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M2D2 Shark Tank

January 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A panel-style venture pitch event resembling ABC’s “Shark Tank” show will be held at Mintz Levin, Boston MA followed by networking. Several entrepreneurs representing the start-up companies listed below affiliated with M2D2 will have to face tough questions from a panel of investors fromBoston Harbor Angels, Cherrystone Angel Group, Launchpad Venture Group and MVM Life Science Partners regarding their technologies, current stage of development and financial projections in a pitch of their ventures.

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.


January 7, 2015
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mintz Place
One Financial Place
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