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David Donner Chait

David Donner Chait

David Donner Chait is a second-year student at Columbia Business School and the co-founder of Travefy, a free online tool that helps groups simplify their travel. He previously served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Small Business Administration and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.A. in economics-political science from Columbia College.

9 Recent Stories

5 Secrets to Landing the Perfect Partnership

5 Secrets to Landing the Perfect Partnership

Partnerships can help take startups to the next level, but teaming up with a company can be harder than you think. Travefy co-founder David Chait offers up advice on how to seal the deal.
November 22, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.
September 26, 2013 in Financing
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
August 15, 2013 in Innovation

How to Test Whether You're Ready to Dive into Your Startup, Full Time

Recent grad David D. Chait on setting benchmarks for knowing when or if to make the leap into working on a startup full time.
June 18, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

4 Tips for Turning a Dispersed Team into an Asset

Student entrepreneur David Donner Chait on the pros of having a remote staff.
March 26, 2013 in Leadership

4 Tips for Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Student entrepreneur David Donner Chait on why analytics are critical to any startup.
January 15, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

3 Critical Tips for Launching Your Product

Student entrepreneur David Donner Chait on the importance of acting fast when it comes to getting your creation out there.
December 20, 2012 in Leadership

3 Tips for Turning Your Classmates Into Beta Testers

Student entrepreneur David Chait shares his tips for gaining feedback from the diverse college community.
November 22, 2012 in Marketing

4 Tips for Navigating Your Local Tech Scene

Student entrepreneur David D. Chait discusses the importance of leveraging like-minded people in your community.
October 4, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs