Launching a startup is an important decision for any entrepreneur. This talk will go over twelve key questions to consider when embarking on your startup journey. By the end of this session, you will be able to answer your question of "should I launch this startup?"

Speaker Bio

Alex Iskold, Managing Partner and co-founder of 2048 Ventures, is a Technology Entrepreneur and Investor working in New York City. His current endeavors include investing in companies differentiated through technology as well as startups across the United Staes and Canada. He is the co-founder of which focuses on pandemic relief.

For five years, Alex ran the Techstars NYC program and invested in 100 different startups. He has founded several companies including GetGlue, a leading social TV networking which was later acquired by in 2013, and Information Laboratory, acquired by IBM in 2003. Alex is the inventor of a software analysis and visualization tool called Small Worlds and build a new grid computing technology at DataSynapse. He also contributed to the development of innovative visualization technology called Thinkmap and engineered large-scale financial applications for D.E.Shaw & Co. and Goldman Sachs.

Alex is the recipient of the 2011 Mashable Breakout Startup of the Year award and was named on the annual list of top 50 digital power players by Hollywood Reporter in 2012. Alex is currently a VC in Residence at the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School. 

Who can attend?

Open to graduate students, undergraduates, postdocs, research scholars, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Registration is required.