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Max Meyer is a 27-year-old American serial entrepreneur, with experience starting and scaling businesses in the United States and Asia. After graduating with honors from Harvard College, he joined McKinsey & Company in China where he was the fastest rising Associate in McKinsey Asia history. In 2015 he left to start Masii.com – a financial portal for SE Asia which has been the #1 fintech site in Thailand for over a year, and is quickly growing into the rest of SE Asia. In 2016 he founded Getmii, a location-based app for fulfilling needs with people nearby, which is currently part of the Harvard University incubator and partnered with Tsinghua University’s x-lab.

Max is also the youngest member of the board of directors of PBS’ “The Open Mind,” America’s longest running public broadcast programme, based in New York City.  


Research/Academic Interests
Finishing his book to be released in early 2018: “Where is Everyone?: The Ever-Elusive Location Opportunity.” Focused obsessively on everything location-based, building density, two-sided marketplaces, and his experiences building a location-based marketplace.

 Understand experiences of first time founders through first-hand stories and lessons learned from the trenches; Max is 27 and his friends are too - learn about their ups and downs of starting companies around the world

 The new consumer of the XXI Century - the super consumer

 Practice pitching your idea in a mock-VC setting simulating the world's top VCs. Learn what makes a great pitch, practice and refine yours, and prepare for the unexpected  

 All about location: One session focused on location-based products and services 

The ultimate goal is for you to get a clearer sense of what you may be up against as first time or early stage entrepreneurs. It's a week devoted to the things the instructor and his friends wish they knew before venturing out!

SKILLS:

- Social Media 

- Data Analysis

- Product Development

- Research

- Business Strategy

- Entrepreneurship

- Financial Modeling

- Start-ups

DATE: 25 – 29 Sept, 2017

DURATION: 1 Week

LECTURES: 3 Hours per day

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Barcelona, Harbour.Space Campus

COURSE TYPE: Offline

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
ABOUT MAX
HARBOUR.SPACE 
STARTING YOUR FIRST 
COMPANY: LESSONS 
FROM TRENCHES

Plenty has been written about entrepreneurship, but precious little has dissected the myriad of challenges (and opportunities) that face young first-time entrepreneurs. Despite assertions from prominent investors and thinkers that “it’s all about the idea,” most 20-something first time founders might say they faced a different stack of cards where lack of age and experience does play a part – sometimes for the better! – in determining outcomes.

This course seeks to provide a first-hand look into the life of a young entrepreneur who is in the middle of starting and running his first companies – with insights from other young entrepreneurs who are together in the trenches. The objective is to help students cut through the noise, and provide an extremely hands-on and interactive dialogue on navigating the first weeks, months, and years of a first business.

Students will practice writing pitch decks, pitching ideas, selecting business ideas, and ultimately taking the first (albeit terrifying) steps to starting their own business – it can be done in one week!

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We offer innovative university degrees taught in English by industry leaders from around the world, aimed at giving our students meaningful and creatively satisfying top-level professional futures. We think the future is bright if you make it so. 

HARBOUR.SPACE UNIVERSITY

DATE: 25 – 29 Sep, 2017

DURATION:  1 Week

LECTURES: 3 Hours per day

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Barcelona, Harbour.Space Campus

COURSE TYPE: Offline

BIBLIOGRAPHY
STARTING 
YOUR FIRST 
COMPANY: 
LESSONS FROM 
TRENCHES
COURSE OUTLINE

Session 1

What’s it like for a first-time founder?

Session 2

Overcoming decision paralysis: Finding your perfect idea

Session 3

Let’s see that pitch! Expert tips on pitching investors, and how to build your narrative.

Session 5

How Digital Companies Work: Culture, Leadership, Innovation. Future Trends.

Session 4

The true checklist: How other people say to start a business, and how it actually works out.

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