Ian Carver

Company: Sterling Woodridge Associates

Title: Founder & Principal

Profession: Entrepreneur / Business Development / Venture Coach

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Industry experience

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance/Funding
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Bootstrapping
  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Finances / Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Operations
  • Sales - Channels / Partnerships
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Sales - Enterprise
  • Strategy
  • Venture Coach focused on properly targeting and pitching appropriate investors / positioning / go to market strategy / strategic selling


Ian Carver, as founder and principal of Sterling Woodridge Associates, provides Venture Coach and Investor Connect support to start-up and early stage technology and life sciences company entrepreneurs. Over the past twelve years, as Executive Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Entrepreneurial Services Center, as Regional Director of DLA Piper's Venture Pipeline Group and as Director of Business Development for Accounting Management Solutions, Ian has had the opportunity to assist several hundred entrepreneurs refine their business models, attain market validation, prepare their investor presentations and reach out to investors. Ian is currently a Board Member at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and is on the Forum's "CEO Series" planning and sponsorship committees. Ian regularly helps organize, facilitate and present at Forum "Start Smart' and "Get Smart" programs aimed at assisting the technology and life sciences entrepreneur plan for, start and grow their new ventures.