Emerging Talk (ET 2011) is a two-day, student-entrepreneurship conference held at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse, New York. Through a diverse set of guest speakers, discussions and activities we expose participating students to people, questions and resources they may not have realized applied to their business.

In the past, the event has attracted over 250 veteran business owners, community members, alumni, and student entrepreneurs from a large cross-section of the area’s universities and high schools. These attendees are there to connect with one another and with the new generation of Central New York entrepreneurs.

The Orange Tree Funding pitch competition is held on April 1st. Syracuse University student companies are eligible to win portions of a $60,000 seed funding pool. Finally, our student startup showcase closes the event that evening. This is a chance for students to display and sell their wares, network, and discover the pursuits of other entrepreneurs.

ET 2011 is an entrepreneurial conversation. We encourage students and community members to engage each other in meaningful debate about their successes, their failures, and what it takes to execute on an idea.

This year we’ve decided to run a dedicated newsletter. We promise to be judicious with our updates and never to share your email address. So, if you’d like to stay in touch, join our Tiny Letter!