2019 Founders Workshop: Finding the Best People & The Money to Start Your B...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Tufts University

Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)

574 Boston Ave. 4th Floor

Medford, MA 02155

View Map

Event description


We're kicking off 2019 with an exciting Founder's Workshop on February 22nd!

This all-day workshop promises to provide you with solutions, detailed tactics, life lessons and valuable connections from two of the most critical components in entrpreneurship:

  1. How do I build an organizational structure, hire the right people, and create the right culture to make this business an exciting, fast growth, fun and dynamic place to work?

  2. How do I fund this idea to become a viable, scalable early stage business? What are my options? What’s the right structure? What are the rules? And, just... how do I do this?

Logistics: 8:30am Start/Breakfast - Network, Learn, Experience & Engage

Location: Tufts University, Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC), 574 Boston Ave., 4th Floor

Limited guest parking is available next to the CLIC building. If the lot fills up, there is paid on-street parking on Boston Ave. Tufts interactive campus map.


8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:00 Dan Schorr, Founder & CEO, Vice Cream & Tufts alum
Come and listen to how Dan started his pursuit of creating the best ice cream company while driving a Good Humor ice cream truck during his time at Tufts. To Dan, at that time, this was the greatest job he ever had, and he realized the simple joy that ice cream could bring people. Overcoming personal hardships, Dan has built an exciting and fast-growing company where he and his team take their business and their ice cream very seriously, but never themselves.

10:00-11:30 An Early Stage Venture Capital Roundtable

We will answer every possible question you have about fundraising. What does it takes to successfully raise early stage funding? What are the “Rules of the Road”? How can I get connected? What do all of these weird terms mean? And everything else so come armed with lots and lots of questions.

Peter Clay, Launchpad Venture Group, Co-Founder of Force of Nature Cleaning, Tufts alum

Jack Derby, Director, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, General Partner, Converge

Betty Francisco, Partner, Pipeline Angels

Jennifer Jordan, Venture Capitalist

Jared Melillo, Partner, Audeo Capital, Tufts alum

Catherine Popper, Launchpad Venture Group

11:30-12:30 Art Papas, Tufts Alum, Co-Founder & CEO of Bullhorn,
“A Journey of Success”
Graduating from Tufts in 1997 with a degree in math, summa cum laude and phi beta kappa, Art is an exciting entrepreneur co-founding Bullhorn, becoming the company’s first CTO and taking on the CEO role in 2003. Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 8,000 recruitment companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. With over 10 million placements, year-after-year Bullhorn is voted a leading “BEST PLACE TO WORK”.

12:30-1:00 Lunch, Vice Cream

Meet with our Experts Who Will Stay to Talk to you

Our speakers are highly experienced Tufts-related entrepreneurs and investors who are proven real-life experts, entrepreneurs and investor, and they want to actively engage with you.

Bob Stringer, Venture Investor, Author, expert on
"Finding the Best People & the Right Money!”

Bob is an active angel investor in startups, and a board member and advisor to early-stage companies in five different countries. His portfolio of over 30 ventures has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in today’s ultra-competitive business world. Previously he was a venture capitalist at Sherbrooke Capital, a $100 million health and wellness fund, a business school professor at the Harvard Business School and at Babson’s Olin School of Business, and the author of three popular books on culture and business strategy. His latest book, How the Best Startups Make it Happen, provides entrepreneurs and their advisors with hard-hitting advice and guidance about building winning cultures.

2:00-3:00 A Workshop of our Young Tufts Entrepreneurs

Engage, learn, ask questions & get direct answers. Come and talk with a few of our newest Tufts entrepreneurs who are living right now in the real world of forming and expanding their businesses.

Brad Callow, Founder, 6:00 AM Health
Sophia Atik, VASERA Male Contraceptives
Alex Rappaport, Founder, ZwitterCo
Dan Weinstein, Founder, UCHU

Share with friends

Date and Time


Tufts University

Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)

574 Boston Ave. 4th Floor

Medford, MA 02155

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved