The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance organized an invite-only event, called MassEntrepreneurship 2009, that brought together leaders in educating and supporting emerging technology entrepreneurs, from higher education, research, government and venture and economic development, to discuss best practices key to entrepreneurial startup support.
Pictured here are Abi Barrow Director of the Mass Technology Transfer Center, Kathleen Hagan, from Entrepreneurial Resources Group, me, and Nancy Saucier, Director of the New England Venture Capital Association.
The event featured a keynote address from Gov. Deval Patrick, and two panel discussions featuring local experts in key areas in encouraging technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Massachusetts: mentoring emerging ventures, and supporting the state's young entrepreneurs. Rep. Dan Bosley, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, also addressed the group.
For more, read Mass High Tech article, Governor Patrick, NCIIA Event advances Massachusetts Entrepreneurship.