Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

SKILL BUILDING: Case Study, "Adaptive Platform Trials: The Clinical Trial of the Future?" with Ariel Stern

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Come discuss "Adaptive Platform Trials: The Clinical Trial of the Future?" with Ariel Dora Stern, an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School.  She teaches the Technology and Operations Management course in the MBA required curriculum. 

Ariel's research focuses on the management of innovation in health care, with a focus on the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Her projects seek to understand the drivers of innovation among firms and the determinants of how medical technologies are adopted and used in practice. Ariel is particularly interested in the intersection of the regulation, firm strategy, and economics of health care. She also researches the digital transformation of medical technology and health care delivery, investigating the policy and managerial questions raised by the growth of “digital health.” Her research has been cited by Bloomberg, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

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Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

PEER TO PEER: Lunch and Learn on Scaling a Healthcare Startup with Rubicon MD Co- Founders: Gil Addo, MBA 2011 and Carlos Reines, MBA 2014

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HBS alums and Studio team members, come have lunch with this HBS alum duo and learn about their healthcare entrepreneurial journey. 

Gil drives RubiconMD’s vision and strategy. He is passionate about improving access to the right medical expertise. Formerly a Consultant at Putnam Associates, a pharma strategy consultancy, Gil designed payer and market access strategies for fortune 500s. He holds a BS in Economics and Biomedical Engineering from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. Gil was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in healthcare.

Carlos is the product and account lead for RubiconMD. Originally from Spain, he’s passionate about leveraging technology to drive change in healthcare. Prior to RubiconMD, Carlos led a division at Telefonica, one of the largest telecom companies in the world. He began his career at Siemens Healthcare. He earned Masters’ in both Bioengineering and Telecom Management in Madrid, and an MBA from Harvard.

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Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

CONNECTING: Holiday Event with Keynote Speaker Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor/ author of the NYT bestseller, "CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags"

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Join the HBS Startup Studio NYC for cocktails and conversation, and a special keynote speech from Linda Rottenberg.

About Linda:

Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and leadership. A frequent keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, and subject of multiple Harvard and Stanford business school case studies, Rottenberg has won acclaim for her pioneering work. ABC and NPR declared her “the entrepreneur whisperer;” Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist;” Business Insider named her “Ms. Davos;” and for years she was known as “La Chica Loca” (the crazy girl) for insisting that entrepreneurs existed outside of Silicon Valley, in emerging and growth markets.

As co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, www.endeavor.org, Rottenberg has led the global entrepreneurship movement for two decades. Headquartered in New York, with 60 offices spanning the globe, Endeavor rigorously selects, mentors, and co-invests in innovators with the greatest potential to grow their businesses and move the needle of their economies. In 2013, Endeavor brought its proven entrepreneur scale-up model to several U.S. cities. Currently, the 1,400+ Endeavor Entrepreneurs, screened from over 50,000 candidates, provide 650,000 jobs and generate $10BN+ in annual revenues. Today, Rottenberg also leads Endeavor Catalyst LP Funds I and II, rules-based funds totaling over $100M that invest in Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Rottenberg is also author of the New York Times bestseller, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, published in October 2014. In her book, she argues that entrepreneurship isn’t just for young techies in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, a mom-and-pop, or a startup, everybody needs the mindset to think and act like a change-maker. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind.

Rottenberg serves on the board of ZAYO Group, the world-leading bandwidth infrastructure company based in Boulder (NYSE: ZAYO), and Olo, a premier online ordering platform based in New York City. Rottenberg is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served on the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum.

Rottenberg has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, Financial Times, USA Today, Strategy + Business, People, Glamour, and MORE, and has appeared on GMA, Today Show, Morning Joe, Nightline, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg News. Dell featured her in its “Take Your Own Path” ad campaign; Veuve Clicquot named her Businesswoman of the Year.

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Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

CONNECTING: Office Hours with Ellie Wheeler, MBA 2011, Partner at Greycroft Partners

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HBS alums, come sit down for a one-on-one session with Ellie Wheeler. 

Ellie is a Partner at Greycroft Partners and is based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital. Ellie also worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the unified communications, enterprise software, mobile, and video sectors. While at Cisco, she was involved in multiple acquisitions and investments, including PostPath, Jabber, Xobni, and Tandberg. She began her career in growth capital private equity at Summit Partners in Boston.

Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

CONNECTING: Networking Reception with Keynote Speaker, Marla Beck, MBA 1998, CEO and Co-founder at Bluemercury Inc

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Join us for cocktails and conversation with a keynote speech from Marla Beck on "Surviving an Exit."

