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WhatsNext is a cutting-edge, content-based virtual business conference specifically curated for emerging growth companies and angel, venture capital, and private equity investors. WhatsNext will include panelists from leading national companies as well as dozens of our most successful start-ups. Panel topics include Product Design, Branding, Financing and Valuation, Employment, Open Source versus Closed Source, Stock Options and Maximizing Value in M&A. WhatsNext will also uniquely feature short entertainment breaks in the areas of professional sports, live music and cooking demonstrations. WhatsNext is ultimately an eco-system that will facilitate learning, networking and connectivity.

Schedule

· Networking
Open Networking
Grab a cup of coffee and meet some great people. It's time to network!
· Sessions
Opening Remarks
Greg Seltzer
· Sessions
Building a Product: Idea > Design > Commercialize
Nora West Heather Friedland Neala Gollomp Lindsey O’Niell Wian van Blommestein Less Cardinal
· Sessions
Accounting Office Hours
With EY
Markus Searight Kathryn Barth Ligia Espaillat David Burkavage
· Sessions
Mark My Words: Getting a Trademark and Building Your Brand
How do you convey the story behind the product? What is a brand?
Megan Kearney Lynn Rzonca
· Sessions
AMA: Investors
Omar Mencin Steve Finn
· Sessions
Throw Your Fastball: Rapid Fire Pitch Showcase
Laura Plunkett Omar Mencin Steve Finn Brett Topche Shonterra Jordan
· Sessions
AMA: CEO
Rick Nucci Bob Moore (Crossbeam) Chris Molaro
· Sessions
Onward and Upward & Instructions on How to be a Meaningful Citizen
· Sessions
How to Make Dough: Literally…
Alexander Roman Tom  Henneman
· Sessions
Amplify
David Silver Jaclyn Allen Julie Zeglen Michelle Freeman
· Sessions
OSS vs. CSS: You Wouldn’t Understand
Jonathan Wexler Alex Gilbert
· Sessions
We’re Talking About Options? Not Equity, Not Equity - We’re Talking About Options
Brian Pinheiro Chase Emanuel
· Sessions
Accounting Office Hours
With Wipfli
Michelle Berkoben Mark Martinelli
· Sessions
Coffee Break and Company Culture
Nick Bayer
· Sessions
REC Philly Open Mic
Featuring performances by some amazing local talent
· Sessions
Diversity and Inclusion in Young Companies
Opeola Bukola Virginia Essandoh
· Sessions
Legal Office Hours: …On the House
John Devine Phil Yannella Charley Brown Scott Marty
· Sessions
East vs. West: Financing Your Startup
Praveen Kosuri Adam Nelson Mark Goldstein kimberly klayman
· Sessions
A Message from Low Cut Connie & Beer Tasting with Victory Brewing
A Message from Low Cut Connie & Beer Tasting with Victory Brewing
Bill Covaleski
· Sessions
Exit...Stage Left: Maximizing Value in and Preparing for M&A
Kwasi Kyei Lee Garber Greg Seltzer Paul Daitz Bill Covaleski Georgianna Oliver
· Sessions
Special Live Performance: Hiss Golden Messenger
· Sessions
Featured Q&A

Speakers

Kwasi Kyei

Cigna Ventures

Nora West

Guru

John Devine

Ballard Spahr

Adam Nelson

FirstMark Capital

Tom Henneman

Federal Donuts

Alexander Roman

High Street on Market

Michelle Freeman

Witty Gritty

David Burkavage

EY

Julie Zeglen

Technical.ly

Ligia Espaillat

EY

Kathryn Barth

EY

Markus Searight

EY

Jaclyn Allen

Philly Startup Leaders

David Silver

REC Philly

Laura Plunkett

LIFT Labs

Megan Kearney

QVC

Lee Garber

NewSpring

Rick Nucci

Guru

Mark Martinelli

Wipfli

Michelle Berkoben

Wipfli

Scott Marty

Ballard Spahr

Charley Brown

Ballard Spahr

Phil Yannella

Ballard Spahr

Praveen Kosuri

University of Pennsylvania

Georgianna Oliver

Package Concierge Inc.

Bill Covaleski

Victory Brewing

Paul Daitz

Investment Banking BCMS

kimberly klayman

Ballard Spahr

Mark Goldstein

Builders

Virginia Essandoh

Ballard Spahr

Opeola Bukola

Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

Nick Bayer

CEO of Saxbys

Chase Emanuel

Carta

Brian Pinheiro

Ballard Spahr

Jonathan Wexler

Bloomberg

Alex Gilbert

Apostrophe

Chris Molaro

NeuroFlow

Bob Moore (Crossbeam)

Crossbeam

Shonterra Jordan

Comcast

Brett Topche

Red and Blue

Steve Finn

Marstar

Holly Flanagan

Gabriel Investments

Omar Mencin

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Lynn Rzonca

Ballard Spahr

Less Cardinal

Technical.ly

Wian van Blommestein

Ayoba-Yo

Lindsey O’Niell

Crossbeam

Neala Gollomp

Comcast

Heather Friedland

Ancestry.com

Greg Seltzer

Ballard Spahr

The event is over

Hosted by

Ballard Spahr

Booths

Ballard Spahr

Emerging Growth & Venture Capital

Crossbeam

Partner ecosystems & revenue, together at last

NeuroFlow

Measure & Manage Behavioral Health. Everywhere

Saxbys

Make Life Better

Strados Labs

Introducing the Strados® Remote E-Stethoscope Platform (RESPTM)

Philly Startup Leaders

Created by founders for founders

EarlyBird

Invest in the children you love

REC Philly

A place for creators

Carta

Equity. Simplified.

Guru

Knowledge that finds you

BlueRoof Learning

Everything You Ever Wanted in a Music Learning Website. All for FREE.

Showcase

We’re a community invested in co-creating better products for the brands of tomorrow.

Fuego, Inc.

The world's best dance sneaker

Victory Brewing Company

Craft brewery started in Downingtown, PA.

Bucha Leather

Bucha Leather is creating a plant-based leather made from kombucha

Technical.ly

Technical.ly grows local technology communities

Better Human

Philly-based pop-fusion

FIDF

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Philly Alive

Free Quarantine Concert Series 6/27

Exude Inc.

Exude, Inc is a consulting firm that focuses on all things people

Nth Round

A comprehensive equity management platform

Chariot Solutions

Technology in the service of business

TechGirlz

Empowering Girls To Be Future Technology Leaders

Technium

We find and launch deep technologies

Natalie Brown

Designer

Arnetta Johnson

That trumpet chic

Ballard Spahr

Pro Bono

BCMS

Global mergers & acquisitions advisors