Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: fundraising

Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

Are you a student entrepreneur looking for funding? Consider connecting with a student venture fund! The Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday to introduce students to this concept. Shereen Shermak, Partner of SoCoVentures Syndicate and Advisor to Flybridge Capital, moderated a panel with three representatives of student venture funds: Jonathan Marchetti ’18, Venture Partner…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets

Our last #How2Tuesday of the year is on Tuesday, April 24 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets with Morgan Lewis! Term sheets keeping you up at night? Join the Blank Center and Morgan Lewis for an in-depth discussion as we explore the…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm in Luksic 101 (note room location): How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund with Contrary Capital, Dorm Room Fund and Rough Draft Ventures! We’ve all heard of student venture funds, but how are they different from standard VC funds? Shereen Shermak, Partner,…

Jake Maude

Launchpad Venture Group

The Launchpad Venture Group is one of the largest and top three most active Angel groups in the country, in terms of deal volume and dollars invested. The group is capped at 150 investors, and has a long waitlist to get in. The group puts about $8 million to work per year, and currently has…

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

Blank in Boston: Fundraising for First Time Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Early stage VC firms appear to be popping up faster than tech startups here in Boston, however, it’s still very difficult to raise capital as a first time entrepreneur. First time entrepreneurs have everything going against them – small network, no track record,…

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…