This Thursday, we welcome both Mimi Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of SalesQuest (acquired by OneSource), and Cape Ann Development Group to our office hours roster. Also, learn about intricacies, opportunities, and challenges of starting a craft brewery during our roundtable on the business of brewing with RiverWalk Brewery’s founder, Steve Sanderson. Stay after the roundtable to chat informally with Steve at his table in the Café.
We hope to see you Thursday,
Thursday, July 31, 2014
3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Venture Café in Session
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Office Hours: Investors Collaborative
Investors Collaborative (iC) provides venture capital to select early stage companies in a wide range of industry sectors including software, IT, biotechnology, clean technology, healthcare, energy, communications, hardware, and professional services. They seek to help individuals developing innovative technologies build world class companies.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Office Hours: Steve Davis
Meet with Steve Davis, a business growth strategist who has been a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs for over 20 years. He is Founder of CXO Advisory Group, a company that works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers to accelerate revenue growth. Steve helps you strategize to build a profitable, efficient business capable of growing to scale.
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Office Hours: Mimi Evans
Meet with Mimi Evans, formerly a technology executive and CEO/Founder of SalesQuest.com which was acquired by OneSource Information Services. She is currently an Angel Investor and Advisor to early-stage start-ups. If you want to grow your business organically or get the attention of investors, her focus is around business development, securing early customers and monetization.
Reserve 30 minutes with Mimi by signing up upon arrival.
3:30 – 5:30 P.M. | Office Hours: Marty Sack
Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years as a volunteer for SCORE. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than forty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits–all volunteers offering free mentoring services. Marty is the now retired co-founder of LunchDates Dating Service. He also founded and led a national job publication for 26 years, and he was the executive director of a Cambridge based non-profit for 18 years.
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Office Hours: George Mabry
George is an active consultant, mentor and angel investor in the Harvard, MIT, and Boston entrepreneurial communities. With degrees in computer science and business, George co-founded a biotech market research company that was acquired by a global biopharmaceutical service provider in 2008. If you are seeking feedback on your business concept, come prepared with high-level materials to explain your idea, including information on the market, team, and how you are addressing the problem / opportunity.
4:00 – 7:00 P.M. | Office Hours: Cape Ann Development Group
Cape Ann Development Group is a premier software consulting firm specializing in big data, mobile and custom web development. They’re offering technical office hours for entrepreneurs interested in getting input on their product and technology. They can provide advice on matters such as: * Are you developing your technology in a most cost-effective way? * How fast should it take to develop your MVP and how much should you be expected to spend? * Are you making the best use of open source components? * Pros and cons of developing everything in house vs. outsourcing some of the work to specialists. * Are you being charged more than you think you should by local big data and mobile consultants? * What is a realistic time and cost to develop your mobile app, web app, or big data platform? Reserve 30 minutes with them by signing up upon arrival.
5:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Roundtable: The Business of Brewing - Starting a Craft Brewery
Steve Sanderson, Founder of RiverWalk Brewing, explored multiple avenues in his quest to start a brewery and concluded that doing so wasn’t easy. Still, Steve persisted on his route toward a physical brewery in Newburyport, a journey that included captaining the winning home brew team in a short-lived History Channel reality show, participating as a guest brewer at Harpoon, and creating several award-winning beers.
Learn about the business of brewing and the intricacies of starting a brewery as Steve shares experiences from his transition from home brewer to business owner. After the roundtable, chat informally with Steve at his table in the Café.
6:00 – 7:00 P.M. | Info Session: Startup Leadership Program
The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. SLP Fellows have founded 1,000 companies that have raised $400 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like Savored, TomNod, Ixigo, NatureBox, SideTour, Micello, Momelan, Novira, Runkeeper, Sensobi, Shareaholic, Solar Junction, Voicetap and Ubersense.