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Investor Guidance on Business Plans and Presentations

  • 06 May 2008
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, Waltham, MA. PRE-MEETING DINNER at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci's, Waltham.

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Meeting Overview:

The business plan is your primary vehicle for conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success.  Entrepreneurs need well conceived business plans to raise capital and grow their business.

Panel:

Jerry Bird, VP - MTDC www.MTDC.com
MTDC is an early-stage VC firm for Massachusetts technology start-ups.  Since 1980 it has invested over $70 million in over 120 companies.  Investments are typically in the $250K-$500K range.

Jerry Bird has served on the boards of over a dozen Massachusetts based technology companies including UCMS (UMS.au), Andover.net (Lnux), Bitpipe and Ze-gen.  He has over 21 years of investing and financial experience.  Prior to joining MTDC he was President of Claflin Capital Management and spent 10 years at BankBoston in various positions.  He received an MBA degree from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. 

David Verrill, Co-Founder of Hub Angels www.HubAngels.com
Hub Angels is a Boston-area Angel Group with over 75 members.  They have invested over $12 million in 14 companies since 2000.  Investments are usually in the $250K-$1M range. 

David Verrill spent a decade connecting industry with research at MIT, was Manager of International Sales & Business Development at Xerox Adaptive Products, and founded two businesses in technology consulting and third party marketing.  He received an SM degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Sean Marsh, General Partner, Point Judith Capital  www. PointJudithCapital.com
Point Judith Capital is an early stage VC firm which invests mainly in communications, information, Internet, and healthcare technology companies.

Sean Marsh leads the Point Judith’s communications and Internet investing.  He represents his firm on the boards of Multiply, Optasite, Music Nation, PermissionTV, and Vaultus Mobile Technologies.  At Village Ventures he was instrumental in raising over $50M in limited partner capital for various investment funds and over $100M of venture capital for portfolio companies.  Sean graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Economics. 

Moderator:

Alan Silver, PartimeCFO, www.PartimeCFO.com
Alan Silver has been the part-time CFO for 50 technology start-ups over the last 12 years.  At Andover.net he was the part-time CFO from when the company had fewer than 10 employees until just 5 months before the company went public.  He has an MSM degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is Treasurer of the IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, and has been a panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum Start-up Clinics.

Meeting: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 7:00 - 10:00 pm; Pre-Meeting Dinner at 5:15 (sharp) at Bertucci's in Waltham.  Click here for directions.

The meetings are free to ENET members and $20 to non-members.

For more information:  Boston Entrepreneurs' Network web site at http://www.boston-enet.org , or call Alan Silver at 508-877-4683.