April 2012 Archives
Funding the Company
May 15, 2012
11:30am - 1:00pm
M2D2 Innovation Hub (video link)
This seminar will be an introduction to several potential funding sources for your start-up company. The panel will include an angel investor, a large pharmaceutical company, a venture capitalist that specializes in investing in early stage academic spin-offs, and a state representative involved in state funding of emerging companies.
Doug Banks, Associate VP for Economic Development, UMass Presidents Office and former publisher of MassHighTech will moderate the panel.
Speakers will include: Chris Silva, Allied Minds and Mark Tepper, Boynton Angels
~Pizza will be provided for lunch~
May 14th from 5:30-7:30pm
Manning School of Business
Merrimack Valley Sandbox Initiative
SOCIAL ENREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Jackson, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi, Inc. Cambridge, MA.
Jonathan Jackson is an entrepreneur and innovator with extensive health technology expertise in both developed and in developing countries.
Founded in 2002, Dimagi is a socially-conscious technology company that helps organizations deliver quality health care to urban and rural communities across the world.
Student Entrepreneur Speaker to Follow: Join us in a discussion about your entrepreneurial idea!
Merrimack Valley Sandbox
Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St. Lowell, MA.
To register e-mail Lianna Kushi: email@example.com
16th Annual Conference
May 1, 2012
8:00am - 11:45am
UMass Boston Campus Center
100 William T Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
Panel Discussion: MedTech's New Economic Value Proposition
Moderator: Susan Posner, Vice President, Health Advances
- Jeff Burbank, Founder and CEO, NxStage Medical, Inc.
- Elijah A. White, Director of Regional Marketing – North America, Haemonetics Corporation
- Maria B. Stewart, Director, Health Economics and Reimbursement, Endoscopy Division, Boston Scientific Corporation
Featuring Remarks by: Joe Almeida (President & CEO, Covidien), Robert L. Caret (President, University of Massachusetts), Dr. Hugh Herr (Founder & CTO, iWalk)
Member Cost: $75
Nonmember Cost: $100
For more information and registration please go to massmedic.com
How do you tell the story of your idea and interest people in joining your team? And most importantly how do you explain how the company will make money in order to interest investors? This session will include several pitches targeted at different audiences as well as some general lessons on what makes a business presentation compelling.
Introduction to giving a business pitch - Abigail Barrow, Director, Mass Tech Transfer Center
Professor Stephen McCarthy, UMass Lowell and M2D2, is the founder of 3 start-ups and will give a business pitch for his latest start-up
To register please go to:
--Pizza will be provided for lunch--
Please join us to meet fourteen
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard
for medical device entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors, and board members
April 5, 2012, 5pm-7pm
M2D2 Innovation Hub
600 Suffolk St, Lowell, MA
MassMEDIC’s MedTech IGNITE program will host an evening networking session for start-up medical device entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors, and board members. Refreshments and appetizers from 5pm-7pm.
Identifying the right advisory level expertise and uncovering the most innovative medtech startups is often a daunting challenge. Come network with us and connect with other experts!
With pointers from:
Mike Travis, principal at Travis & Company, where he was named by BusinessWeek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.”
The Mission of MassMEDIC’s MedTech IGNITE is to provide a focal point for entrepreneurs in early stage New England medical device startups where they can seek guidance to foster success. Mentoring support, educational seminars, and outreach updates are all part of the complimentary programs supported through IGNITE. For questions, please contact Andrea Stamp, Director of MedTech IGNITE: firstname.lastname@example.org.