Emerging Talk | Get Connected

April 11 & 12

Syracuse, NY

featuring Kevin Harrington

One of the original "Shark Tank" sharks

Join us for Central New York's entrepreneurship expo. We welcome all who love Central New York! Join us as we celebrate all that our region has to offer.

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About Emerging Talk

Connect

Emerging Talk is Central New York's entrepreneurial expo! Connect with entrepreneurs and investors and learn what innovative ideas are being made into non-profit and for profit ventures. This is also where the pitches for the RVD Idea Awards, the Invention and Creativity Competition, the Panasci Business Plan Competition, and the NYS Business Plan Competition Regionals will take place.

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Learn

Emerging Talk is where you want to be if you are an entrepreneur or have ever thought about starting a business. Learn what it takes to make your venture a success and meet experts who can help. Whether you're an established business owner or are learning how to make the first step, there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn, network, and grow.

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Grow

Showcase your business and sell your wares during Demo Alley and the Maker Fair on Saturday, April 12th. This is a great opportunity to network, find potential clients/customers, or even attract talent. Sign up is easy, just fill out a short application and you'll hear back from us. There will be a $500 award given to a Syracuse University startup for the best display.

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Attend if you:

  • Love Central New York!
  • Want to meet a shark!
  • Want to meet entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators.
  • Want to support local CNY business.
  • Want to see what cool stuff the community is doing.
  • Want to show off the cool stuff you're doing.
  • Have kids that like tinkering with crafts and building cool things.
  • Are a big kid and like playing with new techonologies.
  • Are a business owner and looking to expand.
  • Want to learn and be part of something great.
Free bus transportation to Destiny USA is being provided for Syracuse University students. Buses will leave College Place at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm on Friday, April 11th. Return trips are at 9:05 pm and 9:30 pm. For additional bus service please see either the Destiny USA Express Centro #45 (free shuttle) or the Syracuse University Hill #40 ($2 fare) schedules.
 

Keynote:

Kevin Harrington

from ABC's "Shark Tank"

Kevin has been in the Direct Response business for over 30 years and has long been acknowledged as the pioneer and principal architect of the “infomercial” industry. He has launched over 500 products, resulting in $4 billion in sales and 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million. He also sat on the panel as one of the original Sharks for the hit show “Shark Tank” on ABC and published a book that chronicles his life and experiences in the Direct TV industry, “Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products.”   Read more about Kevin Harrington
 

Power Chats by

Rick Destito

Gear Factory

Danny Goldberg

Golden Gear Corp.

John Stage

Dinosaur BBQ

Courtnee Futch

ThunderCakes

Martin Babinec

Upstate Venture Connect and TriNet Group, Inc

Roberto Montoya

VRC Corporation

Michael Amadori

Full Circle Feed

DeBorah Little

Lil'MorStix

Kim McKnight

Summerhill Biomass Systems

Yuni Sameshima and Joey Petracca

Chicory

Want a chance to meet a shark?

Follow us on Twitter at @IDEAcuse and tweet with the hashtag #ETalk14. One lucky winner will get a chance to meet Kevin Harrington!

Schedule

Look what we've got in store!

Friday

Pre-event Sponsored by 9A and The Gear Factory
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Power Chats
Emerging Talk Events
7:30 - 8:15 PM
Keynote
8:15 - 9:00 PM
Panels
9:00 PM
Networking

Saturday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Student Business Competitions
12:00 - 2:30 PM
Demo Alley & Maker Fair
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Awards Ceremony
Want to participate in Demo Alley? Apply here.

 

 


 

 

Panels

Social Entrepreneurship

Gregg Tripoli
Onondaga Historical Association
Rick Destito
Gear Factory
Lisa Fasolo Frishman
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Ian D & Mike S
Centscere

Wearable and Flyable Technology

Dan Pacheco
Emerging Technology for New Media
Lorne Covington
Data Visualization
Julian C & Jaysin L
Drones

Funding Sources

Michael Short
Short Enterprises
Mitchell Patterson
Armory Square Ventures
Katy Jeremko
Crowd Funding

Apps

Kevin Du
App Security
Bill Hatch
NimblyApps
Glorelys Mora-Liz
WISHI (Wear It Share It)
Aidan Cunniffe
Queue Code

Opportunities for starting a business, and staying, in Syracuse

Kyle Blumin
Serial Entrepreneur
Mark Weldon
SU Strategic Business Development & Innovations
Chuck Stormon
StartFast
Jeff Rubin
Side Arm Sports

 

 


 

 

Free bus transportation to Destiny USA is being provided for Syracuse University students. Buses will leave College Place at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm on Friday, April 11th. Return trips are at 9:05 pm and 9:30 pm. For additional bus service please see either the Destiny USA Express Centro #45 (free shuttle) or the Syracuse University Hill #40 ($2 fare) schedules.

Sponsors

 

 

Locations

Friday

Revolutions
Destiny USA
9090 Destiny USA Dr
Syracuse, NY 13204


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Saturday

Syracuse University
Whitman School of Management Atrium
721 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244


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Free bus transportation to Destiny USA is being provided for Syracuse University students. Buses will leave College Place at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm on Friday, April 11th. Return trips are at 9:05 pm and 9:30 pm. For additional bus service please see either the Destiny USA Express Centro #45 (free shuttle) or the Syracuse University Hill #40 ($2 fare) schedules.
 

Contact

Contact us for more info.
Email Us
idea@syr.edu
Call Us
315.443.7086
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@ideacuse #ETalk14