Monday, April 07, 2008

Josh Wolfe: "America's Leading Authority on Nanotech," Coming to Cambridge

If you live in the world of nanotech, you know Josh Wolfe, who authors a nano report co-branded with Forbes. Wolfe sports various catchy monikers. Forbes calls him "America's Leading Authority on Nanotechnology," while Red Herring has dubbed him "Mr. Nano." He's a co-founder and managing partner at Lux Capital.

Wolfe is coming to town this week, and will be keynoting at an MIT Enterprise Forum event on the evening of April 9. You can register here.

The Forum case study presentations (now called the Innovation Series) are always interesting. It's informative to hear a panel of experts dissect a company's strategy.

This year, the program committee added a keynoter in front of the case study session, and they've drawn some heavy hitters, like Dr. George Whitesides, co-founder of Genzyme, who presented at the March event.

This week's case study, following Wolfe's presentation, will be presented by Seth Coe-Sullivan, CTO of QD Vision, an early stage nanotech venture that manufactures quantum-dot products. A panel of experts will provide feedback on QD Vision's plans and strategy, offering suggestions for commercializing the company's technology.

The expert panel includes Jed Dorsheimer, principal and senior equity analyst, Canaccord Adams; Jack Derby, founder of Derby Management LLC; and Jake M. Reder, Ph.D., director of the Office of New Ventures, Dartmouth Medical School. The panel discussion will be moderated by Roger E. Bohn, MIT Sloan School of Management, visiting professor.

Logistics:
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Networking: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:15-8:00 p.m.
Reception: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: Stata Center (Bldg. 32), Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge

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