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CONNECTS: From Classroom to Boardroom


In Person

Event Details

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Presenter: Alison Alvarez, BlastPoint

CMU Alumni (TPR '16, SCS '07) Alison Alvarez will talk about the process of taking a project from a Tepper entrepreneurship course and building it into a company worth millions of dollars and serving dozens of large corporate customers. Her company, BlastPoint, creates persona driven analytics solutions that solve hard problems in predicting customer behavior.

Topics covered:

  • Finding a co-founder
  • Building a prototype
  • Finding the right market
  • Lessons learned in pricing
  • Creating a network for fundraising
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