WilmerHale QuickLaunch University: Successfully Launching Your Startup 2016

WilmerHale QuickLaunch University: Successfully Launching Your Startup 2016

  • 9.13.2016 - 9.14.2016
  • WilmerHale 60 State Street Boston, MA 02109

Entrepreneurs are faced with many challenges during the initial stages of building a new business. WilmerHale's Emerging Company Practice presents the latest installment of our QuickLaunch University series for an afternoon of practical and business-focused presentations from startup advisors on the most critical issues facing early-stage companies.


2:30–3 p.m. Registration and Networking 

3–3:05 p.m. Introductory Remarks
Ed Pease—Partner, WilmerHale  

3:05–3:20 p.m. State of the Boston Entrepreneur Ecosystem
Jodi Goldstein—Managing Director, Harvard i-lab

3:20–3:50 p.m. Best Practices for Building A Board of Directors and Board of Advisors
Tom Burke—Chief Financial Officer, Hydra Biosciences
Josh Fox—Partner, WilmerHale
Mike Massaro—Chief Executive Officer, Flywire
Sameer Sabir—Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SevenOaks Bio

3:50–4:10 p.m. 12 Startup Ideas Venture Capitalists Want to Fund Now
Doug Levin—Partner, TechCXO

4:10–4:30 p.m. Customer Acquisition 101
Jere Doyle—Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures

4:30–4:45 p.m. The Battle for Space: A Review of Boston's Real Estate Market for Startups
Greg Hoffmeister—Managing Director, T3 Advisors

4:45–5:30 p.m. Investors' Perspectives on Positioning Your Company for a Successful Fundraising Round
Luke Burns—General Partner, Ascent VC
Neil Chheda—Co-Founder and General Partner, Romulus Capital
David Gammell—Emerging Company Practice Co-Chair and Partner, WilmerHale
C.A. Webb—Co-Founder and Community Partner, _Underscore.VC

5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Networking Reception