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InnovateEDU Closing Keynote - October 2017

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Some thoughts on the Boston startup ecosystem and lessons learned for student entrepreneurs

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InnovateEDU Closing Keynote - October 2017

  1. 1. INNOVATEEDU STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE Closing Keynote David Chang @changds Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
  2. 2. My
 Journey Boston Ecosystem Lessons Learned
  3. 3. $ 1 1 0 M $ 2 1 0 M $ 2 7 0 M $ 1 3 5 M
  4. 4. Direct Via Syndicate/Fund ANGEL INVESTMENTS
  5. 5. NOW Building Investing Connecting
  6. 6. Boston Ecosystem
  7. 7. Talent EcosystemCapital
  8. 8. ACCELERATORS / INCUBATORS
 Co-working Independent Corporate University
  9. 9. INVESTORS
 Tech Healthcare / Life Sciences Seed Stage Growth Stage Early Stage Angel Groups Corporate VC Corporate VC Energy www.bit.ly/Boston-area-investors
  10. 10. LOCAL PILLAR TECH COMPANIES www.bostontechguide.com
  11. 11. STRONG INDUSTRY VERTICAL CLUSTERS www.seeingbothsides.com/2016/09/13/a-guide-to-the-boston-startup-scene-fall-2016 MarketingTech e-commerce Cybersecurity Cloud Travel Mobile EdTech Robotics LifeSciences HealthIT Energy
  12. 12. David Chang @changds FINDING THE FUNCTIONAL EXPERTS Development Design Product Marketing PR Legal
  13. 13. WORK THE NETWORK
  14. 14. www.greenhornconnect.com/events
  15. 15. www.seeingbothsides.com/2016/09/13/a-guide-to-the-boston-startup-scene-fall-2016
  16. 16. www.bostontechguide.com
  17. 17. Lessons Learned
  18. 18. START OR JOIN A COMPANY
  19. 19. IDEAS ALONE ARE WORTHLESS
  20. 20. DON’T GO SOLO
  21. 21. FIND THE RIGHT CO-FOUNDERS
  22. 22. SHARE YOUR SUMMIT & BASECAMP
  23. 23. RAISING A ROUND
  24. 24. MILESTONES See www.techcrunch.com/2015/06/24/running-out-of-money-isnt-a-milestone Team Product Development Market Demand Product / Market Fit Business Model Execution
  25. 25. 1.10 ^ 12 = 3.1 1.01 ^ 365 = 37.8
  26. 26. FOCUS PIVOT
  27. 27. Q&A David Chang @changds Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

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