John A. Cococcia has been on both sides of the table; he's co-founded and run companies and raised venture funds. His extensive experience as executive, advisor, investor, and board member gives him the expertise to bring a unique perspective to the early and growth-stage companies he works with.
As Co-founder/Managing Partner of Arista Strategy Group, a strategic consulting firm for high-growth tech firms, & Venture Partner with Armory Square Ventures, John leverages 20 years of strategy development & execution expertise as he goes deep with each of the companies he works with and focuses on strategy development and execution, strategic positioning, recruiting, partnerships, restructurings, exits, and turnarounds. John has completed 30+ M&A deals.
Some of the Topics Discussed will Include:
- Set it Off: Building the Right Business Model
- Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - Tips for Building a Team that Works
- Starting With the End in Mind - Plan for an Exit from the Beginning
- How to Know When It's Time to Pivot
- Choosing the Right Advisor
6:00 pm Networking with Food
7:00 pm Fireside Chat with John and Q&A with Audience
8:00 pm Networking
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Our monthly fireside chats provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.