Future Forward

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November 20, 2014
8:45am - 1:30pm  
Harvard Innovation Lab
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Time Title
8:00am Networking Breakfast

8:45am Welcome & Introductions

9:00 - 10:00am Startup Failure: Tom Eisenmann,  Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and Faculty Co-Chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship  

The Maker Movement: Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO, The Grommet  

Giant Robots, A Future of Entertainment: Gui Cavalcanti, Co-Founder and CEO of MegaBots

After the Attempted Ban, What's Changing about Non-Competes in Massachusetts?: Robert Fisher, Partner, Deputy Chair, Labor and Employment Law Department, Foley Hoag LLP

Machine Learning: Debi Mishra, Partner Engineering Manager, Machine Learning Studio, Microsoft Corporation

10:00 - 10:15am Networking Break

10:15 - 11:15am What I'm Seeing at Blade: Paul English, CEO and Cofounder, Blade

Real Estate Report: William Foley, Executive Managing Director, Principal, Cassidy Turley

Opportunities in Home Monitoring: Michael Phillips, CEO, Sense

Energy Tech: Rob Day, Black Coral Capital, Partner   

11:15 - 11:30am Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30pm Taking to the Skies: Helen Greiner, CEO and Founder, CyPhy Works  

Three Diligence Pitfalls to Avoid: Travis Drouin, Partner, MFA - Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico  

The Future of Venture Capital: Michael Greeley, General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners

Challenges of Crowdfunding Hardware: Ben Einstein, Managing Director, Bolt  

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch (Table topics suggested by participants)

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Do you see yourself changing the world with new technology, impacting society with your ideas and making the world a better place?

Since 2000, Future Forward has been bringing together the region's top technology innovators and investors for candid discussions about emerging opportunities in technology. Celebrating our 11th year, Microsoft is underwriting 10 passes for 10 students to attend this invitation-only event which will be taking place on November 10th at the Wellesley College Club in Wellesley MA.

Please fill out the following information to apply for your free pass to attend Future Forward (all fields are required):

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