New York — Following the success of the inaugural Bloomberg
Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California, Bloomberg
announced today that it will bring its Summit to New York City
on September 16, 2013, hosting it at Apella at the Alexandria

The Summit will bring together CEOs, venture capital and private
equity fund managers, entrepreneurs, investment bankers and
analysts for a series of high-level conversations examining
investment opportunities across the tech spectrum and strategies
for funding innovation.

Top industry executives will discuss how New York City’s Silicon
Alley is laying the foundation for big business growth and
debate what company in the city will be the next tech target.
Speakers will also explore how technology is transforming
sectors including energy, sports, education, music and art. They
will discuss how advertising and media are transforming
cityscapes, how technology is engaging audiences and how to
compete for mindshare in a content-fueled world. There will also
be interviews on planning for 2100, including discussing lunar
colonies and the Cornell New York City tech project.

Additionally, the Summit will host a “Pitch Roulette,” during
which five company founders will present their ideas to a panel
of investors and mentors, who will offer their assessments of
the business models and revenue potential. The mentors will
include: Gil Beyda, Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures;
Caroline Ghosn, Founder and CEO, Levo League; Leslie Pfrang,
Principal, Class V Group; James D. Robinson, Co-Founder and
Managing Partner, RRE Ventures; Paul Tumpowsky, Chairman and
Founder, InSITE Fellowship.

“After the great success of our Next Big Thing Summit in San
Francisco, we’re excited to bring it to New York where the tech
space continues to grow strong roots,” said Robert Bierman, head
of Bloomberg LINK. “Our wide array of speakers will provide our
audience an inside look into the future of tech growth,
investments and innovation in the city.”

The Summit will feature one-on-one discussions with:

-Carol Browner, Former Administrator, Environmental Protection
Agency; Former Director, White House Office of Energy and
Climate Change Policy, who will discuss how technology is
affecting climate change;

-Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell NYC Tech
Campus, who will discuss the Cornell NYC Tech Project; and

-Yves Rossy, Inventor, Jetman, who will discuss adventures in

Additional key speakers include:

-William Eccleshare, Chief Executive Officer, Clear Channel
Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

-Caroline Ghosn, Founder and CEO, Levo League

-Scott Griffith, Former CEO and Chairman, Zipcar

-Ben Lerer, Co-Founder and CEO, Thrillist Media Group; Managing
Director, Lerer Ventures

-John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design

-Kevin P. Ryan, Chairman and Founder, Gilt; Chairman and
Founder, 10Gen/MongoDB; Chairman and Founder, Business Insider

-Barry E. Silbert, Founder & CEO, SecondMarket

-Kathryn S. Wylde, CEO and President, Partnership For New York

American Elements, RetailMeNot, Inc. and United Airlines are
sponsoring the Summit.

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