New York, NY – TheEMRG conference started in 2018 with the aim of creating a platform for top student-founded startups to gather and present their work to an audience of investors, founders and corporate partners for funding and exposure. From this one conference, the organization now controls a large funnel of early stage startups and student talent.
Having kicked off to a resounding success with over 85 student applications from 35 Universities which include Princeton, MIT, NYU, Johns Hopkins etc. as well as partnerships with companies such as AWS, Microsoft, Verizon 5G Labs, NY Life, Saul Ewing, and more, EMRG continues to discover, vet & present high quality, early stage startups from universities across the northeast to investors and corporate partners within the New York area. EMRG is then able to work with corporate partners to boost their brand identity, gain access to new business models and talent without having to create the entire ecosystem internally and expand research and development more efficiently.
Many of the applicants to EMRG are currently developing incredible technologies and through the conference, they get a great opportunity to introduce their innovations to investors, partners and gain recognition. This is why EMRG will continue to build on the success of its first conference by further growing its pipeline of deal flow and monetizing events such as the Pitch Off; a platform that lets student founders pitch their ideas and connect with New York City’s top investors and corporate partners, while also having a pipeline through their talent showcase, case studies and brand building while deepening investor relationships for the startups.
These programs not only benefit the founders/innovators, investors are able to gain access to personal introductions and be at the fore of that next big idea, corporate partners can build a network of strategic partnership, acquisition, investment and talent recruitment.
EMRG has reached over 52 universities, 306 organizations across these universities, building an audience over 90k strong through each university and organization. EMRG targets founders, startups and talent on campus by building personal relationships with faculty, students and leadership, involvement in events, workshops and through newsletter campaigns.