Welcome to the 2019 Grinspoon, Garvey and Young Conference! We’re excited to have you here. Some important info to help you get started:

This year we are offering four session tracks based on interest and level of entrepreneurial experience.
  • DABBLE (RED TRACK) - New to entrepreneurship. Want to pick up some instantly usable skills and info.
  • DIVE IN (GREEN TRACK) - Some background in entrepreneurship and looking to get serious.
  • LAUNCH (BLUE TRACK) - Have a venture. Want to scale, find collaborators or specialized expertise.
  • GENERAL (YELLOW TRACK) - These sessions are appropriate for any level of experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Session attendance is first come, first served. Selecting a session in the SCHED app does not guarantee you a seat.

Questions or problems? The Troubleshooting Table is located next to the Registration Table.

Enjoy the conference!

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Friday, November 1 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Idea Madness

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Come be a part of the world’s largest Idea Jam, with close to 400 pitches.We kick off the session with students pitching at every table. In a bracket system, the best ideas are voted on in real time and move on to the next round. We will get to the 10 most promising ideas at the end of this session.Those 10 students will get 60 seconds to pitch their idea in front of judges in a dedicated Shark Tank later in the morning.The top 3 finalists will come back after lunch and the keynote address to share their pitches with the entire audience.

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Paul Silva

Paul G. Silva - A lifelong entrepreneur and educator passionate about helping people & teams create economic prosperity through innovation. Through his career he has had the privilege and joy to inspire thousands of people to innovate, help hundreds of startups launch, and see those... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Upstairs Ballroom