ETA@MIT

MIT's hub for search funds and small business entrepreneurship

ETA@MIT is the hub for search fund activity, research, and resources across MIT. We bring together undergraduate and graduate MIT students with searchers, entrepreneurs and investors to forge meaningful connections and position each other for success.

THE 2nd ANNUAL mit entrepreneurship through acquisition summit was held ON MARCH 8, 2018

 

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!

 

9:00am

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:30am

welcome remarks

9:45AM

Session I: FUNDING YOUR SEARCH

 

MODERATED BY MARK YUAN, CO-FOUNDER & CTO, SEARCHFUNDER.COM

After deciding that you want to lead a company as a young CEO, you’ll need to find funding. Hear from searchers who've taken different approaches to financing - from tapping traditional investors, accelerators, banks and more - to make their dream a reality.

11:00am

SESSION II: RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH

 

MODERATED BY SANDRO MINA, CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, RELAY INVESTMENTS

Learn from searchers who've successfully navigated the ambiguous process known as “search.”  We dive into the specifics of how they ran their operation and how each tactic took them one step closer to becoming a CEO.

12:00PM

LUNCH

1:15pm

SESSION III: LEADING AS A YOUNG CEO

 

MODERATED BY TIMOTHY BOVARD, FOUNDER & CEO, SEARCH FUND ACCELERATOR

Current and former search fund entrepreneurs share their stories and discuss transitioning to the role of owner and leader of a company. We discuss the challenges and obstacles of leading a business and strategies for success.

2:30PM

Session IV: THE LONG HAUL

 

MODERATED BY COLEY ANDREWS, CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING MEMBER, PACIFIC LAKE PARTNERS

When do you exit, and how do you sell? How should you engage your investors throughout the process? We’ll discuss how entrepreneurs navigate the exit process and what they do next.

3:30PM

networking reception PRESENTED BY PROVIDENT BANK


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