Marla Beck is the CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury Inc., an iconic high-growth luxury beauty retail chain founded in 1999, whose exponential growth is guided by her leadership and passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and consumer brands.  Bluemercury is recognized for disrupting the beauty retailing industry with its creative approach to personalized beauty solutions.  Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) saw the value of Bluemercury’s unique model and acquired the company in 2015. Ms. Beck is also a cosmetics brand developer, having co-founded M-61 Laboratories in 2008, makers of M-61 Skincare, a revolutionary natural cosmeceutical skincare brand and Lune+Aster Cosmetics, a vegan cosmetics brand created to empower busy women.

Ms. Beck is often invited to share her entrepreneurship, branding, and innovation expertise. Bluemercury’s pioneering retailing and human resource model has been the topic of numerous books, including Shopping: Why We Love it and How Retailers Can Create the Ultimate Customer Experience and Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why. She has appeared as a guest on CNBC, CNN and Fox Business News and has been a guest speaker for WWD’s Beauty Innovation Forum, Harvard University’s Luxury Branding Speaker Series and Columbia University’s Lang Center for Entrepreneurship’s Distinguished Speaker Series. She is also the first woman to be recognized twice by Inc. Magazine with two cover stories focusing on her entrepreneurial achievements.

Prior to founding Bluemercury, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2014, Ms. Beck received an appointment by Harvard Business School as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and was named as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. Ms. Beck was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. She serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Public Leadership Advisory Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, the Board of Trustees at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. and is an independent director on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Place (NASDAQ:PLCE). She resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children.

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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

CONNECTING: Office Hours with Marla Beck, MBA 1998, CEO and Co-founder at Bluemercury Inc

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HBS alums, sign up to sit down one-on-one with Marla Beck. 

Marla Beck is the CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury Inc., an iconic high-growth luxury beauty retail chain founded in 1999, whose exponential growth is guided by her leadership and passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and consumer brands.  Bluemercury is recognized for disrupting the beauty retailing industry with its creative approach to personalized beauty solutions.  Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) saw the value of Bluemercury’s unique model and acquired the company in 2015. Ms. Beck is also a cosmetics brand developer, having co-founded M-61 Laboratories in 2008, makers of M-61 Skincare, a revolutionary natural cosmeceutical skincare brand and Lune+Aster Cosmetics, a vegan cosmetics brand created to empower busy women.

Ms. Beck is often invited to share her entrepreneurship, branding, and innovation expertise. Bluemercury’s pioneering retailing and human resource model has been the topic of numerous books, including Shopping: Why We Love it and How Retailers Can Create the Ultimate Customer Experience and Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why. She has appeared as a guest on CNBC, CNN and Fox Business News and has been a guest speaker for WWD’s Beauty Innovation Forum, Harvard University’s Luxury Branding Speaker Series and Columbia University’s Lang Center for Entrepreneurship’s Distinguished Speaker Series. She is also the first woman to be recognized twice by Inc. Magazine with two cover stories focusing on her entrepreneurial achievements.

Prior to founding Bluemercury, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2014, Ms. Beck received an appointment by Harvard Business School as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and was named as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. Ms. Beck was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. She serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Public Leadership Advisory Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, the Board of Trustees at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. and is an independent director on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Place (NASDAQ:PLCE). She resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children.

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Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

CONNECTING: Health Care Entrepreneurship Reception

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Join the HBS Startup Studio NYC and the HBS Health Care Initiative for cocktails and a fireside chat with Aditya Julka, MBA 2009, HBS EIR and Founder of Anibim LLC, with Bernard Peperstraete, MBA 2005, President/CEO of Acuamark Diagnostics, moderated by Avani Patel, HBS Startup Studio NYC Director. 

Aditya is a serial entrepreneur with a history of successful start ups in life sciences and technology. He co-founded two biotech companies in his twenties, and his last company, which was backed by Accel Ventures, sold to a publicly listed company in 2010. He was also the co-founder of Paddle8 (sold to Auctionata in 2016, forming the world's largest online auction house). He is currently working on his next project in the Biotechnology/Healthcare space as well as investing in and advising start-ups in the space. Aditya has been named to the Art + Auction Power 100, Artinfo's Global 30 under 30 and the Crain's New York 40 Under 40. He has been a featured speaker at many conferences and forums globally, including those at Harvard University, DLD New York, The Northside Festival, TechCrunch TV and the inaugural TEDx Art in New York and has written on entrepreneurship for publications like Forbes. He is interested in investment opportunities in technology and life sciences in the US and India.

