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Orientation for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s 2012 Entrepreneurial Journalism Program begins on February 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM. Classes begin on February 6, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2012
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street, Room 432
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9:00-10:00 AM: Arrival and Informal Breakfast Buffet

10:00 AM: Welcome to CUNY

10:30 AM: School Tour and Introductions

11:00 AM: Meet Tech Team and Tech Set-up

11:30 AM: Logistics/Administration

• Get Portrait Photos Taken
• Get School ID Photos Taken and Pick up IDs
• Get library Bar-Code Sticker
• Registration Paperwork
• Lockers

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch at CUNY

1:30 PM: Travel to Xconomy Event

2:00-6:00 PM: Xconomy New York Venture Convergence Conference

At this afternoon event, entrepreneurs will share the stage with VCs to pass along stories about how they built their startups. There will also be keynote chats with Barry Silbert, CEO of Second Market, and two of the country’s most influential and astute investors—Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson and Todd Dagres of Spark Capital. Moderating the chat between Wilson and Dagres will be former Doubleclick CEO David Rosenblatt, who now heads online luxury marketplace company 1stdibs, and no doubt knows how to bring out the best in VCs. Finally, we will showcase some “burst” presentations from some of the city’s most promising new ventures.

6:00 PM: Wrap-up

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Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2012
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street, Room 308
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9:00-9:30 AM: Arrival and Informal Breakfast Buffet

9:30-10:30 AM: Meet the Professors

10:30-11:00 AM: Setting Up and Using Your WordPress Blog

11:00–1:00 PM: Student Introductions Part 1

One of the goals of the program is to foster a strong network of entrepreneurial journalists. We hope that you can rely on one another as you work to build your ventures over the course of the semester and beyond. Orientation is a great time for you to get to know each other before you jump head-first into your individual projects. To that end, we would like you to spend some time creating a 10-15 minute presentation on YOU. You might want to include an informal personal and professional bio, including your first and your worst jobs; photos; videos; and anything else that would help the group learn more about you. Use whatever support materials you’d like or none at all. We’ll have a projector if there are sites/slides/videos/photos/etc anything else you’d like to show. It’s fully up to you. The presentations are meant to be fun and to give others a chance to get know a bit about who you are.

1:00-1:30 PM: Break

1:30-3:00 PM: Lunch and Presentation—Introduction to UI by Hong Qu

3:00-3:15 PM: Break

3:15-4:45 PM: Student Introductions Part 2

4:45 PM: Wrap-Up

6:00 PM: Dinner/Restaurant TBD (optional)

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Friday, Feb 3rd, 2012
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street, Room 432
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9:00-9:30 AM: Arrival and Light Breakfast

9:30-10:30 AM: Student Introductions Part 3

10:30-1:00 PM: New York Start-up Tour (Casual Attire)

New York City has become one of the country’s top centers for innovation and entrepreneurship. With deep sector experience in media, fashion, and finance, New York is well positioned to support this growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. To show you some of what the city has to offer, we will tour innovative co-working spaces and start-ups and hear from entrepreneurs working to disrupt their respective industries. Below you will find links to some of the sites that we will visit.

• Facebook/Meet with Vadim Lavrusik
• General Assembly/Meet with Brad Hargreaves & Matt Brimer
• Grind/Food+Tech/Meet with Danielle Gould & Bettina Warshaw

Here are a few articles to prepare you for the visits:

Can New York Rival Silicon Valley for Start-Ups?

General Assembly Provides Entrepreneurial Skills to the Chosen Few

Cocollective Founders Launch Coworking Space Grind in Heart of NYC Startup scene

Facebook to Open New York Engineering Office

1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00-5:30 PM: New York Start-up Tour (continued)

5:30 PM: Dinner/Restaurant TBD (optional)

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Sunday, Feb 5, 2012
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11:30 AM: Brunch with Prof. Amit Paley and Guests/Restaurant TBD (optional)

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