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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
· 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
Markus Searight Kathryn Barth Ligia Espaillat David Burkavage
· Sessions
Mark My Words: Getting a Trademark and Building Your 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
Michelle Berkoben Mark Martinelli
· Sessions
Coffee Break and Company Culture
Nick Bayer
· Sessions
REC Philly Open Mic
· 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
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
Kwasi Kyei

Cigna Ventures

Nora West
Nora West

Guru

John Devine
John Devine

Ballard Spahr

Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson

FirstMark Capital

Tom  Henneman
Tom Henneman

Federal Donuts

Alexander Roman
Alexander Roman

High Street on Market

Michelle Freeman
Michelle Freeman

Witty Gritty

David Burkavage
David Burkavage

EY

Julie Zeglen
Julie Zeglen

Technical.ly

Ligia Espaillat
Ligia Espaillat

EY

Kathryn Barth
Kathryn Barth

EY

Markus Searight
Markus Searight

EY

Jaclyn Allen
Jaclyn Allen

Philly Startup Leaders

David Silver
David Silver

REC Philly

Laura Plunkett
Laura Plunkett

LIFT Labs

Megan Kearney
Megan Kearney

QVC

Lee Garber
Lee Garber

NewSpring

Rick Nucci
Rick Nucci

Guru

Mark Martinelli
Mark Martinelli

Wipfli

Michelle Berkoben
Michelle Berkoben

Wipfli

Scott Marty
Scott Marty

Ballard Spahr

Charley Brown
Charley Brown

Ballard Spahr

Phil Yannella
Phil Yannella

Ballard Spahr

Praveen Kosuri
Praveen Kosuri

University of Pennsylvania

Georgianna Oliver
Georgianna Oliver

Package Concierge Inc.

Bill Covaleski
Bill Covaleski

Victory Brewing

Paul Daitz
Paul Daitz

Investment Banking BCMS

kimberly klayman
kimberly klayman

Ballard Spahr

Mark Goldstein
Mark Goldstein

Builders

Virginia Essandoh
Virginia Essandoh

Ballard Spahr

Opeola Bukola
Opeola Bukola

Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

Nick Bayer
Nick Bayer

CEO of Saxbys

Chase Emanuel
Chase Emanuel

Carta

Brian Pinheiro
Brian Pinheiro

Ballard Spahr

Jonathan Wexler
Jonathan Wexler

Bloomberg

Alex Gilbert
Alex Gilbert

Apostrophe

Chris Molaro
Chris Molaro

NeuroFlow

Bob Moore (Crossbeam)
Bob Moore (Crossbeam)

Crossbeam

Shonterra Jordan
Shonterra Jordan

Comcast

Brett Topche
Brett Topche

Red and Blue

Steve Finn
Steve Finn

Marstar

Holly Flanagan
Holly Flanagan

Gabriel Investments

Omar Mencin
Omar Mencin

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Lynn Rzonca
Lynn Rzonca

Ballard Spahr

Less Cardinal
Less Cardinal

Technical.ly

Wian van Blommestein
Wian van Blommestein

Ayoba-Yo

Lindsey O’Niell
Lindsey O’Niell

Crossbeam

Neala Gollomp
Neala Gollomp

Comcast

Heather Friedland
Heather Friedland

Ancestry.com

Greg Seltzer
Greg Seltzer

Ballard Spahr

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Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr

Emerging Growth & Venture Capital

NeuroFlow

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Guru

Guru

Knowledge that finds you

Carta

Carta

Equity. Simplified.

REC Philly

REC Philly

A place for creators

EarlyBird

EarlyBird

Invest in the children you love

Philly Startup Leaders

Philly Startup Leaders

Created by founders for founders

Crossbeam

Crossbeam

Partner ecosystems & revenue, together at last

Strados Labs

Strados Labs

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Saxbys

Saxbys

Make Life Better

Nth Round

Nth Round

A comprehensive equity management platform

FIDF

FIDF

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

BlueRoof Learning

BlueRoof Learning

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

Arnetta Johnson

Arnetta Johnson

That trumpet chic

Bucha Leather

Bucha Leather

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

Better Human

Better Human

Philly-based pop-fusion

Technium

Technium

We find and launch deep technologies

Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Designer

TechGirlz

TechGirlz

Empowering Girls To Be Future Technology Leaders

Philly Alive

Philly Alive

Free Quarantine Concert Series 6/27

Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr

Pro Bono

Technical.ly

Technical.ly

Technical.ly grows local technology communities

Exude Inc.

Exude Inc.

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

Victory Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company

Craft brewery started in Downingtown, PA.

Fuego, Inc.

Fuego, Inc.

The world's best dance sneaker

Showcase

Showcase

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

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions

Technology in the service of business

BCMS

BCMS

Global mergers & acquisitions advisors