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Tips from investors and incubators who know.

Sample topics

  • Communicating the value and impact of the science in business terms.
  • Success indicators that early investors measure.
  • Choosing investors and team members carefully.
  • Finding and integrating a business champion.
  • Resources and networks for accelerating growth.

Event Details

Thursday, October 17, 2019

433 Curry Student Center
12:00 – 1:30pm
Networking Lunch Provided

Speakers

Ann DeWitt
Panelist

Ann DeWitt

General Partner, The Engine

Since its founding by MIT in 2016, The Engine has pioneered a new framework for investing in and supporting tough tech startups working on transformative technologies — ranging from commercial fusion power and ultra-efficient semiconductors to next-generation cell therapies. This framework speeds commercialization for young companies by providing capital, infrastructure (labs, equipment, office space, and more), and a support network.

Jeff Stevens
Panelist

Jeff Stevens

Principal, Alexandria LaunchLabs

Alexandria LaunchLabs is the premier startup platform for early-stage life science and agtech companies. Alexandria LaunchLabs provides move-in-ready office/laboratory space, shared equipment and services, creative amenities, access to startup capital through the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform, and engagement with Alexandria’s world-class network. LaunchLabs was recognized by Forbes in 2018 as the Number 1 venture capital investor in the healthcare sector by US-based deal volume.

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Panelist

Anil Achyuta

Investment Director, TDK Ventures

TDK Ventures invests globally in early stage hard-tech entrepreneurs. Materials of interest include magnetics, organic materials, piezoelectrics, semiconductors, and many other types. Target market opportunities include IoT, health and mixed reality. New companies partnering with TDK receive assistance spanning early product validation all the way to go-to-market strategies and branding.

Emi Gonzalez
Panelist

Emi Gonzalez

Principal, Joyance Partners

Joyance Partners is a venture capital partnership that invests in companies with the capacity to deliver Delightful Moments. Delightful Moments are when people feel stronger, calmer, more joyful, and more in control. A range of new technologies has the potential to deliver these experiences: from transforming the human organism (genetics, neuroscience, bioscience), to creating new forms of human chemistry (personal pharma, the microbiome), to altering what we eat and drink (next generation food), and more.

Ben Collins
Panelist

Ben Collins

Analyst, Rhapsody Venture Partners

Rhapsody Venture Partners are specialist investors and co-creators of startups in the hard sciences. Working closely with a network of allied industrial corporations, Rhapsody has developed a model and infrastructure to bring emerging technologies from lab to market, while creating exceptional rewards for founders and investors. 

Joel Bresler
Moderator

Joel Bresler

Technology Portfolio Director, Center for Research Innovation

The mission of the Center for Research Innovation is to pair solution-oriented research with real-world needs for the enrichment of society through the protection, acceleration, and commercialization of Northeastern innovation.