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    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
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    Venture capital and angel investors have no shortage of innovative investment ideas or business plans projecting exponential growth. But when all is said and done, an investor is committing a large sum of money to be used by a business with the expectation of multiplying their invested capital. Regardless of how radically this new product will change the world, the investor will most likely want to know about the financial stability of the company and its owners, as well as the operational mechanics of how their money will be managed.

     Topics include:

    • Corporate culture and leadership
    • Financial stability of owners and executives
    • Key employee protection and retention plans
    • Exit strategies
    • Next steps for the business

    This discussion will focus on concrete actions that can be implemented by entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers to address these key issues. Although the focus is on startups and entrepreneurial ventures, it also applies to established companies, sole proprietors, partnerships, and non-profit organizations.

    Agenda:

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

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

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - 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 follows the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward 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 afterward.

    Speakers:

    John T. Laurito, CFP ®, ChFC, CRPC*,  President & CEO, Concord Wealth Management

    John has been helping businesses and individuals achieve their financial goals for over twenty five years. John built a financial practice at Ameriprise Financial, ultimately leading to the position of regional vice president. After selling his practice at Ameriprise, John founded Concord Wealth Management. Since it began in 2013, Concord Wealth Management has averaged greater than 50% growth every year, and has been listed in the Boston Globe‘s ‘Best Places to Work For’ in 2017 and 2018. With its third office scheduled to open in January, 2019, the company has plans to expand throughout New England.

    A graduate of Rutgers University in Newark, NJ, John earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Economics. He holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 4, 7, 24, 51, 63 and 66 licenses.

    *John Laurito is a registered representative of, and Securities and Investment Advisory services offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., (HTK), Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC, 230 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Waltham, MA 02451 781-966-2980. HTK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn Mutual. Concord Wealth Management is independent of HTK.

    Amy DeBartolo, JD, Owner, Powder Coating Alternatives, and The Basket Company

    Amy is a second generation owner of The Basket Company, a national supplier of nylon coated baskets used in the restaurant and food preparation industry. She recently purchased and staffed a second business, Powder Coating Alternatives, and has transformed it to become New Hampshire’s go-to spot for powder coating, sand blasting, ceramic coating and all types of metal restoration.  She is in the process of growing and merging the two businesses.

    Amy’s entrepreneurial passion is enhanced by the fact that she is still employed at Epiq Global as a Sales Project Director, and balancing the demands entrepreneur, career job and a single mom.

    Amy received her JD from New England School of Law in Boston, and her BA in sociology from the University of Vermont.

    Adela C. Bonoiu, PhD, Founder & CEO, Catena Biologics, LLC

    Catena Biologics is a biotech consulting team located in Cambridge, MA, specializing in medical and technical writing, scientific consulting and data analytics services. The team is multidisciplinary with expertise spanning cell biology, gene therapy, personalized medicine and big data. Catena prepares reports for the FDA (for drugs and devices), advice for VC pitches, product funneling and transition from research protocols to manufacturing set up. They provide data processing and market forecasting solutions.

    Adela was previously self-employed as a biology consultant and contractor, and previous to that, a research assistant professor, and a postdoctorate associate at SUNY Buffalo.

    Adela earned her PhD in Biology and a Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Bucharest.

    Moderator:

    Rick Solano, CPA, MST, Chairman and CEO, The Solano Group, Inc.,
    Author: The Power of a Millionaire Mentality®, Your 10 Keys to Success

    Rick is the founder and chairman of the Foundation For Continuing Education. He has provided continuing education to thousands of professionals and executives in taxes, estate planning, and other financial topics.

    Formerly with Arthur Andersen & Co. and a Supervisory Internal Revenue Agent, he was a member of the U.S. Treasury International Strike Force. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has served as a Chapter 11 Federal Bankruptcy Trustee. Rick received his Bachelors Degree Magna Cum Laude in Accounting and Finance and a Masters in Taxation Degree from Bentley College.

    Rick is also author of the book “The Power of a ‘Millionaire Mentality’®: Your 10 Keys to Success”.

