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XSITE 2011: The Entrepreneurship Era

XSITE 2011: The Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship


Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM (EDT)

Babson Park, United States

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Startup Special   more info Ended $125.00 $0.00
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On-Site Registration Ended $595.00 $0.00

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Great entrepreneurs have repeatedly transformed the landscape of America, driving growth, improving lives, and employing millions. But now, as the nation picks itself up from the Great Recession, comes increased attention to and appreciation for entrepreneurship—the art of taking company-building risks in pursuit of changing the world. From the Oval Office to state and local governments to corporate boardrooms to dorm rooms, co-working spaces, and incubators, people are looking to spawn the next generation of innovative products and startups. The reason for this surge in entrepreneurial activity is fundamental: entrepreneurship is key to re-igniting the American economy, retaining the country’s position as an economic superpower, and ensuring growth, prosperity, and even security in an increasingly competitive and tumultuous world.

Now that entrepreneurship is—finally—atop the nation's domestic agenda, what are the practical things that can be done on university campuses, in emerging startups, and at large companies to carry out this vision of renewal in American innovation? As a nation, we've always invested boldly in science and technology in the quest to create a more prosperous, more productive, healthier world—but how can we increase the odds of success? You will hear many perspectives on such questions at the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (XSITE), our annual full-day event that brings New England and national leaders in business and academe together with venture capitalists, angel investors, and, especially, the entrepreneurs who are on the forefront of this new era.

Keynote Speakers:
Desh Deshpande
, Founder, Sycamore Networks, Chairman, A123Systems
Edward Jung, Co-founder, Intellectual Ventures, former Chief Architect, Microsoft
Phillip Sharp, MIT, Nobel Laureate and Co-founder of Biogen and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe
Stephen Friend
, Co-founder and President, Sage Bionetworks
Pattie Maes, Founder and Director, Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Media Lab
Stephen Kaufer, CEO, TripAdvisor

Featured Speakers:
Len Schlesinger, President, Babson College
Rick Miller, President, Olin College
Todd Dagres, Co-founder and General Partner, Spark Capital
Jamie Goldstein, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
Ellen Rubin, Co-founder and VP of Products, Cloudswitch
David Cancel, Founder and CEO, Performable
Joe Chung, Co-founder, Art Technology Group and Redstar Ventures
Michael Martino, Senior VP of Innovation, CareFusion
Norm Wu, CEO, Qliance Medical Management
Charlotte Hubbert, Kauffman Fellow, Accelerator
Sean Creeley, Co-founder,
Paul Sellew, CEO, Harvest Power
Katie Rae, Managing Director, TechStars Boston
Jason Jacobs, CEO, FitnessKeeper
Bob Fabbio, Founder and CEO, Whiteglove
Alain Goubau, Co-founder, Altaeros Energies
Lee Hower, Partner, NextView Ventures
Heather Keith,
Founder and CEO, Strohl Medical
John Landry, Founder and Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures
Jordy Leiser, CEO and Co-founder, STELLAService
Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO, Daily Grommet
Brian Chemel, Founder and CTO, Digital Lumens
Timo Platt, CEO and Founder, PoKos
Michael Raybman,
Founder and CEO, WaySavvy
Pedro Santos, CEO, OsComp Systems
Karan Singh, Founder,
Seph Skerritt, Founder, Proper Cloth
Ziad Sultan, Founder and CEO, Marginize
Daniel Isenberg, Professor of Management Practice, Babson Global
Frank van Mierlo, Co-founder and CEO, 1366 Technologies
Veer Gidwaney, CEO,
William Sanchez, Co-founder and CEO, CoolChip Technologies
Aaron Mandell, CEO, Oasys Water
Justin Shaka, Founder, REBIScan
Martin LaMonica, CNET
Jeanne Sullivan, General Partner, StarVest Partners
Troy Campione, Senior Vice President, Joule Unlimited
Shanker Sahai, Founder and CEO, greenbean Recycle

"Do You Really Need an Incubator?"
Young entrepreneurs discuss and debate the value of startup incubator programs.
XSITE Xpo: 12 emerging startups vie for audience favorite
OsComp Systems (Pedro Santos)
STELLAService (Jordy Leiser)
PoKos (Timo Platt)
Proper Cloth (Seph Skerritt)
WaySavvy (Michael Raybman) (Karan Singh)
Strohl Medical (Heather Keith)
Altaeros Energies (Alain Goubau)
Smarterer (Jennifer Fremont-Smith)
CoolChip Technologies (William Sanchez)
REBIScan (Justin Shaka)
greenbean Recycle (Shanker Sahai)

Full agenda online here.

Registration: 7:15 am – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Networking reception: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Ticket information:
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

Press registration:
Press passes are reserved for full-time professional journalists and select student journalists.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail

XSITE 2011 Sponsors


Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Biogen Idec

Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Aderly/Only LyonAT&T • BNY Mellon • Goodwin Procter
Invest Northern Ireland J. Robert Scott Executive Search • Kauffman Foundation
Halloran Consulting Group • Latham & Watkins
LLP • MFA, Moody Famigletti & Andronico
Next Stage SolutionsNYSE Euronext • SRI International • Turnstone
UK Trade & Investment • Windstream Hosted Solutions


Advanced Technology Ventures • Arch Venture PartnersAtlas Venture • Avalon Ventures
Bain Capital Ventures
Boston Millennia Partners • Excel Venture ManagementFlagship Ventures
HLM Venture PartnersLaunchCapitalNorth Bridge Venture Partners • Polaris Venture Partners

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When & Where

Babson College
Sorenson Center for the Arts
231 Forest St.
Babson Park, 02457-0310

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM (EDT)

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