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 3rd ANNUAL mit entrepreneurship through acquisition summit will be held ON MARCH 9, 2019


9:00am

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:30am

welcome remarks
BY DEAN DAVID SCHMITTLEIN, JOHN C HEAD III DEAN AND PROFESSOR OF MARKETING AT MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

9:45AM

Session I: FUNDING YOUR SEARCH

MODERATED BY RELAY INVESTMENTS

Panelists:

·     Josh Eickmeier from Ellora Lake LLC

·     Chris Sykes from Eagle Rock Capital

·     Esteban Kallay from Patagonia Capital

·     Clint Rendall from Crescent Lake LLC

 

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 TIMOTHY BOVARD, SEARCH FUND ACCELERATOR

Panelists:

·     Michael Weiner from Ninth Street Capital

·     Zach Duprey from The Provident Bank

·     Rahul Bansal from Bradford Lane LLC

·     Charles Field from School Family Media & Sunlight Capital

 

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 KeyNOTE
by Jim Sharpe, HBS ENtrepreneur In Residence

1:00pm

SESSION III: strategic sales
WORKSHOP BY MIT LECTURER JIM SCHUCHART

Learn how to take your post-acquisition company to the next level by building out a stellar sales team. Consider different selling approaches and hires to ensure that your company is poised for strong future growth.

2:00 PM

HOW HUBSPOT CAN HELP YOUR SEARCH

PRESENTATION BY MARISA RACKSON, HUBSPOT

2:20PM

Session IV: Culture and HR post-Acquisition

MODERATED BY ZAINA ARSLAN, MBA CANDIDATE AT MIT SLOAN

Panelists:

·     Kousha Bautista-Saeyan from Fail Safe Testing, LLC

·     Jane Kaggwa from Impala Investment Holdings

·     Palmer Higgins from Chenmark Capital

·     Steuart Botchford from Circle Surrogacy

 

Hear from experienced panelists who have successful acquired a company to think through how they shaped and changed culture and HR practices.

3:15PM

networking reception

AT THE MIT MEDIA LAB

PRESENTED BY THE PROVIDENT BANK


 
 

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