IEEE Foundation


12:00 pm
Draper, Hill Building, MA


Great startups begin with intrepid entrepreneurs, bursting with creativity, energy – and the ability to cope with sleep deprivation is often helpful. Also, an essential component of a successful startup is a great idea – an idea that can be commercialized or monetized in some way. Some successful companies have been spawned from a hobby – say, for example, Mark Zuckerberg’s online student directory and photo sharing program – or an interesting research project that can be massaged into a commercial product, like HUMIRA® (adalimumab), from Cambridge Antibody Technology. However, not all projects or hobbies will ever be anything more than an interesting tool or a pleasant way to pass the time. Our panel of experts will help to clarify what it takes to make a company.

Join us for a compelling discussion and some great networking.


6:00-7:00 PM – Registration & networking

7:00-7:10 PM – ENET Chairman’s announcements

7:10-7:25 PM – eMinute – Up to 3 startup companies’ presentations

7:25-8:15 PM – Three expert speakers on the night’s topic

8:15- 8:30 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterward 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 afterward.

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