Meet + Greet Summer@HIGHLAND
Monday, February 13, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Come on in to meet Michael Gaiss, Senior Vice President at Highland Capital Partners in Boston (and Michigan alum!) and hear more about the 5th Summer@HIGHLAND program! Bring your questions about Highland, the program, and anything else you've ever wanted to know from a vc.
More about Michael:
Michael joined Highland in 1999 and serves as Senior Vice President. He spearheads a number of key strategic market, portfolio and entrepreneurial development initiatives. Michael is also responsible for the firm’s marketing programs, media relations, events, speaking, online and direct marketing activities across all funds and geographies (follow on Twitter via @MichaelGaiss).
In his role, Michael advises Highland portfolio companies on marketing strategy, positioning, launches, communications, programs and overall marketing effectiveness. Since joining the firm, he has had the opportunity to work individually with over 125 startups and emerging growth companies on a variety of marketing-focused initiatives.
Summer@HIGHLAND is founder friendly:
Selected teams receive...
--$15k + free workspace in HCP's Kendall Square or Sand Hill Road offices
--access to Highland professionals and incredible founder networks along with thought leaders in business, design, legal, product, talent and technology
--past speakers include founders & CEOs from Airbnb, Dropbox, HubSpot, Quattro Wireless, Starent Networks, and SCVNGR plus Steve Blank, Desh Deshpande, Bill Warner, and more
Highland receives no equity stake in exchange for a team's participation, and teams are under no obligation to Highland after the summer. It is also designed to be complementary with other accelerators (for example, teams can participate in both Y Combinator and Summer).
Full details plus the application are at www.hcp.com/summer. There are two application deadlines this year: Early (March 1, 2012) & Regular (April 5, 2012).