EQUITIES Emerging Growth and Innovation Forum

MRY Headquarters - New York, NY
EQUITIES Emerging Growth and Innovation Conference

Join us for EQUITIES Inaugural Emerging Growth and Innovation Forum at MRY’s Flatiron District headquarters in NYC! The forum will be held on February 24th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a cocktail networking reception to follow. Come listen to presentations on the state of innovation in fintech, blockchain, mobile and environmental solutions. Interact with emerging growth companies and participate in interesting discussions with leading public and private companies and thought leaders....and....learn how you can invest in these emerging companies. Registration is FREE.

Event Sponsor: MRY

MRY is a creative and technology agency dedicated to making brands remarkable. We now live in a people curated world where brands are scrambling to bridge the gap between their bought, owned and rapidly evolving earned media channels. That’s where we come in. MRY works with clients to give consumers something worth talking about—brand content that sparks emotion, that adds value, and inspires action. By doing this, we’re helping clients connect consumer-led brand conversations to meaningful business result.


Keynote Speakers

Jon Stein – CEO – Betterment

Jon Stein

Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Betterment. Passionate about making life better, and with his experience from his career of advising banks and brokers on risk and products, he founded Betterment in 2008. Jon is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School, and he holds Series 7, 24, 63, and is a CFA charterholder. His interests lie at the intersection of behavior, psychology, and economics. What excites him most about his work is making everyday activities and products more efficient, accessible, and easy to use.


Jeff Glueck – CEO – Foursquare

Jeff Glueck

Jeff became CEO of Foursquare in January 2016, after 18 months as COO of the company. Prior, Jeff was CEO of Skyfire Labs, a Silicon Valley-based mobile technology company acquired by Opera Software. He co-founded, an online travel company that grew to over $100 million in sales in two years, and was acquired by Travelocity. In the following seven years he served as chief marketing officer at Travelocity, where sales expanded from $3 billion to $11 billion globally, he introduced the “roaming gnome” and launched a fast-growing contextual advertising business. Previously, Jeff was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company and served as a White House Fellow in the Clinton Administration.



  • 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration & Networking Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Welcome: Enzo Villani, CEO,
  • 12:45 p.m. Innovation Keynote: Eli Pakier, MRY VP, Group Strategy Director - “YouthNation: How American Youth Culture is changing the face of American Business”
  • 1:00-1:45 - Emerging Technologies Panel: A moderated discussion focusing on the newest technologies and innovations across a variety of industry sectors creating new efficiencies:
    • Airex Market, Stephen Kuhn, Co-Founder & CEO
    • itBit – Andrew Chang, Chief Operating Officer
    • Orbital Insight- AJ DeRosa, VP & Head of Sales
    • Overstock – Judd Bagley, Head of Communications
  • 1:45-2:00 p.m. Networking break
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. Innovation Keynote: Jon Stein, CEO, Betterment - “The Rise of Robos”
  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Emerging Trend Sectors Panel: A moderated discussion focusing on new trends and fast-growing sectors revolutionizing traditional industries and creating new growth areas.
    • Goldstar, Jim McCarthy, Co-Founder & CEO
    • Seismic Software- Craig Dunham GM & VP, Financial Services
    • Security Scorecard - Dr. Aleksandr Yampolski, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer
    • SoFi – Shaunda Brown, Director of Business Development
  • 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Emerging Growth Keynote Jeff Glueck, CEO, Foursquare
  • 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Closing Fireside Chat – The Art of Storytelling with Enzo Villani, and Global Content Strategist & Talent Visionary, Sharad Khare
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Networking reception sponsored by MRY


  • Private & Public Company C-Suite executives
  • Institutional Investors
  • Sellside Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate executives
  • IR professionals
  • PR professionals
  • Vendors
  • Media


Private meeting rooms will be available upon request. There are many open spaces / couches for informal meetings during the networking reception.

Event Sponsorship Packages

Silver Sponsorship - $2,000: Web Banner Ad on Homepage & Inclusion in Forum Marketing Materials and social media sites.

Gold Sponsorship - $5,000: Web Banner Ad on Homepage & Sponsored Content on Event Page Section Dedicated to “Emerging Growth Company” spotlights.

Platinum Sponsorship - $10,000: Web Banner on Homepage, Sponsored Content on Event Page Section Dedicated to “Emerging Growth Company” spotlights and inclusion on a panel or keynote (if qualifies), and Produced, Video taped on location at the Forum for Equities TV with Digital, International Journalist Sharad Khare.



Attending the Equities Emerging Growth & Innovation Forum is FREE. Click here to register today. We look forward to seeing you on February 24th!

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