Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know: The 9 Most Common Startup Mistakes & Advice on Venture Capital

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Online webinar
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Entrepreneurship is a constant process of quickly testing hypotheses, failing, refining and testing again. If you're not failing, you're not learning, right? But, not all fails are created equal. Some can be avoided altogether. Presenting 9 of the most common mistakes that can sidetrack a startup, Bob Davis will give a roadmap to the pitfalls, advice on how to avoid them, and a practical lesson on what every first-time entrepreneur should know about venture capital.

Bob is a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners focusing primarily on digital media and the internet and has been with our team since 2001. He currently represents Highland on the boards of Dailybreak, Gemvara, Handybook, NameMedia, OpenSky, Pixable and SessionM.  Prior to joining Highland, Bob served as the CEO of Terra Lycos (TRLY) formed in October 2000 with the $5.5 billion acquisition of Lycos by Terra Networks of Spain. Previously, Bob was the Founder of Lycos, Inc (LCOS) and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 1995 where he led Lycos from a start-up with $2 million in venture capital funding to become the most visited online destination in the world with over 100 million unique visitors. Under his leadership, Lycos jumped from the fastest IPO in Nasdaq history, a mere nine months from inception to offering, to a global media entity and an esteemed member of the Nasdaq 100.  Bob has served on the boards of several public and private sector companies including John Hancock (JHFS), Ticketmaster (TCMS), Terra Lycos (TRLY), Lycos (LCOS) and Lycos Europe (LCY). He also serves as a Trustee for Children’s Hospital Trust Board, The Rivers School and also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Boston College Carroll School of Management and the Northeastern University School of Technological Entrepreneurship.

Bob has advised former President Clinton on matters relating to internet commerce and regulation and has addressed Congress, The United Nations, and The National Press Corps.

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