Join us for another Theme Night Thursday with 4 Feature Events focused on Life Sciences and 6 different sets of Office Hours.
First, learn from Glenn Robertelli, an alumnus of C3; Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2008 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year; and now, COO at Admetsys, during TCN UpStart Roundtable, a casual conversation bringing serial entrepreneurs and early-stage startups together, moderated by Silicon Valley Bank’s Hunter Nadler. Then, discover how LabCentral serves as a launchpad for high-potential life sciences startups by visiting their Info Table before joining an Info Session with Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to learn about the competitive grants available through their Milestone Achievement Program (MAP). After gathering valuable information about LabCentral and MAP, journey down the hallway to Havana for a panel discussion about funding life science startups from the entrepreneurs’standpoint.
And, like every other Thursday, make new connections, pay it forward, and find resources to grow your startup.
Hope to see you Thursday!
Thursday – Jan. 29, 2015
3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Venture Café in Session: Life Sciences
Life Sciences Events
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. | TCN UpStart Roundtable with Glenn Robertelli
TCN UpStart Roundtable, a monthly gathering at Venture Café, brings together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series from The Capital Network, Venture Café, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in a casual setting. This Thursday, Silicon Valley Bank’s Hunter Nadler leads a discussion with serial entrepreneur Glenn Robertelli, COO of Admetsys and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2008 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.
4:30 – 7:00 P.M. | Info Table: LabCentral
Chat with LabCentral staff and learn about their mission to help create the next generation of powerhouse biotech companies. They provide entrepreneurs and innovative life-sciences startups with the space and resources they need to test out, challenge, and nurture early ideas.
6:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Mass Life Sciences Center Info Session
Learn about the new Milestone Achievement Program (MAP), a competitive grant program from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center that will funds critical milestones for early-stage life sciences companies. Grants are between $50,000 and $200,000 and the application deadline is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at noon EST.
7:00 – 8:00 P.M. | The Genesis of Life Science Startups
In the current Life Science funding environment, how do you fund a startup? Come learn from the challenges and successes faced by this terrific group of startups and discover how they were able to grow and adapt under challenging conditions.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Bill Larrenaga
Bill is a Director with The CFO Center, the largest international provider of CFO resources, services and solutions to the small and medium sized enterprise sector. Bill was previously a Partner of KPMG LLP, one of the Big Four CPA Firms. He has extensive experience working with senior management and Board of Directors in high tech, manufacturing and retail and distribution industries. He has led client service teams in providing risk based, process driven internal audits that provided value.
He can help you organize your financial operations and business plans. Please be sure to bring your business plan including your high level pitch document, the problems you are addressing, the size of the market, your team, the product offering, etc.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Investors Collaborative
Investors Collaborative (iC) provides venture capital to select early stage companies in a wide range of industry sectors including software, IT, biotechnology, clean technology, healthcare, energy, communications, hardware, and professional services. They seek to help individuals developing innovative technologies build world class companies.
iC’s Office Hours this Thursday are FULL.
3:30 – 5:30 P.M. | John Kogan
John Kogan has been a SCORE Mentor for 10 years and is now the co-chairman of the Boston chapter. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than fifty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free mentoring services.
John has firsthand experience in building & managing technology based consulting and service businesses. He teaches marketing and business planning at SCORE Workshops. John’s knowledge is based on 34 years in the I/T consulting business, 3 years in a software start up, and membership in 4 nonprofit boards. Most importantly, he has helped over 500 SCORE clients start new small businesses or manage existing ones.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Jodi-Tatiana Charles
Bring your marketing and brand questions for a one-on-one consult where Jodi-Tatiana Charles will give feedback and brainstorm ideas with you.
• Mentoring Topics
• Marketing/Branding Strategy
• Media/Customer Acquisition
• Business Model Development/Strategy
Jodi has enjoyed bringing people and companies together for over three decades. As a strategic marketing/branding specialist she has combined her passion for branding with her love of business development. After working on her Global MBA at Babson College and traveling to 14 countries within a year, and starting two businesses, she continues to be inspired to share her knowledge and expertise with clients worldwide.
Prior to creating two businesses, she led the marketing and branding of MassChallenge at its inception, managed and coordinated the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a one day event providing a forum for more than 7500 women, engaged as Deputy Press Secretary to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, produced the award winning NECN program NewsNight hosted by Chet Curtis and Jim Braude, and demonstrated leadership as WXKS Associate Producer for the legendary radio program The Matty in the Morning Show, where she was nominated “Producer of the Year”.
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the following time are is still available: 3:30, 5:00 & 5:30 P.M. (Update: 1 slot remaining: 5:00 P.M.)
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Steve Davis
Meet with Steve Davis, a business growth strategist who has been a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs for over 20 years. He’s Founder of CXO Advisory Group, a company that works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers to accelerate revenue growth. Steve helps you strategize to build a profitable, efficient business capable of growing to scale.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso
For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an “Advocate for entrepreneurs” as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution.