Featured Keynote Speakers




Mark Leslie
B.A. NYU

General Managing Partner, Leslie Ventures

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Now retired from a successful entrepreneurial career, Mark Leslie dedicates his time educating the next changers and movers in the tech industry. Today a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mark Leslie imparts his wisdom on entrepreneurship and sales organizations. He is also the former CEO of Veritas Software, a Fortune 1000 company.


Jason Finger
J.D. NYU Law / M.B.A. Stern

Co-Founder & Former CEO of Seamless

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Jason Finger is a co-founder and was long-time CEO of Seamless. Subsequently, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners. Jason serves as a Director and Advisor to several private companies and is an active angel investor in companies including ZocDoc, Klout, Betterment, Conductor, and BlueApron.


Jonathan Wolfson
J.D. NYU Law / M.B.A. NYU Stern

Solazyme, Co-Founder & CEO

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Jonathan is the co-founder and CEO of Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company that produces, sustainable, pure, high-performance tailored algal oils using fermentation for multiple industries. In 2013, Wolfson was named by Forbes as one of the top twelve "Disruptors in Business."


It's back. And better than ever.



  • On March 6th and 7th, 2015, over 1,000 people will come together at the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival (NYUEF) to celebrate the stories of NYU founders, startups, and entrepreneurs. Get your NYUEF tickets today! Starting at $24 for students.

3 Keynotes

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Inspiring keynote interviews with NYU Entrepreneurs

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6 Panels

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3-4 NYU Entrepreneur Panelists + a moderator

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6 Workshops

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Interactive skill-building sessions, hosted by sponsors

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24 Roundtables

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Small tables hosted by speakers for personal networking

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80 Showcasing Startups

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NYU student & alumni showcasing their ventures

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Pitch Competition

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Showcasing startups pitch to a panel of judges for $5,000 grand prize

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Idea "Hashathon"

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An abridged prototyping competition open to all attendees

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1 Kickass After-party

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2 hour open bar on Friday evening (end of Day 1)

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