Learn startup basics and complexities. Hear stories of success and failures in an interactive audience forum. We are featuring Jack Derby, Mass High Tech All-Star, co-founder of 9 companies, investor in 54 companies and Professor of Entrepreneurship. The session will be part presentation, part lecture, part Q&A across all facets driving startup success. Bring your questions, your startup challenges, and learn steps required to drive your startup success.
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
A question and answer session follow 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.
Speaker and Moderator:
Jack Derby, Director, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, Cummings Family Professor of Entrepreneurship
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 PublicoAward 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.
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. 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.