INDIE

CULTIVATE

2022


INDIE

CULTIVATE

2022

JUNE  20th & 21st,

New York City     


INDIE

CULTIVATE

2022

JUNE  20th & 21st,

New York City     


INDIE

CULTIVATE

2022

JUNE  20th & 21st,

New York City     


INDIE

CULTIVATE 

2022

JUNE 20th & 21st

INDIE Cultivate celebrates the pursuit of visionary ideas in hospitality, travel, & lifestyle. Our community is continuously pushing the boundaries of imagination & innovation, to nurture new concepts. 

Get inspired, get connected, and get creative

INDIE Cultivate celebrates the pursuit of visionary ideas in hospitality, travel, & lifestyle. Our community is continuously pushing the boundaries of imagination & innovation, to nurture new concepts. 

Get inspired, get connected, and get creative

June 20th & 21st, 2022
June 20th &21st, 2022
June 20th & 21st, 2022

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Get inspired as we head to historic Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.  On June 20th we will enjoy an immersive experience tour, 'cause what's the point of going somewhere if you don't get to SEE it? 

On June 21st, after a stimulating day of engaging panels, INDIEtalks and start-up pitches, we'll revel in an evening of Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with fellow visionaries in the space.  

In ILC fashion, we keep things real, refreshing and intimate.

Get inspired as we head to historic Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.  On June 20th we will enjoy an immersive experience tour, 'cause what's the point of going somewhere if you don't get to SEE it? 
On June 21st, after a stimulating day of engaging panels, INDIEtalks, start-up pitches, we'll revel in an evening of Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with fellow visionaries in the space.  

In ILC fashion, we keep things real, refreshing and intimate.

LOCATION

Location

Wythe Hotel                                                                  80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Wythe Hotel                                                     80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Wythe Hotel                       

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Need Accommodations?

Need Accommodations?

the hoxton

    Is your company      

the next big thing?

  Is your company  the next big thing?

Is your company the next big thing?

    Is your company the next big thing?

Is your

company the

next big thing?

INDIE Cultivate embraces the spirit of innovation! Along with INDIE Talks, diverse panels, & INDIE Convos, the event will feature two start-up pitch sessions. Start-up submissions are now closed, and the start-ups who recieve the most votes from ILC leadership will be announced to pitch at Cultivate. After pitch sessions are completed, one Seed & one Growth start-up will be  declared the winners at the event by our panel  of esteemed judges!

Apply to pitch your start-up at

INDIE Cultivate! 

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, May 5th

INDIE Cultivate embraces the spirit of innovation! Along with INDIE Talks, diverse panels, & INDIE Convos, the event will feature two start-up pitch sessions. Start-up submissions are now closed, and the start-ups who recieve the most votes from ILC leadership will be announced to pitch at Cultivate. After pitch sessions are completed, one Seed & one Growth start-up will be  declared the winners at the event by our panel  of esteemed judges!

Judges include:

Pitches will be voted on by a panel of esteemed judges,

and the winners will be announced

by the end of the day on the 21st!

 

David Millili, Mentor, NYU's Hospitality Innovation Hub

 

Pitches will be voted on by a panel of esteemed judges,

and the winners will be announced

by the end of the day on the 21st!

 

Michael Shatzberg, Founder & Co-Managing Partner,

 

Pitches will be voted on by a panel of esteemed judges,

and the winners will be announced

by the end of the day on the 21st!

 

Branded Strategic Hospitality

 

Pitches will be voted on by a panel of esteemed judges,

and the winners will be announced

by the end of the day on the 21st!

 

Spiro Frangos, SVP, Asset Management Diamond Rock 

 

Pitches will be voted on by a panel of esteemed judges,

and the winners will be announced

by the end of the day on the 21st!

 

                                Use code SHINDIG for 10% rates at The Hoxton,                                  conveniently located one block away

             Use code SHINDIG for 10% rates at The Hoxton,                     conveniently located one block away

Use code SHINDIG for 10% rates at The Hoxton,  conveniently located one block away

williamsburg

Special rates at the nearby Williamsburg Hotel available now

 *requires a 2-night minimum*

Speakers

Schedule

June 20th

Day 1:  Experiential Immersion

1:00-6:00 pm

1:00 - 6:00pm

All Access Immersive Experience

Red Hook Labs


5 hour immersive experience in New York includes taking in the sights, sounds, art & architecture of one of the most bustling cities in the world!

Red Hook Labs

Our first stop will be at Red Hook Labs, a public-benefit corporation located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Labs is comprised of three individual Labs: Studio, School, Gallery. Each combine to make a truly dynamic and diverse space where the most talented emerging artists, alongside the most acclaimed, go to work, create, exhibit, teach, learn, collaborate, celebrate, employ and be employed.

Our first stop will be at Red Hook Labs, a public-benefit corporation located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Labs is comprised of three individual Labs: Studio, School, Gallery. Each combine to make a truly dynamic and diverse space where the most talented emerging artists, alongside the most acclaimed, go to work, create, exhibit, teach, learn, collaborate, celebrate, employ and be employed.

