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    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    PRE-MEETING DINNER at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci’s, Waltham

    Real stories of Entrepreneurial challenges, surprises, disappointments, victories and triumph.  Learn from the experts:  founders who have had the courage and tenacity to step out on their own, and navigate the rough waters of the unknown.  If you are thinking of starting your own business, or if you are already a company founder, learn from those who have gone before you.  What they have experienced may help you avoid a pitfall or two and accelerate your own company's progress.  Why reinvent the wheel when others willingly share their wisdom?  A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists are available afterwards for responses to individual questions.

    We have three excellent speakers for that evening, all serial entrepreneurs including successful exits in the consumer, high tech and life sciences fields.  Each of the speakers will speak of their successes and in doing so will tell how success if measured and how different things made for success in each of these diverse fields. Our moderator is one of “Boston’s 20 top startup lawyers” and ENET chairman.


    Agenda: 

    6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking 

    7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

    7:40-7:55 PM - E Minute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

    900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

    A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions.  As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.


    Speakers:

    Eric Giler, Chairman and CEO @ Speedy Packets ( http://speedypackets.com/ )in Cambridge, Massachuetts. Speedy Packets dramatically improves the efficiency and performance of TCP, the primary protocol for moving content around the Internet – while maintaining end-to-end reliability and fair access. He was previously CEO of WiTricity Corporation which was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity invented and patented two years earlier by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groove Mobile. Eric was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brooktrout Inc., a provider of telecom software and hardware platforms, from 1984 throught to its successful IPO in 1994 until its acquisition by EAS Group, Inc. in October 2005. He is the author of over 20 patents. Eric holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He is also an angel investor.


    Ulrik Nielsen was Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer @ Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from 2002 to 2015  (  http://www.merrimack.com/   ). For the past seven years, he has been part of the executive team where he is responsible for research and early development. Ulrik was instrumental in building the company’s Network Biology platform and oncology pipeline. that is outthinking cancer to ensure that patients and their families live fulfilling lives. Its mission is to transform cancer care through the smart design and development of targeted solutions based on a deep understanding of cancer pathways and biological markers. Merrimack currently has three therapeutics in clinical development. He remains on the Board of Directors of Merrimack and also Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was previously CEO.  During 2015 to 2017, he was the Founder and past President and CEO, of Torque Therapeutics, which is applying breakthrough science to develop a new class of immune cell therapeutics. Prior to joining Merrimack, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he researched the interface among biology, engineering and computational biology. Ulrik received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Copenhagen in molecular biology and trained at the University of California, San Francisco. Ulrika has also undertaken extensive executive business education, including education at Harvard Business School (PLD graduate).

    Moderator:

    Robert Adelson, business and tax attorney, partner at Boston law firm of Engel & Schultz LLP, and Chairman of The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network.  Rob has been an attorney for over 30 years specialized in business, tax, stock and options, employment, contracts, financing, trademarks and intellectual property.  Rob began as an associate at major New York City law firms before returning home to Boston in 1985 where he has since been a partner in small and medium sized firms before joining his present firm in 2004.  Rob represents entrepreneurs, start-ups and small companies, independent contractors and employees and executives. Rob is a frequent speaker on business law topics and author of numerous articles published in Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech and other publications. He has been named among the “Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers” by ChubbyBrain.com, a website that provides tools for entrepreneurs. Rob has been on the ENET Board since 2002, was Vice Chair 2005-2009, and ENET Chairman since 2009.  He was also a Co-Founder and Board member of the 128 Innovation Capital Group (2004 -2015). In 2016, he received the IEEE USA Professional Achievement award for “extreme dedication to the entrepreneurship community.” He holds degrees from Boston University, B.A., summa cum laude, Northwestern University (Chicago), J.D., Law Review, and New York University, LL.M. in Taxation. His website - www.ExecutiveEmploymentAttorney.com

    E-Minute Presentations will be given at the start of the meeting. These very short presentations enable young startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting their summary business plans to expert panels and audiences.

    Directions: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B.

    See: http://www.constantcontact.com/about-constant-contact/office-location-waltham.jsp

    Reservations: ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139
    Register

    Join us on September 11th at Draper Labs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to listen to and engage with Jennifer Jordan and Jack Derby, two veteran investors and entrepreneurs. 

    Right now, entrepreneurship in general, startups specifically and the investment world of venture capital are super-hot everywhere and especially in “The Startup Capital of America”, right here in Boston.  In this just maybe overheated summer and fall of high valuations, electric scooter deals and pet food home delivery apps, we thought that it would be best to take a step back and think through the basics of early stage investing from both sides of the table. 

    • A few slides just to keep focused
    • Real life time experiences to share around “The 10 Rules”
    • An opportunity to actively engage in answering the questions you always wanted to ask.

    Agenda:

    6:00-7:00 PM - Registration & networking

    7:00-7:10 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

    7:10-7:25 PM - E Minute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:25-8:15 PM - Two expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:15- 8:30 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

    8:30 - 9:00 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

    A  question and answer session follows the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions.  As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.

