Fundraising in 2019 is different than how it was in 2018 or any year prior. We will talk about what has changed, advice from venture capitalists on how to maneuver early-stage fundraising, raising investment capital during a recession, and how universities can help startups scale and grow. Hosted by Josh Aviv ’15, G’17, founder of SparkCharge.
About Josh Aviv '15 G'17
Josh Aviv '15, G'17 (M.S. Information Management), is the founder and CEO of SparkCharge, a company specializing in portable charging of electric cars. He launched the company as a student startup at Syracuse University, and since graduation has become a dynamic figure in the cleantech community. Josh is a graduate of the M.S. in Information Management program at the iSchool.
As a student, Josh won the grand prize in the New York Business Plan Competition, as well as top honors in more than seven business competitions while earning his degrees from Syracuse University. Most recently, he won the top prize of $1 million at 43North, a Buffalo, New York-based startup competition, receiving his trophy from New York Lieutenant Governor and SU alumna Kathy Hochul '80 at the 43North awards ceremony. He was also the recipient of a NYS FuzeHub Commercialization Competition award.