Date: Sep 10, 2019Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Conference Featuring HBS Professor Jeff Bussgang

Tue, 2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Company
Alumni OnlyAlumni Startups


Designed to bring together entrepreneurs, investors and innovators from across the HBS community and New York ecosystem, this Alumni Only event will feature an exciting group of speakers and panelists who will address several of the most topical issues facing startups across a range of industries and at various stages. Join us for a stimulating afternoon of programming, followed by cocktails and networking.

Time: 2:00-6:00PM

Panel Discussion
Interactive Case Study led by HBS Professor Jeff Bussgang
Cocktail Hour

Company (formerly Grand Central Tech) – 335 Madison Avenue

Vivian Moran, MBA ’96

HBS Professor / Case Study Leader:
Jeff Bussgang


Jeff Bussgang

Former entrepreneur turned VC, HBS Senior Lecturer, author, dad of three, husband of one, civic leader, Cross Fitter and fan of all Boston sports.

Jeff’s investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in blockchain, consumer, e-commerce, machine learning, and mobile start-ups. He also serves as a part-time Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and teaches a class on entrepreneurship and lean start-ups called Launching Technology Ventures. In this capacity, he has co-authored over thirty HBS cases and notes regarding startup management and entrepreneurship. Jeff also runs The Graduate Syndicate, a micro-seed fund that Flybridge created to invest in startups co-founded by recent Harvard graduates.

Prior to joining Flybridge in January 2003, Jeff co-founded and served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Director at Upromise, a loyalty marketing and financial services firm that was acquired by Sallie Mae. He also served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development, Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services and head of Product Management at Open Market, an Internet commerce software leader that went public in 1996. Prior to Open Market Jeff was with the strategy consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group.

In 2017, Jeff authored a book for startup joiners, Entering StartUpLand: An Essential Guide to Finding the Right Job. In 2010, Jeff authored a book on venture capital and entrepreneurship, Mastering the VC Game, to provide entrepreneurs an insider’s guide to financing and company-building. The book has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch and The Financial Times as an essential guide for entrepreneurs. The first chapter of Mastering the VC Game can be downloaded here.

Jeff is an active community member, serving as co-chairman of the leadership council at educational non-profit, Facing History and Ourselves, co-founder of a private-public partnership designed to tackle the underrepresentation of highly-skilled minority employees in Boston’s innovation ecosystem, Hack.Diversity, co-founder and co-chair of an immigration reform non-profit, the Global EIR Coalition, and co-founder and former chair of the progressive policy organization, The Alliance for Business Leadership. Jeff also serves on the board of the New England Venture Capital Association and EdX, the massively open online course provider created through a joint venture between Harvard and MIT.

Jeff holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.

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Date: Sep 10, 2019Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Company335 Madison Ave (between 43rd and 44th)
New York, NY
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  • Free / Patron Members
  • 35 / Non-Member
  • 15 / Member / Member Guest (limit one)


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Vivian Moran '96



335 Madison Ave (between 43rd and 44th), New York, NY, 10017