MassChallenge Amherst UnPanel: Not your mama's panel
Monday, March 28, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
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
Location: Isenberg School of Management
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
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 (www.atalasoft.com). 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)