Calling all business owners—mark your calendars! The Swiftic™ Summit is on! With hundreds of thousands of app publishers already transforming their businesses with our platform, we are thrilled to introduce our new brand, Swiftic™, along with our revolutionary new product, the Swiftic Console. In honor of our launch—and to celebrate the small business community—we’re hosting a summit in New York City and officially sponsoring National Small Business Week. The best part is, you are all invited!
The Swiftic Summit will feature a wealth of invaluable information, tips, and tricks of the trade that will help SMB owners use mobile technology to take their business to the top. The summit will gather the smartest minds in tech and the savviest minds in business to explore the economic and cultural forces driving the intersection of technology and small businesses in cities across America. It will feature two panels and a workshop that will provide SMB owners with powerful insights to help them succeed and thrive in a mobile world. The summit will also include an ongoing exhibition featuring leading businesses and organizations—including Amazon, Booker, and Yext, among others—that offer services to small businesses. The NY Tech Meetup and SBA will take part in the exhibition as well.
Swiftic Summit Agenda:
When: Wednesday, May 14, from 8:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Where: IAC Building
555 W 18th St
New York, NY
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. — Registration and breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. — Panel 1: Making It Big: Small Biz Success in a Mobile World
- Rob Pulciani, Head of Worldwide Marketing & Evangelism, Amazon
- Javier Saade, Leader of U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment & Innovation (@Javier_Saade)
- Matthew Mahoney, VP of Business Development, Booker (@mpm)
- Li-at Karpel Gurwicz, VP of Marketing, Swiftic(@liatkarpel)
- Andre LaMont, Small Business Owner, Founder of Muve Magazine (@AndreLaMont)
A lively panel discussion featuring an array of renowned experts and leaders from the public sector and technology companies. The speakers will explain how small business owners can best leverage the technology that is already at their fingertips to transform their mobile and digital experience and grow their bottom line. Participants will learn what it takes to build their digital community, integrate with their customers’ mobile lifestyle, and build lasting customer loyalty. The audience will also hear from a successful small business owner who has used mobile technology to boost his business to unprecedented new heights.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Panel 2: The Rise of High Tech and Small Business in the Big City
Moderator: Writer & Entrepreneur Anil Dash (@anildash) of the New York Tech Meetup (@NYTM)
- Mo Koyfman, General Partner, Spark Capital (@mokoyfman)
- Jessica Singleton, Digital Director for the City of New York (@jessay286)
- Rachel Greenwald, Craft Entrepreneurship Program Manager, Etsy (@rachelmeira)
- Christian Ward, EVP Partnerships, Yext (@wardchristianj)
This engaging discussion will focus on the different ways tech companies can help small and medium-sized businesses compete with big businesses to succeed economically. It will also demonstrate how this practice helps preserve the culture and characteristics of major cities in today’s digital world. The panel will also highlight the benefits of big tech companies working in collaboration with SMBs on different levels, both from an economic and cultural perspective. Finally, speakers will discuss how these relationships impact entrepreneurship and urban environments.
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Workshop: How Every Small Business Owner Can Be a Social Media Ninja
- Featuring Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady)
Attendees will get inspired with superstar Melinda F. Emerson, America’s #1 Small Biz Expert, Forbes #1 Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs, Host of #SmallBizChat, and as if that weren’t enough, Author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months.” Participants will also pick up new social-media skill sets that will show them how to take their business to the next level.
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. — Lunch, catered by culinary gurus Pinch Food Design
We look forward to seeing your faces among the crowd!