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

    When you’re just starting an entrepreneurial venture, it’s not always easy to know how you’re going to get out of it. 

    We may have grand expectations or modest desires and sometimes real worries about whether or not we’ll succeed. Everything we do on day one will affect us in some way on the last day that venture exists.  How successful we feel on that last day will be the result of planning and preparation and re-planning and re-preparation, repeated many times.


    Stever Robbins https://www.steverrobbins.com

    Stever Robbins, veteran of four IPOs, entrepreneurial coach, and co-designer of the Harvard Business School “Foundations” curriculum will talk to us about the options available to entrepreneurs and how we can shape our venture to take maximum advantage of them. 

    Ian Smith, Ex-CEO, COO, CFO, and Investment Banker http://portfoliopartnership.com

    Ian Smith, Ex-CEO, COO, CFO, and Investment Banker, author of The Acquirer’s Playbook and The Exit Playbook and founder of The Portfolio Partnership will speak on how we can build businesses buyers love to buy.

    This promises to be a very thought provoking evening. It will raise many questions for which we need to seek answers that apply to our specific situation and will supply some guidance on how we can resolve them.

    A networking session will precede the meeting, and a question and answer session will follow the panelists’ presentations.

    Tentative Agenda:

    5:15 pm - Pre-meeting Dinner at Bertucci’s in Waltham

    6:30-7:30 pm - Networking

    7:30-7:40 pm - Announcements

    7:40-7:45 pm - E Minute presentation

    7:45-8:25 pm - Stever Robbins

    8:25-8:45 pm - Ian Smith

    8:45-9:10 pm - Q & A

    9:10-9:30 pm - Networking including meeting speakers

    9:30 – Must clear meeting room. Networking may continue outside the meeting room.


    Fausto Molinet www.celeriss.com  

    Fausto is currently a co-founder for Celeriss, Inc., developing solutions for crosstalk suppression in wireline communications. He is a retired USAF Lt. Col, former senior manager at ITEK, and President of Matrix Internationale, a strategic planning consultancy. He has an MSEE and is the co-founder of ENet.

    E-Minute Presentations: These 90-second presentations enable startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting their summary to expert panels and audiences.

    Refreshments: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice

    Reservations: Free to ENET members and $20 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.

    No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    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.

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

    See: http://www.constantcontact.com/about-constantcontact/office-location-waltham.jsp

    • 12 Jul 2018
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA

    IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network will hold its 16th annual Sunset Cruise & Networking Evening on Boston Harbor aboard the M/V Music City Queen, on Thursday, July 12, 2018.  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 catered again this year by the well respected Off the Vine Catering, who received many compliments for the food the last three years.  There will also be a cash bar.

    Registration will open on May 3, 2018

    Our ENET Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor will be an enjoyable, casual wrap-up for the ENET 2017-2018 season, our 27th year. We again expect over 150 attendees and guests.  To enhance the networking opportunities, we have invited all ENET speakers whose presentations you enjoyed during the past year.  We have also invited a number of angel and early stage venture capital investors to join us on the cruise.   We will also be joined by members and guests of several other Massachusetts technology-based entrepreneurial groups, who are partnering with ENET for this “EntrepreneurSHIP 2018” including the MDG – the Medical Development Group, Women in Bio – Boston, WIE - IEEE Women In Engineering and the EntreTech Forum.

    We will be cruising on the Mass Bay Lines’ M/V Music City Queen, an ornamental 19th century sternwheeler named for city on Cumberland River (Nashville): perfect for our yearend gala.  Two decks are climate controlled for year-round comfort. The MV/Music City Queen is berthed at Rowes Wharf, behind the Boston Harbor Hotel on Atlantic Ave. in Boston. Parking is available for $7 at International Place garage across the street from Rowes Wharf and there are two “T” stops nearby.

    Registration will begin on May 3rd, 2018. You can register at the ENET meeting on May 3rd, by mail or at the ENET website. Your seat can be saved only by paid-up registration.

    SPACE IS LIMITED.  So, you are encouraged to register soon so you won’t miss out. 

    For ENET Members, the price is just $35 for the Member, and $35 for his/her spouse or significant other. For non-members of ENET, spouses/significant others, or guests, the price is $45.  

    If you join ENET now, you can get the above Member Rates for the boat cruise for yourself and spouse/significant other, and ENET Membership through August 31, 2019. 

    Membership cost is $85 for existing IEEE members (we need your IEEE membership number) and $95 for all others.  Thus, IEEE members SAVE $20 by joining ENET for this event and attending the cruise with your spouse or significant other.  JOIN ENET and SAVE!


    You can register or pay online or you can print and complete the form, and mail it with your check made payable to “IEEE Entrepreneurs’ Network” to ENET Chairman and Boat Cruise coordinator,  Robert Adelson, Engel & Schultz, LLP, One Federal Street, 21st Floor, Boston, MA 02110. For payment confirmation or questions (or to obtain forms if not available at the website), contact Robert Adelson, Chairman of ENET and Boat Cruise coordinator.  His email is:  radelson@engelschultz.com  or if necessary call 617-951-9980 ext. 205 or fax 617-951-0048. 


    Low cost parking is available after 5:00 pm at 1 International Place garage for just $7.00, just across Atlantic Ave. from Rowes Wharf (Go to http://bostonparking.spplus.com/Boston-1-International-Place-Parking-Parking-Coupon.html and print coupon to bring with you (you need the coupon for the reduced rate) and there are two T stops within a ten minute walk (Aquarium and South Station).

    Earlier attendees have really enjoyed this great event. We hope you will join us July 12th!