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Tuesday, May 12 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
VIP Kickoff & Reception @ The New School

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Session Title: Join us at our special partner, The New School, to kick off the festival.

The program will be hosted by NewCo Founder John Battelle and will include a mix of 1:1 conversations and spotlights from some of the New York host companies, followed by a networking cocktail reception. We are excited to announce the lineup of founders that will join us on stage!

Henrik Werdelin - Co-Founder BarkBox
As part of Prehype, Henrik Werdelin has started successful companies BarkBox and Basno - as well as been key advisor to well know companies like Path, Tradable, HotPotato (now Facebook) and Sunrise. We are excited to hear about his experience. 

John Borthwick - CEO Betaworks
Betaworks is the next generation incubator and investor. Hear from CEO John Borthwick about Betaworks companies (bitly, digg, Chartbeat and more) and their investment strategy including early investments in Tumblr, Product Hunt and many more. 

Jonathan Cedar - CEO/Co-Founder BioLite
Learn more about the inspiring story of BioLite from Co-Founder Jonathan Cedar, who's mission is to bring Energy Anywhere and create a better and lasting world together with advanced energy products. 

Scott Kolber - CEO Roadify Transit
Get insights from Scott Kolber, the CEO of Roadify Transit. Roadify Transit provides real-time/multi-mode arrivals, service advisories and directions for mobile apps and public signage throughout North America.

Matt Lieber - Co-Founder Gimlet
Gimlet Media is a network of high-quality, narrative podcasts. Gimlet's session filled fast. This is your chance to meet Matt Lieber, one of the Co-Founders, and listen to his startup story.

Chris Altchek - CEO/Co-Founder Mic
Listen to the success story of Chris Altchek, who co-founded Mic, a leading news and media company for young people with more than 20 million monthly readers. Chris was named to the 2014 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list. 


John Battelle

CEO and Founder, NewCo Platform

Host Companies

Tuesday May 12, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
VIP Kickoff & Reception @ The New School

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