Celebrating 26 Years of Educating & Empowering Entrepreneurs: The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (Boston ENET), recipient of IEEE-USA’s Regional Professional Leadership Award 2015 and IEEE-USA’s Regional Professional Achievement Award 2016
Back by popular demand is the annual Open Mic and Pitch Night! This year, up to 15 entrepreneurs will give their startup pitch to a panel of mentors and investors! Please join “Pitch Your Startup to Mentors and Investors! Boston ENET’s Annual Open Mic and Pitch Night” to see these founders give their startup pitch and watch first-hand the invaluable feedback from the expert panel of mentors and investors, all while supporting fellow entrepreneurs!
This year’s annual Open Mic Night will feature founders giving their startup pitch to a panel of mentors and investors! Entrepreneurs get an opportunity to practice their presentation skills in front of an unknown audience, get feedback from the panel of experts, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and members of the Boston ENET community. There is ample time to network over pizza and beverages before and after the pitches. Perfecting that pitch just might come in handy as you never know who you will meet in an elevator for 15 seconds or while grabbing that cup of Joe in the coffee shop … really! This event will be held right in the heart Cambridge’s innovation hub, in Kendall Square at Pivotal Labs.
To celebrate Boston ENET’s 26th year of educating and empowering entrepreneurs, prizes will be given to the winner in each of the following four categories: 1) Audience Favorite, the favorite startup by vote of the audience, 2) Titanic, the startup that might seem doomed, but has potential to give entrepreneurs life saving lessons, 3) Unicorn, the startup that could be that next $1B+ exit, and 4) Rising Phoenix, despite all odds, the startup that is rising out of the ashes to become a success.
Panel of Judges: Our panel of judges are from the entrepreneurial community of mentors, investors (including early-stage investors), and entrepreneurs whose startup ventures are scaling, have exited, and, in some cases, starting their next venture!
Interest to pitch? To APPLY, email both Maureen Mansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Nathalie Goletiani email@example.com.
Contact Name: Maureen Mansfield, ALM, Boston ENET Board & Vice Chair, Alliances bit.ly/1TaKOOi
Please join our conversation on Twitter @BostonENET & @eMinutePitch
Panelist: Erik Swanson
America’s #1 Habits and Attitude Coach, Keynote Speaker, Habitude Warrior Coach, Best-Selling Author.
Professional International Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Success Coach & President/CEO/Founder of: HABITUDE WARRIOR INTERNATIONAL
Mr. Swanson has been an International Success Coach & Trainer for the past 19 years consulting with corporations and associations and keynote seminars throughout the United States, U.K., Australia, and beyond.
He is the Founder and CEO of Habitude Warrior International.
www.HABITUDEWARRIOR.comwhere he takes you through a journey of a 50 week long training system to enhance your habits and attitudes. After the first year, you are welcome to become a Certified Habitude Warrior Trainer and conduct your own workshops, seminars and training in your own city with your clients. To find out more about this email us the request at: info@HabitudeWarrior.com
Panelist: Shereen Shermak
Financial services entrepreneur, passionate about product management. Active angel investor and VC.
Shereen Shermak is driven by entrepreneurship, whether inside an existing business or from an original idea. She loves solving industry problems. She has learned a lot about financial services and startups in general in that process. Most of her career has been in Boston financial services but she has also spent time figuring out how to rebuild small business in the City of New York.
Panelist: Tara R. Greco
Tara is a marketing evangelist and angel investor in start-ups including medtech, biotech, edtech, CPG, sustainability and women-led startups.
Tara excels at leading organizations, building brands, mining research for insights, and developing new platforms as she has for CoSlide, Care Academy, JFK Library Foundation, RoboSail, VoltreePower, Playrific, Bare Tree Media, Turbine (Warner Bros.), TJX, Stride Rite, Atari, Crayola, Mattel, Tyco Toys, and K’NEX. Taraenjoys leading teams and fostering a spirit of excellence. Tara holds an MBA in Marketing from Temple University and a BS in Business from Skidmore College.
