The Princeton Entrepreneurship Club hosts the East Coast Startup Summit April 20-22, which brings all-star entrepreneurs and investors to the Princeton campus, including Jennifer Hyman, pictured here courtesy of the Huffington Post. Most events are for students only, but the talks on Friday and Sunday at noon are open to the public. As below
1. Friday, April 20 at 12:00pm in McCosh 46 The Startup Revolution in NYC
12 p.m.- Fred Wilson; 1:30 p.m. – David Tisch; 2:00 p.m. – Joe Cohen
Fred Wilson is a Managing Director of Union Square Ventures, a leading venture firm in New York. Fred has invested in Twitter, Zynga, Foursquare, Tumblr and Etsy, among others. He is also the renowned author of the “A VC” blog.
David Tisch is the Managing Director of TechStars New York, the top startup accelerator on the East Coast. Tisch is also a prolific angel investor in companies like Fab, Skillshare, Art.sy, and GroupMe.
Joe Cohen is the founder of Coursekit, a disruptive education startup building a simple and elegant way to manage college courses.
2. Sunday, April 22 at 12:00pm in McCosh 10 – Democratizing Luxury: the Story of Rent the Runway
Jennifer Hyman, founder of Rent the Runway, will share insight from her experience in building a revolutionary e-commerce company. Rent the Runway enables women to rent luxury designer gowns and accessories at a fraction of retail price, through the mail. Before founding Rent the Runway, Jennifer Hyman was an executive at Starwood Hotels, IMG, and WeddingChannel.
The above is the press info issued by the students. To add to that — All talks are free. All four speakers seem to be New York based, Joe Cohen is a Wharton dropout and Rent the Runway requires login to see anything so don’t bother. Interestingly, Rent the Runway has been dubbed “Netflix for Couture.”
For Princeton’s version of while-a-student-at=prestigious-school, found a company, hear Bob Martin, founder of Raging Bull while he was at UVA, speak at the Princeton chamber on Thursday, May 3. And you don’t even have to give up your Sunday.