VentureOut Retail Conference and Startup Showcase

October 15, 2020

October 16, 2020

9:00 AM To 1:00 PM

Online Only


Event Description

Two-day Retail Tech Conference & Startup Showcase featuring experts and investors from NYC and retail startups from around the world!

On October 15th and 16th, VentureOut is excited to host our virtual Retail Tech Conference and Startup Showcase in partnership with XRC Labs. The conference will feature keynotes and expert panels with NYC’s top retail innovation organizations and corporate innovators supporting retail startups.

Our amazing retail cohort will be showcased throughout the conference and featured at our Investor Pitch Event. The Investor Pitch Event will include a panel of top retail tech investors providing valuable feedback for our cohort. Stick around after the Investor Pitch Event for a special happy hour to mix and mingle with our cohort and cyber enthusiasts around the world.

Tickets are FREE but LIMITED so secure your spot today!

A welcome and discussion on the current state of the ecosystem with Alexis Desalva Kahler from Mintel.

Learn how drive results in a luxury goods retail environment, as the landscape and target market around you is consistently changing with Aaron Luo from Caraa Sport and Jay Norris from Guesst.

Gain insight into how larger firms work with retail and consumer startups, and the metrics that entice them. Learn how to fill in the painful problems that many entrepreneurs don’t want—or have time—to fill with Lauren Thaman from Procter & Gamble Ventures Studio and Nathan Coffey as the moderator.

Hear as two successful entrepreneurs share insights on how to stay both profitable, and environmentally sustainable in the retail sector with Phillip Raub from B8ta and Stephen Kuhl from Burrow.

Decide whether ‘organic’ marketing a fit for you and your startup, as a branding expert and successful entrepreneur share their experiences and insights into what works, and what doesn’t with Olga Orda from Silicon Matter and Kelle Jacob from Balanced Beauty

Our cohort will learn how to build your investor deck and frame your verbal pitch to impress even the most critical investors from one of NYC’s most respected startup advisors, Joy Fairbanks from Fairbanks Venture Advisors.

Our retail tech cohort will meet one to one with the VentureOut team to ensure their pitch is ready to rock and roll for the big event tomorrow.

Listen in as two seasoned experts chat about the general retail industry from the perspective of the larger players, followed by a quick discussion of how and when these companies often work with smaller startups featuring Mark Friedman from Details Interactive LLC and John Gregory from Spotify.

Seven years of experience helping companies enter the US market + several years of experience as a VC = your resource expert for Expansion and Scaling. Brian Frumberg, the founder of VentureOut, is here to be your personal landing pad which is why this is going to be one of the most essential seminars you experience during this program.

Get the insider track on the successes and failures of some of the best startups in NYC and the Valley from one of the most respected venture tech lawyers in the US, Joe Daniels of McCarter & English with Brian Frumberg from VentureOut.

A global high stakes pitch event featuring our cohort of international Retail innovators. Come ready to vote on which startups you think had the best pitch and business concept! Our panel features Joseph Sartre from Interlace Ventures, David Goldberg from Alpaca Ventures, Lily Brenicker from Collaborative Fund and Sapna Shah from Red Giraffe Advisors.

Join us as each participant throughout the program has a chance to connect

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About the Organizers

Driven by the mission of bridging the gap between talented innovators from around the world and opportunities available to them in NYC, VentureOut supports top technology companies to access new markets, raise capital and scale through programs combining education, mentorship and professional introductions to thought leaders, investors and successful entrepreneurs who are part of the NYC tech ecosystem.   Since inception, VentureOut has hosted more than 150 programs, supporting over >1,000 startups from 29 countries who have collectively raised over $2BB in capital and created over 13,000 jobs. The company was originally founded in 2012 by CEO Brian Frumberg, a mainstay of the NYC venture and startup community for over a decade.   For more information, visit

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