Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Startup Conference

Business Today is a student-run non-profit founded by Steve Forbes at Princeton University in 1968 which seeks to bridge the gap between influential business leaders and top undergraduate students.  

Specifically, the Start @ a Startup Conference is centered on connecting talented college students with 30 elite emerging companies through an immersive weekend experience in the heart of New York City that will take place this October 10th and 11th. Students will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with leading executives, as well as learn from remarkable keynote speakers. In the past, we have had great speakers from Dropbox, Sequoia, and many others. This year, we are excited to welcome founders from Yik Yak, Stripe, Asana, and PlanGrid as keynote speakers! Students will also have the chance to set up one-on-one interviews with the companies that most pique their interest.  Plus, travel, accommodations, and all expenses are covered by us! Just a reminder of our great lineup this year:

Keynotes:
Tyler Droll, Founder @ Yik Yak
Dustin Moskovitz, Founder @ Asana (and co-Founder of Facebook)
Patrick Collison, Founder @ Stripe
Tracy Young, Founder @ PlanGrid

Panelists:
Marco Zappacosta, Founder @ Thumbtack
Apoorva Mehta, Founder @ Instacart
Chris Lambert, CTO @ Lyft
Robert Cromwell, Founder @ Inkling

See the attached flyer for more information or read more about the event and this year's participating companies at startup.businesstoday.org.  I have also included a brief section below that could easily be forwarded to your students. We would love to have students from University of Waterloo at the conference this year, so please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks!

Sincerely,
Peter Holt

Assistant Director of Student Relations


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