Pre-expo Series: Startup Roundtable 16 with John Frankel

Aug 16 - 17, 2012 · New York, United States of America
You can either register on Eventbrite or Meetup. Early bird price ends at 12 PM on August 10th. Sponsorship is available only by inquiry. You can email us at

August Exhibit Discount
NY Business Expo 2012 is the most disruptive B2B trade show of the year. This event will bring together over thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs, close to 200 exhibitors, 100 startup mentors, and 32 workshops which will last for two days. Attendees will mostly be comprised of c-level executives, senior managers, small business owners, startup founders, investors and service professionals. The expo will take place at the 69th Regiment Armory at the heart of NYC on November 14th and 15th. To become an exhibitor, Call us at 347.586.9326 or fill out this order form. We look forward to hearing from you! Here are top 8 reasons why you should exhibit. Here is a special discount (8/1 - 8/15) for your company if you become an exhibitor now.

Pre-Expo Series
The Pre-Expo Series is a series of events we are hosting each month, including business networking mixers (open bar) and Startup Roundtable events. With these events, our goal is to bring in more solid business owners and startup entrepreneurs to share knowledge and build business relationships. This series also helps us further raise awareness for November's Business Expo among the national and international entrepreneur communities.
Startup Roundtable 16
Our guest speaker for this Startup Roundtable event is John Frankel, who is a Partner at ff Venture Capital. Andrew Wong will be interviewing him and there will also be time at the end for questions from the audience. To learn more about John, please read below.


6:00-6:30: Registration
6:30-9:30: Interview with John Frankel, Audience Q&A + Networking with Cold Beer

* Note: the interview and Q&A part will take at least an hour. In the past, there had been times when the Q&A took too long (such as Roundtable 13 with David Rose). It's OK. And I'm usually flexible to let audience ask as many questions as possible. That's why we call it Roundtable. So for this event, we reserve three hours for interview, Q&A, and networking. There will be beer served during the networking session. For any questions, please email us at or contact any of the organizers.
John Frankel (Source)


John Frankel has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. Mr. Frankel was one of the earliest investors in Quigo Technologies, which was purchased by AOL in December 2007, and in Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD on NASDAQ) which had a successful IPO in March 2011. He has also served and/or now serves on the boards of 500px, Apparel Media Group,, Centzy, ClearPath Immigration, Gobbler, Infochimps, Klout,, Quigo Technologies, The Goldman Sachs Trust Company, and Voxy. He is also a Mentor with the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program.

In particular, he established Goldman’s Cayman offshore administration business, their London global custody business, and reengineered their global prime brokerage business. In capital markets, he worked closely with some of the world’s leading hedge funds, and developed a keen understanding of portfolio risk/return management. He started his business career with Arthur Anderson & Co. in the audit and insolvency divisions.

Mr. Frankel earned a Master of Arts from New College, Oxford where he studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Logic, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Co-Host - Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)

Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) is one of the largest and most active student organizations at Columbia Business School. CEO aims to provide students exposure to some of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. Through lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, it helps students gain unique insight and connections to the world of venturing.

Why Exhibit at NY Business Expo 2012?
Attendees8,000 - 12,000 attendees are estimated to attend this event. According to our statistics, over 90% of our attendees are founders, c-level executives, and senior executives. It will be an ideal environment for you to build relationships and get the customers you are looking for.FormatWe are proud to claim our expo to be the most disruptive trade show of the year! This event will bring together the small business and startup communities. The Small Business ClassroomandStartup Central (two key components of the expo) are the best representations of our unique and innovative expo structure that is designed to get you the best business leads ever.EducationSmall Business Classroom offers 32 seminars that introduce business owners to tips and techniques to help them succeed in their own games. These seminars will bring in qualified business owners who are willing to listen and learn more about your business. The educational seminars are also set up to bring more traffic to your booth!MentoringFor the first time, we will bring in close to 100 startup mentors to a business expo that will be attended by thousands of startup entrepreneurs. The mentoring sessions are intended to get you more eyeballs and build a steady traffic on the show floor. Since only 4 mentors will be coaching at the same time, the entrepreneurs who are waiting will be checking out your booths and conducting a meaningful conversation with your associates.PressWe will be setting up a dedicated area (press lounge) for reporters to interview you on the show floor. Good PR is one of the most effective ways to grow your business.  Hundreds of reporters have been invited to this event. The press area will allow our exhibitors to share interesting stories with reporters. We also encourage you to schedule meetings with your desired press contacts beforehand to schedule a meeting with them at the press lounge.NetworkingEach exhibitor is given one free pass to the after party (held on both days), where you will be networking with business owners, investors and perhaps any business leads you didn't have a chance to meet during the day.LocationOur staffers have looked into different options in terms of where to host this expo. Some convention centers are large but they are inconveniently located on the west side, too far away from train stations. Some other convention centers lack the open space structure we have required to facilitate a good traffic flow for our exhibitors. As a result, we decided to go with the 69th Regiment Armory, which is conveniently located on the Lexington Ave between 25th St and 26th St. The easy-to-get-to location and the rarely-seen open and large space of the venue make it an ideal location for all our exhibitors!HostOur host, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN), is a fast growing business network in the tri-state area. Founded in 2009, NYEBN has successfully organized 134 events to date. Each of our events gets rated and reviewed by real people. Transparency is everything for us! Besides, the management team at NYEBN believes that members' interests always come first. Currently NYEBN is comprised of over 12,100 members on Meetup (largest business Meetup) and close to 5,000 accounts on our mailing list. We bring our years of experience, customer relationships, and our existing network with investors and entrepreneurs to the 2012 expo. That makes us your ideal host!
Overall, we believe we have the best program to let you get the best bang for your buck. Consider our entire package: Attendees, Format, Education, Mentoring, Press, Networking, Location and Host. Where else can you get a good deal like this? No need to waste time and money on other inefficient and unproven marketing channels. Check out our current Exhibit Special @, and reserve a booth today! Call us at 347.586.9326 or fill out the order form @ We look forward to hearing from you!

*Refund Policies: Refunds are offered if this event is cancelled or if you give us at least 7 days of advanced notice for your cancellation.
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