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Startup Pitch Event Organizer

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The Knowledge Graphs Conference

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Role Type: Volunteer
Reports to: KGC Cofounders

Profile

You are entrepreneurial, curious and love working with emerging tech startups and institutional investors. You are able to work independently and also collaborate with others around designing new programs and events to build an ecosystem which will add value to startup founders, advisors and investors.

Who we are

The Knowledge Graph Conference is the world leading event on knowledge graphs and related technologies. Founded in 2019 at Columbia University it attracts hundreds of leaders, engineers, executives and academics to discuss the latest trends of the knowledge graph industry. Last year’s startup pitch event brought together 7 startups to run for the best pitch, evaluated by 6 VC partners. We are this year in touch with several startups and investors and are looking for an organizer to bring everyone together and attract more startups. The event will be held online on May 3rd or 4th 2021, in conjunction with the 3rd Knowledge Graphs Conference.

Responsibilities
Design a startup pitch event for the knowledge graph community
Work with KGC team and investors to define a set of guidelines for startups
Co-ordinate, market and run the event
Identify tech startups in the space at large and invite them to participate to the event
Identify and acquire funding from sponsors for providing a cash prize to the event winner(s).

Time Commitment and Apply
This position can start immediately as a part-time role (~10 hours per week or more) with a review after six months. Please note that due to COVID-19, we expect all of volunteer positions to be *virtual only* for the foreseeable future.

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About The Knowledge Graphs Conference

Location:

41 W 105th St., New York City, NY 10025, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 2019 at Columbia University, The Knowledge Graphs Conference (KGC) is emerging as the premier source of learning around knowledge technologies. We believe knowledge graphs are an underutilized yet essential force for solving complex societal challenges like climate change, democratizing access to knowledge and opportunity, and capturing business value made possible by the AI revolution. KGC bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, wheres mantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups, and increase awareness, development and adoption fo this powerful technology.

Description

In addition to our May Conference, KGC hosts a variety of Community, education, and content initiatives. At our most recent conference, 530 attendees participated, representing over thirty industries across forty-two countries. Speakers ranged from Bell Labs pioneer John Sowa to Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, and leading academics from Europe and USA. Our workshops and tutorials targeted a number of Tech4Good things, including COVID-19 vaccine development and the UN SDGs.

KGC is developing educational offerings to increase the field and quality of knowledge engineers, beginning with an open-
source collection of learning materials connected to a range of microcredentials. KGC also hosts a video content library and shares a monthly report detailing the case for knowledge graphs to over 800 newsletter subscribers.

Computers & Technology

WHEN

Mon Mar 22, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Business Development

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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