Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Funding

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise a Seed Round

Our last #How2Tuesday of the semester is on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Raise a Seed Round with David Chang! Join David Chang, entrepreneur, angel investor, and director of the Summer Venture Program, for a practical session on how to pitch and land your first investors. David…

Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

Antonette Ho

Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…

Antonette Ho

3 Important Things I Learned from Early Stage VCs Today

The following post is from Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Talk about learning from the best! Today in Babson’s MIS3615 Tech Entrepreneurship Bootcamp we were fortunate to have three top Boston-based venture capitalists come to class and share their insights on tech entrepreneurship. I honestly wish we had…

Babson Hatchery

Perseverance and Raising Capital

The following post is from Michael Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple When word got around that my brother and I raised $200,000 in a four week span…

Babson Hatchery

Takeaways from Pitching to Investors

The following post is from Matthew Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Every entrepreneur that is preparing to pitch to investors or raise capital at some point in the future, should know the words of Richard Harroch, “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and…

Antonette Ho

The Angel Investor Portfolio

I recently had the privilege to attend an Angel Portfolio Workshop, hosted by the Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the country. Attendees were members of the Boston Harbor Angels who had diverse portfolios and a variety of experiences as angel investors. It was a lively discussion where participants shared best…

Antonette Ho

Butler Venture Accelerator’s New Cohort Model Will Help You Succeed

The following post is from Cindy Klein Marmer, Associate Director of the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. The Butler Venture Accelerator program has been busy making changes to help you better succeed in moving your startup idea into a reality. This year, the Butler Venture Accelerator (BVA) will offer you two types of membership within the…

Yerim Kim

SBIR Tips

As part of last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Butler Venture Accelerator had program participant Soumya Roy M’15 share SBIR tips he learned from a training he attended with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR). SBIR is a grant program designed to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector and…