• 18 – 19 OCT 2018
  • HBS Campus
Rock100 Summit 2018


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HBS Rock 100 Summit - an exclusive gathering for founders of early-stage high-impact ventures – on October 18th & 19th, 2018.

Fundraising, Building Your Senior Team, Building Culture at Scale, & Developing your Product Roadmap are just a few key topics that will be addressed at the Summit. You’ll have a unique opportunity to gain insights into the most pressing challenges from late-stage founders, faculty, and your entrepreneurial peers.

Network with a “Rock star” guest list, engage and discuss topics that matter with other founders, and learn strategic frameworks to help you make better decisions.

For more information, please contact Ilana Galil at igalil@hbs.edu or 617.495.9867.

HBS Chairs
Thomas R. Eisenmann, Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration
Jodi M. Gernon, Director, Rock Center for Entrepreneurship
Shikhar Ghosh
, Professor of Management Practice, Entrepreneurial Management Unit


Advisory Board Members

Updated as of October 10, 2018. This list is subject to change.

Sam Clemens - InsightSquared, Hubspot, BzzAgent, eLance
Bouzha Cookman - Catlin & Cookman Group, Avid Technology
Anne Dwane - Village Global, Chegg, Military.com
Scott Eckert - Rethink Robotics, Motion Computing, Dell
Adam Enbar - The Flatiron School
Rob Gierkink - Datalogix, General Catalyst EIR, Airmiles, LMG
Nick Grouf - Alpha Edison, Firefly, Spotrunner
Josh Hix - Plated
Lara Hodgson - NOW Corp, Nourish, Insomnia Group
Adam Kanner - MyCollected, ScoreBig
Chad Laurans - Simplisafe
Sarah Leary - Nextdoor, Fanbase, Shopping.com, Benchmark Capital
Steve Papa - Parallel Wireless, Endeca, Toast
James Reinhart - thredUP
Ellen Rubin - Clearsky Data, Cloudswitch, Netezza
Matt Salzberg - Blue Apron
Michael Weintraub - Humedica, PharMetrics, Optum Analytics
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson - Gilt, Glamsquad

Keynote Address

‘Building Culture and Insuring Inclusivity in a Rapidly Growing Venture’
Frances X. Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management

View Frances Frei’s recent TED talk
Thursday, October 18, 2018

4:15 pm Registration Opens

4:15 pm Campus Tour (optional)

5:30–6:30 pm Welcome Reception

6:30-9:00 pm

Welcome Remarks & Dinner
Jodi Gernon (MBA 1991), Director, Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship
Thomas R. Eisenmann (MBA 1983), Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration

Keynote Speaker – Frances X. Frei
Introduction by Shikhar Ghosh (MBA 1980), Professor of Management Practice, Entrepreneurial Management Unit

9:00–11:00 pm Nightcap

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:30–8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 am

Flash Talks | Session 1
Curated presentations by Faculty and/or Advisory Board Members on frameworks, strategies, and research that can help founders advance their ventures.

9:45-10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15–11:30 am

Flash Talks | Session 2

11:30–12:00 pm Break
Grab a boxed lunch before heading to your first Small-Group Discussion

12:00–1:15 pm

Small-Group Discussion | Configuration I
Small-Group Discussions will include different individuals for each of the two sessions. Classroom assignments will be provided at the conference.

1:30–2:45 pm

Small-Group Discussion | Configuration II

2:45–4:00 pm Closing Reception
Hotel Information
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA
(617) 783-0090

Rate: $299/night

Our hotel block is full, but there may still be rooms available at the DoubleTree Suites.
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