Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

By May 1, 2015Bitcoin Business
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Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here.

These are the speakers we are proud to announce, and when you can expect to see them take the stage.

Kayvon Beykpour is the CEO and cofounder of Periscope, an app that enables anyone to capture or watch live video broadcasts, acquired by Twitter in 2015. Beykpour will speak at 12:20 on Tuesday May 5.

John Borthwick is CEO and co-founder of betaworks, a company that builds and invests in companies across the social, data driven media Internet. Borthwick will judge the Startup Battlefield Finals on Wednesday May 6.

Bob Bowman is the CEO at MLB Advanced Media. Bowman will speak at 2:00pm on Wednesday May 6.

Joanne Bradford is Head of Partnerships at Pinterest, where she focuses on building both commercial and content partnerships globally. Bradford will speak at 9:25am on Monday May 4.

Brooks Buffington is the COO and co-founder of Yik Yak. Buffington will speak at 12:00pm on Tuesday May 5.

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Adam Cahan serves as the Senior Vice President of Mobile and Emerging Products at Yahoo, where he oversees the company’s global mobile effort. Cahan will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

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Ron Conway

Ron Conway is a founder at SV Angel. Conway will speak at 9:05am on Monday May 4.

Topher Conway is a general partner at SV Angel. Conway will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

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Dennis Crowley is the co-founder and CEO of Foursquare, overseeing the strategic vision and product roadmap that has grown the Foursquare community to more than 50 million people around the world. Crowley will speak at 9:45am on Tuesday May 5 and judge Startup Battlefield on Wednesday May 6.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is working hard at making changes to the city that aim to increase network connectivity for all five boroughs and Digital.NYC, a hub for startups in the city. He will be onstage Monday May 4 at noon.

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Chris Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Dixon will speak at 9:05am on Tuesday May 5.

Tyler Droll is the CEO and co-founder of Yik Yak. Droll will speak at 12:00pm on Tuesday May 5.

Tara Feener is an engineer at FiftyThree, makers of Paper for the iPad (Apple’s iPad App of the Year 2012) and Pencil (the world’s top selling digital stylus). Feener will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

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First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit Held In New Hampshire

Carly Fiorina advocates for conservative policies that advance economic growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, and effective leadership. She served as Chairman and CEO of HP for six years. Fiorina will speak at 2:00pm on Tuesday May 5.

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Shana Fisher is the Managing Partner of High Line Venture Partners, a NY Based venture fund focused on early stage investments. Fisher will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Julie Fredrickson is Stowaway’s co-founder and CEO. She is an e-commerce and digital marketing expert, having worked in-house with brands like Ann Taylor and Equinox and as an agency director across brands as diverse as Gap, Nike and Michael Kors. Fredrickson will speak at 12:25pm on Monday May 4.

Limor Fried is a MIT engineer who founded Adafruit in 2005. Fried will speak at 12:00pm on Monday May 4.

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Patrick Gallagher has 17 years of technology investing, operations and finance experience. Prior to starting CrunchFund, Pat was a partner at VantagePoint. Gallagher will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Kevin Gibbon started Shyp in 2013 to make shipping items anywhere in the world frictionless. As CEO, Kevin is responsible for Shyp’s day-to-day operations, guiding the company’s vision and leading its growth. Gibbon will speak at 9:10am on Wednesday May 6.

Jonathan Grado is the Vice President of Marketing for Grado Labs. Grado will speak at 12:00pm on Monday May 4.

Logan Green is the co-founder and CEO of Lyft. Green will speak at 1:40pm on Tuesday May 5.

Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors. He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Grinda will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

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Rachel Sterne Haot is the Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology for New York State, part of Governor Cuomo’s administration. Haot will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

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Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on New York technology startups. Hippeau will judge the Startup Battlefield finals on Wednesday May 6.

Jennifer Hyman is the co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, a fashion company with a technology soul that is disrupting the way women get dressed. Hyman will speak at 12:25pm on Monday May 4.

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Payal Kadakia is the CEO and co-founder of ClassPass, a membership program that provides people of all fitness levels access to the best boutique studio classes across the US. Kadakia will speak at 1:40pm on Wednesday May 6.

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Brendan Kennedy is CEO of Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in legal cannabis. Kennedy will speak at 10:05am on Monday May 4.

Alex Klein is the co-founder of Kano Computing. Klein will speak at 10:45am on Monday May 4.

Mo Koyfman is a General Partner at Spark Capital, a venture capital firm that partners with imaginative entrepreneurs who are driven to move people with the products and experiences they create. Koyfman will judge Startup Battlefield.

Philip Krim is the co­-founder and CEO of Casper and a serial entrepreneur. Krim will speak 10:50am on Wednesday May 6.

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Bastian Lehmann is the CEO of Postmates. He will speak at 11:20am on Monday May 4.

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Aaron Levie is the co-founder and CEO of Box. He will speak 2:00pm on Monday May 4

Danielle Levitas leads the research and analysis team at App Annie. She will speak at 12:00pm on Wednesday May 6.

Geoff Lewis is a Partner at Founders Fund, where he is responsible for many of the firm’s early and growth stage software investments. Lewis is speaking at 10:05am on Monday May 4.

