Building a Compelling Slide Deck: Winning Investors with your Pitch and Presentation

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Microsoft Technology Center
5 Wayside Rd
Burlington, MA 01803

Entrepreneur’s Network

One of the most obvious and challenging key requirements for the success of an early stage entrepreneurial company is securing funding. This meeting is focused on learning how to win potential investors with the right pitch deck and presentation. That is, does the deck articulate a vision, the market opportunity, growth potential, and the leadership team. It will also focus on how companies can build a value proposition, which is a critical step before raising money. Investors want to understand your value proposition – how does your product address a specific problem, why is it useful and to whom, or is it a disruptive technology?

The Panel is composed of a Professor teaching students how to create the correct business model and pitch deck, a successful business founder with an exit through acquisition, and a Senior Executive in private and public sectors who is also a turn-around specialist and author.


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 or 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:45-9:00 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A
9:00-9:30 PM – Final networking including meeting speakers

eMinute Presentations: These 1 ½ minute presentations enable startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting their summary to expert panels and audiences.

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

Moderator: Brigid Siegel. Managing Partner and President Brigid Siegel Associates. Consultants focused on retained executive search, finding and developing leaders as well as building effective managing teams which will guarantee success in any technology, life sciences or biotech field. It starts with identifying objectives and finding the right people.

Speaker: Christopher Skipwith, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University and a Member of Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network. His work integrates basic science with policy, business, and public health to assess analytical standards for diagnostic tests and medical devices. He was involved in founding two point-of-care diagnostics start-up companies, IONU Biosystems and Ecelius Biosystems. He serves on the Board of the Science Education Academy, a Philadelphia-area initiative engaging underrepresented minorities in STEM-related careers, serves on the board of TBED21, Inc., which advances technology-based education for low-income areas, and co-chaired advocacy and diversity panels for the National Postdoctoral Association. He has a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

Speaker: Dr. Lissy Hu works with leading health systems and accountable care organizations to optimize post-acute care outcomes. She serves as the CEO and Founder of CarePort Health which enables healthcare providers to enhance post-acute outcomes and costs by guiding patients across the care continuum and tracking their recovery in real-time. In 2016 CarePort was acquired by Allscripts to extend its breadth as the largest connected acute and post-acute provider network in the industry. Dr. Hu, an in-demand speaker and thought leader, has previously led sessions at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Harvard Business School, Case Management Society of America, HIMSS Population Health, Medical Group Management Association, Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit, and SXSW among many others. Dr. Hu and CarePort received a certificate of special congressional recognition for outstanding contribution to Massachusetts. CarePort has been named “10 Boston Healthcare Tech Companies to Watch” by VentureFizz and “Best Patient Relationship Management Solutions” by MedTech. CarePort is a past winner of the Harvard Business Plan Competition. Dr. Hu is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, where she was a recipient of the Kaplan Life Sciences Award, and holds a bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University.

Speaker: The Hon., Thomas A. Cellucci, Ph.D., MBA. has been a senior executive in both the private and public sectors for over 36 years. He served as the US Government’s first-ever Chief Commercialization Officer after selling his fourth high technology firm, working for both President George W. Bush and President Obama. Tom is a turn-around artist on Wall Street and serves on many global Boards. He also currently assists President Trump’s team when asked. Tom has authored or co-authored 25 scholarly books and over 211 high-tech business articles. Cellucci earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1984), an MBA from Rutgers University (1991) and a BS in Chemistry from Fordham University (1980). He is on 21 Boards and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Virginia International University near Washington, D.C., as well as Chairman of Eurasian Technological University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He holds two endowed Chairs at prestigious universities in Kazakhstan, as well as taught at Harvard Business School, Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Julie spent their free time with their large amount of children and grandchildren.

Directions: Microsoft Technology Center, 5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA 01803 See:

Reservations: This meeting is free to ENET members and $20 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.