One of the areas that I focus on is bridging Madison Avenue with Silicon Alley/Valley. I think it’s unbelievably important for the future growth of both ecosystems.
At The Media Kitchen, in 2008, we launched our first Digital Media Venture Capital Conference. We haven’t looked back since and we’re going on our 4th year of doing this. We’ve had venture firms such as Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital, DFJ Gotham, Spark Capital, Betaworks (not a full VC firm), and IA Ventures present in the past with a wealth of CEOs and founders from amazing startups including but not limited to Meetup, 33 Across, AppNexus, Pinch Media, Izea, ContextWeb, DoubleVerify, Boxee, 5Min, TargetSpot, ChartBeat, Bit.ly, Zenetics, Metamarkets, FourSquare, GetGlue, Tumblr, and Twitter. Here’s a link to my post from our 2008 conference.
This year, we’re changing it up a bit and not focusing 100% on Venture Capital funds, but around the ecosystem that surrounds entrepreneurship. I think this is very important to present because the more people that we inspire about the surrounding ecosystem of entrepreneurship, the more people will feel comfortable with the possibilities of innovation.
We’re holding our TMK Digital Media Venture Capital Conference entitled, Accelerators, Inspiration Spaces, and Startups on May 17, 2011 here in New York City. I have the ability to give 5 lucky readers of this post admission to the event which will be from 8;15am-12:30pm. It’ll be an intimate group of <150 awesome people.
If you are interested in attending and want to come, please reach out using this form with 1-2 sentences of why. I’d love to give the right people the opportunity to be here to mingle with our entire agency, our clients, and our friends from the entrepreneurial world.