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Educational Webinar

Upcoming Educational Spring Webinars

Economic Climate and Outlook - Implications for Early Stage Investors

Presenter: Professor Shai Bernstein

MBA Class of 1960 Professor of Business Administration

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

About this Event:

 

Economic Climate and Outlook - Implications for Early Stage Investors

2023 saw the lowest levels of startup funding since 2018 with early-stage companies seeing a larger year-on-year drop in funding relative to later-stage companies. Valuations across the investing spectrum plummeted. Some have painted this as and existential crises for entrepreneurs and the startup community. Was this a short-term blip or is it a longer-term trend? Will 2024 be more of the same or have we stemmed the tide? Which industries will lead the way? Given the current economic climate, how should an early-stage investor deploy capital and on what terms? What do companies need to do to attract investment? Join us for an in-depth discussion on this and more with HBS Professor Shai Bernstein.

This webinar will be hosted by moderator Sameera Bazaaz, HBS Angels DC Chapter Chair

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PRESENTER

SHAI BERNSTEIN

MBA Class of 1960 Professor of Business Administration

Shai Benjamin Bernstein

Marvin Bower Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School

Shai Bernstein is the Marvin Bower Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in both the Corporate Finance group and the Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship group. Much of his research focuses on financial issues related to start-ups, and high growth firms, and the interaction of these issues with innovation and entrepreneurial activity. He teaches the Entrepreneurial Finance course in the MBA elective curriculum. Shai completed his Ph.D. in Business Economics at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard Business School, Shai spent eight years as a faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

More information on Professor Shai Bernstein

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More information coming soon! 

Presenter: Ty Wiggins

Author and trusted advisor to world-leading CEOs

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

About this Event:

 

More information coming soon!

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PRESENTER

TY WIGGINS

Author and trusted advisor to world-leading CEOs

Ty Wiggins

Author and trusted advisor to world-leading CEOs, helping them successfully transition into their roles to unlock business and personal success faster.
 

Ty Wiggins is a leadership expert who is passionate about setting new CEOs up for success. As the lead of Russell Reynolds Associates’ CEO & Transitions Practice, he helps global CEOs successfully onboard and transition into their role, to unlock business and personal success. A trusted advisor, he guides new CEOs through their first 12-18 months in role, so they land well and perform quickly. Wiggins is one of only a handful of people globally with a PhD in leadership transitions. He harnesses his academic and consulting background to provide CEOs, boards, and senior leadership across industries with the skill and advice needed to enact transformational change. 

The New CEO: Lessons from CEOs on How to Start Well and Perform Quickly (Minus the Common Mistakes)

The Zoom Meeting information will be in your registration confirmation email.

Previous Educational Webinar

SPACE: The Final Frontier For Angel Investors?

Presenter: Professor Matthew Weinzierl

HBS Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean, Chair, MBA Program

Thursday December 7, 2023 8:30am PT, 11:30am ET
Please note earlier start time than our usual webinar events

About this Event:

 

Can angel investors move the needle on solving humanity's biggest problems?  We will start by looking at investing in Space. What does investing in the Space sector look like? Who are the companies to watch and what problems are they solving? Can an angel check size of only $25,000 have an impact?  Can angels investors see a profitable return on an investment in space?  Do you need a PhD in rocket science to understand and invest?
 
HBS Professor Matthew Weinzierl will discuss these issues and more as we explore the space industry, which spans more than just launching rockets to spaceships and moving people and industries off-planet. Space industries are solving supply chain issues and developing technologies that impact climate change and more. We will also consider space investing’s impact on other sectors such as travel and tourism, healthcare, food, and national security.
 
This event is will have something for everyone — from the rocket scientist to the novice angel investor with no expertise in the sector. You do not want to miss this!

Please join us for this insightful webinar, hosted by moderator Sameera Bazaaz, HBS Angels DC Chapter Chair

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PRESENTER

MATTHEW C WEINZIERL

HBS Professor of Business Administration

Senior Associate Dean, Chair, MBA Program

Matthew C. Weinzierl

Joseph and Jacqueline Elbling Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean, Chair, MBA Program

Matt Weinzierl is Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program at Harvard Business School, where he is the Joseph and Jacqueline Elbling Professor of Business Administration in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on the optimal design of economic policy, in particular taxation. Recently, he has launched a set of research projects focused on the commercialization of the space sector and its economic implications, viewable at www.economicsofspace.com. His research has been published in Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journals: Economic Policy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Journal, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, National Tax Journal, and Journal of Economic Perspectives, and has been discussed in the Economist, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.  He also participated in the 2008 Review of Economic Studies tour. He has served on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tax Expenditure Commission, the board of the National Tax Association, and on the editorial boards of Social Choice and Welfare and National Tax Journal. Prior to completing his PhD in economics at Harvard University in 2008, Professor Weinzierl served as the Staff Economist for Macroeconomics on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked in the New York office of McKinsey & Company. 

Professor Weinzierl currently serves as Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program. He has created and currently teaches two courses: The Role of Government in Market Economies (RoGME) and Space, Public and Commercial Economics (SPACE). For the latter, he has written case studies of Astroscale, Blue Origin, Made In Space, NASA, Planetary Resources, Space Angels, SpaceX, Spire, the U.S. Space Force, and other institutions. 

EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR VIDEO LINKS

SPACE: The Final Frontier For Angel Investors?

Presenter: Professor Matthew Weinzierl

HBS Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean, Chair, MBA Program

Hosted by HBS Alumni Angels

Thursday December 7, 2023 9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

VIDEO LINK:
  1. If you'd like to purchase a view-only ticket for this webinar, click here.
  2. Registrants & Attendees of this webinar, contact Administrator, Molly Lyons, for the link.

Linking Strategy and Sales in an Entrepreneurial Venture

Presenter: Frank Cespedes
HBS Senior Lecturer and Author

Hosted by HBS Alumni Angels

Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

VIDEO LINK:
  1. If you'd like to purchase a view-only ticket for this webinar, click here.
  2. Registrants & Attendees of this webinar, contact Administrator, Molly Lyons, for the link.

Intro to Cap Tables: What Every Angel Investor (and Founder!) Should Know

Presenter: Michael Costa, HLS ’86

Hosted by HBS Alumni Angels

Thursday June 15, 2023 9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

VIDEO LINK:
  1. If you'd like to purchase a view-only ticket for this webinar, click here.
  2. Registrants & Attendees of this webinar, contact Administrator, Molly Lyons, for the link.

The Generative AI Gold Rush: Who Will Profit and How?

Presenter: Simon Greenman
Partner at Best Practice AI and Member of the Global AI Council
World Economic Forum

Hosted by HBS Alumni Angels

Thursday May 4, 2023 9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

VIDEO LINK:
  1. If you'd like to purchase a view-only ticket for this webinar, click here.
  2. Registrants & Attendees of this webinar, contact Administrator, Molly Lyons, for the link.

SVB Collapse: Faculty Perspectives

Presenters: HBS Faculty

Hosted by HBS Alumni Angels and HBS Alumni Relations

Thursday March 16, 2023
9:30am PT, 12:30pm ET

VIDEO LINKS:
  1. HBS alums, to log-in and watch the video at HBS, click here
  2. If you are NOT an HBS alum, click here to watch the video

Webinar History

Past webinars have included:

  • SPACE: The Final Frontier For Angel Investors?

  • Linking Strategy and Sales in an Entrepreneurial Venture

  • Intro to Cap Tables: What Every Angel Investor (and Founder!) Should Know

  • The Generative AI Gold Rush: Who Will Profit and How?

  • SVB Collapse: Faculty Perspectives

  • The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale with John A. List, Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago

  • The Genesis Machine: Programming the Living World with Andrew Hessel, Microbiologist and Geneticist

  • The Synergy Solution: A Conversation with Deloitte's Mark Sirower on How Companies Can Master Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Converted: A Conversation with Google's Neil Hoyne on Using Data to Grow Your Business

  • Sales Management That Works: a Webinar and Discussion with Professor Frank Cespedes, HBS Senior Lecturer

  • How to Build a Sustainable, Scalable, and Sellable Business with Michelle Seiler Tucker, Author of Exit Rich

  • Rita McGrath, Author, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen

  • Morgan Stanley's Multi-Cultural Lab Panel with Carla Harris & Alice Vilma

  • How to Plan Platform Strategy in a Global Digital Landscape

  • Wattpad - The World’s Most Innovative Social Network

  • FOMO Sapiens: Overcoming Analysis Paralysis to Live and Work Decisively

  • Launching Tech Products In Tough Economic Times: 3 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Launch-Not Afterwards!

  • Getting Deals Done: It's What the Best Deal Leads Do

  • Passion and the Pitcher: Building Strong Founder/Angel Relationships From the Start

  • Investing with Impact: The Continuing Rise of ESG in a Post COVID-19 World

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership: New Ventures, Inspiring Others and Running Stuff

  • Pandemic Investing: Likely Impact on VC and Angel Investing

  • Angel Investing and COVID-19

  • Investing in Blockchain: The Big Opportunity

  • Finding your Angels: Raising Capitol for your Start-Up

  • Toss the Financial Model Spreadsheets

  • Healthcare Start-ups: How to Distinguish Real Companies from Overhyped Ones?

  • Who's Really Going to Make Money in AI and Machine Learning?

  • How Safe are Safe's?

  • "Best Practices" in Angel Investing

  • The Shiny Penny: How to Maximize the M&A Value of Your Company

  • Structuring Success: Building Term Sheets that Build Businesses

  • Syndicated Investments

  • Technology Disruption in Money Management

  • Emerging Technologies in Financial Services

  • The Science of Sales GrowthImpact Investing in Sustainable Food

  • Building Term Sheets that Build Business

  • Revenue-Based Investing

  • Cyber Security Investing

  • Angel and Venture Investing with Brad Feld

  • The Ultimate Marketing Framework

  • A Data-Driven Perspective on Early Stage Saas Investing

  • Investing In Blockchain

  • Internet of Things Primer

  • Moonshots and Soft Landing

  • Seed Investing in Consumer Products and Services

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