APR26-27
  • 26 – 27 APR 2016
  • HBS Campus
Rock 100 entrepreneurs summit:
Unlock the Network

HBS Rock 100 Entrepreneurs Summit: Unlock the Network–  an exclusive gathering for founders of early-stage high-impact ventures – on April 26 and 27, 2016.

Co-founder friction? Scaling got you down? You’ll have a unique opportunity to gain insights into the most pressing challenges of your entrepreneurial vision with expert discussion leaders, faculty, and your entrepreneurial peers.

Network with a “Rock star” guest list, pick our brains on topics that matter to you, and work through two of HBS’ best entrepreneurship cases.
See who participated!

Access. Insight. Honesty.

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, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
William R. Kerr, MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Entrepreneurial Management
William A. Sahlman, Dimitri V. D'Arbeloff - MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration

SUMMIT PARTICIPANT DIRECTORY

Advisory Board Members

*Randy Altschuler - Xometry

Katia Beauchamp - Birchbox

Marla Malcolm Beck - Bluemercury

Brian Bedol - Sportsrocket, Inc.

Scott Belsky - Benchmark

*Marc Cenedella - Knozen & Ladders

Anne Dwane - GSV Acceleration

*Scott Eckert - Rethink Robotics

*Jose Ferreira - Knewton

Jennifer Fleiss - Rent the Runway

Eric Grosse - Chairish

Lara O'Connor Hodgson - NOW Corp

*Chris Homer - ThredUP

Adam Kanner - ScoreBig

Greg Marsh - onefinestay

Guy Miasnik - AtHoc/Blackberry

*Matthew Prince - CloudFlare

James Reinhart - ThredUP

*Will not be in attendance at this conference.

Agenda
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

1:00-2:00 pm

2:00-2:30 pm








2:40-3:55 pm






4:15-5:45 pm



Registration

Welcome Remarks
Jodi Gernon (MBA 1991), Director, Arthur Rock Center
for Entrepreneurship
Ramana Nanda, Associate Professor of Business
Administration
William A. Sahlman (MBA 1975), Dimitri V. D'Arbeloff -
MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration

Case Discussions
Shikhar Ghosh (MBA 1980), Senior Lecturer of
Business Administration
William A. Sahlman (MBA 1975), Dimitri V. D’Arbeloff –
MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration

Topical Breakout Sessions
4:15-4:45 pm | Panel
4:45-5:45 pm | Breakout
6:00-8:30 pm Reception & Dinner

Fireside Chat with James Reinhart, interviewed by William A. Sahlman
James Reinhart (MBA 2009), Co-Founder and CEO,
ThredUp
William A. Sahlman (MBA 1975), Dimitri V. D’Arbeloff –
MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration

8:45 pm

Transportation from HBS campus to DoubleTree Suites & Harvard Square

9:00-10:30 pm
Nightcap | Harvard Square


Wednesday, April 27, 2016


7:00 am

Transportation to HBS campus from DoubleTree Suites

7:15-8:15 am








7:45-8:30 am

Breakfast Program: Dialogue on Women in Entrepreneurship
Lynda M. Applegate, Sarofim-Rock Professor of
Business Administration
Marla Malcolm Beck (MBA 1998), Co-Founder and
CEO, Bluemercury
Janet J. Kraus, Entrepreneur in Residence; Founder and
CEO, Peach

Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30-9:30 am

Cut to the Chase: Controversial Issues Faced by Entrepreneurs Today

Jeffrey Bussgang (MBA 1995), Senior Lecturer of
Business Administration
Thomas R. Eisenmann (MBA 1983), Howard H.
Stevenson Professor of Business Administration
Joseph B. Lassiter, Senior Fellow

9:45-11:00 am Small-Group Discussions | Configuration I

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

11:00-11:30 am Networking Break

11:35-12:50 pm

Small-Group Discussions | Configuration II

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

1:00-2:30 pm Lunch Keynote

Growing a Business from Start-up to Scale-up – The good, the bad and the ugly! Lessons from a serial entrepreneur - Lara O’Connor Hodgson

Lara O’Connor Hodgson (MBA 1998), President and
CEO, NOW Corp

2:30 pm Transportation from the HBS campus to Logan Airport


2:45-3:30 pm

Tours of Harvard i-lab & Launch Lab (optional)
Hotel Information
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, Massachusetts 02143-1893
617.783.0090 or 800.222.8733

The hotel block has closed. Additional rooms may be available at the regular rate.



Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
617.864.1200

Call or email and mention the Harvard transient rate ($349 per night). Availability is based on hotel occupancy and not guaranteed.

Make your reservation by email at reservations@charleshotel.com or by calling the main number for the hotel at 617.864.1200.


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