Jeff Harbach

Jeff Harbach

Guest Writer
President and CEO of Kauffman Fellows

Jeff Harbach is president and CEO of Kauffman Fellows, and a fellow from the Class of '16. He  has been an entrepreneur and investor since 2002, and was executive director of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), based out of Austin, TX, from 2011–2013. Harbach has led multiple startups, including a luxury furniture store and interior design firm, a golf destination club, two 7-Eleven stores and a private country club golf network. He was also an angel investor with the Vegas Valley Angels.

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Innovation

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Money Management

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Imposter Syndrome

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Pitching Investors

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Entrepreneur Mindset

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Networking

Need a Network? Be Bold.

The tools are there for you to reach those who can help build your dream.
Masters of Scale

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First decide where you want to live. Then build your company and your network.
Global Business

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Envision your global expansion plans early to spot opportunities.
Older Entrepreneurs

Mid-Life Founders Aren't the Exception, They're the Rule

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It might not be who you think.
Burnout

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Your health is a company asset.
Fundraising

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A VC switches sides, and reports back from the other side of the table.
Raising Capital

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