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Virtual Companies

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Salisbury Labs #115 (aka Kinnicutt Lecture Hall)


  • Advance registration is required
    College/University ID required at check-in
    There will be a $5.00 registration fee for student walk-ins
  • Please pre-register by noon Monday prior to the event. You must be logged in to register as a member.

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How much of a physical location is needed for your company?  What apps can help your business's productivity? How can you leverage leading small business tools such as Slack, Fuze, Wave, Gusto Evernote or Trello? What's the best way to use Dropbox, MailChimp, Skype and Square?      

The Venture Forum will provide an opportunity to learn how your company can become more virtual so you can save time, save money and improve your efficiency. 

Salisbury Labs is shown here as #28.


David Crouch founded ten24 Digital Solutions in 2008 and over the last nine years has assembled a team of experts with decades of experience building eCommerce solutions. This experience has resulted in the development of a next generation eCommerce platform, Slatwall Commerce. Slatwall is used by both B2B and B2C companies to manage the sale of products through online and offline channels.
Allen Falcon is a technologist and entrepreneur with more than 25 years in the industry.  Allen’s background includes a unique history of software development and marketing, CIO-level consulting, entrepreneurship, and service delivery.  He has held technical and leadership positions in development, support, operations, and senior information services management over the course of a 20+ year development and consulting career.  He as worked on staff to CIOs of Fortune 500 companies and has served as a consulting CIO for over a dozen small  and mid-size businesses across multiple industries.

As CEO of Cumulus Global, Allen is on the leading edge of the emerging cloud computing market and is seen as an industry innovator and thought leader.  As a cloud solutions provider to small and mid-size businesses, K-12 and higher education, and small government entities, Allen mitigates his evangelical zeal for cloud computing and Google Apps with the pragmatism learned from more than 25 years as a technologist focused on results rather than hype.  Named one of “10 to Watch” in 2014 by the Worcester Business Journal, Allen serves on the Advisory Board of the NexGen Cloud Conference.

Dr. Yael Schwartz is a Massachusetts life science executive, mentor and serial entrepreneur.

Yael received her Ph.D. with honors in Human Physiology from a joint program between the WPI Department of Biology, Worcester, MA and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Physiology, Worcester, MA. She conducted post-doctoral research in the Cell Biology and Immunology Department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School under an NSF grant while, concurrently, teaching Human Physiology and Immunology at WPI as a Visiting Associate Professor of Biology.

Kim Sullivan, cofounder of LocalPorch.com and a Product Development consultant, has a passion for building happy, motivated teams, who are often remote and/or distributed across multiple locations. She has a Management Information Systems degree from Boston College, brings 15 years of Program & Product Management experience from a wide range of industries, and most recently began her entrepreneurial journey working out of the Worcester CleanTech Incubator. When Kim is not working, she loves to bike, ski, and be outdoors with her family & friends.


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