Panelist: John D. Hannick
Mr. John D. Hannick is a strategy, entrepreneurship and venture expert
With more than 12 years experience. Mr. Hannick is a leader in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Commercial Strategy team and head Booz Allen’s Boston iHub. Mr. Hannick has advised major corporations, governments, and startups alike in strategy development, data science and analytics, organizational transformation, change management, and technology implementation. He has consulted more than 25 global organizations in travel and hospitality, retail, financial services, technology, sports and entertainment, and non-profits in a wide array of technology deployments and analyses including predictive pricing, customer segmentation, financial due diligence, investment decisions, public relations strategies, and organizational design. Mr. Hannick earned a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Boston College. He also holds an advanced leadership certificate from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management.
Meeting Co-Organizer: Maureen Mansfield, ALM, Chief Contract Officer, MANSFIELD LAW, Twitter: @MaureenManALM
Maureen Mansfield, ALM, is a business development, corporate development, and strategy professional for companies in the private and public sectors. Currently, Maureen is at Mansfield Law where she works with entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, startups, and emerging growth companies. Previously, she cofounded a boot strapped startup that has progressed to a $10 million term sheet agreement. She currently serves as an advisor and mentor for several startups and related entrepreneurial ventures. She is a member of the Executive Board of The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (Boston ENET), where she leads Alliance Partnerships.
Prior to joining Mansfield Law in 2009, Maureen was a New England Director of Business Development for the award-winning firm Syska & Hennessy, Inc., With S&H, she focused on business development and corporate management strategy for major accounts locally, nationally, and internationally. After helping to bring in its most successful year, Maureen was awarded a seat on the board of directors. Previously, Maureen was a Senior National Accounts Manager at Abbott Laboratories where she focused on contract compliance, increasing revenues, and sales. She initiated and innovated contract management and auditing procedures that resulted in a new nationwide cost center the produced annual savings of over $1 million. She also helped cofound two holiday charities that continue today.
Maureen received two BAs from the University of Iowa, one in Journalism and one in Communication. Maureen also received a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Management with a Concentration in Finance & Control from Harvard University.
Meeting Co-Organizer: Dr. Nathalie Goletiani, M.D., inventor, founder and CEO of POWERFEM Therapeutics; Instructor in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Goletiani is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of POWERFEM Therapeutics, a company devoted to novel, networked treatment methods for the care of those suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. Her extensive clinical research into the hormonal effects of nicotine, opioid and cocaine use lead her to new concepts and mechanisms in understanding and treating psychiatric disorders, in particular, disorders experienced by underserved female populations. At Harvard’s McLean Hospital, she was charged with rebuilding and responsible for all the operations of Clinical Research Program, including simultaneously running multiple clinical trials. Based on her patented work, she founded POWERFEM Therapeutics, an independent company devoted to creating new treatments and healthcare solutions. POWERFEM incorporates novel disease concepts and treatments to design cost-effective, integrated mental and substance abuse care solutions across multiple provider networks.
Dr. Goletiani has received numerous national and international awards including most recently the Harvard Livingston Award for the investigation of complex underlying mechanisms in the neurobiology of women. She also received a Harvard University Zinberg Fellowship specifically to support her research on alcohol and drug use disorders. Her research provides a valuable basis for psychotherapeutic public policy decision making on issues of substance abuse and the integrated treatment of mental illness. She has extensively published the results of her research in peer reviewed journals.
Nathalie completed basic and clinic fellowships at the Harvard School of Public Health and at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she has been trained at and conducted medical research at Tbilisi State Medical University, University of Amsterdam and King’s College in London.
Where: Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Is accessible by public transportation
Admission: General admission is $10. Free to ENET members. Free pizza and soft drinks will be served. Advanced registration is requested but not required.