Programs / Events

    • Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WPI’s Kinnicutt Hall in Salisbury Laboratories

    Funding can be hard to find these days, but three CEOs in the brave new world of the “Internet of things” (IoT) have been as innovative in raising funds as they have been in envisioning their businesses. Learn about alternative forms of financing at The Venture Forum’s December 9 meeting with Paula Beauregard of Edge Velocity Corporation, Jonathan Clark of Sine-Wave Technologies and Dan Leary of PowerOwners. They will share their stories with moderator David Bonneau of Enginasion, a name derived from “Engineers with Imagination.”

    From routing cars around heavy traffic to fitness bands that track your most productive time of day, the Internet of things is the concept of connecting devices with on/off switches to the Internet and to each other. Projections for 2020 forecast more than 26 billion connected devices around the world.

    Meeting in WPI’s Kinnicutt Hall in Salisbury Laboratories this month, The Venture Forum will begin at 5:30 with networking and food. The program will be underway at 6:30 p.m. Read more about this month’s speaker line up:

    Since co-founding Edge Velocity Corporation in 2004, Paula C. Beauregard has guided this innovative wireless mesh technology company into commanding positions in first responder, transportation and government markets. Working closely with key customers such as the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) and partners like Raytheon, Beauregard has managed the company through an exciting period of technical and application development, market penetration and sales growth.

    Named in August 2014 to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing U.S. companies, Edge Velocity was the third fastest growing New Hampshire company, the 21st fastest growing telecommunications equipment provider and was 953 on the overall Inc. 5000 list. Since gaining that recognition, Edge Velocity was named in October as the #1 fastest growing woman-led company in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire magazine, and ranked #4 as the top 10 fastest-growing women led companies in Boston by Inc. Magazine. Prior to her leadership at Edge Velocity, Beauregard served as Vice President of Business Development for Third-Rail Broadband Wireless Systems, and Northeast Channels Manager for Legato Systems, an EMC Corporation company.

    Jonathan Clark founded Sine-Wave Technologies, Inc. in 2005 to provide a massively scalable, universal platform for the Internet of Things and M2M wireless -- independent of network provider and hardware. Veteran software architect and multiple patent holder for technologies focusing on real-time content analysis and linguistics, Clark was previously the CTO of Lionbridge Technologies, responsible for design, development and deployment of natural language systems. Clark is a visionary who has spent his career developing enterprise software to simplify the complex.

    Daniel P. Leary is the co-founder of the PowerOwners, a company that delivers performance verification services to owners and investors in solar energy assets. Prior to founding the PowerOwners, Dan founded NexGen Energy Solutions in 2006 which was later acquired by Nexamp, Inc. in December 2007. Under Leary’s leadership, Nexamp grew to 65 employees, constructed over 20 MW of solar and other renewables capacity, and developed over 50 MW of utility-scale solar plants. Leary additionally was the inventor and co-founder of PanelClaw, Inc. in 2007, a leading solar panel mounting provider that supports over 500 MW of deployed solar assets in North America and Europe, including many of the largest rooftop solar plants in the United States.

    Prior to pursuing private enterprises, Leary held the rank of Captain and served as a company commander with the United States Army, specializing in healthcare infrastructure and construction management. He earned his master of business administration at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelor of science in biological engineering at Cornell University.

    Moderator David F. Bonneau is president of Enginasion where he heads up a four-member engineering resource team that solves technical problems related to manufacturing automation, product development, process control and Internet of things. Their services include electronic, mechanical, and software engineering that support clients from concept to production. Enginasion works with clients on many diverse technologies including: GE Smart Grid, military oxygen life support, Homeland Security, surgical lasers, pharmaceutical imaging, genetic engineering and inhaled insulin.

    In 1977, Bonneau graduated from UMass as an electrical engineer and then partnered with his father at Bonneau Automation Systems. In 1986 BAS was purchased by the L.S. Starrett Co. where he was head of electronic product development for three and a half years. After his tenure at Starrett, he started Industrial Automation Systems which is now Enginasion. Bonneau has 14 patents in textile and pharmaceutical processing. He has appeared as a baritone soloist, actor and percussionist throughout New England.

    • Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

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    • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Past events

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Choosing Your Target Market…Let It Choose You
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Build Your Team to Create Together
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 War Stories from Successful Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Guy Kawasaki on Getting Your First Investment
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Manufacturing How-tos for Startups
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Battling Diabetes and Obesity with Technology and Exercise
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Five-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Stages of Social Innovation Growth
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Innovation Fair
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Personalized Medicine
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Business Plan Contest
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Lean Startups
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 "Visions of Growth" with Tim Murray and Michael O'Brien.
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Jim Fee Start-up Clinic
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Ask the Experts
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Go To Market: Market, Sell or Perish - The Most Critical Phase of a Fledgling Business
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Building the Team - The Most Critical Part of a Nascent Business
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Networking Event at Metso Automation
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5 Minute Pitch Contest

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