Barry Horwitz has had extensive experience with entrepreneurial and startup ventures, and brings that experience to bear when working with startup companies. He has written several business plans that successfully raised venture-capital funding, including for Sprockets.com, an Internet company he co-founded and co-led for three years.
Through his work teaching entrepreneurship and strategy at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business for more than eight years, he guided the development of dozens of business plans and participated in frequent judging panels for class projects and business-plan competitions alongside angel investors and venture capitalists. He knows the questions a business plan must answer for the entrepreneur.
Horwitz helped the founder of this medical device company to refine and refocus his business plan and develop an alternative path to market. While the CEO seeks FDA approval for medical use of his device, he has successfully launched a non-medical skincare version in China to provide revenues and market experience in the meantime.
Horwitz worked closely with the consulate general of France to develop and run this annual program that brings a number of French early-stage companies to the U.S. to learn more about the American market. He helped leaders of these companies refine their business models and plans, make critical contacts in the Boston area and work to grow their businesses. Several of the companies that have been through this program have successfully begun to expand into the U.S. market.