How to Start a Technology Business — The MIT Way!

If you’re looking to start a technology business anywhere in the New England area, there’s a great resource that many people just don’t know about. It’s the MIT Enterprise Forum. They hold meetings a couple of times a month where they review business plans, look at potential investments and even examine products.

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Viz., here’s April, 2007’s forums:

April 4 Start Up Clinic

Case: Real Time Analyzers a scientific instrument company
specializing is Raman analyzers.

Steve Coen – Deloitte
Karin Gregory – Furman Gregory, LLC
Rana Gupta – Navigator Ventures
John Williams – Entrepreneur

Med Tech Case Presentation
Wednesday, April 18

Established Systems = New Opportunities
Medical Devices & the Introduction of New Technology

Established medical procedures and systems don’t mean there aren’t opportunities for innovation and new technology. Come hear about how one company successfully transformed the pap smear market and another is working on cell sorting systems. Both markets have or had technology that was “good enough” but could be better.

Keynote Speaker:
John McDonough, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Operations, Cytyc Corporation & President, Cytyc Development Corporation

Case: Cytonome, Inc.

John Brooks, Partner, Prism VentureWorks
John McDonough, Cytyc Corporation
Jerome Ritz, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Richard B. Smith, Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

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