Fireside Chat with Pavan Kumar - From Founder to Funder

Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 12:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Join us virtually for the Fireside Chat series, hosted by Metro Collective and Startup Grind Rochester. On April 22nd, at Noon, Michael Thaney from Startup Grind Rochester will chat with Pavan Kumar who will share his experiences from being a founder to then becoming a funder.

Pavan is the embodiment of out-of-the-box thinking, and he always pursues ways to defy the status quo. He is an ex-founder, author, speaker & investor. He has over 20 years of experience in start-ups and enterprises across India, the Middle East, and the USA, helping early startups to launch, scale, and make an impact. Having a rare combination of technology and business experience, Pavan is highly specialized in business strategy, partnerships, innovation, and driving change.

What you will learn?

  • When Pavan believes the right time for a startup to begin raising funds
  • What Pavan learned when he stepped to the other side of the table to start investing
  • How fundraising efforts differ across geographic locations
  • How Pavan used a systemic approach to achieve numerous goals and propel into a future of choice.

How does a Fireside Chat session work?

You will use this link to register for the event. Once registered, you will receive the link to the session.

What's the scoop on tickets?

The Fireside Chat Series is free! We just ask that you pre-register so we can get you the meeting access information.

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  • Michael Thaney

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    Startup Grind


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  • Douglas Kellermeyer

    Douglas Kellermeyer

    Partnerships Lead

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  • Ami Berger

    Ami Berger

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