Important update regarding the April TAN meeting:
Dear TAN members,
has been following the guidance of local, regional, and national authorities,
including the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC), the U.S. State Department, and the Massachusetts Governor’s office
as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues worldwide.
In order to do our part to protect the WPI community and
support containment efforts, we have decided to suspend in-person TAN meetings
for the spring. Information regarding virtual meetings will be forthcoming
as we are actively exploring ways to leverage online tools and resources to
ensure that we remain Founder friendly and support community engagement.
WPI is monitoring this dynamic global situation, and we hope
to resume in-person TAN meetings later this spring. We will keep you informed.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
One of the cornerstones of the innovation ecosystem at WPI is the Tech Advisors Network (TAN), essentially a virtual incubator that launched in 2012. The Tech Advisors Network has engaged with entrepreneurs on various new products, such as a smartphone application that prevents texting and driving, an online educational tool for middle school science, and a video monitoring system. The Tech Advisors Network meets monthly to review progress of current teams and hear pitches from new startups.
Our Value Proposition: The Tech Advisors Network provides advising and networking services to support innovators and entrepreneurs.
Advisees: Who are we incubating? Innovators and entrepreneurs who are members of the extended WPI community: alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Advisors: 80+ WPI alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who are experienced innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors.