4 Internet Week New York Events Your Startup Shouldn’t Miss

Internet Week New York, a week-long festival celebrating technology, digital media and startups, kicks off on May 18. Over 25,000 people attended nearly 250 events throughout the city in 2014.

This year, Internet Week’s HQ alone has 80+ events planned, from fireside chats with Chelsea Clinton and Nate Silver to classes on practical 3D printing and panels on iBeacons.

That’s why we’ve highlighted a couple of don’t-miss events  — including KITE’s pitch competition on May 19 — for startups like yours that want to forge partnerships with brands and agencies. You’ll learn how brands are thinking about technology and innovation, and have the chance to network with senior execs.

[Buy your IWNY pass with KITE’s discount code: IWNY_KITE_10OFF – purchase here]

Creating Fearless Talent – A Bonin Bough Keynote
When: 11:30am – 11:55am, May 18
What/Who: Bonin Bough, VP of Global Media and Consumer Engagement at Mondelēz International, discusses why it’s critical for large companies to engage, teach, immerse and nurture their talent to compete in this fast-paced world.

Innovation Case Study: Building the Unexpected to Create Value Together
When:  2:30pm – 3pm, May 18
What/Who: P&G Director Clark Reinhard will discuss how the CPG giant is thinking differently when it comes to product innovation and joining forces with small tech companies to solve their challenges.

Creativity inside CPG’s, Moving Innovation to the Next Level
When: 3:30pm – 3:55pm, May 18
What: Agency insiders will talk about their experiences with CPG’s to discuss how to work together to create winning projects.

Goliath Needs David: Startups Pitch Brands for Partnerships
When: 3pm – 3:50pm, May 19
What: This is your chance to watch and learn from a public “KITE Flight” during which some of the most promising connected-device startups pitch brand and agency decision-makers for a shot at a paid pilot with a major marketer.
Who: Judges include Venky Balakrishnan Iyer, global VP of digital innovation for Diageo, Donnie Williams, Chief Digital Officer for Horizon Media, and Ophelia Cerdini, VP Digital Innovation & Technology Group for Estee Lauder.

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