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    • 06 Feb 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:  Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertrucci's in Waltham prior to the start of this meeting.  Dinner at 5:15 sharp.

    There is not a one-size-fits-all strategy for marketing innovative products and services. Are you targeting enterprise customers or individuals? Is your product a luxury or budget item, specialized or commoditized? What are the marketing channels in your target industry? Do you have a small or large marketing budget? Sooo many alternatives and how do they all work together and be most effective?  What about PR? To help you solve this marketing puzzle, we have invited expert speakers in startup marketing to share with you their experience, their strategies and success stories.


    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

    9:00-9:30 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:

    Steve Lesser, VP of Sales and Marketing, Zymplify, Angel Investor

    Steve Lesser has been involved in the Boston high tech community since beginning his career at IBM in 1979. He was President of the IBM 100% Club in 1983 and attained 3 IBM Golden Circles in his six years in the General Systems Division. He spent 13 years with Marcam Corporation, a leading provider of ERP software, and was a part of their IPO in 1990.  He ran North American Sales at Marcam, and then at MAPICS after its acquisition by Marcam in 1994.  He ran Worldwide Sales at Centra Software (elearning platform), and at Imprivata (Identity Management Solutions).  Both companies had successful public offerings on NASDAQ.   He also was an investor in and responsible for Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Software Secure (Remote Proctoring for online learning), which was acquired by PSI Online in 2016. In May of 2017 he became a lead investor in Zymplify, a Northern Ireland based provider of a marketing automation platform and also runs Worldwide Sales & Marketing out of Boston.  He believes that the Marketing Automation Software space led by local company, Hubspot, is still in its early stages and that Zymplify, the only European based vendor and its unique approach of Marketing as a Service can be one of the players in the long run.  

    Steve was one of the original 3 angel investors in Constant Contact and is passionate about stock investing.  He has enjoyed his 7 trips since May to Portstewart, Northern Ireland since last May and is beginning to feel more comfortable driving on the left side of the road.  He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and an MBA.

    Nina McIntyre, Marketing Strategist, Interim CMO

    Nina McIntyre has served as Chief Marketing Officer of several high growth technology companies in the Boston area.  Nina has over 25 years of operational and executive leadership experience, and she has a track record of defining successful corporate and product marketing strategies resulting in industry leadership, bookings growth and positive acquisition outcomes. Her public company CMO roles include ATG (acquired following a successful company repositioning by Oracle in 2011) and Carbonite.  She helped start 3 venture backed companies including Centive, Kubi Software and Bluetrain.io.  Nina began her technology career as a product manager, working at IBM/Lotus on new product development.  Nina holds a BA from Brown University and a Master of Science in Management (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

    Sean Horrigan, Principal and Founder of PR Guy

    Sean Horrigan is the Principal and Founder of PR Guy, a contemporary consultancy that helps small to midsize businesses grow and prosper through powerful PR, better branding, and strategic social media. Sean's startup clients have included ISeeBell, Just Add Cooking, Smartick, DestinationWeddings.com, NOLA's Salsa, MOJO Cold Brewed Coffee, and Waxing the City. Prior to founding PR Guy, Sean worked with a number of agencies and nonprofit organizations. Sean holds an M.A. in Marketing Communications from Emerson College.


    Moderator:

    Kathy Yenke, Founder, Sales Catalyst Solutions

    Kathy is the founder of Sales Catalyst Solutions, a sales consultancy specializing in revenue growth and sales excellence. Utilizing the proven Sales Xceleration platform, Kathy helps clients exceed their growth and sales targets across a range of industries by creating a tailored sales strategy, developing effective sales processes, and assuring that sales execution ignites growth.

    Starting her sales career at IBM, Kathy quickly rose through the executive ranks running $1B billion business for IBM.  She has best in class sales and executive training along with a career history of varied sales and business responsibilities. Building upon this foundation, Kathy’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to start-ups and smaller companies where she always delivered outstanding performances.

    Kathy earned a BA in Economics and German from Bowdoin College and the Wharton Executive Management Program. She resides in Sudbury, MA with her husband and three children. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys downhill skiing, golf, and spending time with her family.

    Organizer:

    Millie Kwan, President, The WSI Touch (https://thewsitouch.com)

    Millie is Founder and President of The WSI Touch, a digital marketing agency that has been serving small to medium-sized businesses in Greater Boston since 2009. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT development, management, education and research. She received her Doctor of Business Administration degree from Boston University and M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St Louis. She has taught at Babson College, University of Hong Kong and Boston University and published research on knowledge management, process redesign and workflow management. In her early career, she specialized in library automation and has led the implementation of various library systems for the University of Rhode Island, the HELIN Library Consortium of Rhode Island, and Washington University in St Louis. Millie is also a Vice Chair of ENET.

    Reservations: ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the premeeting dinner. 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.

    Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertrucci's in Waltham prior to the start of this meeting.  Dinner at 5:15 sharp.

    eMinute: eMinute 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

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Please Note this meeting location!

    Meeting location Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA  02139

    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.

    Are you a hacker?  Or are you a hustler?  Success in startups requires both.  Some of the most successful founder teams are two-person teams (Wozniak and Jobs among them) where one founder (the hacker) is more technical and the other (the hustler) is more business oriented. The hacker is a problem solver who can make the technology work to meet the needs of customers, and do it efficiently. The hustler is a team builder who can orchestrate marketing, sales and operations. Sometimes teams have three, four or even more founders, but that can get unwieldy and decisions often gravitate toward two leaders in the group.  Most common are single founders and they too can be successful (Zuckerberg, for example), but it’s important that the single founder quickly build a core team to fill in the gaps that aren’t his strengths.  

    In this meeting, an expert panel of three well recognized serial entrepreneurs and co-founders from tech and life science fields will take up co-founders and core team issues such as

    • How do you find co-founders?  How do you recruit a core team?  

    • As you build and maintain your team, how do you protect your interests?  If someone leaves the team, can you get all or most of their stock back? Other issues include relations with past employers, ownership of IP, keeping trade secrets, etc.

    • How do you manage the expectations of founders, core team as well as investors?

    Hope to see you then!

    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 - 3 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:

    Greg Erman is the President and CEO of EmpiraMed, Inc., a company that has developed a patient engagement software platform called the PRO Portal to capture Real World Evidence and to execute Outcomes Based Contracts and Quality Improvement Intervention Programs. In his career, Mr. Erman has been a cofounder of nine different startup companies, and President and CEO of 6 companies. He has worked on commercializing about 250 medical academic research projects over a 10-year period, raised about $100M in venture capital, and successfully grew businesses to about $20M in annual revenue with 150 employees. Each of Mr. Erman's three VC-backed ventures successfully exited to large public companies and generated returns up to 12X investment.

    Emily Bernard co-founded PlacePass with Ethan Hawkes in 2016, after decades of traveling and working in the hospitality industry.  PlacePass is a team of entrepreneurs, travelers, and tech geeks with the mission of enabling people to easily search, compare, and book great things to do in any destination. Previously, Emily Bernard was a Vice President at Foreign Policy magazine (FP) in Washington, DC where she led the international media sales team and established an in-house nation brand consulting practice. Prior to Foreign Policy, Ms. Bernard served as Special Assistant to the President at America Abroad Media, a non-profit that produces radio and television programming on international affairs. 


    Eric Bergeron is the CEO & co-founder of Ovation, Eric has worked in a variety of industries over the past 20 years including telecom, software development, finance and consulting. He is the only member of the Ovation team that is not a professional actor, although he has been active in local theater in the past including serving on the board of the Reagle Music Theater of Boston.   Since Ovation's founding, he has set the strategic vision and overseen day-to-day operations, establishing processes and systems which will ensure long-term growth and viability.  He is a graduate of Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

    Moderator:

    Jane Obbagy is the founder and Managing Director of Obbagy Consulting, a firm specializing in providing environmental strategy services. As an executive, Ms. Obbagy works with private sector leaders, Boards of Directors, multi-stakeholder advisory boards, and community representatives to implement sustainable business strategies and enhance environmental and social (ES) governance practices. Prior to establishing the firm in 2015, Ms. Obbagy was and continues to be a business entrepreneur. She has mentored emerging consulting practices to scale for growth, expansion, or leverage buyout.

    Co-Organizer:   

    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 and Chairman since 2009 and is 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

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    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. 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 & soft drinks

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: Free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. Members & non-members, pre-register for the meeting online, until midnight the day before the meeting. Go to – www.boston-enet.org  If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register and pay 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/

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

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    Reservations: ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the premeeting dinner. 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.

    Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertrucci's in Waltham prior to the start of this meeting.  Dinner at 5:15 sharp.

    eMinute: eMinute 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


    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Microsoft Technology Center, 5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA 01803
    Register

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    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. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    Refreshments: Pizza and soft drinks will be served

    Public Transportation:  Is accessible by public transportation.

    Parking: The nearest parking garage is at One Broadway. The fee is $10 after 5pm – you need to be out by 10pm. Details at https://www.parkme.com/lot/115647/one-broadway-garage-cambridge-ma

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

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    Reservations: ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the premeeting dinner. 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.

    Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertrucci's in Waltham prior to the start of this meeting.  Dinner at 5:15 sharp.

    eMinute: eMinute 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


    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Ave., West Building, 13th Floor, Boston, MA
    Register

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    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. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    Refreshments: Pizza and soft drinks will be served

    Public Transportation:  Is accessible by public transportation.

    Parking: The nearest parking garage is at One Broadway. The fee is $10 after 5pm – you need to be out by 10pm. Details at https://www.parkme.com/lot/115647/one-broadway-garage-cambridge-ma

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

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    Reservations: ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the premeeting dinner. 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.

    Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertrucci's in Waltham prior to the start of this meeting.  Dinner at 5:15 sharp.

    eMinute: eMinute 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


    • 15 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Ave., West Building, 13th Floor, Boston, MA
    Register

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    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. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    Refreshments: Pizza and soft drinks will be served

    Public Transportation:  Is accessible by public transportation.

    Parking: The nearest parking garage is at One Broadway. The fee is $10 after 5pm – you need to be out by 10pm. Details at https://www.parkme.com/lot/115647/one-broadway-garage-cambridge-ma 

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

    Meeting description will be posted shortly.

    The incidentals:

    Reservations: ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the premeeting dinner. 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.

    Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertrucci's in Waltham prior to the start of this meeting.  Dinner at 5:15 sharp.

    eMinute: eMinute 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