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18th Annual MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference

December 11, 2015

$95 - $350

Investing in startups or innovation? Looking for trends or setting them? Seeking unicorns or disruption? FIND WHATEVER IT IS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.           The 18th Annual MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference is on again, better than ever  We are excited to welcome you to the 18th MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference! Mark your calendar for Friday, December 11th to explore this year’s theme of Seeking Disruption: Investing in Innovation. Bringing together an equal mix of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and students, we have a unique diversity of views to discuss disruption taking place in industries around us and within VC itself. Featuring TedTalk style keynotes, fireside chats, dynamic panels, a Startup Showcase Happy Hour, and an MIT Technology Showcase, you can experience first-hand the innovative, disruptive technologies coming from MIT and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


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