2020 HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ETA CONFERENCE

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The Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Club at Harvard Business school will be holding its 6th annual conference on Sunday, December 6th, 2020. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held in a remote setting.



The one-day event will bring together students, searchers, CEOs, owners, investors, and service providers from across the world for a day of keynote speeches, panels, and networking sessions. Experienced moderators and panelists will be discussing a wide array of topics including tactical sourcing deep dives, value creation strategies, challenges of being a first time CEO, and more. The conference will paint a vivid picture of how searches work—from the perspectives of investors, CEOs, and searchers.

Attendance will be capped and we expect tickets to sell out, so get your tickets now!

We’re also excited to announce that there will be four "Resource Chat" sessions led by various service providers on Saturday, December 5th from 4-6pm ET. Topics include deal structuring, lender communications, tax considerations for buyers/sellers, and current market legal/contract terms. We are envisioning these to be highly tactical educational sessions delivered by lenders, attorneys, and accountants. Access is available with your purchase of a conference ticket – please join us and buy a ticket!

Conference Agenda


Sunday, December 6, 2020







9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Opening Keynote







Speaker: Royce Yudkoff







9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: State of Search







Speaker: Jim Sharpe







10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: First Morning Panels







Tactical Sourcing Deep-Dive, moderated by Greg Geronemus







ETA Investor Perspectives, moderated by Royce Yudkoff







Challenges of Being a First Time CEO, moderated by Jim Sharpe







11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Second Morning Panels







Alternative ETA Strategies, moderated by Jason Pananos







Value Creation Strategies, moderated by Jay Davis







Screening & Evaluating Investment Opportunities, moderated by Jeremy Silverman







1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Early Afternoon Panels







Building Your Deal Team, moderated by David Rosner







Attracting Talent to Small Business, moderated by Jason Pananos







Searching Abroad, moderated by Felipe Corcuera







3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Late Afternoon Panel







Industry Thesis Thinktank, moderated by Tiffany Clay Augustyn







Life After Search, moderated by Jay Davis







Relationship Management with Sellers, moderated by Jim Sharpe







4:15 - 4:45: Closing Keynote







Speaker: Richard Reese, moderator: Jim Southern








Tickets & registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e[redacted]


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