Report Card: How are local entrepreneurs succeeding or failing

A week from tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 630pm, the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET) invites you to bring your stories for a night of networking and a talk by Jack Derby of Derby Management and Common Angels.  The event will take place at the NERD – Microsoft, New England Research & Development Center One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142  – 11th Floor Commons room, and the charge is $10 for all attendees, with a light dinner and soft drinks included, catered by Off the Vine caterers.

Jack Derby’s background includes past positions as CEO of Mayer Electronics Corporation, President of CB Sports, President of Litton Industries Medical Systems, CEO of Datamedix Corporation and President of Becton Dickinson Medical Systems, before he formed in 1990, Derby Management.   Jack is extremely active in the New England emerging and middle market business communities. Jack has been named to Mass High Tech’s All Star Team. Additionally, he was Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Vice Chair of the Smaller Business Association of New England, President of the University Club of Boston and is currently Chairman of the Association for Corporate Growth of Boston.  Jack is also an investor with Common Angels and corporately, Jack is currently a Director at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Accounting Management Solutions, The Alliance Companies, Beacon Hospice, Brainshark Corporation, Common Angels, Research Frontiers, Rome Snowboards and Ntirety Inc.

For more information or to register for this meeting, go to www.boston-enet.org

See also – http://www.masshightech.com/calendar/event.html?id=1616187

Hopefully, this meeting will be helpful to entrepreneurs in small and early stage companies I represent.

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I remain active ENET, a 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 eight years, and for the last two years have served as ENET’s Chairman. On September 7, 2010, I began my second year as ENET chairman, moderating ENET’s kickoff event for 2010-2011 ENET’s 20th year, a panel discussion on Launching a Successful Business. The meeting dealt with what it takes to launch your idea into a successful company from those who have done it.  Our three speakers, whom I recruited each offered their experiences starting companies and investing in companies (one speaker was an angel, another, a VC).

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