Programs / Events

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WPI Campus Center, Odeum 3rd floor
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    Experts:

    Ryan Ansin

    G. Ryan Ansin is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor, and philanthropist focused on using the combination to generate returns and positive impact for those in the targeted communities wherein he works.

    Today, Ansin splits his time between multiple entities. As an investor and advisor, Ansin has built a portfolio of industry-changing start-ups and growth stage companies in the tech, health tech, ethical fashion, and real estate.

    As President of Family Office Association, a private membership group of 300 families of extraordinary wealth, Ansin guides US-based Single Family Offices to more strategically allocate their investment and philanthropic capital to work holistically across strategies.

    Ansin is a 2009 graduate of Emerson College where he received his BFA in Writing, Photography, and Psychology.

    Rachel Virginia Kemp

    Rachel Virginia Kemp combines her well-honed understanding of economic development with opportunities to finance emerging companies that will create new markets or add new dimensions to existing markets. Disruptive technologies and disruptive business models are Rachel's focii. Rachel combines her finance, market and economic analysis capabilities to drive a competitive process for her client base.

    Rachel developed her passion for economic development while participating in the recovery of the Massachusetts economy as Assistant Secretary of Economic Affairs to Massachusetts Governor William Weld. She is currently an Investment Banking Representative with Pickwick Capital Partners where she assists middle-market companies to achieve their strategic, financing and M&A objectives. In addition to M&A activities, she focuses on spearheading new multi-platform initiatives in community banking sectors and other opportunistic transaction areas. She also provides clients with insights into clean energy, biotech, Big Data, industrial/ manufacturing services and consumer goods sectors.

    Rachel is a graduate of Harvard University where she received her BA as well as her MPA.


    Danielle Silva

    Danielle is an Assistant Vice President at Capital Advisors Group and is a Board Member of The Deal Mak(her)s. She received her Bachelors in Economics and Policy Studies from Syracuse University.


    Stephen Kennedy Smith

    Stephen Kennedy Smith is a principal at Park Agency - Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, the Kennedy family office, and an investor and entrepreneur. Stephen also is the editor of JFK- a Vision for America, published by Harper Collins . Stephen is currently a lecturer at the Sloan school of Management in the visionary investing program, as well as a fellow at the Connection Science Group at MIT. He currently involved as a board member, advisory board member or partner in a number of health care and technology businesses, including, Locomobi transportation, The Marwood Group- a healthcare-focused strategic advisory firm; Pear Therapeutics, a digital health care company Resolute Bio, and New Frontier Bio. His current investment and business focus is scaling innovative healthcare, and neuroscience companies.

    Stephen is a board member of the John F. Kennedy Library, and The Joseph P Kennedy Foundation. He also serves on the advisory board at INCAE Business School. He is cofounder and vice president of the World Leadership Alliance, an organization of business and political leaders that promotes, democracy , international understanding and trade.

    He received his BA from Harvard University, J.D. from Columbia University, and MA Ed from Harvard University School of Education.


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Saturday, March 09, 2019 Annual Planning Meeting
Monday, February 11, 2019 Business Women & Beer
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Monday, October 15, 2018 Worcester: The Foodie’s New Paradise
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Changes in the Funding Landscape
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Blockchain Technology
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5 Minute Pitch
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Social Business – Social Entrepreneurship – Social Responsibility
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Breakfast On-Site Expert Series: Charlie Hipwood
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Commercialization Opportunities from WPI Research
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Craft Brewer Entrepreneurship: Dual concepts and shared spaces
Monday, September 11, 2017 Legal 101 for Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Virtual Companies
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5 Minute Pitch
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Start Up and Commercialization Opportunities From WPI Research
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Exit Planning
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 What’s Brewing With Craft Beer Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Conversations With a Corporate American Entrepreneur
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Conversations with a Venture Capitalist co-hosted by The Venture Forum (TVF) and Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)
Monday, May 23, 2016 The Venture Forum Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment Night
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Entrepreneur’s Lounge: What’s It Take to Develop a Consumer IoT (Internet of Things) Product and Ecosystem?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Innovation Month Symposium on Women and Entrepreneurial Leadership co-sponsored by TVF/Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Emerging Technology Series #4 -- Optics, Lasers and Photonics
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Entrepreneur’s Lounge: What’s It Really Like to Start a Tech Firm?
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Entrepreneurs Demo Night with VentureMeets
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Robotics: What’s Next?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Bringing the Passion and Loyalty of Gaming to your Product or Enterprise: What Games Teach Us About Engagement
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Making the Digital Physical: Industrial, Biomedical, Consumer: What's New in 3D Printing
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Your First Five Sales
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Reinvent Your Market Strategy and Your Company Too
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Five-Minute Pitch Contest
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Grant Funding 101 – Gain funding without giving away the store
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Network with a New Crowd
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Your IP Plan – from Idea to Execution
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Attract Investor Attention in Innovative Ways
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
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Networking Event at Metso Automation
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