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

    This meeting is co-sponsored by the IEEE Consultants Network (CNET)


    Entrepreneurs’ today don’t need to build a manufacturing plant to start a business. They need less money to build prototypes, prove that it works, prove there is a market and show a potentially profitable business model before scaling. The road maps have changed but the core has stayed the same. Why will your customers buy it?

    Whether you want to sell a new kind of transportation system, a new app or a life saving device, you’ve got to develop your idea into a product that customers are willing to pay for. 

    • Do you try to develop the product in house or do you outsource the development?
    • How do you fund your product development?
    • How do you make sure you’re developing the right product for your market? 

    The panelists have deep experience in developing different types of products in the life sciences and high tech fields. Our discussion will offer guidance in matching your product to your market and practical suggestions for making the most of your development budget. Listen to our speakers share a few stories from their own product development adventures and effective advice for avoiding product development pitfalls. 

    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 OWENS, founder of Finish Line PDS (www.finishlinepds.com) has over 30 years of successful product development experience in many different industries and is a sought-after adviser and speaker on the subject. Steve has founded four successful start-ups and holds more than twenty-five patents.

    Steve has worked for companies such as Halliburton and Baker Hughes.  He has experience in the Internet of Things, M2M, oil and gas, and industrial controls.  Steve's insight into the product development process has generated millions of dollars in revenue for start-ups and small businesses. Finish Line PDS provides product and technology development management, mechanical design, and development of electronics, firmware and sensors, as well as design verification testing and other services. Finish Line PDS is a proud sponsor of the Boston ENET. https://twitter.com/FinishLine_PDS

    LYNN BIRCH, Vice President, Product Engineering at Skreens

    https://www.skreens.com is senior level leader with 20+ years of experience in the areas of business development, product management, and technical architecture and definition with a proven track record of success delivering competitive high technology solutions, products and services. Lynn has recently been working to help bring to market a disruptive technology in display and video delivery technologies that will change the way that content is consumed. Lynn holds both a BS Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's in Business Innovation from Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

    Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC, President and Executive Coach,, Medical Development Partners, LLC

    Lisa Sasso (http://meddevpartners.com/) is the President and Executive Coach of Medical Development Partners, LLC (MDP). Prior to MDP, Lisa was the co-founder of Radi Medical Systems, Inc., a high tech medical device distributor specializing in innovative cardiology products. During her six-year tenure as President/CEO, she grew the company from inception to revenues of $28M with profitability. Lisa’s vision and strategic direction were responsible for the company’s explosive annual triple digit growth. Lisa built a seasoned Medical Device sales force with more than 550 years of combined sales experience. Motivated by excitement for new technologies, she built strong physician advisory boards and a seasoned clinical/sales team. Lisa and her team ultimately helped healthcare professionals make more informed treatment decisions resulting in better patient care. Lisa was recognized for her efforts and ranked #28 out of 100 Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts in 2004.

     As the founder of Medical Development Partners, she is passionate about helping entrepreneurial medical “start-ups start up”. With a focus on business planning and execution, she brings strategic thinking to both clients and their companies. Her vision and values have been instrumental in helping international companies successfully commercialize products in the United States.

     Lisa is the past President of Medical Development Group of Boston and has served on the Board Of Directors for 9 years. Lisa served on the Board of Scitent, a medical education and training company for 5 years. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) where she received her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification and is an active marketing and planning committee member. Finally, Lisa also speaks professionally to motivate and inspire individuals. Organizations and company professionals learn how to be the best that they can be and also how to achieve what they want both personally and professionally.

    Lisa earned a BBA in marketing and a BA in economics, from the University of Massachusetts; and an MBA from Bentley University, graduating with High Distinction.


    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, financings, 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

    Co-Organizer:

    JASON LASSER, founder AppliedDesign

    Intrigued by problems, Jason works with start-ups, entrepreneurs and established companies build brands through the form, function and life cycle of their products; using innovation, passion and discovery to develop beautiful solutions that serve purpose. As founder of Applied Design, a full service design and fabrication consultancy appreciation of art, aesthetics and process continuously pushes the quality of idea and impact of solution to the users, customers and consumer. To learn more and start a dialogue visit www.AppliedDsgn.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.

    No registration fee for CNET members.


