New York 2014

Hot Topics Events New York

Friday 9th May 2014


9th May

8am - 12pm

Hot Topic #1: International Expansion

When should you go international & how do you increase the chances of success? What are the key challenges and opportunities?

Hot Topic #2: The NYC tech ecosystem

Can NYC become as powerful a factory for Billion Dollar start-ups like Silicon Valley? What key ingredients are present in the ecosystem today, and what if anything is missing? What are NYC's natural strengths for start-ups, including ecommerce, finance, and fashion? In the advertising capital, can adtech produce the next wave of big companies in NYC?




Debates and panellists

The Hot Topics Events team is pleased to
announce the following speakers:




Hot Topic #1: International Expansion

Heidi Messer - Co-founder & Chairman, Collective[i]
Cindy Gallop - Founder & CEO,
David Liu - COO, Knewton
Are Traasdahl - Founder & CEO, Tapad
Rytis Vitkauskas - CEO, YPlan
Liz Wald - ‎Head of International, Indiegogo


Hot Topic #2: The NYC tech ecosystem

Bob Goodman - General Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Dennis Crowley - Founder & CEO, Foursquare
Kevin Ryan - Founder & Chairman, Gilt
Jessica Lawrence - Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
Alfred Lin - Partner, Sequoia Capital
Nick Beim - Partner, Venrock


Facilitator: Jeff Glueck - Entrepreneur in residence, Matrix Partners


Hot Topics events are invitation-only and non-transferable