EntrepreneurShip 2013: July 16, 2013

“EntrepreneurShip 2013” – Sunset Networking Cruise of Boston Harbor to conclude ENET year:  July 16, 2013

I am again arranging the final event of the program year for IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET).  This event is our annual Sunset Networking Cruise of Boston Harbor to occur Tuesday evening, July 16, 2013. This cruise, our “EntrepreneurShip 2013”  will be joined by our partners MDG – Medical Development Group, TiE Boston – The Indus Entrepreneurs,  and The EntreTech Forum.  The cruise sponsor is MFA – the CPA firm  Moody Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP.  This is the 11th ENET summer networking cruise that I’ve arranged.  We cruise out of Rowes Wharf in Boston with a light dinner served aboard. Two of the last three cruises have had over 150 people in attendance, and that attendance or more is expected this year.  So, it makes for a good networking opportunity for early stage entrepreneurs and investors.


This is also an enjoyable and casual ending to ENET’s 22nd programming year, September 2012 to July 2013, just concluding.  We also invite back our speakers from our 14 meetings in 2012-2013 to join us.


A highlight of the cruise occurs is we pull up near the USS Constitution ,  “Old Ironsides” at sunset and watch its cannon go off to taps.  Last year was the 200th commemoration of the Constitution’s victories in the War of 1812 and onboard I was presented with an “1812” Admiral’s hat that I again sport on this year’s cruise.


For more information or to register for the cruise, go to   http://boston-enet.org/meetings/boston-harbor-networking-cruise   or www.boston-enet.org


Hopefully, this networking event will be helpful to entrepreneurs in small and early stage companies I represent.  Hope to see you dockside in July!


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I remain active in ENET, a mainly Waltham-based group that aids entrepreneurs, small and early stage companies, and people who invest or work in those companies.  I have been on the ENET Board for the last eleven years, and the past four years and continuing as  ENET’s Chairman.  In May 2013, I was elected by ENET members to my 3rd two-year term as Chairman.


Besides my work as Chairman, earlier in our current 2012-13 program year, I moderated three of our  meetings in Waltham and Boston:


  • “Online Finance and Crowd Funding”  on April 17, 2013, in Boston (Seaport/Innovation district),  where I moderated for three speakers including Jed Cohen, a Founder and Chief Operating Officer of RocketHub and Nelson de Witt,  veteran of two successful kickstarter campaigns and author of “A Kickstarter’s Guide to Kickstarter”.  For more information, including speaker slides, see  –  http://www.boston-enet.org/meetings/networking-evening-online-financing-and-crowdfunding

Additionally,  in prior years, I’ve moderated and/or spoken at a number of ENET panel presentations, including presentations on the following subjects:


  • “Transforming Your Idea into a Successful Company”,  September  6, 2011 (speaker and moderator),

  • “Get Going! Launching a Successful Business”, September  7, 2010 (moderator),

  • “Licensing Technology”,  February 2, 2010 (moderator),

  • “Getting Initial Money to go from Nothing to Something”, October 2, 2007 (speaker and moderator)

  • “How to Select and  Retain Management for your Startup Company”, February 8, 2008 (speaker and moderator)

  • “Strategic Alliances and Partnerships: to build, finance, and develop early stage companies”,  November 7, 2006 (speaker and moderator)

  • “Building Boards of Advisors and Boards of Directors”, March 7, 2006 (moderator)

  • “Protecting Your Intellectual Property”, January 3. 2006 (speaker)

For each of the above presentations, my slides and those of the other speakers on my panel are also available at the ENET web site at this link – http://www.boston-enet.org/meetings/meeting-archives  .    I hope this information is helpful to you in your business.  Again, if you would like more information on our group, go to www.boston-enet.org


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