February 2012Could the Next Twitter Be Found In Nairobi?Early Career Management: Becoming A Funder of Innovation (VC/PE)Gr...
AGENDA – EARLY CAREER MANAGEMENTI.      The SituationII.     IntroductionIII.    Four (4) Industries of TomorrowIV.     Ba...
I. SITUATION – YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT●      This generation has been deemed                                                   ...
I. SITUATION – ENTREPRENEUR OR FUNDER?                                    What                                  entrepre -...
II. INTRODUCTION – THE COMPANY  Crimson Oak Academy is an innovative, online business academy for life-long  scholars and ...
II. INTRODUCTION – THE FOUNDER●   AIESEC BoA - Boston●   Experience:     o   Private Equity & Venture Capital     o   Educ...
III. THE FOUR (4) INDUSTRIES OF TOMORROW●   Which industries are growing?●   Where can I find a lucrative and rewarding ca...
IV. BASICS: RESUME REVIEW & THESIS●   At the center of entrepreneurship is selling and your resume is “your    marketing d...
V. MBA ADMISSIONS: WHICH MBA?●   Venture Capital and Private Equity value the MBA degree; emphasis is    placed on a handf...
VI. PATHWAY TO VC & PE – INDUSTRY IQ●   Crimson Oak’s “Pathway Modules” addresses the lack of clarity,    assessment of fi...
VII. US or GLOBAL (REST OF THE WORLD)?●   Funding innovation – venture capital and private equity – are uniquely a    Unit...
VIII. EVOLUTION: MULTIPLE PATHS TO SUCCESS●   Less than 1/ 10,000 applicants    gets accepted to a VC or PE fund     o   D...
IX. CONCLUSION●   AIESEC-ers are well placed to be leaders within the field of venture capital    and private equity●   Fu...
GIVING BACK: REACH & Haiti Leadership Program●   Our select Giving Back Program is consistent with our values of:    1) co...
APPENDIX: Business Press Coverage Crimson Oak’s         Crimson Oak Convenes               Crimson Oak’s STRUCTURED MBA   ...
KEEP IN TOUCH!E-                                                                         1-888-                     Facebo...
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Presentation by Kevin Omar Williams (BOA Boston) at AIESEC Northeastern Spring RoKs Conference 25 Feb 2012

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  1. 1. February 2012Could the Next Twitter Be Found In Nairobi?Early Career Management: Becoming A Funder of Innovation (VC/PE)Grow & Lead!CRIMSON OAK ACADEMY
  2. 2. AGENDA – EARLY CAREER MANAGEMENTI. The SituationII. IntroductionIII. Four (4) Industries of TomorrowIV. Basics: Resume & Thesis/ Independent ProjectV. MBA Admissions: Which MBA?VI. VC/PE Pathway: Industry IQVII. US or Global (Rest of the World)?VIII. Evolution: Multiple Paths to SuccessIX. Conclusion 2
  3. 3. I. SITUATION – YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT● This generation has been deemed 18% “Generation Flux” because of the tumultuous changes● As schools, governments are retreating from promises of guaranteed jobs or ongoing career development, increasingly your training and development is left up to you: 22% o Luckily AIESEC helps tremendously!● According to the NY Times only 53% of college graduates from the classes 2006-2010 are employed full-time. 50% Source: NY Times, February 16, 2012, “For London Youth, Down and Out Is A Way of Life” 3
  4. 4. I. SITUATION – ENTREPRENEUR OR FUNDER? What entrepre - neurship really feels like! 4
  5. 5. II. INTRODUCTION – THE COMPANY Crimson Oak Academy is an innovative, online business academy for life-long scholars and ambitious professionals. Our partnership with e-Cornell, Cornell University’s online arm, provides us with access to 100 courses and 24 certificate programs. Utilizing 21st century technology, Crimson Oak provides: (1) Virtual Education (Apps & e-Courses) (2) Industry Events (Seminars & Forums) (3) Advisory (Career Services & MBA Admissions) FEATURED IN: 5
  6. 6. II. INTRODUCTION – THE FOUNDER● AIESEC BoA - Boston● Experience: o Private Equity & Venture Capital o Education o MBA Admissions & Counseling● Select Companies: o Morgan Stanley o JPMorgan o Babcock & Brown● Education: o Cornell University o Harvard Business School 6
  7. 7. III. THE FOUR (4) INDUSTRIES OF TOMORROW● Which industries are growing?● Where can I find a lucrative and rewarding career?● Which career paths encourage a global-minded perspective? 7
  8. 8. IV. BASICS: RESUME REVIEW & THESIS● At the center of entrepreneurship is selling and your resume is “your marketing document” o New trends include mass use of computers for keyword scans o Beyond clear formatting, descriptive phrasing, there is the “feather-in-the-hat” project● Key Resume Review insights include o Use the language, titles etc. in the job description and used in the industry o Quantification and certification are big trends, use metrics wherever appropriate o Use the bottom of your resume for your affiliations and to show your personality● In conjunction with the resume, a thesis or independent project can be a powerful “proof-point” o If in college, consider an independent study that ties into your career goals o Recent grads, consider a [pro bono] project that showcases a particular skill 8
