and SVB team up to teach you how to fill your piggy bank (for free!)

When we launched our campus last year, Dan Allred and Tuan Pham from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) immediately stepped up to chat about how they could work with to support the startup ecosystem. We’ve been huge fans for awhile, so we were incredibly excited about the opportunity to collaborate. Dan kicked off a series of free classes around the financial resources every entrepreneur needs, and we were blown away by the response; collectively, the classes drew in hundreds of entrepreneurs eager for guidance.

Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up with Dan, Smith Anderson, and the entire SVB team to provide free classes around financial fundamentals to the Boston startup community for the next year!

Finance Baby

It’s an understatement to say that we’re pretty pumped about this. The first thing Dave Balter and I did when we started was craft a financial model and hire an accountant. This stuff isn’t always sexy, but it will make or break your biz.

Here’s the scoop on how this new program will work:

I had the chance to connect with Dan about why SVB is so pumped about helping out the community. In his words, “SVB is committed to innovators, and we are impressed with the imagination and new life that is bringing to entrepreneurial education. We taught a few classes in 2012 and saw firsthand how we could combine our knowledge and network with’s culture and community to have a real impact on Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We’re excited to step up our level of involvement and to partner with as they continue to innovate.”

Well, we’re pretty excited too! Sign up for Back to Basics: Financial Fundamentals, or apply for a 1:1 session today.

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Sarah Hodges is the co-founder of She is also the Vice President of People and Places at Pluralsight, the world’s leading online training company for technical and creative professionals, and is an advisor to Flybridge Capital in Boston. Hodges previously led Strategy and Operations at Smarterer (acquired by Pluralsight), led Marketing at RunKeeper (acquired by Asics), and led Marketing Analytics at Carbonite (CARB).

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