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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

  • 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.

  • Mike Krupit

    Mike Krupit

    Mike is the founder and operator of Trajectify, coaching entrepreneurs of startups and small businesses to cross the chasm – getting them beyond traction to help scale and grow. He is also the co-founder of IntroNet, an application that makes it easy for people to make and track introductions to others in their professional and personal networks. Mike has a passion for growing companies - a veteran of seven previous startups and a mentor and advisor to many more.

    Notably, Mike held senior management positions for online pioneer CDNOW. Appointed CEO when the company was sold to media giant, Bertelsmann AG, he transitioned and stabilized the business in a new environment and challenging economy. Under Mike's guidance, CDNOW became one of the most advanced companies doing business on the Internet, with industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness.

  • 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.

  • Karina Sotnik

    Karina Sotnik

    Karina Sotnik is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, adviser and an educator. She spent over a decade in Silicon Valley in senior positions helping companies grow globally. She also launched three ventures of her own. In the last five years her concentration has been on growing WorldUpStart, a consulting practice focused on providing mentorship, consulting and advice to academic incubators, including UPstart at University of Pennsylvania, Accelerlife (Scandinavia) and ITMO QD (Russia). In addition, Karina recently conceived and launched AppITUP, an accelerator program for Mobile Apps at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Nate Lentz

    Nate Lentz

    Nate joined Osage Venture Partners in 2008 and as Managing Partner oversees investment and portfolio management activities. He serves on the Board of Directors of BA-Insight, Canvas, InstaMed, FieldView, Medallion Analytics, PeopleLinx, Pneuron, and RackWare. He is also a board observer of Identropy and a member of the Technology Investment Advisory Board for Ben Franklin Southeast Pennsylvania. Nate is a frequent speaker and panelist at venture events and is actively involved with numerous venture focused organizations including PACT, NJTC, MAVA, and Early Stage East.