About this event
Please note: This is an person event. Venue: E-Lab, Level 0, Sherfield Building (Access next to Great Hall), South Kensington Campus.
This session will give attendees a step-by-step guide to building your startup from idea to the first revenue and raising your first funding. We will review customer discovery, getting your first version live, charging customers and how the fundraising process works. There will be a general Q&A session at the end for all participants. Lunch will be provided!
Ash Rust is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the Managing Partner of Sterling Road, a venture fund focused on pre-seed stage B2B companies. He was an advisor to Bullpen Capital and previously worked at Trinity Ventures. Ash has mentored hundreds of startups through accelerator programmes including Y-Combinator, Techstars, Alchemist, and universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Oxford. Before investing, Ash was co-founder and CEO of SendHub (acquired: Cameo Global, Y-Combinator W12) and Director of Ranking at Klout (acquired: Lithium). Ash earned a Masters in Computer Science from Oxford, served as an Officer in the British Army, and currently resides in San Francisco.
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (the “College” or “Imperial”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation and the College’s Data Protection Policy. Please find the Imperial College London – Enterprise Division Privacy Notice here.
We process your personal data for the legitimate purposes of delivering our services and monitoring their effectiveness. From time to time, we need to contact previous and current users of our services to comply with our regulatory obligations to report on businesses started by Imperial staff, students and alumni. By utilising our services you consent to receiving such requests for information.