Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at the Microsoft Technology Center in Burlington, MA or online via Zoom.
One of the most obvious and challenging key requirements for the success of an early stage entrepreneurial company is securing funding!
Join us Nov 1st to learn best practices for preparing your investor pitch, targeting the right investors for your business, and conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success.
Hear from 4 expert panelists that have successfully secured and invested capital as startup Executives & Founders, Advisors, Financial Consultants and Investors.
This is a hybrid event. You may choose to participate in-person or online.
In-person Participation (check-in begins at 6:00 PM):
LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Center, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803.
PARKING: Free parking is available.
REFRESHMENTS: Pizza will be served.
COVID POLICY: You are required to provide proof of vaccination or self-attest to having received a negative COVID-19 test within the previous week via HealthCheck. Attendees who do not upload proof of vaccination must wear a face covering onsite.
Online Participation: Zoom links will be sent to all registrants after registration.
COST AND RESERVATIONS: This event is free for ENET members and $10 for non-members. Click here to learn how to become a member. To expedite sign-in for the event, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.
7:00 PM: Introduction, ENET Chairperson’s announcements
7:10 PM: eMinute Pitch, up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 PM: Expert Panel, 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:15 PM: Moderator Q & A speaker panel and Audience
8:30 PM – 9:00PM: Networking, panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.
Rigu Gupta, MD CEO & Founder Pirogon, Inc.
Rigu Gupta is CEO & Founder of Pirogon, Inc., an innovative medtech company revolutionizing patient care. As a serial entrepreneur and CEO, physician and scientist she brings unique inventions and business acumen to the medtech sphere.
Prior to Pirogon, Rigu was Founder & CEO of R2TPS, business advisor for J Simply LLC, Terumo, BT, Time Warner.
Rigu also worked at faculty positions at Johns Hopkins and NIH, receiving an NIH excellence award and contributed with Greg Semenza on a Nobel prize-winning team of 2019.
Maria Shepherd, President and CEO, Medi-Vantage
Maria Shepherd launched Medi-Vantage in 2007 with the goal to help her medical device clients grow profitably by applying her strategic expertise in the marketing, commercialization, and product development of medical devices. Since then, Medi- Vantage has worked with over 250 medical device companies performing strategy research to support (or decline) acquisitions, determine pricing strategy, commercialize disruptive new medical device technologies, or assist product development teams in the design or re-engineering of medical devices
Maria is also an investor in medtech and digital health companies. She was VP of Marketing for Oridion, a start-up company acquired by Medtronic; and has served as Director of Marketing for Philips, as well as Boston Scientific in senior management roles.
Maria serves on the board of MedExecWomen, an organization focused on empowering female medtech executives to accelerate the positive impact of medical devices, diagnostics, drug delivery and digital healthcare around the world. She holds an MBA from Babson College and BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nishta Rao, Managing Director-Life Sciences, First Republic Bank
Nishta is currently Managing Director at First Republic Bank where she is responsible for the growth and expansion of the Bank’s Life Science vertical. Prior to this, Nishta was Managing Director, BioLabs@NYULangone where she supported the translation of technologies into commercially viable products and therapies.
In addition Nishta has also launched and led Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs (PICb). Nishta served as Senior Director of Scientific Operations at Kadmon, a biotech startup based in New York City that focuses on discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecules and biologics. Nishta has also worked at Mt. Sinai Innovation Partners, the technology transfer office at Mt. Sinai as a Business Development Analyst evaluating technologies and developing partnerships aimed towards commercialization of new technologies.
Nishta speaks at a range of conferences and panels in the life science and healthcare space and serves as a mentor to academic and industry entrepreneurial groups such as Mount Sinai, Weill Cornell eLab programs, BioNJ Bio-Partnering, among others.
Anmol Wassam, Angel Investor, Boston Harbor Angels, COO, myBiometry
Anmol is a Boston area venture advisor, investor, health-tech entrepreneur, and executive. He has played a leading role in many aspects of the startup cycle: from founding companies, leading teams as an executive, helping incubate companies as a consultant, and evaluating opportunities and raising money as an investor and advisor. He has previously co-founded Virtify (Healthcare IT focused on regulatory standards for drug/device submissions) and PlayLocal (Govtech providing digital access to drive healthier outcomes). He is an active angel investor with the Boston Harbor Angels investment group.
He holds a BS in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from Babson’s Olin School of Management.
Organizers and Moderator
Kristin King, MBA. Boston Harbor Angel Investor; VP, Corporate Development, Defibtech Nihon Kohden
Kristin is an accomplished MedTech executive, serial intrapreneur, and active angel investor, proud member of Boston Harbor Angels and strategic advisor to startups developing biotech solutions. Leadership in corporate strategy, venture investing, M&A, development and operations transforming multinational firms and startups.
She serves as an EIR for Yale Ventures and Vice Chair on Executive Board of ENET. Kristin has an MBA from NYU, Stern and B.S Biomedical Engineering, Syracuse.
Dave Hall, Founder & CEO, DLH Technology Advisors, Startup Strategy & Venture Capital Consulting
Dave is Founder and CEO of DLH Technology Advisors. He is a startup & strategy Executive, Innovation Consultant, Advisor, Connector, Evangelist, Angel Investor and Speaker for growth companies looking to implement, optimize, and fund their Go-to-Market plan.
DLH Technology Advisors offers consulting services including Startup Strategy, Product Development, Startup Frameworks, Business Development, Startup Marketing, Go-to-Market Strategy, Executive Coaching and Startup Funding Channels. DLH has resources for CRM development services including Salesforce implementation, AppExchange App Development, QuickStarts, Lead Architect and Admin Services for the entire Salesforce product line – https://www.DLHsales.com