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  • Member of [pic of TechMedia Club and Ent Club]Rocked on with [pic of RSF and Arthur Rock]Advice from [ collage of EiRs and the pic of Career Choice]Trekked to [pic of Golden Gate]
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  • Rock Kickoff 2013

    1. 1. Rock Kickoff 2013 Rock Center for Entrepreneurship September 17, 2013
    2. 2. 2 Meredith McPherron Director Tom Eisenmann Faculty Co-Chair Bill Sahlman Faculty, Co-Chair Peggy Yu Associate Director Anamarie Farr Coordinator Jessika DuBay Staff Assistant Joanne Chi Blottner Digital Media Manager Meet the Rock team
    3. 3. Meet: Camille 3
    4. 4. “…I thought I might want to work for a start- up, but worried I was too young, too inexperienced; that start-ups would be too messy, wasn’t sure I could be flexible enough or that I could work well with ambiguity.” 4 Founder: My mindset upon entering
    5. 5. Founder: RC year 5
    6. 6. Founder: RC year member of 6
    7. 7. Founder: RC year 7
    8. 8. Founder: RC year advice from 8 Entrepreneurs in Residence CPD
    9. 9. Founder: RC year 9
    10. 10. Founder: RC year trekked to 10 Silicon Valley Immersion Trip
    11. 11. Founder: RC year 11
    12. 12. Founder: RC year rocked on with 12
    13. 13. Founder: EC year 13
    14. 14. Founder: EC year took 14
    15. 15. Founder: EC year took 15 LTV
    16. 16. Founder: EC year took 16 LTV Founder’s Dilemma
    17. 17. Founder: EC year took 17 LTV Founder’s Dilemma FMSF
    18. 18. Founder: EC year 18
    19. 19. Founder: EC year solo journey with 19 Independent Project
    20. 20. Founder: EC year 20
    21. 21. Founder: EC year rocked on with 21
    22. 22. Founder: EC year 22
    23. 23. Founder: EC year hunkered down at 23
    24. 24. Founder: EC year 24
    25. 25. Founder: EC year explored MEDIA LAB 25
    26. 26. Founder: Landed 26 “Don’t think too much about it, just start something. Entrepreneurship is about starting. Your idea will change, the opportunity will change, your team will change. But what won’t change is your passion and desire to build something. So get out and do something!”
    27. 27. Meet: Cynthia 27
    28. 28. Joiner: My mindset upon entering “…I was sure that I wanted to move into start-ups ... either join or try to start my own…I always knew I liked the entrepreneurial space. I was that girl selling batches of potpourri I made in 6th grade." 28
    29. 29. Joiner: RC year 29
    30. 30. Joiner: RC year member of 30
    31. 31. Joiner: RC year 31
    32. 32. Joiner: RC year trekked to
    33. 33. Joiner: RC year 33
    34. 34. Joiner: RC year rocked on with 34
    35. 35. Joiner: EC year 35
    36. 36. Joiner: EC year 36 explored MEDIA LAB
    37. 37. Joiner: EC year 37
    38. 38. Joiner: EC year took 38
    39. 39. Joiner: EC year took 39 CS50
    40. 40. Joiner: EC year took 40 CS50 ENT FIN
    41. 41. Joiner: EC year took 41 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE
    42. 42. Joiner: EC year took 42 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE Negotiation
    43. 43. Joiner: EC year took 43 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE Negotiation Competing with Social Networks
    44. 44. Joiner: EC year took 44 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE Negotiation Competing with Social Networks The Online Economy
    45. 45. Joiner: EC year 45
    46. 46. Joiner: EC year solo journey with 46 Independent Project
    47. 47. Joiner: EC year 47
    48. 48. Joiner: EC year hunkered down at 48
    49. 49. Joiner: EC year 49
    50. 50. Joiner: EC year rocked on with 50
    51. 51. Joiner: Landed 51 “Focus your efforts on just a few startups – I recommend no more than 3-4. Through research, find out what their biggest holes are and see if there's a good fit. Then, SHOW them. Honestly. Fly to their doorstep and show them how you can add value with a tangible deliverable that you've come up with.”
    52. 52. Meet: Ellie 52
    53. 53. Funder: My mindset upon entering “…I would be in an operating role, just probably earlier stage. I wanted to join a start-up, not found one. Never crossed my mind to be a VC as I perceived it to be too amorphous and abstract…" 53
    54. 54. Funder: RC year 54
    55. 55. Funder: RC year member of 55
    56. 56. Funder: RC year 56
    57. 57. Funder: RC year explored many 57 boston meetups
    58. 58. Funder: EC year 58
    59. 59. Funder: EC year took 59
    60. 60. Funder: EC year took 60 FMSF
    61. 61. Funder: EC year took 61 FMSF ENT FIN
    62. 62. Funder: EC year took 62 FMSF ENT FIN BoD
    63. 63. Funder: EC year took 63 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks
    64. 64. Funder: EC year took 64 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks Managing Human Capital
    65. 65. Funder: EC year took 65 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks Managing Human Capital Operations Management
    66. 66. Funder: EC year took 66 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks Managing Human Capital Operations Management Negotiation
    67. 67. Funder: EC year 67
    68. 68. Funder: EC year solo journey with 68 Independent Project
    69. 69. Funder: EC year 69
    70. 70. Funder: EC year networked at 70
    71. 71. “…I feel like you’re missing something if you [take courses] on the same subjects. You will always be with the same group of people in class. I purposely didn’t want to do too much finance. I wanted to stretch. I wanted to diversify…” Funder: Landed 71
    72. 72. Introducing Eve & Sam 72
    73. 73. 73 Rock Center
    74. 74. 74 Rock Center @HBSRock rockcenter@hbs.edu www.hbs.edu/rock
    75. 75. 75
    76. 76. Appendix 76
    77. 77. We’ve got your back 77

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