Bernard is President/CEO of Acuamark Diagnostics, Inc. AcuamarkDx focuses on developing a highly accurate, affordable and scalable test for early detection of cancer out of blood. AcuamarkDx’s scientific and academic team is credited with inventing groundbreaking assays/technologies such as qPCR,  LCR, LDR, zipcoding and the universal array. Prior to AcuamarkDx, Bernard served as Acting President/CEO of ACT Biotech, a cancer therapeutics company (acquired by Eddingpharm). Earlier, Bernard was involved in HC venture capital most recently as a Partner at NGN Capital. He served on the boards of Exosome Dx, ACT Biotech and Potentia Pharma (now Apellis Pharma) and was also involved in transactions such as Santhera Pharma (SANN:SIX) and Artisan Pharma (acquired by AKP). Before completing his MBA at Harvard, Bernard was a Deputy Director at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. Prior to TTSH, he co-founded and ran a contract research business, also in Singapore. In 1999, after serving as a physician, Dr. Peperstraete managed the HIV business unit at Bristol Myers & Squibb, Singapore, and worked on emerging market opportunities at Novartis, Basel.

Avani joins HBS with years of experience in the startup world in various capacities including as a founder, advisor, mentor and investor. Most recently she founded TrendSeeder, the first fashion-focused accelerator in NYC, which has a deep educational focus described by Women's Wear Daily as a "mini-MBA program taught by industry experts." TrendSeeder also boasts a highly curated list of over one hundred mentors recruited by Avani from the executive levels of the most highly regarded fashion companies around the world. In her work with TrendSeeder and other organizations, Avani has advised over five hundred entrepreneurs. She has also traveled the world, including to Oulu, Finland for the Midnight Pitch Fest to share her entrepreneurial expertise. Avani was also named a Role Model by Carrie Hammer and graced the company's runway at New York Fashion Week in 2015. 
Prior to founding TrendSeeder, Avani had a career as a corporate attorney where she worked on multi-billion dollar mergers. However, TrendSeeder wasn't Avani's first foray into the fashion world. She founded a men's and women's contemporary clothing label when she was in law school which was featured in a fashion show at Lollapalooza. 
Avani also finds the time to give back and has worked with organizations like the Tory Burch Foundation, the Girl Scouts and the Athena Center at Barnard College.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

CONNECTING: Round Table Discussion with Steve Wiggins, MBA 1984, Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners

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HBS alums, come join Steve Wiggins for lunch and conversation.

*Please note location:  Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners, 280 Park Avenue, 27th Floor East

Steve Wiggins is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs and executives in the healthcare sector, launching health services, health insurance, specialty pharmaceutical and medical technology companies over the past 30 years.  Steve joined Essex Woodlands in 2007 as Operating Partner and was appointed Managing Director in February 2008. 

Prior to Essex Woodlands, Steve founded Oxford Health Plans and served for 14 years as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Oxford grew to over $5 billion in annual revenue and ranked among the 300 largest U.S. corporations. Previously, he was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HealthMarket, Inc., an insurance company that gave birth to innovative Consumer Driven Health Plans and grew to over $150 million in revenue before being acquired by UICI. He co-founded Health Partners, Inc, a physician practice management company that grew to $140 million in annual revenue before it was sold. He served as co-Founder of Intelliclaim, Inc., which provided claim auditing and productivity software and services to over twenty health insurance companies before it was sold to McKesson.  He was also the founding investor in BenefitPort, LLC, a consolidation of health insurance general agencies.

Steve co-leads the healthcare services and healthcare information technology investment practice and serves on the Board of Directors for InfluenceHealth.  Steve also serves as Director of Accessible Space, Inc, a non-profit organization he founded in 1978, which operates residential facilities for individuals with mobility impairments and brain injuries.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.  He enjoys kite boarding, golfing, biking and fishing and has a keen interest in complimentary medicine and religion. 

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

CONNECTING: Office Hours with Stephen Klincewicz, PLDA 2015, Vice President of Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Operations at Sorrento Therapeutics

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HBS alums, sign up for a one-to-one conversation with Stephen Klincewicz. 

Steve has over 20 of years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has previously held position with Mesoblast Ltd, Bayer HealthCare Consumer Care Division, Johnson and Johnson, and Astra Zeneca.

Prior to entering the industry, Steve worked in medical and business development positions in occupational and environment medicine for several US Hospital was primary care physician and flight surgeon with the U.S Air Force.

He received his B.A. (Hons) from McGill University, his medical degree from Des Moines University, his Master in Public Health degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his J.D. from Widener University.  He formerly served as an Epidemiologic Intelligence Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and a recent graduate of the Program for Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School.

