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When/How to Scale Your Business

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

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You have a successful startup; business is booming.  How do I scale the company for the next growth wave?   This panel discussion will provide a path forward.   The business scaling plan will include conversations on; ensuring you have the proper finances in place, how to include partners, how to staff the growth, how do build high performing teams, and how to include diversity in your growth plan.

These discussions will focus on real-world examples from CFOs, Staffing, Operations, Team Building, and Diversity and Inclusion experts.  We will end with a discussion on how do measure business scaling success.

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

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.


Panel:

Richard (Rick) Clemon, CGMA, CPA  TechCXO

As an interim, fractional or consultative CFO, I use my comprehensive background leading the accounting, finance, tax, SEC reporting, HR, tech and facilities functions at fast-growing companies, particularly in life sciences, software, and technology.

I combine a depth of knowledge and 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, audit, tax, and securities (E&Y, Arthur Andersen, CFGI) with the ability to lead cross-functional management teams to guide companies through complex business decisions. This foundation allows me to effectively identify and track KPIs, implement corporate initiatives, develop meaningful financial reporting and grow accounting functions.

Melissa Field Jurkoic, Co-Founder Diversify Thinking

With over two decades’ experience as a technologist, her mix of technical savvy and business strategy is unique for a former software engineer. Melissa’s fusion of technology and conversational techniques connect with both technical and business audiences to lead strategic initiatives to the best outcomes.
Driven by her passion to increase the number of women in STEM, she volunteers extensively to educate and encourage women and girls to pursue careers in technology.

John Bogosian, Principal and Advisor of King & Bishop Companies

John brings over 30 years of well rounded entrepreneurial experience in Management Consulting, Coaching, Executive Search, Temporary Staffing, Human Resource Consulting, and Business Development. With John’s innovative approach, vision for the future and leadership and guidance, King & Bishop is growing nationally and internationally offering a portfolio of services designed to meet clients’ needs.

Before John joined King & Bishop in 2004, he was a national recruiter and gained increasing responsibility in managing the New England Region for B&M Associates, a national temporary technical staffing firm. From there, he went on to start up a local temporary staffing firm. He was recruited to take his experience in staffing and business development to one of the larger international career and executive coaching companies. During his tenure, John was vice president and responsible for career coaching, facilitation, and new business development. He developed an appreciation and passion for assisting organizations and individuals at all levels through the coaching process.  He later serviced as the head of staffing for a publicly traded Medical Device Company.

John employs a strong partnering and collaborative style. Given his creative and resourceful style, he is often able to succeed where previous resources have proven limiting. He is a frequent speaker at area human resource functions, business associations, and higher education events. John earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University, and he completed the MIT Sloan School’s program, “Reinventing Your Business Strategy.”

Enrique Levin, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Professor and Investor, Founder of ELEVIN SOLUTIONS

Enrique is an entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in turning ideas into reality and a great track record for building sustainable businesses that provide value adding products and services to accurately targeted markets internationally.

His multidisciplinary hands-on background and unique perception of the world give him an enhanced understanding of complex dynamic systems and social behavior, allowing him to add value to most business disciplines. His exceptional management skills maximize the potential of any high-performance team.

Enrique has successfully built and helped execute 30+ business models in the B2B and B2C realms in extremely diverse industries, always with a frugal mindset, continually optimizing business models and operations for the right KPIs, while keeping a work culture of quality, discipline and trust.

He is the Founder of ELEVIN SOLUTIONS, a firm that empowers entrepreneurs to cross the chasm between idea and realization. He is also part of the Board of Directors at Zintro and the Asperger/Autism Network, an advisor for several technology startups, an Adjunct Professor of Experiential Entrepreneurship at the Brandeis International Business School and at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, as well as a Mentor and Judge for multiple startup competitions and accelerators worldwide.

Co-Meeting Organizer:

William Mansfield

Attorney Mansfield is a patent attorney and is a lawyer in MA & NY; high bar exam scores allowed him to waive into D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  He won the CALI Award for perfect grades in an IP course, and he has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam covering all types of engineering.  He assists clients with corporate and IP law using trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, licensing, patents, strategic partnerships, and succession planning.

From 2004, he has worked on legal matters & he has counseled entrepreneurs/startups since 2009 thru Mansfield Law.  He has worked on patent prosecution, especially business method, business process, electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, and e-commerce patents.  He has filed for global IP protection and has a network of foreign IP professionals.


Moderator and Co-Meeting Organizer:

Dan Skiba, President & CEO GOT Interface, Vice Chair Boston ENET

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market.  My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration.
By building synergies across engineering disciplines, I’ve designed products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.


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.

REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.