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Thursday, December 4, 2014 Jeremy Halpern - Partner & Director of Business Development, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Slowly but surely, early stage investors and entrepreneurs in the greater Boston area are opting for financing mechanisms developed on the West Coast in lieu of traditional convertible notes.  In particular, Simple Agreements for Future Equity, or “SAFEs"...
Opinions
Thursday, November 6, 2014 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
With plenty of resources available for entrepreneurs about how to craft an effective pitch deck for raising seed-stage capital from VCs, often what’s left out are some of the tactical components of an initial meeting.
Expert Advice
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Andy Palmer - Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, & Investor
Why do we work? Over the past 25 years, entrepreneurship, creativity and mentorship have always guided me to strive for a meaningful impact on the world...
Lessons Learned
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Mike Coney - President and CEO, Unitrends
One of the first major decisions I had to make after becoming CEO of Unitrends in 2009 was: Where do we locate our sales and marketing offices? The two most obvious cities were Boston and San Francisco.
Opinions
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Jim McHugh - Experienced Executive & CEO Coach
I’ve been mingling with a large number of established company directors and startup mentors over the last few months.
Lessons Learned, Opinions
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 David Van Horne - Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Five Useful Tips for Undergraduate Entrepreneurs. At Founders Workbench, we talk to a lot of entrepreneurs who have plans to start their own business.
Expert Advice
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?
Opinions
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Viktoras Truchanovicius - CTO, Baked & Branded
You have your idea. You have your investors. You are ready to get started. The last step left is to hire people who will develop your product. As trivial as it might sound, it is probably one of the most important aspects of a successful product.
Expert Advice
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Sean Marsh - Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
I commented on a piece recently in the Boston Business Journal regarding what successful entrepreneurs and technology executives are doing with their wealth and how this impacts...
Opinions
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Investors love to give advice. Even more so if they are board members or major investors. It’s part of our “value add”. 
Expert Advice