The Startup Journey: Presented by Harvard Business School Association of Boston

Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 27, 2015

Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB) will launch its 2016 New Venture Program (NVP) with its kick -off event titled, “The Start Up Journey” at Harvard Business School, Boston, MA. Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:30p.m.

As part of Harvard Business School’s annual New Venture Competition, HBSAB hosts a new venture program and competition for alumni in the New England region. As the formal kick-off to the HBSAB 2015-16 Alumni New Venture Program (NVP), the event will feature four entrepreneurs who are leading CEOs from the Boston-area who will share their insights and perspectives on building early-stage companies; the highs and lows of their journeys, from start-up to exit.

Speakers include:

  •     Brian Halligan: Co-Founder & CEO, HubSpot
  •     Art Papas: Co-Founder & CEO, Bullhorn
  •     Jules Pieri: Co-Founder & CEO, The Grommet
  •     Gary Ambrosino: CEO, TimeTrade

Angelo Santinelli, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College and HBS Alumni will moderate the event. Among topics to be discussed include; getting a venture started, assembling a great team, securing financing, going to market and exit strategies.

With more than half of HBS alumni classifying themselves as entrepreneurs at some point in their lives, the HBS New Venture Competition is designed to support alumni in launching promising new businesses and social-impact ventures. The global 2016 competition offers three prizes of $25,000 each and is open to all alumni worldwide. The HBSAB New Venture Program is open to startup teams in the New England region with at least one HBS alumni as a founder or key executive; New England teams will compete for a $10,000 cash prize. NVP includes a series of events starting on November 2nd and ends with the NVP Global Finals on April 26th.

For more details on contest participation please click here

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HBSAB Board Member and NVP Committee Chair, Chris Hobson is thrilled for this year’s competition. “Our objective is to engage the HBS alumni community in New England in all aspects of the entrepreneurial process, from starting a company to mentoring and advising teams to judge the competition states Chris Hobson. Building on the strong momentum established last year, this year’s program is shaping up to be one of our best ever.”

This event appeals to all entrepreneurs and business professionals who are thinking about starting a new venture or are seeking a better understanding of the risks and potential rewards, gaining insights and lessons learned from these accomplished business leaders.

To register for this event, please click here

For information on sponsorship opportunities for HBSAB's New Venture Program series, contact Christina E. Thirkell at cthirkell(at)hbsab(dot)org

About Harvard Business School Association of Boston                                                                                
The Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB) is a membership, non-profit organization that promotes learning, professional networking, business growth, and fosters goodwill and community service. HBSAB strives to create an inclusive environment based on integrity and excellence that advances Harvard Business School’s goal to develop leaders who make a difference in the world. For more information visit: http://www.hbsab.org.

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