Class: Practical Tips for Your First Startup

Location: Campus 500 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118

Almost all formative decisions in starting a company are made within the first three months. In this session, we’ll explore concrete lessons and best-practices for founding your first company, focused around actionable, practical advice. Along the way, we’ll take deep dives into the perennial favorites: fundraising, spltting equity, and optimizing acquisition scenarios. Bring your questions and key decisions – we’ll end the evening with a open discussion to give you the advice you’ll need to move forward!

What You'll Learn:

  • Common, early mistakes you should avoid
  • Best practices for fundraising in the current climate
  • How to source & evaluate offers for acquisition

About the Instructor

Jeff Seibert is an experienced serial-entrepreneur with a passion for deeply technical Internet software. His latest company, Crashlytics, was acquired by Twitter in January of 2013, where he is now a Director of Engineering. Previously, Seibert was the CEO of Crashlytics, which he co-founded in 2011 with Wayne Chang. Crashlytics delivers crash analysis tools for iOS and Android apps via an SDK that reached 300 Million mobile devices worldwide.

In 2007, Seibert co-founded Increo and served as its COO and lead architect until its acquisition by Box in August of 2009. He subsequently oversaw the integration of Increo’s document preview and annotation technologies into the company’s cloud-based content platform. Seibert gained experience at Apple in both marketing and engineering capacities and led Stanford University’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series as Co-Coordinator. He was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2007 and received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008.