About NYSE Big StartUp
Duncan Niederauer, CEO NYSE Euronext – NYSE Big StartUp Overview
The New York Stock Exchange Big StartUp is a U.S. jobs-growth initiative
launched on 21 March, 2012. Designed to connect entrepreneurs with corporate
America, the program provides business owners with access to the knowledge
and business opportunities that exist within listed company organizations
such as The Home Depot, Fortegra Financial and more.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization Teams With NYSE to Drive Job Creation
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization will be coordinating a series of business
education and networking events throughout the United States where
entrepreneurs can meet with executives from publically listed corporations.
EO ALCHEMY Seattle 2012
EO Alchemy, a unique business conference that combines high caliber learning content, once-in-a-life time member experiences, and connection to experts, was held at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, WA on 24-27 October 2012. Every human being carries within them the inherent ability to create, which is the hallmark of every entrepreneur throughout history. However, this ability is sometimes hidden beneath layers of self-doubt, skepticism, and apathy. To break through these obstacles we sometimes need to see how others “did it,” how they transformed an idea into reality—a successful reality. EO Alchemy is the premier resource for the knowledge and connections to make your dreams a reality.
NYSE Big StartUp participated in EO Alchemy by hosting the NYSE CEO Panel, which featured Daniel Fulton, CEO Weyerhaeuser, and Richard Kahlbaugh, CEO Fortegra Financial. Big StartUp also featured the keynote speaker Sabrina Parsons, CEO Palo Alto Software, and one-on-one mentoring meetings with Dr. Summer Knight, National Medical Executive Cigna, and Richard Kahlbaugh, CEO Fortegra Financial.
EO THRIVE Detroit 2012
EO Thrive was held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 12-14 September 2012 in Detroit, MI. EO assembled a roster of entrepreneurial rock stars from the worlds of business, entertainment, athletics and the arts. The star-studded cast of speakers, including Bill Ford, Jack Daly, and Sasha Strauss, shared their experiences and stories in a series of motivational, informative, engaging and inspiring presentations.
During the conference kick-off, John Merrell, Senior Vice President at NYSE, provided an overview of the NYSE Big StartUp’s long-term vision to create jobs and stimulate the US economy. Business opportunity meetings were held by The Home Depot and AT&T.
EO NERVE Atlanta 2012
On 19 April 2012, EO kicked off its collaboration with the NYSE Big StartUp initiative at its NERVE event in Atlanta, Georgia. Several EO members enjoyed one-on-one mentorship meetings with keynote speaker Rick Kahlbaugh—chairman of the board, president and chief executive of Fortegra Financial Corporation—who shared personal insights into the challenges of navigating the IPO process. EO members were also given the opportunity to have their product pitches evaluated by Home Depot.
The NYSE Big StartUp Finalists ring the NYSE Closing Bell
To kick off The Big StartUp,the NYSE sponsored a contest to ring The
Closing Bell of the Stock Exchange. Entrepreneurs created videos explaining
their business and why they are poised for spectacular growth. As a result
of this contest, five EO Members were invited to ring the closing bell on
May 30th at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, including:
- Zalmi Duchman- CEO,
The Fresh Diet, EO South Florida
- Salim Elkhou- Founder & CEO, e-Stet,
EO Los Angeles
- Bryce Maddock- CEO,
TaskUs, EO Los Angeles
- Boris Rozman- CEO,
Loginaut, EO New York
- Sasha Shtern- Owner,
Bath and Granite 4 Less, EO Colorado
Big StartUp in the News
NYSE Big StartUp Spotlight: Sabrina Parsons
Starting, planning and growing businesses is in Sabrina Parsons’ blood. As the CEO of Palo Alto Software and a keynote speaker at the NYSE Big StartUp-supported EO Alchemy event—to be held 24-27 October in Seattle, Washington, USA—Sabrina has a vested interest in the growth of the entrepreneurs she supports through her products. In this interview, Octane talks to Sabrina about the “Lean Startup” movement, a methodology of learning based on lean manufacturing. Read more.
Small Business Owners Find Voice at NYSE
30 August 2012 – Alex Zaltsman is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Innovi Mobile, a mobile strategy and application development company. Alex is on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization. He is secretly hoping that no one chooses the symbol APPS before his company one day goes public on the NYSE Euronext. Read more.
Travelers and NYSE Euronext CEOs Co-Host “Small Business – Big Opportunity” Symposium with SBA Chief Karen Mills as Keynote Speaker
17 July 2012 – The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), today convened a discussion at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to raise awareness of issues impacting entrepreneurs and recommend solutions for success. Today's event culminates the national, multi-year “Small Business - Big Opportunity” symposia series, and U.S. Small Business Administration head Karen Mills delivered the keynote address. Read more.
JOBS Act a win for startups and economy
10 April 2012 – The Jumpstart our Business Startups, or JOBS Act, is a win for entrepreneurship as well as bipartisan politics, and given economic hardship, unemployment and political bickering, it's time for a win. Next step: Declare victory and unleash an economic winning streak. Read more.
Microsoft, LinkedIn, Yelp Join NYSE Big StartUp Jobs Growth Initiative
21 March 2012 – New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext, an operator of financial markets and provider of trading technologies, announced the launch of NYSE Big StartUp, a nationwide jobs-growth initiative to connect young companies and entrepreneurs with corporate America, in collaboration with small business financing company Accion, the Entrepreneurs Organization and The Startup America Partnership. Read more.
The NYSE Big StartUpSM, A Nationwide Jobs Growth Initiative, Connects Startups And Entrepreneurs With Corporate America To Accelerate New Business, Funding And Success
21 March 2012 – The NYSE Big StartUp SM, a nationwide jobs-growth initiative designed to connect young companies and entrepreneurs with corporate America, was launched today by NYSE Euronext (NYX) in collaboration with Accion, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and The Startup America Partnership. The program calls on the nation’s corporate community to lend support, experience and resources to startups and small companies to improve procurement, networking, business development, training, marketing and information sharing. Yelp (NYSE: YELP), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are among the first corporations to participate in this endeavor. Read more.
NYSE, Biz Groups Create Startup Mentoring Program
21 March 2012 – The New York Stock Exchange and three groups that work to help startups are launching a program designed to help smaller companies create jobs. The NYSE Big StartUp plans to match young companies and entrepreneurs with larger companies that will mentor them and hopefully sign them up as vendors. The goal is to help smaller companies expand, and in the process. Read more.
Join EO and NYSE’s the Big Start Up!
How partner organizations can get involved:
EO is inviting some of its closest partner organizations to attend regional and global events throughout the year. Our partners’ involvement can take any one of a number of forms, including but not limited to the following:
- Sending a purchaser (or several of them) to an EO event to participate in brief one-on-one meetings with entrepreneurs regarding any procurement opportunities that may be available. This has been a very successful portion of this initiative already, with several entrepreneurs placing products in stores or providing services to the companies in attendance.
- Leveraging an executive as a keynote speaker at the event.
- Involving company leaders by having them lead breakout sessions.
How partner companies will benefit:
- The overarching goal of this initiative is to make connections that will boost economic activity and create jobs.
- There is a robust communications plan attached to both the overall initiative and the individual events – publicity is a key goal, and partner organizations will reap the benefits of those efforts.
- Our network includes more than 8,700 entrepreneurs globally and our events are great opportunities to get in front of them too boost your company’s profile in the business community and to build relationships.
- EO’s membership is comprised of the world’s leading entrepreneurs – these events provide a great opportunity to fill any procurement needs partner organizations have with the greatest innovators in the business community.