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Simplifying Venture Capital Financing: What You Need to Know

January 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Startups: it’s time to start planning for Venture Capital Funding, and we have the experts to help.
Learn the ins and outs of the Venture Financing process with a drink in hand at our cozy fireside chat with Vinit Nijhawan, Nancy Briefs, and Bill Yelle. Break down the uncertainty behind your VC funding plan—start sooner rather than later!

4:30 – Registration & Networking w/ food & drink
5:30 – Fireside Chat with Bill Yelle and Nancy Briefs, and moderator Vinit Nijhawan.
6:30 – Q&A and Networking

Online tickets: $10.00
Walk-ins: $20.00
*This event will also include a 200k Challenge 2019 Info Session*
*Free parking included*

Meet the Panel:

Vinit Nijhawan is Interim Executive Director at Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center in UMass President’s Office. Vinit teaches MBA courses on Entrepreneurship at BU Questrom School of Business. Vinit has over 30 years experience building five startups: as CEO of three, five were acquired.

Nancy Briefs‘ background includes 35+ years in the medical device industry. She is a serial entrepreneur and has been an integral team member responsible for successfully developing and commercializing innovative paradigm-shifting technologies with six (6) prior MedTech startups.

William E. Yelle is an executive chairman at Envisia Therapeutics. He has spent over 30 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, with experience ranging from large pharma to early stage, venture-backed companies. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Envisia Therapeutics, as well as an advisor to several entrepreneurial startups. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Manning School of Business.


January 30, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm




110 Canal Street, Lowell, MA
110 Canal St.
Lowell,MAUnited States
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