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Brandeis Innovation Speaker Series - Startup Fundraising 101

Sponsored by the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center, a partnership of the International Business School and Office of Technology Licensing

About this event
The truth is we need money to make money. How do you land that first investment? What materials do you need to put together? How do you find investors? How do you close the deal?

About the Speaker

David Chang is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at 6 startups and invested in 60 companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program.

David has held product and marketing roles at five Boston-based startups that were acquired. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he held roles at TripAdvisor (IAC), m-Qube (Verisign), edocs (Siebel), SnapMyLife (Exclaim Mobility), and Goldman Sachs.

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 60 angel investments in early-stage startups. Awards include Boston Business Journal’s Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Part of the Brandeis University Speaker Series
This summer, 8 weekly workshops on Wednesdays will transform the way you understand entrepreneurship. In a technology driven world, the opportunity to transform your ideas into reality lies at the tip of your fingers. This summer, learn how to breathe life into your idea. From creating a network of brilliant mentors to constructing a landing page and branding your product, you will find everything you need to get started in a single place. The Brandeis Innovation Center brings to you its “Speaker Series – From idea to business”. This series of 8 weekly workshops on Wednesdays starting June 9 will transform the way you understand entrepreneurship. Whether you are an entrepreneur, aspiring to be one or simply an excited spectator, these workshops will help you organize your path, create an adaptable mindset and understand the tools at your disposal to increase your chances of success. #StartupWednesdays

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