On Demand Conference




September 15TH / New York City / AMC Empire 25


everything, on demand

bits are moving atoms like never before


Join entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and industry leaders to learn how the On Demand Economy is evolving and shaping both the future of work and local commerce. 

Hear from leading companies in the space on topics including: business models for on demand; how to design a unique customer experience; how to get off the ground in one location and expand to multiple cities; how VCs respond to the space, etc. We will also talk about some of the ethical issues raised by the On Demand Economy and where it is headed.



Morning session

9:00am -- Registration Opens

10:00am -- Opening Remarks

  • Pascal Levy-Garboua (Co-Host, Checkr)

10:10am -- Fireside Chat

  • Albert Wenger (Union Square Ventures)

10:40am -- Made on the East Coast - What makes NYC ODE companies unique
Moderated by Charlie O'Donnell

  • Marcela Sapone (CEO, Alfred)
  • Nicholas Rellas (CEO, Drizly)
  • Ben Doherty (COO, Favor)
  • Sam Rosen (CEO, MakeSpace)

Break (30 min)

11:40am -- How large companies collaborate with on-demand startup

  • Raja Doddala (VP Omnichannel, 7-Eleven)
  • Holger Luedorf (SVP Business, Postmates)
  • Daphne Carmeli (CEO, Deliv)
  • Chris McCann (President, 1-800-Flowers)

12:20pm -- When city infrastructure becomes on-demand
Moderated by Sarah Kessler

  • Julien Smith (CEO, Breather)
  • Wrede Petersmeyer (GM, Airbnb)
  • Greg Hong (CEO, Reserve)

LUNCH (60 Min)

afternoon session

2:00pm -- Fireside Chat

  • Simon Rothman (Greylock)

2:25pm -- Growth
Moderated by Steve Bertoni

  • Ana Mahony (GM, Uber)
  • Dan Teran (CEO, ManagedByQ)
  • Sean Behr (CEO, ZIRX)
  • Umang Dua (COO, Handy)

Break (40 min)

3:35pm -- Shovels for ODE
Moderated by Harrison Weber

  • Daniel Yanisse (CEO, Checkr)
  • Toffer Grant (CEO, PEX Card)
  • Jonathan Matus (CEO, Zendrive)

4:05pm -- B2B: the next wave of on-demand services
Moderated by Cassie Divine

  • Antony Brydon (CEO, Directly)
  • Rob Biederman (CEO, HourlyNerd)
  • Jeff Wald (Co-founder, Work Market)
  • Jahan Khanna ( Co-founder, Sidecar)

BREAK (25 min)

5:00pm -- VC Panel
Moderated by Jon Marino

  • David Tisch (BoxGroup)
  • Kanyi Maqubela (Collaborative Fund)
  • Steve Schlafman (RRE Ventures)
  • Anu Duggal (Female Founders Fund)

Drinks (60 Min)



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On-Demand B2B Startup Contest

The majority of the startups at the On-Demand Conference are B2C. But there is an emerging opportunity in the B2B space that we think will accelerate as on-demand infrastructure and culture takes root.  

To help surface the next generation of great on-demand B2B companies, we're running a contest.  Answer the questions below and your submission will be reviewed by top on-demand investors Pascal Levy-Garboua and Semil Shah.  If selected as the winner, you'll get to present your business on-stage at the On-Demand Conference.

 The top 5 submissions will be given free tickets to the conference. 

Criteria: You may enter this contest if you have not yet raised an institutional round of capital.