• October 19, 2012

    We are excited to announce the launch of our sixth Business Fundamentals Bootcamp. The event will take place on October 19, 2012 and is hosted by Cambridge Innovation Center.

    As with past Bootcamp events, we will be lining up an all-star cast of participants from the Greater Boston business community as speakers and panelists. This Bootcamp is designed especially for CEOs and CXO’s of early stage and rapidly growing companies with a focus on the tactical and operational expertise that you need to manage your growing business. More than 20 speakers will lead sessions focused on the functional areas of marketing, finance, law, and human resources to approximately 125 attendees

    The Theme of this event is “Hitting the Growth Curve”, and the event concludes with a networking reception for participants and presenters.



    11:00am-11:30am: Registration
    11:30am-11:45pm: Opening Remarks
    11:50pm-12:35pm: Breakout Session #1
    12:40pm-1:25pm: Breakout Session #2
    1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch & Panel Sponsored by ADP 
    2:35pm-3:20pm: Breakout Session #3
    3:25pm-4:10pm: Breakout Session #4
    4:15pm-4:30pm Closing Remarks
    4:30pm-6:00pm: Networking & Cocktail Event Sponsored by Nowspeed Inc.


    BREAKOUT SESSION #1: 11:50-12:35pm

    Topic: Finance & Administration
    Speaker: Richard Kimball, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
    Title: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Venture Capital

    Topic: Management & HR
    Speaker: Mari Anne Snow, SophiaThink
    Title: Old Dogs & News Tricks: Learning the Best Kept Secrets to Creating High Performing Virtual Teams

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Steven S. Konowitz, Konowitz & Greenberg
    Title: The Theatre of the Deal

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Chris Bond, Murphy Business
    Title: Seller Beware: How and Why Supposed Business Buyers Lie


    BREAKOUT SESSION #2: 12:40-1:25pm

    Topic: Finance & Administration
    Speaker: Paul Pedevillano, VE Advisors, Inc.
    Title: Demystifying the VC Term Sheet Process

    Topic: Management & HR
    Speaker: Nettie Nitzberg, Wow! Tranformations
    Title: How to Create a Cool Company Culture That Attracts Top Talent & Grows Your Business

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Joe Ippolito, Sandler Training
    Title: Winning More Sales in a Tough Economy

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Neil Goldberg, GW & Wade LLC
    Title: Managing Sales in the Age of Social Media


    LUNCH & PANEL: 1:30-2:30pm

    Title: Hitting the Growth Curve!
    Moderator: Steve Snyder, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
    Panelists: Christopher Mirabile, Co-Managing Director, LaunchPad Venture Group
    Kent Bennett, Vice-President, Bessemer Ventures Partners
    David Beisel, Partner, NextView Ventures
    LocationHavana Room, 5th Floor


    BREAKOUT SESSION #3: 2:35-3:20pm

    Topic: Finance & Administration
    Speaker: Bill Contente, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
    Title: Crowd Funding

    Topic: Finance & Administration
    Speaker: Bob Gorton, Waldron H. Rand & Company, P.C.
    Title: Exit Strategies: Why You Need to Begin to Plan Now!

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Lisa Murray, Murray Whalen Communications
    Title: How to Get Free Press Coverage That Drives Business Goals

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Phillip Thomas, Boston Business Group LLC
    Title: Build Relationships – Grow Your Business!


    BREAKOUT SESSION #4: 3:25-4:10pm

    Topic: Finance & Administration
    Speaker: Charlie Popkin, Longwood Associates
    Title: Business Growth & Risk Management: Proactive Steps & Pitfalls to Avoid

    Topic: Finance & Administration
    Speaker: Al Davis, The Brighton Company
    Title: Financial Modeling – Fundraising Process

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: David Reske, Nowspeed Inc.
    Title: Top 5 Online Marketing Strategies for CEOs

    Topic: Strategy & Marketing
    Speaker: Dan Powdermaker, Independent Consultant
    Title: Growth Curve and Staying on Top: Developing Focus to Execute, Achieve and Win