Running your own business can be a rewarding experience. You can be your own boss, achieve your dreams and enjoy greater flexibility. However, it can also mean exposure to new risks, challenges and frustrations. Before you start your business, it is important to consider the realities you may face and make sure that you, your loved ones, and your finances are prepared for the journey.
If you are thinking about starting your own business, please join us for Be Your Own Boss, a 4-week online class that runs every Thursday, 7-9pm from January 10 to January 31. In our Be Your Own Boss class, you will take a deeper look at your personal goals and whether starting a business can help you achieve them. You will also look at what you need to have in place to make a sustainable transition to business ownership.
Meet Your Mentor
Rani Langer-Croager is the Co-founder & CEO of Uptima Business Bootcamp. Rani started Uptima to address the challenges of traditional entrepreneurship programs and business accelerators in providing accessible education and mentorship to a diverse group of entrepreneurs. Rani has drawn on more than 15 years of experience advising organizations on strategic and financial planning, capital raising and mergers and acquisitions to develop the model for Uptima. Prior to co-founding Uptima, Rani was a member of the founding team and vice president at Altius Education where she raised over $30 million of capital to fund development of the company’s educational ecosystem. Rani began her career as a successful investment banker and has led and participated in over 30 financing, merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions, representing over $15 billion in value, for leading technology companies. Rani serves as a Board member of the California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) and on the advisory boards of the Alliance for Community Development’s Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance, Oakland Grown, Project Equity, and numerous small businesses and startups. Rani received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University, was a recipient of the university’s prestigious William J. Griffith university service award and was selected as a semifinalist for Young Trustee on the university’s Board of Trustees.Back to all Events