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Are You a Gender-Savvy Entrepreneur?

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

Release Date: 02/27/2023

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this podcast episode, host Philip Guarino speaks with Andrew Lo, a distinguished professor at MIT and an entrepreneur with a focus on healthcare and deep tech ventures. Andrew shares his journey from academia to entrepreneurship, detailing his transition from economics to founding a quantitative investment firm and later exploring the financial challenges of drug development. He discusses the fundraising challenges for deep tech entrepreneurs, how investors’ risk calculation differs for more complex ventures and how this requires continuous investor communication and...

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode, our host Denise Silber welcomes recent HBS MBA, Kai-Tai Chang, General Partner at a quantitative crypto fund.  Kai-Tai Chang explains, step by step, how cryptocurrency works and  presents the key components and stakeholders in a session sure to interest crypto beginners and enthusiasts alike. Specialized in Alpha research, or detecting opportunities that offer returns above the market average, Kai-Tai Chang shares his journey from engineering to the world of cryptocurrencies, highlighting  technology’s potential to redefine financial systems....

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this podcast episode, Anthony Soohoo, an entrepreneur with experience in both startups and Fortune 100 companies, shares his insights on the value of corporate skills for entrepreneurs and vice versa. He discusses the differences between startup and corporate work environments, emphasizing the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in large organizations for innovation and nimbleness. Anthony also reflects on his board experiences and the role of entrepreneurs in governance. Anthony Soohoo discusses how corporate skills can benefit entrepreneurs, touching on empathy and...

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this inspiring episode, host Denise Silber sits down with HBS MBA  Pankaj Agarwal,  an EdTech entrepreneur who was born in an Indian village  and developed  a deep desire to pay it forward.  Today he and his team are  optimizing the education process in  thousands of Indian and Korean classrooms thanks to the  low-tech invention from Taghive,  his Samsung-backed startup headquartered in Seoul, Korea.  Because Panjak is a keen observer and deep thinker, you will learn as he shares his story, how simple technology can impact...

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IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode, our host Philip Guarino is joined by Dr. Eric Dawson, CEO of RIVET, a company which channels the economic power of young people to fund their work as social innovators. Representing over three trillion dollars in consumer spending, today’s youth are a powerful economic force that is ever more committed to social causes. They don’t lack ideas- they lack resources. Eric discusses the vast potential and creativity of today’s young generation and how RIVET’s innovative microfinancing program empowers them to effect change.  This inspiring conversation...

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: Listen in on this week’s episode, as host Denise Silber sits down with HBS MBA and world class entrepreneur, CEO Deborah Yang, to discuss the new world of finance  in which GenAI-driven innovation helps us instantly visualize the characteristics of  our  investment portfolios as never before.   Deborah Yang heads up Daizy, a revolutionary AI-powered platform for advisors and wealth firms. As the recipients of the greatest wealth transfer of all time and  key drivers of sustainability,  Millennials and Gen Z will demand and command the...

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IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode, our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Maik Taro Wehmeyer, Co-Founder & CEO at Taktile. Maik shares his journey from engineering and statistical optimization to pioneering machine learning in finance. In this segment, Maik explains the gap in decision infrastructure for platforms used in accounting, banking and other industries. This gap led to the creation of Taktile, a low-code/no-code platform which empowers credit and risk teams to generate highly accurate automated underwriting decisions more efficiently and at scale. Join us to learn how this...

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode, our host Denise Silber sits down with Matheus Riolfi HBS MBA and YC alum,  the very grounded and yet visionary Co-founder and CEO of Tint. Matheus Riolfi  who hails from a small city in Brazil, has developed an ability to observe, analyze and put into practice which has enabled him to build a success story, step by step through the learnings from his past failures and victories. Catch the pearls he distills about what it takes to launch a first-in-class startup, through this captivating episode featuring a dynamic founder with a very human touch....

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Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Jahn Karsybaev, a Managing Partner at Big Sky Capital, a VC for B2B enterprises in emerging markets. Together they discuss Jahn’s journey as an immigrant from entrepreneur to venture capitalist, his firm’s unique focus on emerging markets and how founders can best navigate the challenging funding environment. In this installment, Jahn sheds light on what he looks for in founders and how the right venture capital firm, board and advisors can play a crucial role in accelerating growth. Jahn discusses the importance of...

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IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Jenny Woo, alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder/CEO of Mind Brain Emotion, a company that was born at the renowned Harvard Innovation Lab. Together they discuss how Jenny Woo designed and built her company to not only generate income but also, and amazingly so, to solve many of the pain points she identified in her own  life and in the business world. How did Jenny Woo achieve what seems to be impossible? What does it mean for you? Incredible as it sounds, Jenny Woo created her business and...

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In this episode our host, Denise Silber is joined by Françoise Bouyer, a Harvard Business School Amp alumna,  a self-described gender-free entrepreneur, with expertise in the luxury industry and in HR. Together they discuss how gender inclusivity and understanding in the workplace has become crucial for the entrepreneur interested in  building a richer sense of self, engaging a more fulfilled and successful team, and  producing relevant goods and services for the customer of today

 

As CEO of BeThe1, an international consulting firm in human relations and recruitment of middle and senior managers, Françoise is an expert on all things diversity, equity, inclusion, and gender identity in the workplace. Françoise reminds us  that the binary gender identity is a cultural convention, that  sexual orientation and gender are distinct, and that a gender savvy leader will foster a richer company culture and brand following. With new generations becoming more engaged in the societal evolution regarding gender, value-driven, inclusive companies are being rewarded with more loyal customers. Tune in to find out how your business can join the global shift towards creating a more inclusive workplace and innovative products and services.


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Françoise Bouyer is CEO of BeThe1, an international consulting firm in human relations and recruitment of middle and senior managers. She has two complementary expertise: extensive managerial experience in the fashion, luxury, beauty and retail industries with brands including Celine, Christian Lacroix, Nina Ricci, and  as an HR consultant in recruitment, gender and gender identity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Freed from the binary feminine/masculine norm of gender identity, Françoise is engaged with the public and organizations to share her understanding of what gender is, and advocate for a more open and inclusive culture, attitude and behavior towards gender.”  HBS AMP 156 (’99), Françoise Bouyer leads the HBS Club of France Career Commission, supporting HBS alumni with career advice.