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 Intelligent.ly 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!
It’s an understatement to say that we’re pretty pumped about this. The first thing Dave Balter and I did when we started Intelligent.ly 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:
- SVB will offer bi-monthly free classes to startups at Intelligent.ly
- The first session, Back to Basics: Financial Fundamentals, takes place on May 15
- SVB will then provide bi-monthly individual 1:1 sessions on the same topic for a small group of entrepreneurs and startup team members at our campus
- Anyone can apply for a 1:1 session here
I had the chance to connect with Dan about why SVB is so pumped about helping out the Intelligent.ly community. In his words, “SVB is committed to innovators, and we are impressed with the imagination and new life that Intelligent.ly is bringing to entrepreneurial education. We taught a few classes in 2012 and saw firsthand how we could combine our knowledge and network with Intelligent.ly’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 Intelligent.ly 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.