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Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

CONNECTING: Social Impact/ Enterprise Networking Reception with Keynote Speaker Russell Tencer, OPM 49, Founder & CEO of United Wind

This event is invite only.  Please email Sikeen Paroo at sparoo@hbs.edu with any questions. 

Join the HBS Startup Studio NYC for cocktails and networking, with a keynote from Russel Tencer, on "Building Double Bottom Line Enterprises."

Russell is the Founder and CEO of United Wind, the distributed wind industry’s first and only developer offering third party financing solutions for distributed-scale wind projects in the U.S. Under Russell’s leadership United Wind has grown from concept to recognized industry leader since the company’s launch in 2013. Over that time Russell has led fundraising efforts for the company resulting in corporate and project level investments from Statoil Energy Ventures, Total Energy Ventures, TEPCO, U.S. Bank, New York Green Bank and Forum Equity Partners with over $20m in capital deployed into projects and over $15m in corporate capital raised to date. Russell’s role at the company is building a strong culture and dedicated team, driving strategic direction, and leading capital raising efforts.

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Oct
25
1:30 PM13:30

CONNECTING: Office Hours with Rethink Impact

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HBS alums, come meet one-on-one with the NYC team of Rethink Impact.

Rethink Impact, founded by Jenny Abramson, the only Harvard MBA to serve on Harvard’s Investment Committee for Shareholder Responsibility, invests in entrepreneurs, tech platforms, and networks that are ecosystems of change. They seek out traditionally underfunded entrepreneurs and business models that they believe have the potential for outsized financial and societal returns. By leveraging 50+ years of entrepreneurial and investment experience, they select companies that engage and empower more people to do good through transformative business models for change.

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Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

PEER TO PEER: "Fundraising for Double Bottom Line Companies" with Anna Auerbach, MBA 2010, Werk Co-Founder

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HBS alums and HBS Startup Studio NYC team members, come hear Anna Auerbach speak about fundraising, followed by a Q&A.  Lunch will be provided.

Anna, Co-Founder of Werk, is a former McKinsey consultant and social impact COO. She is a Harvard Business School grad who learned her first lesson in entrepreneurship when she moved to the U.S. as a refugee at age 6, knowing just one word of English. Anna loves strategy and always sees the big picture. She is a mother to Asher, age 3.

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Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

SKILLBUILDING: "Getting Your Message Across on Double Bottom Lines," with Jillian Straus, Founder and CEO of Straus Strategic Communications

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HBS alums and HBS Startup Studio NYC team members, come join us for lunch and conversation with Jillian Straus on "Getting Your Message Across on Double Bottom Lines."

As a media veteran, Jillian Straus is one of the few professionals in the business who has worked both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. During more than a decade working in television, she produced live and taped shows for local, cable, and network news including CNN, ABC News, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Jillian founded Straus Strategic Communications to teach individuals and corporations how to capture and maximize media attention. As a media coaching and consulting company, Straus Strategic Communications prepares A-list celebrities, supermodels, spokespeople, executives, professional athletes, politicians, best-selling authors, and other experts for television, radio, and print interviews, as well as other off-air presentations. In addition, they teach the secrets to getting media coverage. Although they work with clients in various industries throughout the U.S. and abroad, they have specific expertise in fashion, entertainment, beauty, food, publishing, and lifestyle brands.

 

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Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

CONNECTING: Office Hours with Frank A.Y. Wang, Athena Capital

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HBS alums, sign up to sit down one-on-one with Frank.  Having seen 5,000 public/private companies/business cases in the past 21 years in the US and Asia, he can advise on a diverse range of topics. 

Frank graduated from Columbia Engineering with both a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, and a MS degree in Operations.  Post Columbia, Frank started his career as Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs on Wall Street in 1996. His team was voted by Greenwich survey as America’s best Technology Investment Research team. In 1999, Frank joined Citigroup Global Assets Management and started Asian Technology investment research. In 2000, Frank returned to Taiwan and helped to start a venture capital firm Grand Capital Group. In 2002, Frank re-joined the investment bank and worked for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley (2004) as an Executive Director. Frank and his team were voted by Institutional Investor survey as top Taiwan Strategist, Semiconductor, and Software Analyst in Asia.

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

PEER TO PEER: "Ask Me Anything" with Stephanie Sarka, MBA 1990, Co-Founder and CEO, 1 Atelier

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  Please email Sikeen Paroo at sparoo@hbs.edu with any inquiries. 

For HBS alums only. 

In line with the September theme of women and diversity in entrepreneurship, come discuss everything from having a baby and starting a company at the same time, to building a diverse, high performing team with exceptional talents. 

