I speak about entrepreneurship, best practices for startups, business plans, and raising investment capital.
CUNY IT Conference
It was fun discussing the benefits and challenges of 360º video, contrasted with VR, across a range of industries: storytelling, advertising, gaming, and fine art.
Honored to be chosen by IMD Business School as its representative for this “Premiere EMBA” event!
Delivering a quick 7-minute “PechaKucha” summary of a 25-year career arc, to inspire an audience of Bennington College alumni!
#SDG Innovation at UN
A very proud moment when the United Nations invited me to speak about the world’s Sustainable Development Goals!
Media For Social Impact (#MFSI2016) at United Nations
An invitation-only conference for media executives to share and discuss ways we might help the UN to achieve some its global goals.
Media For Social Impact (#MFSI2015) at United Nations
I was honored to be included as a media leader at this conference, hosted by Sergio Fernandez de Cordova and the Pvblic Foundation, in which we all brainstormed ways our organizations might be able to help the UN to achieve some of its global goals.
TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”)
As the event licensee, organizer, and Executive Producer, I also hosted most of the sessions of TEDxFultonStreet 2014, my first TEDx event. Here are the presenters from TEDxFultonStreet 2014 ("Chrysalis"): NOTE: photos are subject to Creative Commons license,...
New York Entrepreneurship Week
I was invited to speak about small business ownership - especially structuring equity partnerships and managing technical teams in startups - at this week-long series of seminars. Entrepreneurship Week takes place in many cities around the country, and this particular...
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) invited me to serve as a judge and panelist at this event, where youths from around the city competed in a business plan pitch contest. It was a pleasure and an honor to see the aspiring bright stars of tomorrow, and...
Judging a Business Plan Competition
As an invited guest, I served to judge a Business Plan competition for the Junior Achievement of New York. It was an inspiration seeing the works of so many youthful aspiring entrepreneurs!
“Sharkette Tank” Panelist at OwnIt Ventures
Melissa Gasnick-Cloeter invited me to be a panelist for the "Sharkette Tank" at her annual "OwnIt Ventures" conference for women entrepreneurs. I was joined by Alicia Syrett [Pantegrion Capital] and Elizabeth Sigety [Fox Rothchild], and together we shared insights to...
Bennington College Senior Conference
Bennington College in Vermont invited me to speak to students in its graduating class, advising them about the world of entrepreneurship, what it means to be a business owner, what challenges they can expect to face, and other important questions. It was a joy to...
Speaking at the United Nations
It was a privilege and an honor to be invited by Amir Dossal, Director of the Global Partnerships Forum, to speak at the United Nations alongside distinguished guests Chukwuma Menakaya, Michael Skolnick, Andrew Magnino, Rebecca Kantar, Dr. John Forrer, Ashok Regmi,...
Speaking at Lemonade Heroes Yacht Party
I brought 500 entrepreneurs to a 210′ yacht, to audition for a TV Series on about the real journey taken by founders.
Aaron Sylvan speaking with Gideon Gartner
At a private event, Gideon and I addressed the audience.