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MIT Entrepreneur + VC Networking Series #4: Startup Firsts (BIEN #29)


Thank you to our partner, T3Advisors and our annual sponsor, First Republic Bank.

How do you prepare for your first hire, your first sale, and your first round of fundraising? How do you find your first office and decide between Boston vs. other locations? What does it mean to be venture-ready? 

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

Venue: MIT Sloan School of Management, Tang Center, Building E51, Room 335

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

6:00 pm: Registration/Light Dinner
6:25 pm: Introduction and Sponsor Recognition 

6:30 pm: Panel of Startup Champions: Our speakers are four of the ultimate connectors in the Boston startup scene. They will share their greatest resources, from free pitch events, to the best office spaces in town. 
Moderator: Rowan Walrath, Staff Writer, BostInno 
Ande Lyons, Boston Co-Leader, Founders Live 
David Thomann, Advisor, T3 Advisors 
        Marie Meslin, Executive Director, The Capital Network, and Creator, Fellowship for Female Founders  
Robert Hughes, Director, First Republic Bank  

7:30 pm: Panel of VCs: Our panel of venture capital leaders have invested extensively in Boston-based startups. Hear their latest insights on fundraising, hiring, and more. 
Moderator: Tal Achituv, Technical Director at Samsung NEXT   
Adam Mullinax, Partner, Neoteny Fund   
David Magerman, Managing Partner, Differential Ventures   
Kaitlyn Henry, Investor, OpenView Venture Partners   
Sam Das, Managing Director, CMFG Ventures 

8:30 pm: Networking with Desserts

Registration: Alumni may bring one guest for free. Given the limited spots available and that we are ordering food and beverages, please email Tina Kruczynski at (, if you need to canel your registration. This will allow us to take a fellow alumni off the waitlist. 

Parking: The closest on-campus lots are the Amherst Street/Building E51 parking lot (free after 5pm), and the East Garage/Building E62 (paid parking lot). The closest public parking is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is 90 Broadway Street. For other parking options, click here.

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