1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
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 repreparation, repeated many times. On June 5 we will have two speakers who will help us prepare for that journey.
Stever Robbins – Stever is a veteran of four IPOs, entrepreneurial coach, and co-designer of the Harvard Business School “Foundations” curriculum. He 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 – Ian is the author of The Acquirer’s Playbook and The Exit Playbook and founder of The Portfolio Partnership and 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.
Moderator, 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.
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.
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.
No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.
Members & non-members, please 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.
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.
Organizer: Fausto Molinet, Celeriss, Inc.