  9. 9. V. MBA ADMISSIONS: WHICH MBA?● Venture Capital and Private Equity value the MBA degree; emphasis is placed on a handful of the top programs o For instance, within private equity in the U.S. , there are estimated to be 30% of General Partners (senior management) hold Harvard MBA degrees● Certain MBA programs excel at offering a compelling entrepreneurship curriculum: o Chicago School of Business o Stanford Business School o Dartmouth, Tuck School of Business o INSEAD (Singapore & France campuses) o Wharton● MBA programs are actively seeking younger, more distinct talent: o Consider “HBS 2+2” Program where you can guarantee your seat in HBS while still in college! 9
  10. 10. VI. PATHWAY TO VC & PE – INDUSTRY IQ● Crimson Oak’s “Pathway Modules” addresses the lack of clarity, assessment of fit and provides access to discrete information i.e. “industry I.Q.” o An executive coach partners with an industry expert utilizing e-courses and assessment analytics to provide you a pathway to a coveted industry● The first step to gaining “industry I.Q.” is to immerse yourself in information, trends and become a scholar of the industry. All Investors Private Equity Venture Capital • The Deal.com • Pitchbook • AngelList • Grey House • PrivateEquityFirms.com • Gust • VentureXpert • Asia PE Research • VentureBeat • TheFunded 10
  11. 11. VII. US or GLOBAL (REST OF THE WORLD)?● Funding innovation – venture capital and private equity – are uniquely a United States model o An executive coach partners with an industry expert utilizing e-courses and assessment analytics to provide you a pathway to a coveted industry● Within the U.S. more than 75% of assets under management for venture capital resides in three (3) regions: o Silicon Valley – California o Route 138, Boston – Massachusetts o Silicon Alley, New York City, New York● However, the emerging markets are growing at a torrid pace – faster than the GDP growth o The VC/PE model is being exported and adopted widely abroad o The eco-system for successful entrepreneurship will take some time o Cultural stigma limits entrepreneurship and appetite for funding it. 11
  12. 12. VIII. EVOLUTION: MULTIPLE PATHS TO SUCCESS● Less than 1/ 10,000 applicants gets accepted to a VC or PE fund o Despite doing all the “right” things you may have to be entrepreneurial in your venture capital / private equity career● Continuous learning and preparation needed to succeed in these fields o VC/PE firms use a grueling screening process which includes a model test, rounds of interviews and sometime even a session with a psychologist! o Investments strategies and investment regions fluctuate; control your skillset and network o Beyond the B.R.I.C countries, Africa offers compelling future investment opportunities 12
  13. 13. IX. CONCLUSION● AIESEC-ers are well placed to be leaders within the field of venture capital and private equity● Funding is critical to bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to fruition on a broad scale● COULD THE NEXT TWITTER BE FOUND IN NAIROBI & BE FUNDED??? o Only if you as future investors fund it. 13
  14. 14. GIVING BACK: REACH & Haiti Leadership Program● Our select Giving Back Program is consistent with our values of: 1) commitment 2) leadership and 3) empathy •Significant multi-year contribution and • Crimson Oak Haiti Leadership Program volunteer tutors/mentors committed to established to assist young by Crimson Oak. professionals, particularly in the Haitian Diaspora, reconstruct the human capital •Over 4,000 disadvantaged NYC high of Haiti. school kids get AP test prep help for top college admissions. •The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Crimson •“Pay-for-performance” model; merit Oak to administer the program. scholarships to students based on performance on AP exams. • Supported by the UN Haitian Education Leadership Program. •Funded by Pershing Square Foundation. 14
  15. 15. APPENDIX: Business Press Coverage Crimson Oak’s Crimson Oak Convenes Crimson Oak’s STRUCTURED MBA Academia and Business to Re- GMAT Test Prep for Admissions Report imagine Health Care with BlackBerry – A is Released Technology in Massachusetts. Welcomed First! ADVISORY INDUSTRY EVENTS VIRTUAL EDUCATION • MBA Admissions • Seminars • Apps • Career Services • Forums • E-Courses 15
  16. 16. KEEP IN TOUCH!E- 1-888- Facebook Website EmailNewsletter 966-0004 info@CrimsonOakAcademy.com www.facebook.com/CrimsonOak www.CrimsonOakAcademy.com 16

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