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    • 02 Apr 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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    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.

    Great startups begin with intrepid entrepreneurs, bursting with creativity, energy - and the ability to cope with sleep deprivation is often helpful. Also, an essential component to a successful startup is a great idea – an idea that can be commercialized or monetized in some way. Some successful companies can be spawned from a hobby - say for example, Zuckerberg’s online student directory and photo sharing program - or an interesting research project that can be massaged into a commercial product, like Humira (adalimumab), from Cambridge Antibody Technology. However, not all projects or hobbies will ever be anything more than an interesting tool or a pleasant way to pass time. Our panel of experts will help to clarify what it takes to make a company. Join us for a compelling discussion and for some great networking.

    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.

    Speakers:

    Tanya Kanigan, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Genomic Expression

    Tanya is a scientist, entrepreneur and executive, experienced in developing and commercializing innovative biomedical technologies and leading inter-disciplinary teams. In her current role as COO of Genomic Expression, she is building the operational infrastructure and data analysis engine for a clinical RNA sequencing service for personalized medicine. She also provides consulting services to other life science companies, advising them on technical aspects of developing microfluidic bioinstrumentation, identifying market opportunities for novel technologies, and obtaining non-dilutive funding. While a postdoctoral at MIT, Tanya developed the OpenArray, the technology basis for the startup BioTrove, which she co-founded and then sold to Life Technology.

    Steve Gullans, Ph.D., CEO, Gemphire Therapeutics

    Steve is an experienced biotech exec, venture investor, scientist, entrepreneur, and author. Prior to his leadership at Gemphire, he was Managing Director at Excel Venture Management. He has held executive and board positions in a number of private and public companies. Steve loves innovation and has spoken widely, including at TED, TEDMED, and TEDx.  He co-authored Evolving Ourselves, a book that provides a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. Steve began his career as a professor at Harvard Medical School where he published more than 130 scientific papers and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Charlie Maher, MBA, Executive Director, Performance and Reliability, CAI

    A proven leader who builds high-performing teams, Charlie enables life science firms achieve ambitious goals for the development and manufacture of novel therapeutics and medical devices.  He works with clients to deliver innovative technical and business solutions that create exceptional value for patients, sponsors and investors.  He provides clients with experienced leadership to drive critical phases of the product lifecycle including process validation, manufacturing strategy, supplier selection, tech transfer and scale-up, commissioning and qualification and product lifecycle management. Charlie has over 25 years of experience leading organizations in the biopharma industry and in the United States Navy, including director-level leadership of several multi-million biopharma engineering projects, Commanding Officer of a nuclear-powered submarine and Chief of Staff of Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the Navy’s 7,000-person organization for research, development, acquisition and lifecycle support for undersea weapon systems.

    Brian Popiel, Group CFO/COO, COSIMO Ventures

    Brian is a finance specialist with an extensive background in technology, fintech and financial services. His diverse career has allowed him to garner valuable skills and experience in finance, management, operations, compliance, and law.  After starting his professional career as a corporate lawyer at Holland & Knight, Brian then spent most of his career in key roles at Venture Capital and Investment Management firms, including SOFTBANK, Independence Investments, a Manulife Financial company, and Amundi Pioneer, where his work consisted of researching, assessing and investing in a wide range of businesses – both public and private.  Most recently, Brian served as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of ObserveIT Inc., a Bain Capital Ventures-backed cybersecurity company.   He holds an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

    Moderator:

    Roger Frechette, Ph.D., Founder and Principal, NEPAssociates

    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 consulting work, I leverage an extensive global network and insights derived from >20 years of 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. 


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    LOCATION: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B. 

    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.

    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.


    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
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    One of the most obvious and challenging key requirements for the success of an early stage entrepreneurial company is securing funding. Our Boston ENET April 9th meeting is focused on learning how to win potential investors with the right pitch deck and presentation. The investor presentation is your primary vehicle for conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success. Entrepreneurs need well-conceived investor presentations and executive summaries to get the attention of investors and build interest in their business.   We will also focus on how companies can build a value proposition which will enable an entrepreneur to raise value, a critical step prior to raising money.  We have two excellent speakers for that evening, two are active angel investors. Our 3rd speaker is a founder CEO who has received seed and angel funding, who will speak to some of things that were most important in her pitch to enable her to gain angel funding.

    Our moderator is one of “Boston’s 20 top startup lawyers” and ENET chairman.

    Join us for an exciting and informative evening of informative presentations and networking.

    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 - Audience / Speaker Q & A

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

    Speakers:

    David Verrill, Founder/Managing Director, Hub Angel Investment Group, Chair Emeritus--Angel Capital Association: Hub Angels currently manages a portfolio of more than 40 companies across six funds. The Hub funds and Members have invested more than $40 million in a broad range of sectors including Mobile/Media, Internet/Web Services, Software, Life Sciences, and Electronics/Industrial. http://www.hubangels.com David's professional career began as a research scientist at the Center for Blood Research in Boston focusing on the MHC of genetically engineered mice. After receiving his master's degree from Sloan in 1987, he spent a decade at MIT raising capital from industry and facilitating technology transfer. David still holds a partial appointment at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. In 1996 he joined Xerox as Manager of International Sales and Business Development for the Adaptive Products Division before it was sold. In 1998 David joined third party marketing firm Winchester International Group as Managing Director. In 2000 Winchester helped found the Hub Angels, an early stage investment group in Boston. David sits on the Boards of several Hub portfolio companies, and is Chair Emeritus of the Angel Capital Association. David was educated at Bowdoin College and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Jason Allen, Vice President – Investments, MassVentures, a venture capital firm focused on fueling the Massachusetts innovation economy by funding early-stage, high-growth Massachusetts startups as they move from concept to commercialization. https://www.mass-ventures.com  In this role, Jason sources and executes new investment opportunities, manage investments in portfolio companies, and engage with the Massachusetts entrepreneurial and innovation community. Prior to MassVentures, Jason was at Launch Capital where he focused on sourcing and evaluating new investments across industry verticals.  Jason is an experienced operator in SaaS, B2B enterprise software, and marketplace companies. Over the course of his career, he has overseen sales, marketing and business operations at emerging technology companies. Most recently, he served as general manager of Ovia Insights, a division of Ovia Health, where he led sales and marketing efforts. Jason has also worked as the Director of Inside Sales at Attivio—a natural language processing, AI powered search and text company.

    Jason earned a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Denison University.

    Sheela Sethuraman, CueThink.  Sheela as over 20 years of experience in building and implementing educational technology solutions in K-12 classrooms. At CueThink, Sheela and her team have successfully taken the vision of a peer platform for math problem solving and built and deployed a scalable application to foster critical thinking and collaboration skills. As Founder and CEO, Sheela has been instrumental in securing $3MM from the National Science Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund, MassVentures and angel investors. She has been successful in fostering partnerships with leading Math groups and selling to school districts across the country. Prior to CueThink, Sheela was Project Director at Pearson Education and before that, she was Director of Technology at CAST, where she spearheaded numerous technical products including CAST eReader and Thinking Reader. Sheela has been a member of various consortiums such as Web Access Initiative (WAI), National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and Open eBook Forum. She has also been a podcaster for the Stanford Business School’s Center for Social Innovation.

    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, 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, was Vice Chair 2005-2009, and ENET Chairman since 2009.  He was 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, 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.

    • 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.

    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.

    • 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.

    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.

    • 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.

    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.

    • 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.