Stephanie Sarka, 1 Atelier Co-Founder and CEO, is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep experience in building businesses and brands. Initially following the traditional path to Goldman Sachs, she quickly realized that she is a builder, not a banker. So she went to Paris to work for a year at International Flavors & Fragrances. After getting her MBA at Harvard, she worked for Lew Frankfort at Coach for seven years, where she earned her stripes as a “merchant” and an “operator” and held numerous leadership positions; she also led the successful re-launch of Mark Cross, the American luxury goods brand. Stephanie was subsequently a co-founder of Overture (formerly GoTo), one of the first hugely successful Internet companies; they invented the paid search business model, growing the business to almost $1 bn in revenue in 4 years and taking it public one year after launch. Since then, she has been actively engaged in China, Europe and New York City as an entrepreneur, investor and advisor.  She joined forces with Frank Zambrelli and Anthony Luciano to launch 1 Atelier, borne out of their desire to lift the curtain on luxury, celebrate the individual and empower self-expression.  1 Atelier was the 2016 Northeast Regional Winner of the HBS Alumni New Venture Competition and was selected by Fast Company as one of the “Most Innovative Companies” for Style in 2017.

1 Atelier is the premier custom luxury brand, born in New York City and founded by a team of design veterans and seasoned entrepreneurs. The idea for 1 Atelier is simple: to bring the joy and fun back into luxury, elevating and celebrating the individual. They are lifting the curtain on luxury, inviting you in to confidently create bespoke products that are truly one-of-a-kind and uniquely personalized to your life.

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Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

PEER TO PEER: Office Hours with Nimi Katragadda, MBA 2015, Principal at BoxGroup

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HBS alums, come sit down for a one on one with Nimi Katragadda, MBA 2015.

Nimi is a Principal at BoxGroup, a seed stage venture fund, where she focuses on investments in financial tech, healthcare, and marketplaces. BoxGroup's portfolio includes companies such as Blue Apron, ClassPass, Warby Parker, Flatiron Health, and Vine, among many others. In her role, she sources and invests in entrepreneurs building disruptive technology companies that aim to create category defining businesses. Prior to this role, she worked in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan and later as an Associate Product Marketing Manager at Google, focused on growing small business advertisers. She graduated with an Honors BA degree from Harvard, majoring in Economics and Government, and also received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

CONNECTING: Women and Diversity in Entrepreneurship Networking Reception

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The HBS Startup Studio NYC invites you to join us for cocktails and conversations surrounding women and diversity in entrepreneurship

Colleen Ammerman, director of the HBS Gender Initiative, will share highlights from recent HBS research on gender & entrepreneurship, as well as insights about the paths and experiences of alumni entrepreneurs from the Gender Initiative’s ongoing study, "Life & Leadership After HBS."

 

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Aug
16
2:00 PM14:00

CONNECTING: Office Hours with HBS Professor Tom Eisenmann

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Sign up for a one-on-one conversation with HBS Professor Tom Eisenmann. 

Thomas R. Eisenmann is the Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and Faculty Co-Chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. Eisenmann teaches the MBA elective course Scaling Technology Ventures and leads a January Term Startup Bootcamp for first-year MBAs.  In recent years, Eisenmann has served as Chair of Harvard's MBA Elective Curriculum—the second year of the MBA Program—and as course head of The Entrepreneurial Manager, taught to all 900 first-year MBA students. He was co-creator of the MBA elective field courses Product Management 101, in which students specify and supervise development of a software application, and Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing, in which project teams take actions to help a startup acquire customers.  Eisenmann also created the MBA electives Launching Technology Ventures, which examines challenges confronting early stage startups in the information technology sector, and Managing Networked Business (now called The Online Economy), which surveys strategies for platform-based businesses that leverage network effects. He twice co-led a Harvard Innovation Lab course, Cultural Entrepreneurship in New York City, in which students from across Harvard spent a winter break week in New York exploring new ventures in fashion, food, and fine arts, and co-led four similar winter break trips to Silicon Valley.

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May
31
6:00 PM18:00

HBS Rock Accelerator Demo Day in NYC

Space is limited, please RSVP here.

The HBS Arthur Rock Center Accelerator is a highly immersive program for early-stage HBS startups. The focus is on building and validating their MVP as well as launching with a strong foundation for high growth. The teams experience deep-dive workshops, check-ins, pitch feedback, and opportunities to pitch for seed funding. Come see eleven of the twenty-six Rock Accelerator Teams in action as they pitch and showcase to a room full of VCs, Angels and Private Equity professionals hungry for fresh and disruptive startups across a myriad of industries.

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