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Start-Up City: Building Boston’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

Boston, MA

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Location: MassChallenge Event Space, 1 Marina Park Drive, 14th Floor, Boston, MA

Date:  June 11, 2012

Time: 8:00 – 11:30 am

Description: The Boston area has a long history of innovation.  It is currently building on that history by encouraging innovation across a variety of sectors -- biotech, robotics, software, data analytics, financial services, and more.  But Boston faces competition from other regions, whether well-established like Silicon Valley and up and coming regions seeking a share of growth.  'Start-Up City' brings together entrepreneurs, public officials, and academics to examine Boston's competitive position and consider how the region can encourage additional growth.  

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Introduction:  Nicole Fichera and Chloe Ryan, City of Boston

Opening Remarks:   Kairos Shen, Chief Planner, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston's Vision for Innovation 

Presentations: Boston’s Start-up Environment from Three Perspectives

Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard Kennedy School

Scott Griffith, Former CEO and Chairman, ZipCar 

Jennifer Lum, Co-Founder, Adelphic Mobile

Coffee Break                             


Reconvening Remarks:
John Harthorne, Founder and CEO, MassChallenge

Panel Discussion: Making the Most of Boston's Human Capital

Moderator: Sarah Green, Senior Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review

Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Mechanics 

Jeffrey Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Partners 

Carlos Martinez Vela, Executive Director, Venture Cafe Foundation                              

Closing Remarks: Mayor Thomas Menino

Have questions about Start-Up City: Building Boston’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem? Contact Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

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MassChallenge Event Space
1 Marina Park Drive
14th floor
Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)


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Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston strives to improve the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections between the region’s scholars, students, and civic leaders. A university-wide entity housed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Institute pursues this mission by promoting emerging leaders, stimulating informed discussion, and producing new ideas. The Institute was founded and funded by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, which promotes emerging leaders in greater Boston.

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