Please join the Boston Business Journal at the 2nd annual luncheon as we honor the Most Admired Companies, CEOs & Brands.
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Don't miss one of the biggest networking events in Boston! Join Boston Business Journal, our sponsors and over 1,000 top executives from the companies featured in our Book of Lists at the Museum of Fine Arts for the 2013 Book of Lists Gala.
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The Capital Network presents: Life Science Venture Fast Track. February 12, 2013 8:00 am – 4:15pm
Are you a physician, innovator, or entrepreneur with a commercial idea that might be a startup? Join us for this event to discuss today’s unique challenges for life science, medical, and health entrepreneurs starting companies and raising capital. Learn from some of the leading life science entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, and accountants in New England and network with other life science entrepreneurs.
Building on the success of The Capital Network’s annual Fast Track Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, this Life Science Fast Track is an intensive, interactive seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and investors an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital for a life science startup.
The Capital Network presents: From Zero to Sixty: The one-minute pitch practice with investors. January 22, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm
5:15 – 6:00 pm – VIP reception for mentors and season pass holders
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Speed dating style mentoring on the one minute pitch
8:00pm – Post event networking reception
Often, you only have sixty seconds or less to make a good impression on a potential investor. One of the hardest things to do is to talk about what you’re doing in a concise and compelling way.
We have assembled a room full of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and experts to help you nail down your sixty-second pitch.
With some beer stations in between, you’ll be working one-on-one with our mentors until your elevator pitch is perfected.
Have fun, tune up your motor mouth, and perfect your pitch!
At the end of the night there will be a special raffle with some fabulous prizes, including an Aeron Chair, courtesy of our sponsor Creative Office Pavilion PLUS free class credits from General Assembly.
The Treasurers' Club of Boston is hosting a luncheon on January 8, 2013, from 12:00-1:30 PM. For members and their guests only.
Speaker: Betsy Myers, Founding Director, Bentley’s Center for Women and Business
Betsy Myers is the founding director of the Center for Women and Business. Prior to her appointment, Betsy was most recently speaking and leading corporate workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership and women's leadership, work that continues in her role with the center. Her new book -- Take the Lead -- was released on September 13, 2011.
Previously, Betsy was a senior adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, as COO and as chair of Women for Obama. She traveled extensively in 2008, speaking to undecided voters, particularly on women's outreach. These efforts included a working partnership with the DNC's Women's Leadership Forum. Prior to the campaign, Betsy served as executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she focused the center's teaching and research around personal leadership and the fully integrated person. She also increased the center's efforts around women and leadership while working closely with the Harvard's Women's Leadership Board.
During the Clinton Administration, Betsy was the President's senior adviser on women's issues. As deputy assistant to the president, she launched and was the first director of the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach. She played a critical role in Clinton's re-election effort in 1996 and figured prominently in shaping the administration's legislative agenda on a number of important issues, including many with significant impact for women.
Myers also served as the associate deputy administrator for Entrepreneurial Development in the U.S. Small Business Administration. In a previous post, Myers was the director of the Office of Women's Business Ownership at the SBA. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Myers spent six years building Myers Insurance and Financial Services, based in Los Angeles. She specialized in the small business and women's market providing insurance and retirement planning. Betsy received her undergraduate Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, and a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School, where she was a Public Service Fellow.
MassBio Policy Leadership Breakfast, Wednesday, January 23 2013, 8:00 am – 10:00 am.
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Therese Murray (invited), President of the Massachusetts State Senate
Panel Discussion: Biosimilars: Implementing Sound Policies to Ensure Patient Safety
The introduction of biosimilar and interchangeable biologics into clinical practice will present some new challenges that have not historically been present with small molecule generic medicines. Current state rules on substitution will very likely need to be updated or completely re-written in the context of biosimilar and interchangeable biologic medicines. Listen as an expert panel discusses what important factors should be considered when crafting sound public policy around biosimilars.
Moderator: Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO, MassBio
David Charles, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt University Clinical Neurosciences Institute
Professor William S. Hancock, Bradstreet Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Northeastern University
Fritz Bittenbender, Vice President of Alliance Development/State Government Affairs, BIO
Susan Nesci, Patient Advocate, Vice President Public Policy & Advocacy, Arthritis Foundation, New England Region
Please join Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Goodwin Procter LLP & Accounting Management Solutions for a panel discussion on Current Research and Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations in Managing Their Endowments
Susan L. Abbott, Partner Goodwin Procter LLP
Brian D. Wodar, National Director—Nonprofit Advisory Services Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Thomas G. Gorman, CPA, Director—Education and Government Practice Accounting Management Solutions, Inc.
The current state of the global economy, capital markets, and laws governing prudent management of charitable funds are making it more challenging than ever to manage and maintain a nonprofit’s mission and desired impact. In light of this, we have assembled a panel of experts in the area of nonprofit law, accounting/reporting, and investment management to address and advise on the most common challenges for nonprofits today.
Our panelists will present insights and advice on the following:
- Managing investment policy in light of lower fundraising
- Resetting investment return expectations in a low-interest-rate environment
- Examining various spending policy models to find what works best for nonprofit management
- Why nonprofits should care about the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and how it affects their spending policies
- Governance, risk, and compliance: questions you should ask about your organization's endowment management policies
Breakfast and Registration 7:30–8:00 a.m.
Panel discussion and Q&A 8:00–9:30 a.m.
RSVP to Tracie Gilman at 617.788.3737 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mass Innovation Nights 45 is scheduled for Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:30pm.
It's the year-end super holiday party! Hosted and sponsored by the team at The Boston Globe's Hive, and also sponsored by Carbonite.
Starting at 8:30pm, there will be a very special 21+ after-party, on-site, in the Media Lab, with music from the team at RadioBDC. See you there!
ACG DealMakers Breakfast - December 13, 2012, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker: Nuance Communications' Bruce Bowden, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
The DealMakers Breakfast series is the signature ACG Boston event series, where M&A professionals come to hear industry experts share their outlook, opinions, successes and failures.
A breakfast combining networking and content that brings together 100+ dealmakers in downtown Boston, allowing them to connect on a monthly basis in the same place, at the same time.
This event is for ACG members, and invitation-only for non-members who are actively involved in M&A deal transactions. Members can bring a qualified non-member guest at the member rate anytime.
MITX Interactive Awards Ceremony, November 20, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Hosted by comedian Christian Finnegan.
The Interactive Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for interactive and web innovations, and celebrates the best marketing and creative accomplishments emerging from New England.