This class starts where the last class leaves off. The Intro II class is a little more advanced than Intro I. It's designed for those with moderate experience or knowledge of business development but will still be useful for every member of a startup team.
The class will cover topics including strategies for getting meetings, closing deals, and convincing partners to do a pilot. In addition, it will cover best practices for getting introductions, dealing with rejection, and important tips on dealing with partners after you close.
Alex Taub leads Business Development and Partnerships at Dwolla, a payments startup based in Iowa.
Alex previously led business development and partnerships for Aviary, a NY startup that provides a photo editing API for web and mobile devices.
Alex is on the board of NY Venture Community (NYVC), started the Digital Learning Series with Startl, is a NextNY Fellow, and advises early-stage companies. He has been featured in Business Insider as one of the “Top 20 Under 25” in the NY tech scene. Alex writes a popular blog called Alex’s Tech Thoughts, has been published in The New York Observer and Venturebeat, teaches Business Development classes, and has been quoted on many tech websites including TechCrunch, Fast Company, The New York Times, Business Insider, Mashable, and PC Magazine. He is also a contributor for the Forbes Entrepreneur section.
His other past experience has included leading Business Development at Media/And: a platform to monetize online video via e-commerce, New Business Development at Viacom/MTV Networks, Leverage Finance at Credit Suisse, and Private Client at UBS. Alex holds a BA in Economics from Yeshiva University. He is married and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Liz.
Wed, Jun 20th, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT