How To Scale Your Startup
Location: Science and Technology Center, Lasell University, Newton, MA
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Entrepreneurs’ Network – 7:00PM, Tuesday, March 7
How to Scale Your Startup
Science and Technology Center, Lasell University, Newton, MA
Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at Lasell University, Newton, MA or online via Zoom.
Sales are starting to take off! Customers love your product! How can you obtain that next round of financing that will support this future growth?
- How do you establish a business model that can scale?
• How do you implement the scale-up of your business?
• What resources will you need, such as new talent in sales, marketing, development, and manufacturing, strategic partners and financing?
• How do you attract those investors who could make your scale up possible?
• How do you scale to a successful exit or a liquidity event?
We will be answering these questions in “How to Scale Your Startup”.
Our presenters include an entrepreneur who recently obtained funding to scale his startup, an entrepreneur who successfully scaled and then sold his startup for $860 million and is now a member of an Angel Investor group; and a leader of an accelerator which trains startups how to scale.
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: Science & Technology Center, Lasell University, Newton, MA (google map: https://tinyurl.com/2twh785c ) Conveniently located at the junction of Rte 90 and 95.
PARKING: Free parking is available.
REFRESHMENTS: Pizza and sandwiches will be served.
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. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.
6:00 pm ET 7:00 pm – In-person registration and networking
7:00 pm ET – Introduction – ENET Chairperson’s announcements
7:10 pm ET – eMinute Pitch – Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET – Expert Panel – 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET – Q & A – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET – Networking – Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.
Tyler Bouchard – Co-Founder and CEO, Flexxbotics
Tyler co-founded Flexxbotics, a software company dedicated to making automation equipment more productive, with Tyler Modelski in 2018 and has grown the team to 11 individuals. Before Flexxbotics he spent most of his career in senior commercial roles for factory automation and motion control organizations, where he learned to solve and sell complex automation and motion control solutions. He attended Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim MBA program and has a degree in Biomechanical Engineering from WPI. When Tyler is not working on Flexxbotics you can find him playing basketball, spending time with family/friends and traveling.
Peter Schroer – CEO and Founder, Aras, and Member of eCoast Angels
Peter Schroer was founder and CEO of Aras PLM, an enterprise software company based in Andover, MA. The company develops software solutions for complex engineering and manufacturing product lifecycle management. Over a 22-year period, the company raised $150M from VC (Matrix, Oak and Greylock) and Private Equity (Goldman-Sachs and Silver Lake). The company was sold in 2021 to GI Partners for $860M with 800 employees globally and $80M of ARR. Peter is an alumnus of Cornell University with Masters in Electrical Engineer and an MBA.
Dean Walsh – Program Manager, TiE ScaleUp
Dean Walsh is the Program Manager of TiE ScaleUp, “New England’s First and Only Seed to Series A Accelerator.” In this role, Dean works to support the growth of early stage startups from all sectors by pairing them with compatible mentors and investors, co-producing a curriculum of scaling workshops, and engaging with various stakeholders, partners, and community resources to help sustain the equity-free program’s success. In this role, Dean has reviewed and assessed hundreds of local startups, recruited and selected dozens for the program, and refined his program development, marketing, and event planning skills. He is keenly interested in fundraising strategy and venture capital, emerging markets, organizational behavior, public and digital health, microfinance, and more. Dean holds a BA in English and Psychology from the University of Rochester, where he was deeply invested and involved in the research of human motivation.
Moderator – Michael S. Chester – President, International Manufacturing Consultants; Chair Emeritus, ENET
Mike has co-founded high tech, clean tech, and medical device startups in both the US and China and is now an advisor to startups. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mike spent 16 years with IBM designing robots and automation, marketing and selling IBM products to manufacturing companies, setting up global operations and supply chains, and founding a consulting organization for IBM manufacturing clients. He lived in China from 1986-1987 while consulting to companies owned by the Machine Building Ministry and teaching graduate courses at Hunan University.
Mike earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and his MBA from Union College. He is Chair Emeritus of ENET, has served on the board of APICS Boston, was a member of the planning committee of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and is a judge and mentor to companies competing in the Mass Challenge, Clean Tech Open, and other business plan competitions. Mike and his sons have competed on the TV show Robot Wars with their robotic rabbit, “Bunny Attack”.