Starting Your Company With No VC - David Gibson, Founder/ex-CEO, XOS

Bull Moose Club - 150 State Street, Fourth Floor Albany, 12207
NY- Capital Region
Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 5:30 PM (EST)

About this event

If you're considering outside funding for your company, this is a must-see event. David Gibson experienced the thrill - and agony of creating, growing and selling his company,  X-Ray Optical Systems to Danaher. 

Along the way, David and his team discovered that there are many resources available that can not only save startups some cash, but that can also forge strategic partnerships that are beneficial to both sides. 

Join us to hear David share best practices that counter the common misconception that many new startups have - namely, that getting outside funding should be their first charge after formation. Because all funding isn't created equally - and perhaps isn't as initially necessary  - as one might think.

Today David is an active mentor, advisor and sometimes Board Member to early-stage startups.

Join us as David talks about:

- Know Thy Co-Founders 

- Leveraging Resources

- Strategic Partnerships

- Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Walk Away

...and much more


February 7, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Bull Moose Club 150 State Street, Fourth Floor, Albany, NY 12207


5:30 pm Networking with Food

6:00 pm Fireside Chat with David and Q&A

7:00 pm Networking


David Gibson

David Gibson

Founder/ex-CEO - X-Ray Optical Systems

David founded X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS) which he later merged into XOS-Danaher. With a great team, he grew it to be the world leader in x-ray-optic-based material-analysis systems. Previously roles have included as Consultant/Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, Sales/Marketing Manager with Corning, and Platoon Leader/Urban Combat Specialist for the US Army. David's volunteerism includes School Board President for the Voorheesville Central School District and he currently serves as Board President for the Voorheesville Public Library.

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Thursday, Feb 7
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)


Bull Moose Club
150 State Street, Fourth Floor Albany12207

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