    • 16 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge
    Register

    Launching a successful start-up involves little more than an eager entrepreneur with a great idea…  …and a way to transform that idea into a commercially viable offering, extensive of knowledge about corporate and intellectual property law, product development, commercial real estate, marketing, human resources, pipeline and supply chain management, corporate finance, business strategy, sales and business development, business/commercial financing, etc. etc. etc… 

    The good news for eager entrepreneurs, at least the ones with an open mind who are willing to accept advice, is that experienced willing mentors can be found to help catalyze a successful business from that great idea. Mentors are entrepreneurs and executives who have “been there and done that” and are willing to help new startups to succeed. They can be informal contacts or part of an organized entrepreneur support organization. Join us to hear the benefits of mentors and mentoring from the leaders of three of the most effective mentoring organizations in the Greater Boston Area…and a really amazing entrepreneur. 

    Speakers:

    Anna Christo - MassBio, Director of Innovation Services 

    Anna Christo serves as Director of MassBio’s Innovation Services, a suite of programs designed to promote commercialization of innovative technology and create opportunities for a face-to-face interaction around entrepreneurship, capital access and partnering.  Anna’s responsibilities include management of the MassCONNECT entrepreneur mentoring program and oversight of other Innovation Services programs including the BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp, Pharma Days. Prior to joining MassBio, Anna spent five years at ClearView Healthcare Partners, a life science strategy consulting firm in Newton, MA, where she developed an internal KOL and payer network and oversaw all primary research activities. Anna holds a B.A. in Biology from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She is passionate about facilitating connections between stakeholders across the life sciences to promote innovation and ultimately improve the lives of patients.

    Trish Fleming – North Shore InnoVentures, Director of Mentoring 

    Trish Fleming ensures that entrepreneurs receive quality resources that help drive company development and entrepreneurial learning. She was previously the Mentor Program Manager for Entrepreneurship for All in Lowell, MA and the Executive Director of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. Her 25 years of experience in non-profit management and administration encompass educational, government, and social service organizations in the greater Boston area, and has included fund-raising, sponsorship sales, program development and management, marketing, events planning, volunteer management, strategy, and general administration. She was a mentor for the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, BU Kindle Program, and Building Global Enterprises. She was named a 2008 All-Star by Mass High Tech and served as the co-chair of Mass High Tech’s and BBJ’s Women to Watch Advisory Committee.  

    Leila Pirhaji – ReviveMed, Founder and CEO 

    Founder and CEO at ReviveMed, experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from MIT. 

    During her PhD at MIT, Leila developed a pioneering machine-learning technology, which translates data from small molecules or metabolites into therapeutic solutions and was published in Nature Methods. Leila founded ReviveMed Startup Company to commercializes this technology, and enable developing the right therapeutics for the right patients by leveraging machine-learning and metabolomics.  

    Artur Sousa – MassChallenge, Mentorship Manager 

    At MassChallenge, “the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet”, Artur connects startups with relevant mentors, manages the on boarding of new mentors and tends to optimization of the overall mentoring process. He is also a social entrepreneur, founder of several ventures throughout the years. His mission is to support entrepreneurs and develop ventures that create a positive impact around the world. 
     
    United Nations Award Winner & Member of the Royal Academy of Arts & Music in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artur has been part of human rights initiatives, leprosy eradication, theater professor, public speaker and many other adventures that became his reference for community impact and entrepreneurship as a viable path to break the poverty cycle. 
     
    Artur has lived/worked in places like Japan, Sweden, Brazil and the United States, the latter being where he decided to call it home. 

    Moderator:

    Roger Frechette – NEPAssociates, Principal and Founder 

    NEPAssociates offers on-demand executive and business advisory services to life sciences enterprises. Roger has been a volunteer with Boston ENET since 2014, and also supports area start-ups as a mentor for MassBio’s MassCONNECT and the MTTC’s Platform Program. 

    Previously, Roger was Co-Founder of MaxThera, an antibacterial drug discovery company sold to Biota Holdings Limited. Prior to starting MaxTherahe was Project Director at Paratek Pharmaceuticals (Boston), where he led the teams culminating in IND filing for omadacycline (NDA 2018), a new class of antibiotic. Previously, he was Associate Director of Chemistry at RiboGene (Hayward, CA). He began his career as a chemist at the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (J&J, Raritan, NJ). 

    Roger was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University, earned his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Wesleyan University and his BA in Chemistry from College of the Holy Cross. 

    Agenda: 

    6:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking 

    7:00 - 7:10 pm - Announcements 

    7:10 - 7:25 pm E Minute - Up to 3 Startup company's presentations 

    7:25 - 8:15 pm - 3 or 4 expert speakers on the night's topic 

    8:15 - 8:30 pm - Q & A 

    8:30 - 8:45 pm - Networking including meeting speakers 

    Refreshments: Pizza, chips & soft drinks  

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

    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  

     


    • 06 Feb 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 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge
    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

    • 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
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge
    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
    • Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge
    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
    • Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge
    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