New York Alumni Breakfast Series with Don Baptiste '04
April 19, 2013: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
"Starting (Up) from Within"
W Hotel NYC
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York
$25 for alumni and guests
$12 for current students and new admits
What's it like to create a start up within one of the world's most successful and innovative companies? That's the question Don Baptiste will answer when he discusses his work at Bloomberg Government (BGOV)--Bloomberg LP's Washington, DC-based information service. Don, BGOV's co-founder, has shepherded the organization from the business planning stage to its current place as a leading and trusted source of data and analytics for all those impacted by the nexus of business and government. Don will discuss his experiences, and the increasing impact of government on business everywhere.
Don Baptiste (Speaker)
Head of Bloomberg Government
Don Baptiste is the Co-Founder and Head of Bloomberg Government. In 2009, he led the initial market assessment for Bloomberg Government, created the prototype for BGOV.com, and was a primary driver of the business creation. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Don was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's Boston office. His primary focus was growth strategy for Media clients and operations in the Consumer Package Goods space. Don was also on the senior management team of two Washington, DC based startups that created non-partisan, on-line political activism tools for individuals to better understand specific issues and more easily interact with their elected officials. Don holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.