    Speakers:

    Jennifer Jordan is an investor and builder. She believes in founders committed to a strong inclusive culture. Her investments leverage the power of data and automation to transform industries. Most recently she served as VP at MassVentures, an early stage VC focused on Massachusetts high technology companies. Jennifer led the firm’s investments in: Ginkgo Bioworks, ClearGov, Spiro.ai, MachineMetrics, and Curoverse (acquired by Veritas Genetics).

    Jennifer served on the Board of Directors for ClearGov, Spiro.ai, MachineMetrics, and Board on Track. She currently serves on the Boards of the MIT Enterprise Forum – Cambridge, and Amazing.Community, which helps women re-enter, pivot, or remain in the workforce.

    She was a member of the Golden Seeds angel investor network, led Entrepreneurship for the MIT Accelerating Information Technology Innovation program sponsored by Google in Colombia, and is an active a mentor at MIT, Harvard iLab, TechStars, FinTech Sandbox, and MassChallenge.

    Jennifer was Corporate VP of Investor Relations at Cadence Design Systems and before that SVP and Sr. Equity Research Analyst growing Black & Company into a mid-tier investment bank acquired by Wells Fargo Securities. She holds the title Goeroe in the Indonesian Martial Art Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and a Bachelors from Reed College.

    Jack Derby, Director, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center
    Cummings Family Professor of Entrepreneurship

    (Jack is both speaker and moderator for this meeting)

    Jack is responsible for the Tufts University Entrepreneurship Center where he teaches two courses and manages a highly engaged and active center of professors and students constituting the largest minor on campus. The Center hosts 20+ entrepreneurship events each year culminating in the $100K New Ventures Competition ranked by Forbes as one of the leading university competitions in the U.S.  

    Jack is passionate about Tufts and its students and has received the Henry and Madeline Fisher Award voted by the students as the most highly ranked teacher on campus.

    Prior to forming a management consulting firm, Jack served as CEO of Mayer Electronics, President of CB Sports, President of Litton Industries Medical Systems, CEO of Datamedix and President of Becton Dickinson Medical Systems.  For his work as an entrepreneur, co-founding nine companies, Jack was named to Mass High Tech’s All-Star Team. He received the Pro Bono Publico award from the Smaller Business Association of New England, the Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Vincent Fulmer Distinguished Service Award from the MIT Enterprise Forum where he served as Chairman.

    He’s an active board member in a number of companies and with a long investing history as an early stage investor as General Partner at Kestrel Ventures, Chairman of Common Angels and a General Partner at Converge Ventures.

    E-Minute Presentations will be given at the start of the meeting. These very short presentations enable young startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting their summary business plans to expert panels and audiences.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  Is accessible by public transportation, to the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION:  Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA  02139 (directions). The entrance is called One Hampshire St but is actually on Broadway.  Attendees must arrive at Draper Labs before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: PIZZA, SALAD AND SOFT DRINKS WILL BE SERVED AT THE MEETING.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: There is a public parking lot across the street from Draper.  Also, $10 parking is available after 6pm at Yellow Garage https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_yellow_garage/02142/cambridge/ and Blue Garage https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_blue_garage/02142/cambridge/dd


    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Meeting information will be posted shortly.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    LOCATION: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B.  See: http://www.constantcontact.com/about-constant-contact/office-location-waltham.jsp

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER:  Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertucci’s in Waltham before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp.  No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139
    Register

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  Is accessible by public transportation, to the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION: Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA  02139 (directions). The entrance is called One Hampshire St but is actually on Broadway.  Attendees must arrive at Draper Labs before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: There is a public parking lot across the street from Draper.  Also, $10 parking is available after 6pm at Yellow Garagehttps://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_yellow_garage/02142/cambridge/and Blue Garagehttps://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_blue_garage/02142/cambridge/dd

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Meeting information will be posted shortly.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    LOCATION: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B.  See: http://www.constantcontact.com/about-constant-contact/office-location-waltham.jsp

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER:  Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertucci’s in Waltham before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp.  No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139
    Register

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  Is accessible by public transportation, to the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION: Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA  02139 (directions). The entrance is called One Hampshire St but is actually on Broadway.  Attendees must arrive at Draper Labs before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: There is a public parking lot across the street from Draper.  Also, $10 parking is available after 6pm at Yellow Garagehttps://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_yellow_garage/02142/cambridge/and Blue Garagehttps://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_blue_garage/02142/cambridge/dd

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Meeting information will be posted shortly.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    LOCATION: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B.  See: http://www.constantcontact.com/about-constant-contact/office-location-waltham.jsp

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER:  Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertucci’s in Waltham before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp.  No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139
    Register

    Meeting information will be posted shortly.


    E-Minute Presentations: These 90-second presentations enable startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting their summary to expert panels and audiences.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    CHECK FOR UPDATES: Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network Website at ( http://www.boston-enet.org )

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  Is accessible by public transportation, to the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION: Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA  02139 (directions). The entrance is called One Hampshire St but is actually on Broadway.  Attendees must arrive at Draper Labs before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: PIZZA, SALAD AND SOFT DRINKS WILL BE SERVED AT THE MEETING.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: There is a public parking lot across the street from Draper.  Also, $10 parking is available after 6pm at Yellow Garagehttps://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_yellow_garage/02142/cambridge/and Blue Garagehttps://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/kendall_center_blue_garage/02142/cambridge/dd