Sun YooNovember 25, 2020
Mohanjit Jolly and Mark GorenbergSeptember 03, 2020
Heidi ZakJuly 01, 2020
Sudeb DalaiMay 15, 2020
What it means to be a Startup AdvisorJoin us for a candid conversation with Reshma Khilnani (Y Combinator visiting partner) and Bradley Horowitz (VP at Google, founder of Area 120) about what it means to be a startup advisor.
There's a wide range of things you can do to help startups, from strategic advice about fundraising to hands-on help with recruiting. Reshma and Bradley will talk through their years of experience mentoring and investing in startups and share how to make a real, meaningful impact — and what anti-patterns to avoid.
Reshma will share YC's unique approach to startup mentorship and Bradley will talk through his experiences helping many startups.
If you're currently advising startups or interested in doing so, this will be a great conversation. We also welcome founders and anyone interested in the startup ecosystem.
Bradley Horowitz is a VP and Advisor to Google, where over the past decade he has led the development of many of Google’s consumer products including Photos, Gmail, and Calendar. He has also led Google for Startups and co-founded Area 120 (Google’s internal incubator.)
Previously, he was co-founder of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company through its IPO. Horowitz sits on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Media Lab and several boards. He holds an MS in Media Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Reshma is currently a Visiting Partner at Y Combinator. Prior to YC, she founded several companies including radiology service MedXT (acquired by Box) and diagnostic testing company Droplet (now Kit.com). She was most recently helping with the US Digital Response's COVID crisis efforts and has held engineering and product positions at Facebook, Microsoft and Box. Reshma was Course VI at MIT '03, MEng '04. You can find her online at reshma.com.
Founding in Fintech and Simplifying Estate PlanningJason Escamilla, CFA
Founding in Fintech and Simplifying Estate Planning
NOV 19 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Join us to hear about the journey of a Fintech company making Estate Planning easier, from founding to Series A and about estate planning itself.
We will cover the entrepreneurial journey alongside some Estate Planning 101: half of American households should establish a trust for their assets. Which half are you in? By the end of the event you will know the answer. Likewise for your parents.
Kicking off the lunchtime roundtable is Cody Barbo, founder and CEO of a Techstars fintech the $180B estate planning industry: Trust & Will, to share his perspective on fintech today. It’s a huge market because it’s relevant to so many of us — and our parents.
- The biggest financial transaction of your life is when you die
- 150 million in the U.S. don't have an estate plan
- Biggest barriers are education, procrastination and trust in a provider.
Also joining us from Trust & Will is Patrick Hicks, Head of Legal, to get us up to speed on estate planning basics. Rounding out the panel is Barry Levine SM’80, SVP & Sr. Wealth Advisor at Northern Trust. Barry will share his perspective after more than 35-years of experience in the industry with an extensive background in financial counseling. Barry is also a board member of the San Diego MIT Club and the MIT Sloan Club of San Diego.
MIT Alum Financial "Swim Test" TrainingBroad financial advice for any stage of life starting with the basics for alum that wish there was an MIT-style (firehose) review session in the area of personal finance. If MIT had a financial swim test, this is all you’d need to pass. Stocks, bonds, investing 101, wealth building, retirement and how to get started without feeling soaked or drowned. If you are already a sophisticated investor, this would be a review. If you’re feeling under-invested, uncertain about retirement, or keeping cash under a mattress, we need to talk and this is the event!
The State of Startup Recruiting with Max KolyshMax Kolysh ‘13 is the founder and CEO of Dover, the modern recruiting department for the world's top companies. Dover combines domain expertise with best-in-class automation to help companies hire the best talent for their open roles. The company went through Y Combinator in 2019 and has raised 2.8M+ from top investors, including Founders Fund. Today, Dover has worked on more than 150 roles for 60+ startups.
In this talk, Max will give an overview of the state of recruiting in 2020. If you're starting a startup or working at a startup, you've probably dealt with the challenges of finding and closing candidates. In this talk, Max will provide a practical overview of recruiting in 2020 relevant to startups of all sizes:
How has COVID affected the recruiting landscape, and what does the recruiting market look like today?
How to navigate recruiting options including, Tools, Recruiters, and Marketplaces. What should you go with, why, and how does that differ depending on your stage & size?
Recruiting best practices: What does & doesn't work, tips for finding and closing candidates, and addressing misconceptions about recruiting.