Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), HBS Angels and the Stamford Innovation Center host a select group of top startups from Yale University to pitch to a panel of investors and the audience. Featured startups include everything from consumer goods to medical devices and feature both student and faculty entrepreneurs. Come see Yale’s latest innovative startup ideas and enjoy dinner and networking with entrepreneurs, YEI staff and area investors.
6 - 7pm Registration and Networking
7pm -- Introductory Remarks
7:15 -- Startup Presentations and Judges remarks
The event is Co-Sponsored by Yale Entrepreneurship Institute, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York and the Stamford Innovation Center, with support from Yale Alumni Association, Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut, Harvard Club of Fairfield County, and ff Venture Capital.
David Teten (teten.com) is a Partner with ff Venture Capital (ffvc.com). ffVC has made 245 investments in 76 companies since 2008. David has advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund), and other institutional investors. He is also Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel network on the East Coast. David led or co-led the first studies on disruption in the investing industry, private equity and venture capital deal origination, and how VCs create portfolio company value. He is a published author and frequent keynote speaker.
Diana Dowling is currently a consultant on innovation and entrepreneurship to corporations and universities. She is also Co-Head of the HBSCNY Entrepreneurship Division, which includes HBSCNY Alumni Angels, a leading NYC angel group, and Alums in the Alley, an HBSCNY initiative to build a supportive ecosystem for HBS entrepreneurs in NYC. Previously, Diana served as the Executive Director to HBSCNY Alumni Angels. Diana started her career in international finance at Bankers Trust. She then moved to the digital media industry, where she led business development at Hearst New Media and at the startup MaMaMedia. Diana holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors in Economics from Harvard. She is a past Board Member of the US Squash Association, and a past Board Member of the Eagle Hill School. She lives in Riverside, CT with her husband and children.
Dan Delmar is Chief Mentor, Software and Internet Sector co-Lead, and a Board Director of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Dan developed and implemented a successful mentoring program for founders/CEOs of companies in which HBSAANY members have invested. He has been an active angel investor with HBSAANY since its founding. Dan is an entrepreneur who has started three different businesses.
Dan is a consultant who helps companies with breakthrough growth. He had a career at Bain, Accenture and for many years, including currently, his own practice. He has also held executive positions in two large corporations, most recently from 2003-2009 in the Corporate Strategy department of IBM at Armonk headquarters. Dan has an MBA from HBS ’75, and a BS in Engineering/Computer Science from Yale ‘72.
Cost: $20/ticket ($15 Early Bird) $25 at the door
Where: Stamford Innovation Center 175 Atlantic St., Stamford
About The Yale Entrepreneurship Institute (YEI): The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is a university department that helps entrepreneurs and innovators at Yale start scalable new ventures with programs, workshops, events and funding. YEI is leading the effort to expand entrepreneurship opportunities across Yale and to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Haven, Connecticut, through partnerships with Yale’s schools, student innovation centers and with local entrepreneurship centers and business partners.
About HBS Alumni Angels of Greater NY (HBSAANY): The largest angel group in NY by membership, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater NY has a growing list of more than 250 angel investors. Members have invested about $4+ million across 30+ companies. HBSAANY are part of the global HBS Alumni Angels network with chapters on 4 continents.
About the Stamford Innovation Center (SIC): The Stamford Innovation Center supports and encourages the growth of a vibrant tech and startup economy in the Fairfield County region. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, freelancer, or programmer, the Stamford Innovation Center will help make your vision a reality with startup-focused events, classes and programming. For more information, please visit www.stamfordicenter.com.
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