2015 Schedule

April 24, 3015

8:30 – 9:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
9:03 – 9:08 AMEvent OvalFestival welcome from Columbia and Barnard students
9:08 – 9:20 AMEvent Oval
Columbia Venture Competition Undergraduate Challenge Winners Announcement
Dean Valentini reveals the winners and awards the cash prizes
9:20 – 9:40 AMEvent Oval
Administrators Welcome
Welcome - Lee C. Bollinger, President Columbia University
Welcome - Linda A. Bell, Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Barnard College
Welcome - Dean Mary C. Boyce, Dean Columbia Engineering
Welcome - James J. Valentini, Dean Columbia College
Welcome - Merit E. Janow, Dean Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
Event OvalCVC SIPA Dean's Challenge Winners Announcement
Dean Merit Janow reveals the winners and awards the cash prizes
9:40 – 10:55 AMEvent OvalBuilding the New York City Innovation Ecosystem
Introduction Sheena S. Iyengar S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia Business School
Moderator: Erin Griffith, Fortune Editor
Katy Belot, Vice President, Education & Workforce at the Partnership for New York City
Dawn Barber, co-founder NY Tech Meetup
Brad Hargreaves, co-founder General Assembly

Event OvalCVC Technology Challenge Winners Announcement sponsored by SEAS
Dean Boyce reveals the winners and awards the cash prizes
Event OvalFresh from Shark Tank: LuminAID
Andrea Sreshta, Co-founder, LuminAID
11:20 – 11:40 PMEvent OvalImpact Investment: Investing in a Better Planet
Introduction Damon Phillips, Interim Faculty Director Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Kesha Cash ’10 BUS, Founder and General Partner Impact America Fund
11:40 – 12:40 PMEvent OvalFashion Innovation Segment
Liz Bacelar '06JRN, founder DeCoded Fashion
Lawrence Lenihan, Managing Director, Firstmark Capital
Aliza Licht, SVP The Donna Karan Company
12:40 – 1:00 PMEvent OvalNYC Real Estate Innovation
Robert Reffkin ‘00CC, ‘03BUS, founder, CEO Compass (formerly Urban Compass)
Event OvalGlobal Technology Challenge Winners announcement
Dean Boyce reveals the winners and awards the cash prizes
1:55 – 2:10 PMViral Content with a Point of View
Peter Koechley ‘03CC co-founder, Upworthy
2:10 – 3:30 PMEvent OvalAdTech: MadMen In The Digital Age
Moderator: Mike Brown Jr. ‘06CC
Jim Elliot, Chief Creative Officer Arnold Worldwide
Emily Moyer, SVP Marketing and Digital Strategies for The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Jon Jackson, Global Creative Director, Huge
3:10 – 3:25 PMEvent OvalThe New Generation of FinTech: Openfolio
Hart Lambur ‘05SEAS, Co-founder, Openfolio
Yinon Ravid ‘05CC, Co-founder, Openfolio
3:25 – 4:20 PMEvent OvalFinTech Segment
Moderator: Kayla McCall Tausche, Financial Reporter CNBC
Matt Harris, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures
Maria Gotsch, President and CEO of the Partnership Fund for New York City
Barry Silbert, Founder, Digital Currency Group; Founder, Second Market
Event OvalCVC #StartupColumbia Challenge Winners announcement
4:40 – 5:45 PMEvent OvalClosing Keynote
Joanne Wilson Co-Founder Women’s Entrepreneur Festival at Gotham Gal Ventures