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[WEBINAR] How Does an Idea Become a Startup?

by Yale SOM Alumni Community

Webinar Entrepreneurship

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

12 PM – 1 PM EST (GMT-5)

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A practical discussion on building a venture with Jennifer McFadden ’08, Yale SOM’s associate director of entrepreneurship, and Brad Hargreaves, founder of General Assembly and Common and a 2008 graduate of Yale College. They’ll talk about first steps after the idea, point aspiring founders to important resources, and introduce lean startup methodology. Bring questions and your own entrepreneurial experiences.

When: February 7, 12-1pm ET
Register: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G2FotvwQT6qBBgWs-3xfVg


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Jennifer McFadden '08

Associate Director of Entrepreneurship & Lecturer in the Practice of Entrepreneurship

Yale School of Management

Over the last nine years, Jennifer McFadden has played an integral part in developing and fostering an entrepreneurial culture across Yale University. Jennifer serves as an advisor to the Yale Landscape Lab on Yale’s West Campus, which supports synergistic projects in health science, food systems, ecology, energy systems, entrepreneurship, and land use, and connects over 20 professional schools, departments, organizations, and student groups across Yale.
Prior to joining Yale SOM, Jennifer worked in media and tech. She was an adjunct professor at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York, where she also conducted research at the intersection of media, tech, and entrepreneurship, and worked with start-ups in the news space.

Jennifer is a 2008 graduate of Yale SOM, where she focused on finance and entrepreneurship. While at Yale, Jennifer helped co-found and was the original program director for the YEI. She is a co-founder and advisor at Skillcrush, an online education company that focuses on teaching women technical skills. Jennifer graduated cum laude with a B.A. in economics from The University of Cincinnati, where she was a Hewett-Kautz Fellow. Jennifer is the Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Programs and a Lecturer in the Practice of Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management.

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Brad Hargreaves ’08 B.S.

Founder and CEO


Brad is the founder and CEO of Common. Common is dedicated to making housing better by providing convenient, community-minded shared homes. Since opening its first home in 2015, Common has grown to over 450 members in five cities. Previously, he co-founded General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. Most recently, he was a Venture Partner at Maveron, General Assembly's lead investor.

Brad has been named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”, Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, and Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”.

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