Successful new ventures need to resolve an enduring paradox. Charting a creative solution that writes its unique, unprecedented rules confers maximum competitive leverage. But effective execution to achieve that is imperative, for which there is no substitute for applicable experience.
Our speaker through his distinctive career experiences has excelled at bridging that gap between strategy, resources, and implementation across a variety of technologically flavored, early stage enterprises. He will speak with authority both on what makes an attractive scalable investment and how to manage daily operational issues to navigate the path to rapid growth and long term profitability.
Presentation with opening networking: February 11, 2019, 6:15-9:00 P.M.
Sponsor: Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable, West Suburban Chapter
Moderator: Greg Gocek
Speakers: Imran Ahmad, Principal OCA Ventures https://www.ocaventures.com/
And Chief Operating Officer, Health iPASS https://healthipass.com/
Imran has over a decade’s experience financing, investing, founding and managing early stage tech and middle market companies. Prior to his current financial role as a venture capitalist, he worked in analytical and investment capacities at PayPal Mobile, JMH Capital and William Blair. As an entrepreneur, he also now handles C-suite responsibilities for Health iPASS and founded both MouseHouse and Edit Huddle. MouseHouse, a mobile platform for life science animal research management, was the winner of the Booth 2012 New Venture Challenge. He is also active in community service, having mentored inner city students for the Our Kids, Our Future project in Chicago. Imran’s higher education has been entirely at U Chicago, earning his BA in Economics and MBA in Entrepreneurship and Management.