A Chat with Ampersand Woman and M.M. Mentor Lori Hoberman

In the spirit of Mentor/Mentee month at M.M. LaFleur, this week’s Ampersand Woman is the mentor of our very own CEO.

Lori Hoberman is a partner and the chair of the Emerging Companies / Venture Capital practice at law firm Chadbourne & Parke in NYC. She’s also one of the reasons that M.M. LaFleur has come so far—she coached Sarah through the process of negotiating her first official deal and has been an indispensable adviser ever since.Below, she chats with us about mentoring, deal-making, and the much-debated notion of “balance.”

Education Supplement: Launch Sequence

Gov. Cuomo’s plan to give tax breaks to startups on college campuses faces high costs, uncertain outcomes

When companies that got their start on college campuses come to mind, the universities in question are typically the big-name schools that bespeak tech royalty: Stanford spawned Google,Harvard launched Facebook, MIT begat Dropbox. Locally, NYU has been the big name in incubating new businesses (Foursquare, Audible), recently opening an Entrepreneurial Instituteto encourage students and faculty to start their own ventures.

By Neil deMause

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