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TiE Boston Hosts A Workshop On What Your Government Can Do For You: Government As A Customer And Investor


You need capital to start or grow your business. How do you leverage government grant funding or contracts to your company's advantage? This joint workshop has been organized by a group of experienced entrepreneurs, CEOs, board members, and investors from two of the most active entrepreneurial groups in Boston (TiE Boston and MIT Enterprize Forum of Cambridge) to address this key question. This is a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn successful tactics and strategies for business growth using government funding.

This one-day workshop on October 18th, 2003 at Babson College, Wellesley, MA, will allow participants to network and learn about opportunities, lessons learned, and successful strategies from government personnel, entrepreneurs who have successfully tapped government resources, and from prime contractors.

Beginning with a key-note panel discussion by experienced entrepreneurs such as Ms. Joanna Lau, Founder and CEO of Lau Technologies, Dr. Radha Jalan, President and CEO, ElectroChem, Inc., and Dr. Una Ryan, CEO, Avant Immunotherapeutics, the workshop will cover following topics:

What is available: Research and development grants from NIH,DoD, NASA, DOE, etc.
What is available and how to get it: Selling products and services to the government
How to get it: Life sciences grant opportunities
How to get it: Technology grant opportunities
The Price of Success: Leveraging government funding to commercial success
The Price of Success: Managing your company's operations to avoid expensive mistakes
The Price of Success: Managing the government as customer

Other panelists include: Vanu Bose, CEO, Vanu Inc., Wayne Chen, CEO, W.T.Chen, Inc, Kirke Curtis, CEO, Pamet Systems, Inc, Samir A. Desai, CEO, Aditi, Inc., Jeff Farmer, CEO, Continuum Photonics, William Frezza, General Partner, Adams Capital Management, Susan Giordano, General Manager, Second Wind, Inc., Bob Kispert, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Richard W. Lusignea, President, Fulcrum Solutions Inc., Dr. Mitchell Sanders, President, ECI Biotech, Parviz Tayebati, CEO, AZNA Corporation, and Triveni Upadhyay, CEO, Mayflower Communications.

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