It's a great time to start a company. The economy is in the dumps and lots of talented people have plenty of time on their hands and creativity waiting to be unleashed. MIT Enterprise Forum of New York organized a panel discussion aimed at providing insight and advice on what it takes to become an entreprenuer. When "Silicon Alley" launched in the mid-1990`s, the technology entrepreneurship community was nascent and had very few successes compared to its counterparts in Silicon Valley and Boston. Fast forward 10 years - New York is now one of the fastest growing regions for entrepreneurship and there have been several very high profile exits that have moved the needle for the entire technology industry. Watch the founders of LivePerson, TACODA, and Mimeo talk about what they learned from their past ventures and how New York has evolved into a major hub of technology entrepreneurship. These CEOs share their war stories from their past and current startups and offer advice on how to navigate the current economic environment.
- Robert LoCascio, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, LivePerson
- Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia, Inc.
- Jeffrey Stewart, Founder, Urgent Group
- Steve Brotman, Managing Director, Greenhill & Co.