Noah Lichtenstein has been helping build start ups in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade, and is passionate about turning ideas into products and businesses that customers love. Lichtenstein will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Jessica Livingston is a founding partner at Y Combinator. She is also the organizer of Startup School, the big annual startup conference, and the author of Founders at Work, a collection of interviews with successful startup founders. Livingston will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Alfred Lin is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital who works with consumer internet, enterprise and mobile companies. Lin will speak at 12:00pm on Wednesday May 6 and judge the Startup Battlefield finals.

Paula Long brings over 30 years of experience in high-tech innovation to DataGravity. Prior to DataGravity, she served as vice president of product development at Heartland Robotics. Long will speak at 9:45am on Monday May 4.

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Susan Lyne is the president and founder at BBG Ventures, and was formerly the CEO of AOL Brand Group. She will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

Jason Mante is head of user experience at Vine. He will speak at 11:40am on Tuesday May 5.

Kanyi Maqubela is a partner at Collaborative Fund, an early stage investment vehicle focused on mission-driven technology businesses. Maqubela will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

Bill Maris founded Google Ventures in 2009 and oversees all of the fund’s global activities. Maris will speak at 10:05am on Tuesday May 5.

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Marissa Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. She will judge the Startup Battlefield finals.

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Dave McClure is a venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups. He will speak at 11:00am on Tuesday May 5.

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Leandra Medine is the founder of ManRepeller.com, a humorous site for serious fashion. She will speak at 11:20am on Tuesday May 5.

Heidi S. Messer has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the digital economy since the commercialization of the Internet. She currently serves as co-founder and chairman of Collective[i]. Messer will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

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Nate Mitchell

Nate Mitchell is co-founder and vice president of product at Oculus. He will speak at 10:10am on Monday May 4.

Adam Neumann is co-founder and CEO of WeWork. He will speak at 10:25am on Tuesday May 5.

Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor, and co-founded reddit. He will speak at 9:50am on Wednesday May 6.

Susan Paley is a 15+ year veteran in consumer technology and the driving force behind some of the most innovative consumer products and embedded solutions in the audio/digital audio space. In her most recent role Susan was the first employee and CEO of Beats By Dre. Paley will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Ron Palmeri has launched a number of highly innovative companies, including Grand Central/Google Voice, OpenDNS, Scout Labs and Swivel as managing director of Minor Ventures. He will speak at 2:25pm on Wednesday May 6.

Serkan Piantino is currently a director of engineering at Facebook’s AI Research lab and founder and site director of Facebook’s New York office.

Brian Pokorny is a managing partner of SV Angel. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch. Pokorny will judge the Startup Battlefield finals.

Michael Pryor is CEO of Trello Inc. as well as co-founder and president of Fog Creek Software. He also servers on the board of Stack Exchange, Inc.

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Sean Rad is the co-founder and president of Tinder. He will speak at 9:25am on Tuesday May 5.

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Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Life on Air Inc., which most recently released the popular Meerkat app. He will speak at 11:40am on Wednesday May 6.

David Samuel is an experienced executive, serial entrepreneur, and Internet pioneer in software and media. Today, he is co-founder of Freestyle Capital. He will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

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Marcela Sapone is the co-founder and CEO of Hello Alfred. She will speak at 2:25pm on Wednesday May 6.

Kegan Schouwenburg is the founder and CEO of Sols. She will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Sam Shank is the co-founder and CEO of HotelTonight, the on-demand mobile hotel booking app. He will speak at 9:30am on Wednesday May 6.

Minerva Tantoco is the CTO at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. She will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

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Halle Tecco

Halle Tecco is the founder and managing director of Rock Health, a full-service seed fund for digital health startups. She will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

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David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based seed-stage angel capital firm. He will speak at 12:25pm and judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

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Matt Turck is a partner at FirstMark and invests across a broad range of early stage enterprise and consumer startups. He will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

Yossi Vardi is an Israeli investor most famous for being the original investor in ICQ—the first Internet-wide instant messaging system. Vardi has invested in over 50 tech companies in diverse areas of software, energy, Internet, mobile, cleantech, and others. He will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

Hunter Walk is a founder and partner at Homebrew. He will judge Startup Battlefield on Tuesday May 5.

Tristan Walker founded Walker & Company and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to his time at Andreessen Horowitz, he was the Director of Business Development for foursquare. He will speak at 10:30am on Wednesday May 6.

Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier. She will speak at 10:25am on Monday May 4.

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FCC commissioners

Tom Wheeler is the 31st chairman of the FCC. He will speak at 11:40am on Monday May 4.

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Fred Wilson is a founder and Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures. He will speak at 9:05am on Monday May 4.

Joanne Wilson is an angel investor and blogger, and is currently an advisor at Vengo Labs. She will judge Startup Battlefield on Monday May 4.

Cameron Winklevoss is the co-founder and president of Gemini, a next generation bitcoin exchange. He will speak at 12:20pm on Wednesday May 6.

Tyler Winklevoss is the co-founder and CEO of Gemini, a next generation bitcoin exchange. He will speak at 12:20pm on Wednesday May 6.

Kayvon Beykpour  is the CEO and cofounder of Periscope, an app that […]

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