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June 01, 2005

MIT Enterprise Forum Presents “Angel Groups in Action: Funding Early Stage Innovation” as June Global Broadcast Program

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2005
WHERE: Jon M Huntsman Hall, F38, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
CONTACT: Robert Barrimond, robert.barrimond@alum.mit.edu, (610) 308-7334
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Please arrive before 7 p.m. to easily get through security.)
COST: $5 (Please RSVP online by clicking here before June 1.)

You’re an entrepreneur at a crucial junction in the early stage of your company. Your choices are to pull your bootstraps so tight they cut off circulation, ask the bank to further extend your loan, and deliver your elevator pitch at the next family function.

Or you can talk to an Angel.

The MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. presents a rare insider’s look into the ever increasing role of Angel Investing in early stage technologies. Featuring a panel of experts from across the country, “Angel Groups in Action” will close the knowledge gap entrepreneurs and the tech community have of the practices and principles of angel investing.

Produced in association with the Angel Capital Association, program attendees and viewers will learn:

Featured panelists include Ed Roberts ’57, MIT Sloan School of Management Professor and Founder of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center; James Geshwiler GM ’00, Chairman of the Angel Capital Association and Managing Director of Common Angels; and Dan Roach (moderator), of Brown & Brown LLP.

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June 08, 2005

Help BizNet to Expand

The MIT Club of the Delaware Valley BizNet is our professional network for MIT Alumni and Friends in the Greater Philadelphia Area. BizNet’s purpose is to promote

I as, Chairperson for this subcommittee, am announcing two initiatives to be rolled out in the near future:
  1. Advisory Board (Snazzy name TBD) – We are looking for experienced entrepreneurs and executives willing to donate their experience, resources, and wisdom to support alumni businesses in this area. The vision is to allow our alumni to build a knowledge based resource that alumni trying to start a business or need help with their current business can turn to to be more successful. Time commitment would be limited to a few hours per month.
  2. Business Database -- This database of alumni businesses in the near future will be a simple collection of web pages showcasing your business. Whether you are an owner or an executive, please take the time to submit your businesses description. Stay tuned for more information.
If you have any questions, please email me at robert.barrimond@alum.mit.edu. Remember, BizNet can only succeed long term with your contribution!

Warm regards,
Robert Barrimond
BizNet Subcommittee Chair

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June 13, 2005

ANNUAL MEETING – The Auto Industry In Transition

WHEN: Monday, June 13, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Yang Ming Restaurant, 1051 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr, PA
COST: $30 per Member & Guests; Non-Members $35 per person
CONTACT: Steve Simmons, 856-722-1357, steve.g.simmons@lmco.com
RSVP: Online at: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=2840&groupID=158

Why are GM and Ford experiencing severe difficulties? What can be done to turn these companies around? What are the major challenges and opportunities that the global automotive sector faces in the coming decade? This talk examines these issues by focusing on international competition in the automotive sector, emerging markets in developing countries and social challenges, relating to the automobile. These challenges include energy utilization, environmental impacts, safety and congestion.

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