Pitch to 5,000 attendees

SCALE is your chance to get your startup in front of the world's tech scene

Our Jury

  • Daniel Borok
  • Deborah Jackson
  • Jason Saltzman
  • Ryan Feit
  • Kelly Hoey
  • Sumeet Shah
  • Liz Tran
  • Vincent Ponzo
  • Daniel Borok, also known as Dan, is a Managing Partner at Newark Venture Partners. He was a Venture Partner at Millennium Technology Value Partners, where he focused on Internet and software investments and previously on digital media, social media, web video, and other information technology investments.

    Deborah Jackson is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor and former investment banker. Starting in 1980 at Goldman Sachs, she spent over two decades helping clients raise capital. She has served on the Boards of numerous non-profit organizations. She is a fierce advocate for women building technology and female founders as an important way to change the world for the better.

    Jason Saltzman is CEO and co-founder of Alley. He advises and invests in a variety of early stage companies and is a mentor for the NYC Techstars program. Jason also works with the US State Department, as Special Advisor to Entrepreneurship, traveling the world to assist the growth of startup communities. Jason has published content for CNN, The Wall Street Journal and is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.

    Ryan Feit is the CEO and Co-Founder of SeedInvest. Prior to founding SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers in New York City where he invested in, financed, and managed dozens of private and public businesses.

    Kelly Hoey is the author of the book Build Your Dream Network (Tarcher Perigee). She writes for Inc.com, blogs on MyTurnstone.com and appears as a panelist on CNBC's Power Pitch. An angel investor, Kelly's startup investments are focused through two funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures). She is an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and mentor to the Canadian Tech Accelerator.

    Sumeet handles sourcing and managing new opportunities at Brand Foundry Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on low-tech and high-tech consumer products and devices. He has 6 years of experience across the startup and private equity industries, formerly running new business strategies at Gist Digital and handling business development and project work at Gotham Consulting Partners.

    Liz is Vice President Portfolio at Thrive Capital

    Vincent Ponzo is the Managing Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School where he leads the team responsible for all entrepreneurship and innovation related programming, positioning and strategic initiatives. Vince serves as an advisor to numerous startups, is a mentor to multiple Columbia Business School students and alumni, and plays an active role in the New York City entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Moderator
    Owen Williams


If you run an early-stage startup that would get a room of 5,000 tech influencers pumped, then TNW NYC is the most important day at work you'll have all year.

Our SCALE program offers 60 promising startups the opportunity to meet one on one with leading investors, secure worthwhile exposure from attending press and – of course – pitch and exhibit to our audience of 5,000 early-adopters and corporate decision-makers. 

It’s also the most affordable way for Founders to attend TNW NYC on November 16th. Submit your application now to arrange a call with a member of our team.

Pitch to 5,000 attendees

Aside from being the most affordable way for growing startups to visit TNW NYC, SCALE also offers some awesome perks.

    1. Conference tickets — Your SCALE package includes 4 full conference tickets.
    2. Investor meetings — Curated one-on-one meetings are scheduled with investors by TNW on your behalf.
    3. Exhibitor booth — Get a high production value startup booth to connect with press, investors and early adopters.
    4. Pitching Opportunities — A third of all SCALE startups will get to pitch on the business area stage during the conference.
    5. Featured on TNW — Mentioned in at least 1 articles on thenextweb.com prior to the start of TNW NYC.
    6. Much More — Submit your application to speak with our Startup team about our full list of benefits.

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