Join us for fireside chats with leaders in emotional intelligence, leadership, and team scholarship, along with alumni and New Haven entrepreneurs, as part of How to Build Your Startup with a Strong Founding Team, a new series from CITY. These fireside chats are open to the public; each chat will be followed by a complementary, cohort-based growth workshop for students working on startups, social ventures, and innovative projects. Learn more about the program here, and join the kickoff event on January 31 to sign up for the workshop cohort.
2/12: Communication, Emotions, and Self-Reflection with Bob Casey (Founder and CEO, YouRenew)
Bob Casey (Yale '11, Morse College) started his first business, YouRenew, with a classmate during his sophomore year. YouRenew began as a platform for consumers and corporate clients to trade in used electronic devices (iPhones, tablets, laptops) and evolved over time into a trade-in platform for wireless retailers to use at point of sale. YouRenew was acquired in 2012 by Clover Technologies, where Bob spent three years as a VP, continuing to grow YouRenew's product offering. Bob then received his MBA from Harvard, and became CEO of Mindflash, a learning management software company. Mindflash was recently acquired by a San Francisco based private equity firm, and Bob is now a partner at the Investment Group of Santa Barbara, where he focuses on investing in enterprise software companies.