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    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    Register

    Please note that this meeting will be held at Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803

    Pre-Meeting dinner will be held at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA

    You have a startup, and you need more people.  Where do you start?   This panel discussion is exactly for you.   Staffing properly can make or break your company.  In this dynamic session, we will discuss topics including developing a staffing plan, the benefits of an organizational chart, different types of staffing, and recruiting strategies, identifying and maintaining company culture. And, most importantly how to make the new staff a high performing team.

    Agenda:

    6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking

    7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

    900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

    A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.

    Panelists:

    Neal Fay Vice President of Business Development King & Bishop and Finish Line Staffing

    Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Executive Coaching, Technical Recruiting, and Fundraising. 

    King & Bishop and Finish Line Staffing provides a comprehensive balance of Human Resource expertise. We work with each company on an individual basis to create unique solutions. We have the resources to develop and implement plans and strategies and work within time and budget constraints. King & Bishop provides Temporary and Direct Staffing in the following disciplines..

    Human Resources, Finance, Life Sciences, Clinical, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Med Device, Quality.

    Steve Owens, CTO, Founder of Finish Line Product Development Services

    Steve has over 30 years of successful product development experience in many different industries and is a sought after advisor and speaker on the subject. Steve has founded four successful start-ups and holds over twenty-five patents. Steve has worked for companies such as Halliburton and Baker Hughes. He has experience in the Internet of Things, M2M, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Controls. Steve’s insight into the product development process has generated millions of dollars in revenue for start-ups and small businesses.

    Charles T Frampton, Founder and Managing Director WV Consult, LLC

    I have been recognized as a proven leader of strategic initiatives both for major firms and start-ups. I have focused on aligning the firm’s Vision and Mission with its Organizational capabilities, the Financial realities and each client’s unique Value Chain optimization. My work has focused on solving complex problems which generate significant achievement to the financial and operational results.                                                                                                           

    Moderator:

    Michael S. Chester, President, International Manufacturing Consultants, and Past Chairman, Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET) 

     
    Mike has co-founded high tech, clean tech, and medical device startups in both the US and China, and he has obtained non-dilutive funding from the Chinese government. He now advises startups in clean tech, biotech, and manufacturing. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mike spent 16 years with IBM designing robots and automation, marketing and selling IBM products to manufacturing companies, setting up global operations and supply chains, and founding an IBM consulting organization for manufacturing clients that he grew into a $20M business. He lived in China from 1986-1987 while consulting to companies owned by the Machine Building Ministry and teaching graduate courses at Hunan University. 
     
    Mike earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and his MBA from Union College. He is a past Chair of The IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, has served on the board of APICS Boston, and was a member of the planning committee of the MIT Enterprise Forum for over 10 years. Mike is a frequent speaker at conferences on Global Entrepreneurship, Supply Chains, Manufacturing, and China business.  He is judge and mentor to companies competing in the Mass Challenge, Clean Tech Open, and other business plan competitions. Mike and his sons have competed on the TV show Robot Wars with their robotic rabbit, “Bunny Attack.” 

    Co-Organizers:

    Kathy Yenke, CSL  Sales Xceleration, Outsourced VP of Sales

    Fractional CRO/VP Sales, Helping companies achieve breakout Sales Growth, Discipline & Accountability, Leadership, Speaker

    Kathy brings over 25 years of sales and sales leadership to help companies unlock their sales potential, improve profitability, and implement comprehensive sales strategies to achieve results.  She started her career at IBM as a sales representative and was promoted quickly throughout the organization by delivering outstanding results.  Before leaving IBM, Kathy was responsible for a billion-dollar business unit, as the VP of  East Sales.  After her eighteen-year tenure, Kathy decided to utilize her skills at a start-up, Egenera, followed by a small business, Lighthouse Computer Services.  Again,  she built high functioning teams, consistently delivering results.  In 2016,  she formed Sales Catalyst Solutions, Inc.   Kathy has an extensive set of sales, marketing, business development, and general management skills which enable her to have a broad perspective and a meaningful impact for start-up and small companies that want to grow

    Dan Skiba, President & CEO GOT Interface; Vice-Chair, Boston ENET

    As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market.  My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration.  By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803 - a valid, photo ID is required to enter the building.  Please make sure you bring your ID with you!

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: Meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp. No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.


    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Reach your prospects the way they want with

    marketing and communication programs



    70% of the buyer’s journey is complete before a buyer even reaches out to sales. Buyers don't want to be prospected, or demoed, or closed. The buyer's journey is the process buyers go through to become aware of, consider and evaluate, and decide to purchase a new product or service.

    Three panelists will show how using a variety of marketing communication tactics will attract prospects and retain your customers.

    Utilizing video is a way to engage your audience on their journey to your business. While the rise of video isn't exactly a secret, it has been traditionally associated with a high barrier to entry, questionable ROI and somewhat heavy investment in terms of time and resources.

    Angela Pitter will discuss why businesses need to use videos and provide examples of various types of video focused on your buyer’s journey that caters to their needs, and ultimately leads to increased revenue. 

    Adam Ritchie will share how to bring complex business concepts into the mainstream by pegging them to trends in pop culture. He specializes in the creative and transformative qualities of PR, which can be the foundation for digital promotion.

    Jaime Kaufman will outline a major multi-channel marketing program in development at Sanofi involving user research, social listening, SEO, and analytics. As a member of the HubSpot user group, she will show how small companies can take advantage of the powerful marketing automation platform.

    The panel discussion will help you to:

    • Understand the menu of marketing tactics you can choose from to grow your business.
    •  Decide what tools are best for your prospects
    • Weigh what options will be efficient and cost-effective

    Agenda:

    6:00-7:00 PM - Registration & Networking

    7:00-7:10 PM - ENET Chairman's Announcements

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

    7:25-8:15 PM - Expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers

    Speakers:

    Angela Pitter, CEO, LiveWire Collaborative

    Angela is Founder and CEO of LiveWire Collaborative, a digital marketing consultancy. LiveWire Collaborative helps business owners and executives to tap into digital marketing solutions that unleash their brand’s full potential. She’s known for building comprehensive solutions that expand and strengthen customer engagements. Services at LiveWire Collaborative include: Online Strategy Development and Implementation for mid-size businesses, Social Media Training for corporations or organizations, one-on- one Executive Coaching, Social Media Analysis, as well as Facebook Ads and Email Marketing.

    Angela was recently featured on Chronicle’s, WCVB-TV social media segment, has spoken at events including the Massachusetts Conference for Women, CWE Women’s Business Leaders Conference and General Assembly.

    Previously, Angela spent 20+ years in high-tech and brings extensive experience
    leading global teams and products to the market. She holds an M.S. in Administration and B.S. in Computer Engineering. Follow her on twitter: @angelapitter

    Adam Ritchie, Founder, Adam Ritchie Brand Direction

    Adam founded Adam Ritchie Brand Direction in 2007. His practice has attracted clients on four continents, spanning 20 categories from treadmill desks to snack foods and cyber training. He advocates for public relations to drive product development, and seeks to reshape perceptions and the practice of PR from its past as an organization’s mouthpiece to its future as an organization’s creative engine.

    Adam’s work with clients has earned him several awards from PRWeek and the Public Relations Society of America.

    Jaime Kaufman, Associate Director of Digital Marketing, Sanofi Genzyme

    Jaime Kaufman is the Associate Director of Digital Marketing for Rare Blood Disorders at Sanofi Genzyme. Her main goal for 2020 is to lead the strategic creation of an omni-channel digital presence and platform implementation for Rare Blood Disorders.  

    Jaime has more than 14 years of varied marketing experience which includes digital marketing strategy, marketing automation implementation, website development and management, customer resource management (CRM), media buying and social media strategy. She has a record of substantial impact at Oxford Immunotec, International Data Group (IDG), and the New York Public Library.

    Jaime is an active member of Boston’s HubSpot User Group, a community of inbound digital marketers that meets quarterly to discuss digital marketing trends and learn about best practices.  

