In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Rensselaer Lally School of Management will host a day of conversations, start-up pitches, and educational sessions, designed to increase the pool of angel investors and entrepreneurial talent.
Panel: Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs: How to Speak the Same Language
A Jerome S. Reinert '56 Visiting Executive Series Forum
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
A panel of experienced angel investors and entrepreneurs discuss how to make or take your first investment.
A Startup Showcase
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurs from "investment ready" startups will give five-minute pitches and those from “mentor ready" startups will give one-minute presentations to angel investors and representatives from investment groups. The featured presenters highlight the growing and vibrant startup ecosystem being fostered by the Lally School and others at Rensselaer. Here is a preview of the companies presenting.
Cultivating Data Driven Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Steve Case
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Data is the new natural resource of the 21st century. The ways we generate it and mine, manage, preserve, and connect it, by harnessing powerful new analytical and computational capacities, will shape and change our world. Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, who is positioning Rensselaer to lead in this new data-driven era, will engage entrepreneur, philanthropist, and internet pioneer Steve Case in a conversation about cultivating entrepreneurs and growing an innovation ecosystem that uses data to unlock potential solutions to the grand global challenges.