Entering StartUpLand: How to Join a Startup

5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Monday, April 10, 2023
Harvard Innovation Labs

Startups look magical but joining a startup as an employee or intern can feel chaotic and inaccessible. Helping a startup grow and develop is an exciting opportunity but there’s no clear system to help identify the right startup role for you.

Join the Harvard Innovation Labs for a talk by Jeff Bussgang based on his book, Entering StartUpLand. This talk will help you learn how to break into a startup via a practical, step-by-step guide that provides an insider’s analysis of various startup roles and responsibilities. Join this session to help you figure out if you want to join a startup and what to expect. Learn a methodology to identify and evaluate startups and position yourself to find the opportunity that’s right for you.

Speaker: Jeff Bussgang

Jeffrey J. Bussgang is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School (HBS) as well as Co-Founder and General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm with over $1 billion under management. He studies lean startups as well as strategy and management challenges for founders. He teaches Launching Technology Ventures in the HBS MBA Elective Curriculum (a class focusing on pre-product-market fit startups) and Venture Capital Journey (for aspiring venture capitalists).

Bussgang is the author of two books – Entering Startupland (for startup joiners) and Mastering the VC Game (for founders) – as well as over 50 HBS case studies on startups.

Moderator: Leo Guyshan

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