Registration for this event is closed. For more information or to be added to our waitlist, please email Courtney Pike at

We’re bringing together Dartmouth’s dynamic community of entrepreneurs and investors for one evening in New York City.

Bill Helman
Bill Helman ’80

The evening starts with the exciting finals of the DEN NYC Startup Competition. Early-stage Dartmouth-affiliated startups will pitch their businesses and compete for a spot in the DEN startup national finals competition. Winners will then go head-to-head with other Dartmouth founders for a share of $50,000 in cash prizes.

After the pitch competition, Chair of the Board of Trustees Bill Helman ’80 of Greylock Partners and Kayak CEO and co-founder Steve Hafner ’91 will take the stage for a fireside chat.

Steve Hafner ’91

They’ll share insights and expertise that will inspire entrepreneurial thinkers.

Along the way you will connect with other Dartmouth entrepreneurs who are immersed in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, are ready to launch, or have the seed of an idea they want to explore. 

The Hub @ Grand Central tech
335 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Please note you will need a photo ID to enter the building.

Schedule of Events
6 p.m. Registration and Opening Reception
6:20 p.m. Welcome & Finals of the DEN NYC Startup Competition
7:30 p.m. Fireside Chat with Bill Helman ’80, Chair of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees and Steve Hafner ’91, Kayak CEO and Cofounder
7:55 p.m. Winner of the DEN NYC Startup Competition announced
8 p.m. Reception

Startup Competition Finalists

Andrew Olaleye T’13 and Aneto Okonkwo

Sara Segall ’07

Evan Michals ‘07 and Brian Meyers ’07 T’12

Jack Groetzinger ’07 SeatGeek
Jason Klein ’82 P’14 On Grid Ventures LLC
Michael Pryor ’98 Trello
Karen Zimmerman T’84 Golden Seeds

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations, the Dartmouth Development New York Regional Office, DEN, and DEN NYC. Our thanks to Mark Caron ’85, Mike Hart ’09, and Ned Kenney ’10 for coordinating the DEN NYC Startup competition.