Hours
12:30pm-12:45pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Opening Remarks: Propelling Ideas into Action
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Aaron Price

CEO, TechUnited:NJ

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Governor Murphy

Governor of the State of New Jersey

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Jessica Aurora Piloto

National Anthem Speaker and Stevens Student

12:45pm-1:05pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Staying Scrappy after a $3B Exit
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Marc Lore

Founder & CEO of Wonder

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Aaron Price

CEO, TechUnited:NJ

1:05pm-1:20pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Are you a CEO or just a Founder?
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Rebecca Price

Partner at Primary Venture Partners

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Diana Ramson

Executive Editor, Inc. Business Media

1:20pm-1:40pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Winning the Pitch: Techniques to get to Yes
Craig Dubitsky

Craig Dubitsky

happy founder+ceo

David Meltzer

David Meltzer

Founder David Meltzer Enterprises (DME)

1:40pm-2:30pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Startup Spotlight: Startup Pitches Presented by the NJEDA
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OpenForge

openforge.ai

Suddenly Spaces

Suddenly Spaces

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cache.ai

Cache AI

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Purposely.Ai

purposely.ai

bakstage.ai

bakstage.ai

https://bakstage.ai/

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Ben Graney (Presentation Coach)

Senior Executive Coach-GK Training

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Monika Athwal

Manager Technology Innovation Programs

2:40pm-3:00PM
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Building for the Year 2030
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Amine Houyou

Head of the Integrated Solutions and Experiences Lab – VP Bell Labs Solutions Research

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Yasmin Gagne

Associate editor & host, Most Innovative Companies podcast, Fast Company

3:00pm-3:25pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Do Startups Need Accelerators?
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Mark Yackanich (Moderator)

Partner, BetterFutureLabs

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Elliott Mack

Investor, Techstars

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Katie Teuber

Director, Startup Engagement, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs

3:30pm-3:50pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
You Don't Know as Much about AI as you Think
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Justin Trugman

Cofounder & Head of Technology, BetterFutureLabs

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Mark Yackanich

Partner, BetterFutureLabs

3:50pm-4:45pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Startup Spotlight: Startup Pitches
Kast

Kast Biz

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Couple

Couples.ai

couples.ai

Aiirify

Aiirfiy

aiirfiy.com

Producer.ai

producer.ai

producerapp.co

EZ Newswire

EZ Newswire

eznewswire.com

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Ben Graney (Presentation Coach)

Senior Executive Coach-GK Training

4:50pm-5:10pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
All Leaders Need to be Tech Leaders with Verizon
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Massimo Peselli

Chief Revenue Officer, Global Enterprise & Public Sector for Verizon Business

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Yasmin Gagné

Associate editor & host, Most Innovative Companies podcast, Fast Company

5:10pm-5:30pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Why Great Leaders Hire Smarter
Carolyn Everson

Carolyn Everson

Senior Advisor, Permira

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Steven Rosenblatt

Co-Founder & General Partner at Oceans

5:30pm-5:55pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
The AI We're Avoiding
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Steven Rosenblatt

Co-Founder & General Partner

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Ram Akella

Executive Vice President for Innovation Impact, NJEDA

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Scott Cowan

Partner, DLA Piper LLP

5:45pm-6:30pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Startup Spotlight: VC Pitches
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Philip Veber

Associate, Gaingels

Ankit Agarwal

Ankit Agarwal

General Partner, A7 Ventures

7:00pm-7:10pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Closing Remarks: Never Get Stale
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Aaron Price

CEO, TechUnited:NJ

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Happy Hour
8:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Stage of Inspiration
Fireworks