Early Stage East


Early Stage East Venture Conference
June 15th & 16th
Hotel DuPont
Wilmington, DE
Located only 20 minutes south of the Philadelphia

2010 Keynote Speaker - Daymond John
Founder & CEO, FUBU - The Collection

Presenting Companies
Vision to Value: Venture Fundamentals in a Day
Keynote Speaker
2010 Award Winner
Venture Industry Annual Update with NVCA
Emerging Media Technologies Panel
Branding Strategies Panel
Travel, Directions & Accomodations

ESE Newsletter
Press Archive

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 15th

9:30am - 5:30 pm
Vision to Value: Venture Fundamentals in a Day
Sponsored by: Blank Rome and Fesnak and Associates
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcoming Reception
Sponsored by: Duane Morris
8:00pm on
Jazz Festival in Rodney Square
(Business Casual is encouraged to enjoy the festival)

Wednesday, June 16th

Registration and Breakfast
Opening Remarks-The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of the State of Delaware
Sponsored by: Delaware Economic Development Office
Venture Industry Annual Update - Mark Heesen, President of the National Venture Capital Association
Sponsored by: Saul Ewing, LLP
Company Presentations- First Track
Sponsored by: Parente Beard and Drinker Biddle
Emerging Media Technologies Panel
Sponsored by: Fox Rothschild, LLP
Jeff Pulver - CEO, #14OConf
Yuli Ziv - CEO, My It Things
Matt Goddard - CEO, R2integrated
Steve Rosenbaum - CEO, Magnify.net

Moderator - Gerry Norton, Partner, Fox Rothschild
Sal Buccieri Venture Impact Award Presentation to Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner of First Round Capital
Sponsored by: KPMG and Reitler, Kailas, & Rosenblatt
Keynote Address- Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU and Star of ABC's Shark Tank
Sponsored by: Internet Capital Group and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Company Presentations
Sponsored by: Parente Beard and Drinker Biddle
Branding Strategies Panel
Sponsored by: Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Michael Araten- CEO of K'Nex, LLP
David Bullock - CEO White & Bullock, LLC and Author of Barack 2.0
Denise Seegal- Founding CEO - DKNY, Former President-Liz Claiborne, Former President and CEO, VF Sportswear Coalition of VF Corporation
Peter Wakiyama - Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP for Intellectual Property

Moderator - Bill Scari, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Closing Cocktail Reception and Awards
Sponsored by: New Castle County, Delaware and Science Center

Don't miss our Closing Reception Drawings where one lucky person goes home with an Apple iPad! (must be present to win)