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    • 1. Rock Kickoff 2013 Rock Center for Entrepreneurship September 17, 2013
    • 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. Meet: Camille 3
    • 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. Founder: RC year 5
    • 6. Founder: RC year member of 6
    • 7. Founder: RC year 7
    • 8. Founder: RC year advice from 8 Entrepreneurs in Residence CPD
    • 9. Founder: RC year 9
    • 10. Founder: RC year trekked to 10 Silicon Valley Immersion Trip
    • 11. Founder: RC year 11
    • 12. Founder: RC year rocked on with 12
    • 13. Founder: EC year 13
    • 14. Founder: EC year took 14
    • 15. Founder: EC year took 15 LTV
    • 16. Founder: EC year took 16 LTV Founder’s Dilemma
    • 17. Founder: EC year took 17 LTV Founder’s Dilemma FMSF
    • 18. Founder: EC year 18
    • 19. Founder: EC year solo journey with 19 Independent Project
    • 20. Founder: EC year 20
    • 21. Founder: EC year rocked on with 21
    • 22. Founder: EC year 22
    • 23. Founder: EC year hunkered down at 23
    • 24. Founder: EC year 24
    • 25. Founder: EC year explored MEDIA LAB 25
    • 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. Meet: Cynthia 27
    • 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. Joiner: RC year 29
    • 30. Joiner: RC year member of 30
    • 31. Joiner: RC year 31
    • 32. Joiner: RC year trekked to
    • 33. Joiner: RC year 33
    • 34. Joiner: RC year rocked on with 34
    • 35. Joiner: EC year 35
    • 36. Joiner: EC year 36 explored MEDIA LAB
    • 37. Joiner: EC year 37
    • 38. Joiner: EC year took 38
    • 39. Joiner: EC year took 39 CS50
    • 40. Joiner: EC year took 40 CS50 ENT FIN
    • 41. Joiner: EC year took 41 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE
    • 42. Joiner: EC year took 42 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE Negotiation
    • 43. Joiner: EC year took 43 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE Negotiation Competing with Social Networks
    • 44. Joiner: EC year took 44 CS50 ENT FIN BSSE Negotiation Competing with Social Networks The Online Economy
    • 45. Joiner: EC year 45
    • 46. Joiner: EC year solo journey with 46 Independent Project
    • 47. Joiner: EC year 47
    • 48. Joiner: EC year hunkered down at 48
    • 49. Joiner: EC year 49
    • 50. Joiner: EC year rocked on with 50
    • 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. Meet: Ellie 52
    • 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. Funder: RC year 54
    • 55. Funder: RC year member of 55
    • 56. Funder: RC year 56
    • 57. Funder: RC year explored many 57 boston meetups
    • 58. Funder: EC year 58
    • 59. Funder: EC year took 59
    • 60. Funder: EC year took 60 FMSF
    • 61. Funder: EC year took 61 FMSF ENT FIN
    • 62. Funder: EC year took 62 FMSF ENT FIN BoD
    • 63. Funder: EC year took 63 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks
    • 64. Funder: EC year took 64 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks Managing Human Capital
    • 65. Funder: EC year took 65 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks Managing Human Capital Operations Management
    • 66. Funder: EC year took 66 FMSF ENT FIN BoD Competing with Social Networks Managing Human Capital Operations Management Negotiation
    • 67. Funder: EC year 67
    • 68. Funder: EC year solo journey with 68 Independent Project
    • 69. Funder: EC year 69
    • 70. Funder: EC year networked at 70
    • 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. Introducing Eve & Sam 72
    • 73. 73 Rock Center
    • 74. 74 Rock Center @HBSRock rockcenter@hbs.edu www.hbs.edu/rock
    • 75. 75
    • 76. Appendix 76
    • 77. We’ve got your back 77

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