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Nov 10

Sony Electronics, Inc. and InSITE present “Always Be Closing”

InSITE is proud to partner with Sony Electronics, Inc. to present the latest in NextNY’s “Always Be Closing” series today, Thursday, November 10th. Always Be Closing enhances New York City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by building a bridge between Fortune 500 companies and the local startup community. Six innovative startups will present their ventures and receive feedback from a distinguished audience that includes Sony executives, media luminaries, and leading venture capitalists.

InSITE worked with Sony and NextNY to assemble a lineup of six of New York City’s most promising media startups to open a dialogue with industry leaders about their businesses. The lineup is:

  • Shelby.tv: the most amazing way to discover web video;
  • VYou: a video Q&A platform that allows people to broadcast video structured as conversations, offering the most personal form of social interaction on the web;
  • Brevity: A breakthrough, high-speed digital video transmission technology;
  • Wanderplayer: which lets you use your phone as a game controller and play your favorite games on any screen;
  • YouNow: a social platform for user-generated live video that allows users to broadcast live and curate content in a fun, game-like fashion;
  • iMediaShare: which provides thousands of On Demand options from breaking news to popular shows – available instantly on a TV near you, in HD.

These companies will share a dialogue with an audience comprising NY’s top VCs and members of the tech community, and a panel that includes:

  • Andy Weissman, Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Andy Tseng, Vice President of Corporate Development, Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Jason Hirschhorn, CEO, The ReDEF Group
  • Rob Wiesenthal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sony Corporation of America
  • Warren Lee, General Partner, Canaan Partners

InSITE is pleased to present this event along with our partners to the New York startup community. We look forward to sharing a recap of the event later in the week.

If you are attending the event, please use the hashtag #SonyABC.

Post written by Zak Schwarzman, Columbia Business School Class of 2013

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The InSITE Fellowship is a highly competitive leadership development program comprised of exceptional graduate students at top universities. InSITE Fellows and alumni make up a global network of entrepreneurs and leaders in technology and venture capital.

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