Northside Festival

June 7, 2016/ by Olivia Ramirez

Success Stories at The Yard

On Friday, The Yard: Williamsburg is excited to host its second annual Northside Festival panel discussion, featuring four of our very own Yard members! The Yard’s Founder, Morris Levy, will moderate the discussion as these entrepreneurs discuss how they manage running a successful business in the city that never sleeps. Check out our featured speakers at “How I Sleep at Night: Entrepreneurs Talk at The Yard” below!

Willem Sundblad, CEO and Founder, Oden Technologies Ltd.

Amy Falbaum, President, Amy Falbaum & Associates

Samantha Fennell, Managing Director, Out There WW

150 Speakers. 100 Content Creators. 1 Week.

Over the course of eight days, Northside Fest is taking over venues across Brooklyn. The Festival will cover topics spanning from the anticipated advancements in technology and how they shape modern businesses to the infiltration of drones and bots in the film biz!

With such an impressive lineup of inspiring entrepreneurs (and an eclectic mix of music, too!) we thought we’d map out the panels we’re looking forward to most!

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The panels on Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on content, geared towards storytellers of all kinds, while Thursday and Friday’s panels will focus on innovation. At The Yard, content and innovation are integral to the success of every business! Be sure to check out the full schedule here.


10:30AM Creating a Meaningful Dialogue Through Video with Vimeo’s Brand Studio (Nitehawk Cinema)

12:30PM Content and Context: Building Deeper Talent Partnerships for Brands (Nitehawk Cinema)

2:30PM Docs For Change: Building Stories and Social Impact Campaigns (Nitehawk Cinema)


1:30PM VR’s Persuasiveness in Journalism, Gaming and Media, with Kill Screen and Wired (Nitehawk Cinema)

2:30PM Making Daring Ideas Happen: Helping Brands Take Risks for Their Fans (Nitehawk Cinema)


10:00AM Tech’s Influence on Fashion with Rebecca & Uri Minkoff (Wythe Hotel)

1:30PM How Virtual Reality Will Shift Storytelling with Samsung CMO, Marc Mathieu (Wythe Hotel)

3:30PM German Startup Innovation Pitch Competition: Brian Smiga of Alpha Venture Partners, Carly Strife of Bark & Co, & Stephane Wyper of MasterCard StartPath (Brooklyn Brewery)


10:30AM How Habits Affect Happiness with Gretchen Rubin and Debbie Millman (Brooklyn Brewery)

11:00AM A Fireside Keynote with Dan Schulman, CEO and President of Paypal (Wythe Hotel)

12:30PM Defining the New Rules of Digital Engagement: Content, Context, Community, Collaboration (Wythe Hotel)

2:30PM How I Sleep at Night: Entrepreneurs Talk at The Yard

Today kicks off the first day of the festival, and we can’t wait to hear the bold and inspiring stories of the founders of some of today’s biggest businesses. Nothing like revamping our way of thinking into the weekend!

Join us for drinks on Friday night following The Yard’s panel. We’ll see you at Northside Fest!