Walking Tour of Red Hook's Waterfront Area


5 hour immersive experience in New York includes taking in the sights, sounds, art & architecture of one of the most bustling cities in the world!

Walking Tour of Red Hook's Waterfront Area

On our next stop, we will learn about the preservation of Red Hook’s waterfront from
Carolina Salguero, Founder and Executive Director of PortSide New York. PortSide New York
focuses on connecting New Yorkers to the benefits of the harbor while working to change
NYC policy so maritime activity of all kinds—commercial, educational, recreational—is a
greater part of redevelopment plans for the waterfront. We’ll stop to admire and learn about
historical builds and new development alike. This tour will act as a bridge to our next stop.

On our next stop, we will learn about the preservation of Red Hook’s waterfront from
Carolina Salguero, Founder and Executive Director of PortSide New York. PortSide New York focuses on connecting New Yorkers to the benefits of the harbor while working to change NYC policy so maritime activity of all kinds—commercial, educational, recreational—is a greater part of redevelopment plans for the waterfront. We’ll stop to admire and learn about historical builds and new development alike. This tour will act as a bridge to our next stop.

Pulley Collective


5 hour immersive experience in New York includes taking in the sights, sounds, art & architecture of one of the most bustling cities in the world!

Pulley Collective

We will tour the roastery while learning more about Pulley Collective’s customizable coffee program. Don’t worry, we'll get to taste some coffee too!

We will tour the roastery while learning more about Pulley Collective’s customizable coffee program. Don’t worry, we'll get to taste some coffee too!

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition


5 hour immersive experience in New York includes taking in the sights, sounds, art & architecture of one of the most bustling cities in the world!

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC was organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit. Since then, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. We will tour the spring show and end our time in Red Hook with a happy hour in this space!

June 21st at Wythe Hotel Brooklyn, NY

June 21st at Wythe Hotel Brooklyn, NY

Day 2:  Panels, Speakers, Pitches & More!  

8:00 am

Registration

Breakfast & coffee provided to fuel the day

*Groom Guy will be available to give haircuts from 8:00am-9:15am!

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9:30 am

9:45 am

Welcome

INDIEtalk: The Humility Of A Hospitality Start-Up

The more you know about everything in this business, the more you realize you don’t know anything.

Jeff David, President, Align Hospitality

10:10 am

Start-Up Pitches Seed Round

Start-Ups:

MODwell

The Course App

Stay Altered

Judges:

David Millili, Mentor, Hospitality Innovation Hub 

Betsy Mule, Investor, F-Prime Capital

Jessica Hayes, Director of Business Development, Tambourine

11:20 am

Panel: The Future of Food

Panel: The Future of Food

Jodi Genshaft, VP, Marketing at Gotham Greens

Christina Grace, Founder & CEO, Foodprint Group

Meg Savage, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Feed Forward

Moderated by: Erik Warner, Co-Founder, Eagle Point Hotel Partners

12:00 pm

Panel: Investing in the Next Wave of Innovation

Panel: Investing in the Next Wave of Innovation

Kurien Jacob, Principal, Highgate Tech Ventures

J.P. Bowgen, Investor, Camber Creek

Romil Patel, Head of Business Operations & Strategy, Bridgeton Capital

Moderated by: Shannon Knapp, President & CEO, The Leading Hotels of the World

12:35 pm

Lunch!

*Groom Guy will be available to give haircuts from 12:45pm-1:45pm!

1:45 pm

Panel: The Evolution & Revolution of Spaces

Jessica Werner, Executive Vice President, Sage Studio at Sage Hospitality Group

Vincent Ficarra, Founder & Creative Director, Revolver New York

Moderated by: Rob Cortiglia, VP, Sciame Construction

2:20 pm

INDIE Convo: Net Zero, No Time to Waste

INDIE Convo: Net Zero, No Time to Waste

Bruce Becker, Owner, Hotel Marcel

Dieter Cartwright, Partner, Dutch East Design

Moderated by: Ron Swidler, Chief Innovation Officer, The Gettys Group

2:50 pm

Start-Up Pitches Growth Round

Start-Ups:

Kuju Coffee

Sensible Weather

Deskpass

Judges:

Michael Schatzberg, Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Branded Strategic Hospitality

Brian Sparacino, President & CEO, Rebel Hospitality

Sumindi Peiris, President, Z-Pop Media 

4:00 pm

Panel: Teach Us!!! Crypto & NFTs

Panel: Teach Us!!! Crypto & NFTs

Josh Goldblum, Founder & CEO, Blue Cadet

Kevin McCoy, Co-Founder, Monegraph; Co-Founder, Metadyne

Tommy Farr, Founder & CEO, Metaverse Hospitality

Moderated by: Crystal Vinisse Thomas, VP Global Brand Leader, Hyatt

4:40 pm

Pitch Winners Announced

4:50 pm

Imbibe & Vibe

Grab a drink and get connected!

*Groom Guy will be available to give haircuts from 5:00pm-6:00pm!

Sponsors

Independent Lodging Congress has many opportunities for potential sponors. If interested in getting involved and being a supporter of the ever growing Indie Community, please reach out to Carly Bianco at [email protected] for more information.

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