The Boston Globe: Five Things You Should Know About David S. Chang—Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program
As Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program (SVP), David Chang is now just one month away from his first Summer Venture Showcase—the culmination of the college’s world-renowned 10-week startup accelerator through its Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.
2017 Babson Summer Venture Showcase
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1-6 p.m.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave.
Register to attend [FREE!]
Andy Rosen of The Boston Globe recently interviewed Chang, who in addition to making waves as Babson’s new SVP Director, is also known as an influential Bostonian, entrepreneur, and angel investor [excerpt]:
David S. Chang shows up just about everywhere in Boston’s startup landscape. Perhaps best-known for his time at the helm of PayPal’s Boston office, Chang now fills many roles in the region’s early-stage companies, working with some as an adviser, consultant, or board member; buying into others; and helping develop entrepreneurs in roles at Babson College, Harvard Business School, MassChallenge, and TechStars. He’s easy to find at events — he had four speaking engagements during one week recently. He is a cofounder of PersonalVC, which matches startup founders with investors and experts, he is an adviser to Flybridge Capital Partners, and he has been an angel investor in about 40 companies. Chang, who moved to the United States from Taiwan as a child, told the Globe about how his journey into computer science and big finance led him into the world of small companies with bright futures.
The Summer Venture Program is an intensive experience designed to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial ventures. Since inception, SVP has supported over 200 of the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson College, Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College.
This year the program is supporting 14 high-potential entrepreneur teams by: providing essential resources and tools such as housing and office space; building their entrepreneurial skills through interactive workshops and access to expert speakers and veteran operators; and accelerating their ventures by connecting them to potential customers, partners, investors, and industry influencers. This is the first time the program is being held entirely out of Workbar Boston at 711 Atlantic Ave.