    Organizer:

    Paul Adams, MBA, Financial Advisor, Concord Wealth Management

    Paul helps clients achieve their financial goals and dreams. Paul works with business owners and individuals of all ages, in every stage of life, from beginning their careers, starting families, building businesses, through retirement and financial estate planning.

    Paul previously served as president of Next Eon Com, Inc., a web development and hosting business he started and ran for seventeen years. After selling his business, Paul channeled his passions into helping others reach their financial goals. Paul started his career as an engineer at Northrop Corporation working on military electronic navigation systems, and as a systems engineer at AT&T Network Systems / Lucent Technologies, working in product management, finance and programming.

    Paul’s credentials include a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA., an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston, MA, and a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. Paul also holds his life & health insurance licenses, and FINRA Series 6 & 63 designations.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    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.

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
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    Universities are excellent sources of cutting-edge science and technology – the kinds of innovations that can form the basis for important, novel commercial products. While academic investigators are indeed highly innovative, organizations that develop commercial products tend to fall into the realm of businesses, whether large, established corporations, or startups founded by ambitious, energetic entrepreneurs. The skills and infrastructure needed for product development and commercialization are quite distinct from academic innovation needs and typically are well outside of the scope of academic interests. 

    However, BEFORE any product development happens, a business must make a deal with the academic institution to gain rights to develop the innovative assets of interest. Agreeing to terms for such transactions can be time-consuming and often contentious, given the potentially very different interests and resources of the negotiating parties.  

    Tonight’s panel will offer insights that help to identify the challenges and to offer tips for effective resolution of differences. Of course, ENET is all about start-ups and entrepreneurs so that we will focus on the academic/entrepreneur transaction.

    Agenda:

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

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

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

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

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers


    Panel:

    Michaela Levin, Licensing Manager II, Partners Healthcare

    Michaela is responsible for managing and commercializing technologies arising out of the Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Departments at BWH and the MGH Steele Lab in Radiation Oncology.

    Before joining Partners, Michaela gained experience in patent prosecution as a Technical Specialist at Saul Ewing, a Boston-based law firm and worked as a Business Development Associate at Harvard Office of Technology Development and Addgene, a Cambridge-based nonprofit global plasmid repository. Michaela earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Virginia and did her postdoc at Boston Children’s Hospital in Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury

     

    Barry Wohl, Chief Business Officer, Apnimed, Inc.

     

     

    And More to Come



    Moderator, Meeting Organizer:

    Roger Frechette,  Life Science Business Executive / Entrepreneur / Mentor

    My daily purpose is to exercise an innate drive to transform ideas and projects into life-changing commercial assets. In the life science business, this is the long game, requiring boundless energy and creativity, coupled with knowledge, experience, and patience.

    In my work, I leverage an extensive global network and insights derived from >20 years experience in business development, calibrated with an extensive science background. My career has encompassed success as a business executive, project/alliance manager and entrepreneur, and also as a scientist, including leadership of discovery/preclinical development teams resulting in a new drug candidate – NDAs for omadacycline submitted by Paratek in early 2018. 

    eMinute PITCH Presentations will be given at the start of each meeting. These 90-second elevator-style presentations enable early-stage startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting a summary of their business plans to expert panels and audiences.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

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

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139 (directions). The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance 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: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.


    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!


    Agenda:

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

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

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - 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.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    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.


    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!



    Agenda:

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

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

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

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

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

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

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139 (directions). The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance 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: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.


    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!


    Agenda:

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

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

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - 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.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    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 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!


    Agenda:

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

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

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

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

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

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

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139 (directions). The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance 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: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.


    • 07 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!


    Agenda:

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

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

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - 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.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    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.


    • 14 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!


    Agenda:

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

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

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

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

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

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

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139 (directions). The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance 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: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.


    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly, however, online register is open so feel free to click the Register link to the left and register now!


    Agenda:

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

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

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - 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.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    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.


    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA



    IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network will hold its 17th annual Sunset Cruise & Networking Evening on Boston Harbor aboard the M/V Music City Queen, on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  We board the boat at 6:45 p.m., and cruise from 7:15-9:30, with additional networking on the boat dockside until 9:45 pm. The event includes a light dinner.  Details will be posted as they become available.

    Registration for this event will open in the Spring of 2019.