hackNY Summer Lecture Series: Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert talks to the fellows
In this post 2011 hackNY Fellow Sameen Jalal describes the hackNY Summer Series lecture by Barry Silbert.

On July 27th, Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Second Market, spoke to us. Silbert was a previous investment banker at Houlihan Lokey and a graduate of the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

All the hackNY fellows are technically strong but not many of us had business expertise, well at least I didn’t. As Silbert got into the nitty gritty details of the business world, I found myself engaged with not only keep up with the terminology but with how much I was learning!

He told us about the humble beginnings of the now not-so-small company; Going from start-up to successful company in such harsh times made an incredible story. The most valuable part of the experience was the new perspective I gained and the motivation I received to create my own story. I am definitely inspired to further delve into the start-up world!