    Moderator:

    Howard Sholkin, Sholkin Consulting

    Howard Sholkin has several decades of marketing communication experience across industry sectors. Since 2018, he has served as President of Newton Community Pride, a non-profit supporting a few dozen events in the city where he is a lifelong resident. In 2014, he formed Sholkin Consulting to deliver digital marketing services to technology and financial services companies. He also served on the adjunct faculty of Boston University and Lasell College for five years.

    In 2003, he was hired as director of corporate communications at International Data Group (IDG) where he served Founder Pat McGovern. Sholkin later became director of communication and marketing programs for the CEO of IDG Communications, a global technology media and events subsidiary. IDG brands include Computerworld, PCWorld, Macworld, and CIO. Sholkin has held senior marketing and communication positions at technology product and services companies such as Computervision; Technology Concepts, a subsidiary of Bell Atlantic; Corporate Software; and, Digital Equipment Corp./Compaq. He was a columnist for PR News and for Personal Branding magazine, one of the first publications on social media.

    Since 1990, Sholkin has been active in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) where he once served as president of the Boston chapter.  Currently, he is co-chair of the national PRSA Investment Committee. He serves on the boards of three non-profits: Newton Community Pride, Boston Entrepreneurs Network (ENET) and Temple Shalom of Newton.

    Co-organizer:

    Millie Kwan, President, The WSI Touch

    Millie Kwan is Founder and President of The WSI Touch (thewsitouch.com), a digital marketing agency that has been serving small to medium-sized businesses in Greater Boston since 2009. Millie has over 20 years’ experience in IT development, management, education and research. She received her Doctor of Business Administration degree from Boston University and M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St Louis. She has taught at Babson College, University of Hong Kong and Boston University. She has published research on knowledge management, process redesign and workflow management. In her early career, she specialized in the field of library automation and has led the implementation of various library systems for the University of Rhode Island, the HELIN Library Consortium of Rhode Island, and Washington University in St Louis. Millie currently serves as Chair of Boston ENET.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Kendall stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139. The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance is actually on Broadway. Attendees must arrive at Draper before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    Register

    Please note that this meeting will be held at Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803

    Pre-Meeting dinner will be held at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly.


    Agenda:

    6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking

    7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

    900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

    A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803- a valid, photo ID is required to enter the building.  Please make sure you bring your ID with you! 

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: Meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp. No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly.


    Agenda:

    6:00-7:00 PM - Registration & Networking

    7:00-7:10 PM - ENET Chairman's Announcements

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

    7:25-8:15 PM - Expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Kendall stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139. The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance is actually on Broadway. Attendees must arrive at Draper before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.


    • 05 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    Register

    Please note that this meeting will be held at Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803

    Pre-Meeting dinner will be held at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly.


    Agenda:

    6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking

    7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

    900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

    A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803- a valid, photo ID is required to enter the building.  Please make sure you bring your ID with you! 

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: Meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp. No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.


    • 19 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly.


    Agenda:

    6:00-7:00 PM - Registration & Networking

    7:00-7:10 PM - ENET Chairman's Announcements

    7:10-7:25 PM - eMinute PITCH - up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

    7:25-8:15 PM - Expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:15-8:30 PM - Q & A

    8:30-9:00 PM - Final networking, including meeting speakers


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Kendall stop on the Red Line.

    LOCATION: Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139. The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance is actually on Broadway. Attendees must arrive at Draper before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.

    REFRESHMENTS: Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the meeting online. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PARKING: Parking Near Draper - Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    Register

    Please note that this meeting will be held at Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803

    Pre-Meeting dinner will be held at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly.


    Agenda:

    6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking

    7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

    7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

    900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

    A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.


    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803- a valid, photo ID is required to enter the building.  Please make sure you bring your ID with you! 

    REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

    COST AND RESERVATIONS: Meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

    PRE-MEETING DINNER: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp. No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

    REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.


    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA
    Registration is closed

    Detailed Information for this meeting will be posted shortly.