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MassChallenge Amherst UnPanel: Not your mama's panel

Monday, March 28, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

MassChallenge Amherst UnPanel: Not your mama's panel

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Instead of sitting and listening to panelist after panelist, UnPanels provide an innovative way to hear from a number of seasoned entrepreneurs in small intimate groups.

So how the heck does it work?

Several startup aficianados available for group discussions (max 10 people/table)

You select panelist/topic that matches your interests

You sign up for three 20 minute discussions

Following the UnPanel, chat with panelists and attendees during Open Networking 


Date:               Monday, March 28th, 2011

Time:              6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Isenberg School of Management

Room 106

University of Massachusetts Amherst

                   121 Presidents Drive, Room 108

Amherst, MA 01003


Agenda:      6:00-6:30pm  Check-In and sign up for breakout sessions

                         NOTE: Sign-up for sessions is first come, first served

  6:30pm-6:45pm Opening remarks 

  6:45pm-7:30pm Breakout sessions

  7:30 pm - 8pm Open networking

Featured Panelists: 

Alex and Andy Cook (Rentabilities): Graudates of UMass Amherst Alex and Andy are the co-founder of Rentabilies, the Amazon(TM) for renting as well as winners in the 2010 MassChallenge competition.

Paul Hake (HitPoint Studios): President of HitPoint Inc, a casual and social game development studio based in Hartfield, MA. With 20 employees and growing, HitPoint has produced 9 casual download titles and released over 20 online game campaigns in 2 years and manages and audience of over 30 million game players worldwide.

Tripp Peake (Long River Ventures): Managing Partner of Long River Ventures and brings over 20 years of venture building and investing experience to the funds

Joseph Steig (Long River Ventures): CFO and Investment Analyst at Long River Ventures, with over 15 years investment analyst experience, particularly in IT, media and cleantech sector

Bill Bither (Atalasoft): founder/CEO of Atalasoft ( Atalasoft is a leading document and image management software company located in Easthampton, MA.

John Fabel (Sylvan Bikes) - Founder and CEO, Sylvan bikes; fomer co-founder, Qteros; experienced inventor and entrepreneur.

MJ Veiderman (Tru2U) - brand and marketing expert, and founder/CEO of Tru2U

Derek Lyman (DexRex): Founder/former CEO of DexRex (local start-up spun our of UMass)


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When & Where

121 Presidents Drive
Room 106
Amherst, 01003

Monday, March 28, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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