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Startup and Venture Capital 101: How to Write a Business Plan, Raise Capital, and Turn Your Idea into a Reality

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Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm EST

Location:  Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
United States


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Ever consider starting your own business? Confused as to what goes into a business plan? Interested in how an investor looks at a business? Curious as to how valuation works and what does a term sheet mean? Learn everything you want in this startup 101 class!

Ian Li '11 is currently a Vice President on the investment team at 1315 Capital, a healthcare growth equity firm managing over $500 million and investing in commercial-stage companies across therapeutics, devices, and healthcare services. Ian received a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, with a minor in Economics.

Gautam Bazaz MBA'09 is the Founder for Amarnath Partners, an investment and advisory firm. Gautam's professional experience includes leading a large Family Office, Vanguard, J.P. Morgan and Booz Allen Hamilton. He has invested in dozens of companies over the past decades, and actively assists businesses with business planning, commercializing, and fundraising.

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