Join us on April 1st for Dealmaking for Emerging Growth Companies

Join us April 1st at the Venture Development Center in Boston for “Dealmaking for Emerging Growth Companies.” Sponsors: Gennari Aronson, Silicon Valley Bank, McGladrey, Project 11 and TechStars.

Learn from leading investors from Boston how the sources of funding available to grow your business are changing.

Friday, April 1st | 8am – 12:15pm Venture Development Center|University of Massachusetts Boston 100 Morrissey Boulevard|Boston

8:00-8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45am
Introduction

Lawrence Gennari • Partner • Gennari Aronson, LLP
William Brah • Executive Director • Venture Development Center

8:45-9:30am
Panel One: Trends, Developments and Opportunities in 2011

Moderator: Lawrence Gennari • Partner • Gennari Aronson, LLP
James Grant • UMass-Boston
Douglas Banks • Mass High Tech
Katie Rae • Techstars/Project 11
MMichael Staff • Needham & Company

9:45-10:30am
Panel Two: Financing Strategies for Emerging Growth Companies

Moderator: Laura Glynn • Partner • Gennari Aronson, LLP
Dan Allred • Silicon Valley Bank
Eric Hjerpe • Kepha Partners
JP Marchette • Velocity Financial Group
Chris Sheehan • CommonAngels
Reed Sturtevant • Project 11

10:45-11:30am
Panel Three: M&A/Executing the Right Exit Strategy

Moderator: Neil Aronson • Partner • Gennari Aronson, LLP
Greg Mazur • Former CEO • Great Eastern Premium Pet Foods (sold in 2007)
Tim McMahon • Covington Associates
Nicole Zompa • McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Sarah Reed • Charles River Ventures, LLC

11:30am-12:15pm Keynote Speaker (lunch will be served)
Scott Kirsner • Innovation Economy Columnist • The Boston Globe

RSVP by Tuesday March 29th, to Claudia Eden, Gennari Aronson, 781.719.9805. A confirmation of attendance and detailed directions will be sent once we receive your response.

DEALMAKING FOR EMERGING GROWTH COMPANIES

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