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Navigating the Boston
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
D AV I D C H A N G
@ C H A N G D S
Community Influencers Resources
Background
Startup Experiences
Angel Investments
Direct Syndicate/Fund
TBD Angels
Student Entrepreneurship
Who traveled the furthest to get here?
Community Influencers Resources
Community
Influencers Resources
Talent
EcosystemCapital
Independent Corporate University
Investors + +
Accelerators &
Incubators
+ +
Co-working
Spaces
+
Natural Resources
bit.ly/boston-area-investors-firmsInvestors
University Focused
Corporate VC
Angel Groups
Seed
Stage
Growth
Stage
Early
Sta...
Independent Corporate University
Accelerators & Incubators
Independent Corporate University
Co-working Spaces
University Resources
Take advantage of this time
Student-created Ventures
Community Influencers Resources
Community
Influencers
Resources
www.slideshare.net/bussgang/what-makes-bostons-startup-scene-special-fall-2017
www.slideshare.net/bussgang/what-makes-bostons-startup-scene-special-fall-2017
Who’s surviving, who’s thriving?
• The Rocket Ship Startup
List: 2020 (Covid-19
Edition), Jeff Bussgang
• Who's freezing h...
Raising during a pandemic
• Active investors are out there
• Active VC List, DocSend
• Investors meeting during
COVID-19
•...
Strong Industry Vertical ClustersMarketingTech
e-commerce
Cybersecurity
Cloud
Travel
Mobile
EdTech
Robotics
LifeSciences
H...
David Chang @changds
Finding the Functional Experts
Development
Design
Product
Marketing
PR
Legal
Where to Find Technical Co-founders
• Student groups, meetups (part-time)
• Industry
• Veterans in between gigs
• Open to ...
Media
Publications
Podcasts
www.twitter.com/changds/lists/boston-tech-journalists/members
www.twitter.com/changds/lists/na...
Work the Network
Community Influencers Resources
Community Influencers
Resources
Community Groups & Trade Organizations
builtinboston.com/guides
bostonstartupsguide.com startupbos.org
Events & Networking
www.greenhornconnect.com/events
www.newenglandvc.org/resources/#ecosystem-guides
www.pillar.vc/founders-guide www.underscore.vc/startupsecrets
bit.ly/startresources
Marketing
Press / Media
Freelancers
Agencies
National Tech Journalists
Boston Tech Journalists
Legal...
How can Boston help you grow?
Navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Q&A
D AV I D C H A N G
@ C H A N G D S
Babson eTower - Navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem - David Chang - Sept 2020
Babson eTower - Navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem - David Chang - Sept 2020
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Babson eTower - Navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem - David Chang - Sept 2020

  1. 1. Navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem D AV I D C H A N G @ C H A N G D S
  2. 2. Community Influencers Resources
  3. 3. Background
  4. 4. Startup Experiences
  5. 5. Angel Investments Direct Syndicate/Fund TBD Angels
  6. 6. Student Entrepreneurship
  7. 7. Who traveled the furthest to get here?
  8. 8. Community Influencers Resources
  9. 9. Community Influencers Resources
  10. 10. Talent EcosystemCapital
  11. 11. Independent Corporate University Investors + + Accelerators & Incubators + + Co-working Spaces + Natural Resources
  12. 12. bit.ly/boston-area-investors-firmsInvestors University Focused Corporate VC Angel Groups Seed Stage Growth Stage Early Stage VC Tech VC Healthcare, Biotech, Energy
  13. 13. Independent Corporate University Accelerators & Incubators
  14. 14. Independent Corporate University Co-working Spaces
  15. 15. University Resources
  16. 16. Take advantage of this time
  17. 17. Student-created Ventures
  18. 18. Community Influencers Resources
  19. 19. Community Influencers Resources
  20. 20. www.slideshare.net/bussgang/what-makes-bostons-startup-scene-special-fall-2017
  21. 21. www.slideshare.net/bussgang/what-makes-bostons-startup-scene-special-fall-2017
  22. 22. Who’s surviving, who’s thriving? • The Rocket Ship Startup List: 2020 (Covid-19 Edition), Jeff Bussgang • Who's freezing hiring from coronavirus
  23. 23. Raising during a pandemic • Active investors are out there • Active VC List, DocSend • Investors meeting during COVID-19 • Plan for longer runway • Valuations hit 20-30%
  24. 24. Strong Industry Vertical ClustersMarketingTech e-commerce Cybersecurity Cloud Travel Mobile EdTech Robotics LifeSciences HealthIT Energy
  25. 25. David Chang @changds Finding the Functional Experts Development Design Product Marketing PR Legal
  26. 26. Where to Find Technical Co-founders • Student groups, meetups (part-time) • Industry • Veterans in between gigs • Open to moonlighting (part-time) • Freelancers – see startup resources list
  27. 27. Media Publications Podcasts www.twitter.com/changds/lists/boston-tech-journalists/members www.twitter.com/changds/lists/national-tech-journalists/members
  28. 28. Work the Network
  29. 29. Community Influencers Resources
  30. 30. Community Influencers Resources
  31. 31. Community Groups & Trade Organizations builtinboston.com/guides bostonstartupsguide.com startupbos.org
  32. 32. Events & Networking www.greenhornconnect.com/events
  33. 33. www.newenglandvc.org/resources/#ecosystem-guides
  34. 34. www.pillar.vc/founders-guide www.underscore.vc/startupsecrets
  35. 35. bit.ly/startresources Marketing Press / Media Freelancers Agencies National Tech Journalists Boston Tech Journalists Legal Legal Templates Accounting Recruiters Real Estate Co-working Brokers Events Event Spaces Startup Events Listings Startup Community Groups Speakers/Mentors (WIP) Boston Women Leaders Investors Guides Lists Materials / Templates University Entrepreneurship Resources Competitions Student Groups Startup Resources General Guides Development Web Dev Shops Mobile App Dev Shops Tech Talent / Advisors Mobile App Development Tools Design / UX Graphic Design Resources Full-time Freelancers Agencies Product Pros Emerging Stars
  36. 36. How can Boston help you grow?
  37. 37. Navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Q&A D AV I D C H A N G @ C H A N G D S

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