Startup Founder Talk: Ten Lessons Learned in Launching & Growing Startups

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First Republic Bank

160 Federal Street · Boston

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Show your ID at the security desk in the lobby and write your name on the visitor log. Then, come to the 8th floor and follow signs to our check-in desk on the 7th floor, down the stairs. Tell us your full name to pick up your name tag.

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21+. Join us to:
- Hear an educational and inspiring talk on Lessons Learned in Launching and Growing Early-Stage Startups, with accomplished entrepreneur, David Chang.
- Ask your questions about launching and growing your startup.
- Network with Boston-area startup founders over dinner, wine & more.
- Hear networking tips from expert Tom Maloney
- Hear startup founders give 20-second introductions to the audience, to plug their startup and ask attendees for any support they need. All attending founders will have a chance.

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David Chang is the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School. He has held operating roles at five startups and is an angel investor in 40 companies.

David has held product and marketing roles at five Boston-based startups that were acquired. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he held roles at TripAdvisor (IAC), m-Qube (Verisign), edocs (Siebel), SnapMyLife (Exclaim Mobility), and Goldman Sachs.

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 40 angel investments in early-stage startups. Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.

David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brought to you by:

First Republic Bank ( ) - It’s a privilege to serve you. First Republic Bank is the bank for entrepreneurs. We offer world class tailored banking solutions without the high balance requirements that other private banking institutions usually require.

Gradifi ( ) - The leader in employer-based student loan repayment. Gradifi is an innovative platform that lets employers make direct contributions to their employees' student loans, and pay down their student debt up to 25% faster. Gradifi operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of First Republic Bank.

Climbing The Success Ladder ( ) helps you with Goal Setting. Positivity. NLP Coaching. Change. Getting Unstuck. Boston New Technology Co-organizer and Startup Adviser, Tom Maloney, trains entrepreneurs to be successful! Learn more:

Cape Ann Development ( ) - Enterprise-class software, app and web development for startups! We offer the best value for early-stage companies who are not ready to hire full-time technical staff or need to quickly augment their existing IT staff. Contact: Chris Requena at: Chris "at"


6:00 to 7:00 - Networking over dinner, wine & more

7:00 to 7:05 - Announcements

7:05 to 8:00 - Ten Lessons Learned in Launching and Growing Early-Stage Startups with David Chang

8:00 to 8:20 - Networking Tips and 20-second Founder Introductions, led by Tom Maloney

8:20 to 9:00 - More Networking

Directions & Parking:
First Republic Bank is 2 blocks from the MBTA Red line South Station at 160 Federal St, Boston, at intersection with High St - map: . Come to the 8th floor.

There are parking meters along Atlantic Ave and other area streets, but we recommend parking at the Garage at Post Office Square ( - only $9 after 4 pm.

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