Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Healthcare Technology: Selling Successfully to the Corporate, Consumer, and Payor Segments

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Foley Hoag's Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, Waltham

There are distinct customers in the healthcare technology market, each with their own purchasing needs, attitudes, policies and budgets and all of which are undergoing constant change. Healthcare technology companies face the challenge of creating offerings that "speak to" these markets, while continually refining products, services, and sales strategies in response to shifts in the healthcare landscape. Selling into any one of these markets -- Corporate, Consumer or Health Plans / Payors -- is not a simple task, and becomes even more complex when selling into multiple markets.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dan Bricklin showing his XO at Tech Tuesday

MassTLC's Tech Tuesday is an informal networking "show & tell" event for the region's tech community. Attendees bring their new toys, bookmark YouTube videos, and often demo something they are working on. This month Dan Bricklin brought along his OLPC XO for people to try out. This video gives a sense of the event and includes an OLPC video/demo Dan showed us.

Join us at our next Tech Tuesday - Gadgets & Gatherings. View our event calendar for details at

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MassTLC Supports "Stay In MA" Campaign

MassTLC is proud to support the Stay in MA scholarship program for Massachusetts-based college students (funded by Flybridge Capital). The program is focused on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation between students and the local business community by providing financial assistance to students interested in joining or attending the events of technology and business organizations in the region. Scholarships are available for any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student up to $100 per event per student. For more details visit or read the press release.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

BizSpark Interview with Larry Gregory

Microsoft's Larry Gregory describes how their new BizSpark program connects start-ups with entrepreneurial and technology resources -- aka free software -- with the goal of accelerating innovation.

MassTLC is a BizSpark Network Partner so Council members who meet the criteria (privately held, software developer, less than 3 years old, less than $1M revenue) should contact me ( to get a fast track approval to participate.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

An Open Discussion on the State of SaaS and Cloud Computing

Tuesday, December 9, 2008; 8-10:00 am
Castile Ventures, 930 Winter Street, Waltham

What Did We Learn in 2008? / Survival Strategies for 2009

Where does the SaaS industry and the cloud computing movement find itself as the end of 2008 approaches? Top line revenues are up for many companies, but at the same time stock prices are down from a year ago. Join MTLC SaaS Cluster members for special holiday breakfast and an informal but lively town hall style discussion of how emerging economic conditions here and abroad will impact SaaS and cloud computing’s future in 2009. Listen and talk to local SaaS providers, hosting companies, analysts, consultants, investors, and others in the SaaS community.