GM and Managing Partner
December 5, 2013
Education Building Rm. 113 11:30am – 12:30pm
Refreshments to follow the presentation
Building a Startup Community
Abstract: Build it and they will come, so goes the old adage. But building and fostering a startup community isn’t easy nor is it something that can be “built” in the traditional sense. This lecture breaks down what it takes, how it’s currently being done down the road in Princeton, NJ, and how you can be involved.
Speaker Bio: Bert Navarrete is an experienced investor and Co-Founder of Tigerlabs. Prior to Tigerlabs, Bert was a Co-Founder at a startup that built interactive sports applications for Connected TVs and second screen devices. Previously, Bert was responsible for M&A and venture investments at Internet Capital Group (ICG). Bert has made investments in early stage companies across a variety of technology sectors and has had broad operational and investment management responsibilities. Prior to ICG, Bert was an Investment Partner at Mitsui & Co., where he led Mitsui’s New York Technology Investment Group. While at Mitsui, Bert was responsible for managing and executing venture and private equity investments and oversaw the group’s overall investment strategy. Previously, Bert was VP of Technology Strategy and Business Development at Merrill Lynch Technology and also managed a strategic venture fund consisting of investments in the internet, media, and mobile sectors.