9:00 AM - Welcome
10:00 AM - Welcome + Morning Inspiration (Joel Natividad, CEO and Co-founder of Ontodia)
10:30 AM-1:00 PM - Open Build + Mentor Hours
Session 1 (11:00AM - 11:30AM)
Luke Miller, Yahoo - "Polishing UX on your own and with users"
Session 2 (11:45AM - 12:15PM)
Kyle Outlaw, Razorfish - "Shredding the Wireframe: Rapid Prototyping and the Future of UX"
Session 3 (12:30PM - 1:00PM)
Tami Reiss, Pivotal Labs - "Demo This! (How to give a great product demo)"
1:00 PM - Lunch
Session 4 (1:15PM - 1:45PM)
Jen van der Meer, NYU ITP - "Is my product a company? A non profit? Where can this go?"
Session 5 (2:00PM - 2:30PM)
Mary Hermant, BizDev, Marketing, and Sales - "If an App launches in a forest, will anybody know? Market This!"
Session 6 (2:45PM - 3:15PM)
Daniel Gulati, Comcast Ventures - "Crafting your Winning VC Pitch"
Session 7 (3:30PM - 4:00PM)
Ryan Fant, Keen Home - "Perfecting Through the Physical"
Session 8 (4:15PM - 4:45PM)
Nick Yulman, Kickstarter - "Crowdfunding Technology - Tips from a Kickstarter Community Manager"
2:00 PM-7:00 PM - Open Build + Mentor 'Office Hours'
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Team Pitches / Live Feedback
Event ends at 9:00 PM
Visit our "Mentor Station" throughout the day to get advice from BigApps Mentors:
Daniel Gulati - Entrepreneur in Residence at Comcast Ventures
Deborah Estrin - Professor at Cornell NYC Tech
Hamdan Azhar - Researcher at Facebook
Hanna Aase - Founder of Wonderloop
Jen van der Meer - Chief Strategy Officer of Luminary Labs & Adjunct Professor NYU ITP and SVA PoD
John Coghlan - Founder of DUMBO Startup Lab
Jon Mandell - Vice President at 1800Flowers.com
Mary Hermant - COO at Fresh Digital Group
Michael Chiang - Co-Founder at FitBark
Mina Kim - Director of User Experience at Adjacent to One
Nir Markus - Co-founder & CTO at OKpanda
Peter Crysdale - Founder and CEO at StrategyHack
Rohan Deshpande - CTO & Co-Founder of Fundera
Visit the "Connected Devices" Room to borrow the below equipment:
Tessels (with the following modules):
-microSD card module
White Foam Core
Check out all of the equipment the NY Designs Fabrication Lab has made available for our use! A few things ot keep in mind:
1. Attendees should bring their own “disposables” i.e. glue, fasteners, sanding pads/ belts, etc.
2. NY Designs has a limited numbers of certain items, i.e. tape measure, screw drivers, drills (only 1), so we recommend attendees bring their own
3. Laser cutting work can only be done by lab techs. All work will be billed at $100/hour
directly to the BigApps attendee. BigApps will not be able to cover this cost.
** More info on speakers and workshops coming soon. Stay tuned! **
Let us feature your photos, posts and tweets throughout our social media channels - use #BigApps to tag memorable moments and we will share them with the world.
Rideshare with former BigApps winner, Bandwagon, to and from the event! All rides to the Falchi Building between 8:00AM-10:00AM will be 50% off (make sure you choose the 'Falchi' with map pin icon as your destination). Download Bandwagon for iOS here or Android here and for an additional $10 credit, enter the code "BIGAPPS" in the Credits menu.