Gurus and Grads – in the October Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine

Prof. Edward Roberts from MIT has been a huge influence in my entrepreneurial career, so naturally when he was being profiled by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “gurus” in an article about “Gurus and Grads” I happily agreed to participate.  Ed has helped to start something north of 40 companies in his career including Meditech (one of the largest privately held software companies in the world with more than $300mm in annual revenues) and “Yahoo” of China).  He has been incredibly successful but probably the most amazing thing about him is how much time he spends mentoring young entrepreneurs.  He is a truly kind and wonderful person.  You can find the article in the October issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.  Go Ed!



Venture Capital is Dead! Long Live Venture Capital!

There has been a lot of movement with micro-vc’s, super-angels, startup competitions (eg. the awesome MassChallenge and the new 12×12 program which I have been involved with).  If you are an entrepreneur, what is your best option?  VC?  Angel?  Bootstrap?

If you’re interested in this type of stuff, please consider coming to this breakfast event Sept. 22, 2010 in Boston, MA at Bingham McCutchen, One Federal St. It starts at 7:30 am and features folks like Shawn Broderick (Techstars + startups), Sean Dalton (Highland Capital), Eric Paley (Founder Collective), Bo Peabody (Village Ventures), and me.  Should be fun – Hope to see you there!