David Moffatt (former South African rockstar, founder of HelloComputer and CMO of iXperience), glean insights about how to start up, and build a business while avoiding common pitfalls. David built his small digital marketing startup, HelloComputer, to a full-service digital agency with 200 employees, servicing global brands like Toyota and Coca-Cola. HelloComputer was acquired by IPG, a listed entity on the New York Stock Exchange, in 2012 and now forms part of the FCB group of companies. Some key topics covered were how to start a company, raising capital, finding initial customers, hiring a team, marketing and realizing value.
Have you ever thought about breaking into the technology sector? Join the cofounders of Horizons to discuss how to navigage your way in the technology industry. They've been in your shoes before and know the skills, network, and insight you need to create meaningful careers in tech - whether that means transitioning from banking and consulting roles, or getting your first job as a product manager - their insight will help illuminate the path!
Abhi previously worked at Apollo Global Management, a leading New York Private Equity firm with a focus on tech investments and at Moelis & Company.
bhi graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at Penn / Wharton, taught himself how to code and started several companies while still in school with both Edward and Darwish, one of which was an SAT tutoring service and adaptive learning platform he took a year off from school to run with Darwish called Altair Prep.
Edward grew up in Paris, France and studied Business at the Wharton School. That’s where he taught himself how to code and worked on multiple projects with Abhi.
Edward is an active angel with 28 investments on both coasts and Europe which include Electric Objects, The Infatuation, ZeroCater, Appto- pia, Sawyer, Stealth Worker, Secret Media, Mati Biometrics, Simple Contacts, French Founders, Parsley Health and Truebill.
He is also a Co-Founder and Advisor of Y-Combinator backed GovPredict as well as a Techstars Mentor. Edward is a graduate of the Wharton School and a self-taught programmer.
Darwish cofounded Dreamit Ventures backed Altair Prep, an adaptive learning company with Abhi in college. Before startups Darwish gained experience in lower middle market private equity and investment banking at UBS, TMCapital, and Shore Capital Partners.
After Altair Prep, he graduated school early, booking a 1 way flight to San Francisco and joined YCombinator rocketship Optimizely, upon pick up newfound engineering skills. At Optimizely, he became the youngest Product Manager in the company. He joined Optimizely early and left when they were 400 strong and he managed multiple teams of engineers, designers, statisticians & data scientists.
An annual trip to Silicon Valley where Penn students meet with prominent Venture Capitalists, Founders, and Alumni.
Intercollegiate Pitch Off Challenge
The Intercollegiate Pitch Off is a combined demo day featuring the best student startups at Columbia, Harvard, Penn, and Princeton
PennApps Accelerator is program that bridges the gap between technical projects and viable vantures at Penn. We work with accepted teams to make sure that their pitches and business plans are as strong as their product. At the end of the program, our teams will have a chance to pitch their product to Philly angel investors.
Come listen to Wharton & Y Combinator alums, coders, and serial entrepreneurs who will teach you how to test your business idea without writing one single line of code.
Sell first, build later. Come learn about how to start a startup in the leanest way possible.