Next Wednesday, Chip Hazard of Boston-based Flybridge Capital Partners will hold office hours for local entrepreneurs. His partner David Aranoff will follow suit the following week, after all of Hazard’s available slots got scooped up.
In the interim, three Boston-based partners with Siemens Venture Capital will hold office hours of their own. So will Rob Go, a senior associate with Spark Capital. Even local tech journalist Scott Kirsner has gotten in on the act, “selling out” a series of recent one-on-ones at a Cambridge sandwich shop.
In each case, the idea is to meet with local entrepreneurs that may be otherwise unable to get facetime with professional VCs. The investor typically schedules the meetings (thus leading to some pre-screening), but the subject matter is at the entrepreneur’s choosing.