Thursday, March 19, 2009

Attention Entrepreneurs: Start Smart with the MIT Enterprise Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum puts on some great programs, and they're a great value. Take the Start Smart series, which kicks off next Tuesday March 24th. This series consists of eight sessions (one per week) detailing the major steps involved in launching a successful startup -- all for the low, low price of $525. You couldn't touch a comparable college-level course for that amount of money.

Topics include positioning, pitching, recruiting, raising capital, bootstrapping, partnering and rainmaking. It's an MBA in a nutshell. There are some super presenters, including Doug Levin, who founded Black Duck Software; Lotus veteran Sue Balzano; Steve Zamierowski from Deloitte & Touche and Chad Joshi of Vegawatt (the guys who are turning restaurants' waste vegetable oil into electricity).

The event is hosted at my favorite law firm (because it's our law firm) - Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

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