Managing director, the Foundry Group
Managing Partner at Pappas Ventures
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Managing Director, D.E. Shaw and Co., L.P.
Boston is a great place to start and build a company. There is a wealth of resources that are unique to this town and a vibrant community of hackers, business people, and investors at various stages in their career.
However, Boston is also transient town, especially given the large student population that refreshes each year. It’s also surprisingly difficult for students to get plugged-in to everything that is happening in the local tech ecosystem. This class is designed to help you hit the ground running and is a starting point for your entrepreneurial journey in Boston.
—How to become a native of the Boston tech ecosystem
—How to prioritize time across large numbers of events and startup-oriented services
About the Instructor:
Rob Go is a cofounder of NextView Ventures, a seed stage investment firm focused on Internet-enabled innovation. He tries to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs and investing in businesses that are trying to solve important problems for everyday people. Rob was previously a venture capitalist at Spark Capital, and held product roles at Ebay, BzzAgent, and Fidelity. He’s also a co-founding board member of Boundless.