Industry Seminar Series - April 2018
How to Pitch Venture Ideas
Presenters: Barry Horwitz
DATE: Thursday, April 5
LOCATION: Harrington Hall 324
Though we hear a lot about venture capital financing, only a small proportion of startup companies actually receive venture capital. The rest range from options like boot-strapping, friends and family, various grant and loan programs, crowdsourcing approaches, or angel investors. I’ll discuss the dynamics of these various forms of funding, and also how to structure and give an effective pitch for your venture.
Bio for Barry Horwitz:
Barry Horwitz is a strategy consultant, an entrepreneur and an educator. He is currently serving as the interim director for the UND Center for Innovation. His experience in strategy consulting in North America and Europe includes several years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a leading global strategy consultancy, as well as many years running his own practice focused on early stage companies. He has served as vice president of marketing and strategy in both early stage and large public companies. He was the co-founder/ COO of a venture-backed Internet company, for which he raised $12 million in venture funding and led for three years. In addition to his consulting work, Barry teaches courses in strategy and entrepreneurship at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and his Bachelor’s degree in economics at Colby College.