Dates and Rates

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2013 Academies:

Saturday, September 21

Hours: 10 – 6:00 PM
Lunch is included

Academy takes place at:
41 Union Square West, Suite 725 at 17th Street
New York City


$800 for the full day Academy (a $1,200 value). Includes day of learning with small class (8 maximum), materials, one-on-one 90 minute public speaking coach session, individual attention, lunch.

Discounted rate of $640 (20% off) available via partnerships with these organizations:
New York State Small Business Office, EO, EO-Accelerator, She-EO, Echoing Green, Women Entrepreneurs Festival.


10:00 – 10:30     Introductions

10:30 – 12:30     What You Need to Succeed Part I (Julia Pimsleur)

12:30 – 01:15     Catered lunch on site

 01:30 – 02:00     What You Need to Succeed Part II (Julia Pimsleur)

 02:00 – 03:30     Acing the Pitch (Bill Smartt)

 03:30 – 04:00     Break

 04:00 – 05:00     VC Guest Speaker

 05:00 – 06:00     Solving Individual Challenges

Guest Speaker:

Jay Levy is a co-founder and partner of Zelkova Ventures. Jay focuses most of his time in working with the current portfolio company and looking at new investments in the software-as-a-service, internet media and green tech space.
Jay launched his entrepreneurial career while in High School with his first web-services firm, providing web development services to early stage companies. After high school, Jay moved to New Jersey to attend Rutgers University, where he studied Finance & Political Science. While at Rutgers he helped to launch an internet portal for college students merging the office campus community with the dorm. While still in college Jay went to work for Morgan Stanley working on the development of their separately managing account business. After leaving Morgan Stanley, Jay helped to launch MPI Professionals a New York based financial service consultancy which was later acquired by a publically traded multi-national. More recently Jay was a founding partner of Trueview Services, an online monitoring solution targeted to the small business and residential market.Jay has been a recipient of the Crain’s top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch in New York received the 40 under 40 Award from Westchester County.Jay currently resides in Manhattan and in his free time enjoys playing golf, tennis and running.

Past Guest Speakers:

Nikhil Kalghatgi is an engineer, entrepreneur and product expert turned venture capitalist at SoftBank Capital. Nikhil is currently invested and/or actively involved in nearly 40 companies in Mobile (Soundtracking, Thumb), Social Marketing (BuddyMedia, Taykey), ad-tech (Moat, Criteo), Ecommerce (Gilt, GSI Commerce), and Funds (Lerer Ventures, TechStars, Gen Y Capital). Nikhil previously launched a hedge fund, a mobile app analytics company, worked in the military intelligence, was a UX designer and developer by trade, and is an alum from Harvard Business School. He recently served as a pitch session judge at the Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Note: each Academy is limited to 8 participants.