On September 2, 2014, I moderated a panel on this subject for the IEEE Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET) in Waltham, MA on “Entrepreneur Success Stories”, and can now provide links to three separate videos of the presentations that evening.
We had three excellent speakers for that evening, all serial entrepreneurs with successful exits in the consumer, high tech and life sciences fields. One of our three entrepreneur speakers has authored a well-known book on entrepreneurship, one is also a senior lecturer on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and one also works as a principal and investor in a major Boston venture capital firm. Below is more information on each video and the speakers.
- ENET Video #1 (Tech): Achieving success over the long term as a high tech startup via bootstrapping, funding and successful exit.
Author of “The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, and Cash In for Success” , high tech entrepreneur, Bernd Schoner speaks about his company’s long term success and recognizing small successes along the way, over more than 10 years in building a product and work force, bootstrapping , then attracting venture capital and then a successful exit.
LINK: http://youtu.be/mBBQ3hAnPRI (17 minutes)
- ENET Video #2 (Consumer): Serial Entrepreneur speaks about achieving the right culture for financial and personal success in startups led by Women CEOs
A consumer products entrepreneur on her third startup, Janet Kraus is mother of twins and currently CEO of Peach, a new product and sales concept women’s lingerie that she hopes in time will overtake Victoria’s Secret, with emphasis on women consumers over age 30. Janet has had two successful exits, one a huge exit and the other more sideways but still all money back to investors. She will talk about team and culture and building a nurturing environment, some of the distinctions seen a female founded and run company, and how entrepreneurship is part of her DNA. Janet is also a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.
- ENET Video #3 (Life Sciences): Scientist, Inventor, VC and Serial entrepreneur (all in one person!) speaks on “building the concerto” – all the key pieces you need to fit together to build a successful life sciences startup
A serial life sciences entrepreneur and VC, Geoff von Maltzahn is both a principal at Flagship Venture Labs that funds and launches life sciences startups and also currently CEO of several life science startups. Geoff is also author of numerous patents. How does he do it all? Effortlessly and with elegance. As you will hear on our ENET video, when Geoff talks about “building the concerto” with all the different pieces that need to be brought together for a successful life sciences startup company. He responds to questions from meeting co-organizer, scientist and ENET member Andy Synder.
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP1bf9Fx6-A&feature=youtu.be (22 minutes)
For more information on the event and speaker bio’s for this Sept. 2, 2014 ENET Kickoff meeting, go to http://boston-enet.org/event-1721792
Hopefully, this meeting and one or more of these videos on “Entrepreneur Success Stories” will offer ideas and inspiration and be helpful to entrepreneurs in small and early stage companies I represent. If you have any questions or comments or need legal assistance in the launching or development of you own startup company, please do let me know.