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Business 2014 Track Day

Wednesday, April 9
8am–8pm

A full-day of business idea exchange in University City. Participate in targeted business bootcamps, learn from local leaders on their biggest mistakes, and watch five local startups compete for bragging rights and more at Switch Philly.

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Track Day Events

  • Entrepreneur Boot Camp

    Building the legal elements of intellectual property, trademarking, litigation, accounting and more.

    Wednesday, April 9, 8:00am–11:30am
  • Regional Investor Lunch Panel

    A panel about making investments in Philly and along the northeast corridor.

    Wednesday, April 9, 11:30am–1:30pm
  • #Failfest: A Conversation In Failure

    Presentations on the failures that led to success.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2:30pm–5:00pm
  • Switch Philly

    College startup demos — only one can win!

    Wednesday, April 9, 5:30pm–7:00pm
  • Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo

    The Entrepreneur Expo is your chance to connect with this community, whether you're an entrepreneur, a business, an organization or a community member.

    Wednesday, April 9, 7:00pm–10:00pm
University City

Speakers

  • Dan McGill

    Dan McGill

    Dan McGill is a Partner at the Capstone Insurance Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and currently leads a team focused on managing the unique risks facing technology based companies and startups. Dan is a trusted advisor to many of the area’s growing technology firms and entrepreneurs and has a passion for facilitating collaboration between those clients and his contacts in the private equity/venture capital community.

  • Chris McDemus

    Chris McDemus

    Chris McDemus has spent 18 years helping start, build, grow and exit early stage, emerging growth and later stage companies as both a deal lawyer and entrepreneur. As a Managing Partner with Baer Crossey, LLC, a Philly-based boutique corporate transactional and technology law firm, he represents start-up, emerging growth and late stage companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, corporate venture units, angel and other private investors. Chris is also a co-founder and Managing Partner with Cairn Venture Partners, LLC, an advisory firm looking to unlock value in underperforming B2B software companies.

  • Will Crowder

    Will Crowder

    William Crowder is Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures where he works closely with DreamIt’s NYC and Philadelphia cycles, overseeing the DreamIt Access track. He is responsible for the operation of DreamIt Access; a partnership between DreamIt Ventures and Comcast to increase the number of minority-led startups. Outside of DreamIt, William leads the investing activities of the Comcast Ventures Opportunity Fund, a $20M seed stage venture fund; and is the Founder and Managing Director of Growth Strategy Advisors, a boutique strategic advisory and business development company that launched in 2008.

  • Karen Gryga

    Karen Gryga

    Karen Griffith Gryga is a Managing Partner at DreamIt Ventures where she oversees the Philadelphia cycles and leads fundraising efforts for DreamIt Fund II. She is the co-founder of Liberty Venture Partners, a Philadelphia based venture fund established in 1997 with $150M under management; FashInvest, a media and events initiative known internationally, focused on emerging growth entrepreneurs within Branded Goods, Fashion, Fashion Tech and Retail; and co-founder and CEO of Lipstick Wisdom, a community website for mothers of children with neurological differences.

  • Jameel Farruk

    Jameel Farruk

    Jameel leads Brolik’s team efforts towards fostering new client relationships while keeping current clients happy as Brolik's Director of Client Relations. Jameel comes from a strong background in media sales and brand development, having worked with some of the world’s largest brands including Airbus, Eli Lilly, Heinz and Verizon.