Want to peek behind the scenes and hear the real story from people who have been there? Leading entrepreneurs candidly discuss the issues they faced, mistakes they made, and insights they gained while building their businesses and HBS faculty share frameworks and practical advice on specific topics and tactics.
Adam Enbar is an entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded and serves as CEO of Flatiron School, which has trained thousands of software engineers and placed them into jobs at companies like Google and Intel.
Allison Mnookin is a senior lecturer of business administration in the technology and operations management unit at HBS.
Andrew Dubowec is an entrepreneur and investor in early-stage technology companies including Citizen Hex and Ada, Inc. Currently, he is VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at League, Inc., a leading enterprise OS that is revolutionizing employee healthcare, insurance, and benefits.
Brad is a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor. In 2007, he co-founded Foundry Group and serves as its Managing Director. Before that, Brad co-founded Mobius Venture Capital, founded Intensity Ventures, and co-founded the famed accelerator Techstars.
Christopher Stanton is an assistant professor of business administration in the entrepreneurial management unit of HBS. He is also affiliated with The Center for Economic Policy Research and The National Bureau of Economic Research.
Dave Anderson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor passionate about technology. He is currently on the investment team at Toyota AI Ventures where he invests in Seed to Series A companies in AI and robotics.
Dinesh is a serial tech entrepreneur, CEO, and investor. He is currently the Managing Partner at Comcast Ventures. He served as an advisor to Warburg Pincus, the global private equity firm, where he was previously an EIR, serving on company boards and co-investing alongside the firm.
Dulcie Madden is the co-founder and CEO of Rest Devices, a Boston-based startup that builds software and hardware for parents to help their babies sleep better.
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Hind Hobeika is the founder and CEO at Instabeat, a revolutionary tracking device that allows swimmers to monitor their heart rate and workouts in realtime.
Jennifer Fleiss is the co-founder of Rent the Runway. In 2018, she became the co-founded and became CEO of Jetblack, a firm operating within Walmart's startup incubator, Store No. 8.
Jennifer Hyman is the CEO and co-founder of Rent The Runway, a fashion and technology/logistics company that offers clothing, accessory, and home rentals via on-demand rentals and subscription.
Joris Poort is an engineer and entrepreneur whose company Rescale leads the industry in scientific and engineering simulation and high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud.
Julia Austin is a senior lecturer in the entrepreneurial management unit at HBS. She is a board member, advisor and angel investor to several early-stage companies and often acts as a leadership coach with a focus on the engineering process, staffing, and functional operations.
Kevin P. Ryan, founder and CEO of AlleyCorp, is a serial entrepreneur who founded several New York-based businesses, including Gilt Groupe, Business Insider, and MongoDB.
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Lara O'Connor Hodgson is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of NOW Corporation, a B2B payments company. A serial entrepreneur, she co-founded Nourish (2009) after helping launch several high-profile, early-stage startups.
Laura Huang is an associate professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit. Prior to joining HBS, she was an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Huang’s research examines early-stage entrepreneurship, and the role of interpersonal relationships and implicit factors in the investment decisions of financiers such as angel investors and VCs.
Lou currently serves as an executive-in-residence at General Catalyst (GC) in Cambridge, MA. Prior to GC, Lou was the president and CEO of Black Duck Software, a GC-backed company acquired by Synopsys in December 2017. He is also a lecturer at both the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Business School.
Mark Roberge is a senior lecturer at HBS, teaching "Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing" and "The Entrepreneurial Manager." The former Chief Revenue Officer of Sales at HubSpot, Forbes' named him as one of the "Top 30 Social Sellers in the World."
Matthew Bellows is the co-founder and CEO of BodesWell, Inc., a fin-tech startup that provides a software-based financial engine that delivers automated financial planning to help users achieve better outcomes.
Matt Fischer is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup advisor. He is a Managing Partner at EF Capital and COO at ConstructTech.
Mudassir Sheikha is the co-founder and CEO of Careem, a leading car booking service that is based out of Dubai and operates throughout the Middle East and North African (MENA).
Nick Grouf is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist specializing in tech and finance.
Rajesh Yabaji is the co-founder and CEO of BlackBuck, a tech logistics startup that has created an infrastructure for freight dynamics in India.
Ramana Nanda is a professor of business administration at HBS. His research examines financing frictions facing new ventures to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and help financers improve their odds of selecting and commercializing the most promising ideas and technologies.
Reza Satchu is Founder and Managing Partner of Alignvest. He co-founded, built, and managed several other businesses from inception. He also serves as a Senior Lecturer at HBS.
Robert Gierkink is the founder and Chairman of Datalogix and an Executive-in-Residence of General Catalyst Partners.
Sanchali Pal is the co-founder and CEO of Joro, an app and growing community of users that helps individuals to track and improve their carbon footprints.
Shikhar Ghosh is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and Professor of Management Practice at HBS. Named one of the "Best Entrepreneurs in the US," by Businessweek, Ghosh has led some most innovative tech-based companies in the US and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs.
Shilpi Pandey is the Chief People Officer at BlackBuck. She is a visionary and a strategic HR leader with extensive experience in HR Business Partnering, People Policies and Processes, Organizational Development and Talent Management. She is a firm believer in fostering a culture of inclusion and collaboration in organizations.
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Sunil Nagaraj is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ubiquity Ventures, a seed-stage institutional venture capital firm that invests in “software beyond the screen” startups. This includes companies leveraging smart hardware and machine intelligence to bring software into the real world, not just on computers and smartphones.
Wendy Tsu is the Partner of New Business Ventures for AlleyCorp, a seed-stage investment firm and incubator founded by DoubleClick CEO, Kevin Ryan. AlleyCorp founded companies like Business Insider, MongoDB (NASDAQ: MDB), Gilt Groupe, Zola, Nomad Health, CoEdition.
An expert, innovator, and entrepreneur, Wes Hall has over 20 years of experience in corporate governance and shareholder communications. He has established himself as the preeminent leader in shareholder advisory services and proxy solicitation.
William Sahlman is a professor of business administration, emeritus, at HBS, where he taught thousands of students and held multiple leadership roles. His expertise lies in entrepreneurial management, venture capital, private equity, deal structuring, and the role of entrepreneurship in the global economy.