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March 18, 2012

ALMOST SOLD OUT – TEDxWallStreet March 30th Not For Profit Event and Trading Floor Reception at the NYSE

The first TEDx event on Wall Street is imminent, the press release here explains more about the event, first part below.

First-Ever TEDxWallStreet to focus on ‘Redefining Success’ in a challenging world Leaders and entrepreneurs from various industries will convene at the New York Stock Exchange to share innovative and compelling ideas New York, March 13, 2012 –

The first-ever TEDxWallStreet, a not-for-profit event, will convene on March 30 at the New York Stock Exchange where pioneering thought leaders will address a diverse audience of 300 business, social and academic influencers, as well as a global audience via live webcast.

The discussion will focus on “Redefining Success,” within the Wall Street community and beyond. “We are thrilled to host the first TEDxWallStreet at the New York Stock Exchange,” said Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext. “We share with TEDxWallStreet the value of open dialogue and the power of ideas, and we work to foster an environment where innovative thinking is transformed into focused solutions.”

WL Ross & Co. is the event’s Lead Sponsor. As the firm’s Chairman, Wilbur Ross’ unmatched experience in the turnaround business has consistently demonstrated the power of innovation, re-thinking and re-tooling for redefining success. “Wall Street is overwhelmed with data but has vast needs for the expertise and creativity which this TEDxWallStreet inaugural event will begin to address. We are delighted to help sponsor this important project,” said Wilbur Ross.

Jonathan Ende is the Founder and Organizer of TEDxWallStreet. As a long-time TED enthusiast with a 20-year career in finance, he noticed that the Wall Street community was unrepresented in the universe of TEDTalks. “TEDxWallStreet brings the TED ethos to the world of finance,” said Ende. “We hope it will be a mind-opening, inspiring experience filled with transformative solutions that address today’s unprecedented global challenges.”

TEDxWallStreet is an independently organized TED event that was conceived to provide a single platform and a global stage for the brightest, most inspiring minds in and around the Wall Street community.

Speakers at the TEDxWallStreet Conference include:

  • Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest
  • Don Tapscott, Best-Selling Author, most recently of MacroWikinomics
  • Jeff Stewart, Founder and CEO of Lenddo
  • Jim Cramer, Host of CNBC’s Mad Money
  • Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, Creators and Performers of Witness Uganda: The Musical, Winner of the 2012 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater
  • Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst
  • Scott Shay, Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank
  • Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Founder of Fuel Outdoor

Event Host Announced–Stephanie N. Mehta is the Executive Editor at FORTUNE, where she directs technology, international and Washington coverage, and contributes to the overall editorial direction of the magazine. Mehta is a key contributor to the magazine’s live events, and serves as co-chair of Fortune’s MPW Summit and Brainstorm Tech conference. Previously, Mehta was an assistant managing editor and global editor of the magazine. Prior to these positions, she covered the telecommunications and media industries for the magazine. Mehta recently was recognized by the National Council for Research on Women as one of 30 leaders changing the way looks at women, an honor roll of leaders who have advanced women’s issues and helped reshape the way the world views women. In addition she is a member of the Asia Society’s Diversity Leadership Council.
New Speaker Announced–David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor who has founded or funded over 80 companies. A longtime member of the TED community, he has been described by Crain’s New York Business as “the father of angel investing in New York” and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. David is the founder and CEO of Gust, the international collaboration platform for startup financing used by 35,000 investors. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures, Chairman of New York Angels, and Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University.


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