We are hosting our 4th annual Alpha Hardware & IoT Conference in San Francisco on June 21st. The conference will be a combination of breakout sessions, panels and keynote speakers. Invites will be going out shortly and space is limited to please register quickly to guarantee your spot. If you have not received your invite by May 1st, please contact Emily.
Members will be receiving the application to apply shortly. Please complete your application as directed. We look forward to hosting 200 members for the 6th annual Alpha Founders' Summit!
We look forward to hosting 20 GPs and partners of seed funds in New York for a round table discussion covering current seed market conditions, best practices, sourcing/structuring, and portfolio management.
The topic will focus on the shifting tides of labor and the place technology and software will play. The round table discussion is interactive meaning every guest is encouraged to participate. Of course, the candidness of the discussion means everything is off the record- no blogging, tweeting content. Our moderator will be Linda Kozlowski, COO of Etsy and one of our NY board members.
We look forward to hosting 12 influential leaders in the content space for a candid round table discussion focusing on building a real audience versus just viewership, what O&O really means in a world of distributed media, how to build and measure brand as well as the future of media revenue streams.
We are hosting 12-15 members for a discussion around the Future of Work. Our moderator, Seth Sternberg, CEO of Honor, will discuss the shifting tides around labor and the place technology and software will play.
A founders only discussion led by Alexi Robichaux of BetterUp.
Alpha is bringing together 15-18 of the top team owners, founders, executives and investors across the industry for an intimate dinner to discuss the state of market and the road ahead in 2017. Alpha believes that Esports is the future and by bringing the top disruptors together in one room we can build deeper bonds and help each other succeed in the year to come.
The theme will be focused on how to stand out from the crowd and get noticed. Our moderator, Kevin Rowney of Mod N Labs LLC, will focus the discussion around competitive differentiation, techniques to reach your target audience, and maximizing sales efforts in the security startup space.
Topics covered will include regulation and reform, financing and regulatory approval as well as opportunity within the industry. We look forward to hosting 18-20 CEOs, founders and investors from the healthcare space during this user-driven round table discussion. Our moderators for the evening will be Esther Dyson and Josh Stevens.
Our moderator, Dave Zinman (RadiumOne), will lead the intimate group discussion around a variety of topics including public markets (how open are they becoming to ad tech?) and threats (fraud, ad blocking, commoditization, etc).
Our moderators, Victoria Treyger (Kabbage) and Rajiv Parikh (Position2), will lead the intimate group discussion around a variety of topics including how much of the focus has shifted toward driving overall topline revenue, how to structure the organization and incentives between sales and marketing to align to one common goal, how has digital marketing changed the nature of sales motions in direct sales environments, and what new channels in B2C are showing promise.
Michael will tell us the real story of how the Dollar Shave Club sale played out, the driving forces behind it and what he learned from the process. Seating is extremely limited for this discussion (22 seats) so please RSVP to Emily Judson to reserve your seat.
Our moderators, Zach Supalla (Particle) and Semil Shah (Haystack), will be facilitating the discussion focusing on securing Industrial IoT at edge and in the cloud, the role of the large industrial platforms (Cisco, GE, Schneider, etc) in scaling GTM, and when the real deployments will happen.
The Alpha NY Fall cocktail party is an invite-only networking event for existing Alpha members as well as prospective Alpha NY members. If you are an existing Alpha member, please register using the email you received from Emily. If you are a prospective member and would like to join, please email Emily.
Details to follow
Please note that out of our 850 members, 185 will be invited to join us for AFS 2016. This conference is the culmination of our dinner discussions throughout the year and consists of user driven breakout sessions, panels and networking time to connect with the attendees at the event.
If you are an existing Alpha member and would like to request an invite. Please contact Emily.
The discussion will focus on messaging as the next UI and consumer and enterprise applications for messaging. We look forward to hosting 15-18 CEOs, founders and executives from the space and hope you are able to join us. If you are an existing Alpha member and interested in joining, please email Emily for full details on the discussion
20 CEOs, founders and executives will discuss working with OSS vendors, biggest challenges and risks associated with using OSS, opportunities for improvement within the open source ecosystem, monetizing open source and recent developments. In addition, we will cover the broader topics of security, indemnity and long-term support for OSS.
The dinner will be a round table discussion about how CISOs and their organizations integrate new capabilities and work with young companies. We look forward to hosting approximately 20 CISOs and security experts and hope you are able to join us. If you are interested in attend, please email Emily.
The dinner will be a round table discussion covering the growing and evolving AR/VR ecosystem and transformative consumer and enterprise use cases for the new medium. We look forward to hosting 15-18 executives, founders and visionaries from this rapidly evolving space. If you are interested in joining, please contact Emily for the details.
The dinner discussion will focus around sell-side Mergers and Acquisition transactions. Our moderators will be sharing some deal stories and perspectives and leading a discussion covering sell-side tactics, important issues, and deal dynamics involved in achieving liquidity through a sale of your company. Please contact Emily if you are interested in attending.